Best Supporting Actor Motion Picture
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR ‑ MOTION PICTURE
Daniel Kaluuya ‑‑ “Judas and the Black Messiah”
DANIEL KALUUYA: (Inaudible.)
LAURA DERN: As you can see, we unfortunately have a bad connection. We apologize for that technical problem and send all of our congratulations to Daniel on his Golden Globe win.
DANIEL KALUUYA: You did me dirty. You did me dirty. You did me dirty. Am I on? Is this on? Is this on? All right. Cool. Can you hear me now? All right. Oh, cool. I’m on. We’ve got this. We’ve got this. We’re cool.
I’ll say the (unintelligible) for the HFPA. Accolade. That’s for my mom, my sister, my niece, love. My friends back home. London town, what’s happening?
Yo, I used to listen to a song. I used to listen to a song before every speech, so I’d like to thank C Biz for making “The Game’s Mine.” I’d like to thank ‑‑ it takes a village to raise a film, so I’d like to thank our leader, our general, Shaka King, for your vision, for your collaboration. I’d like to thank Ryan and Zinzi Coogler and Sev, everyone at Proximity, Charles King, everyone at MACRO. I’d like to thank Warner Bros. I’d like to thank the incredible cast. You know, LaKeith Stanfield, you know, I stand with you, my bro. Dominique Fishback, you’re a light. All the crew, all the cast, all the rest of the cast, my comrades, all the crew in Cleveland. We did this together. You know what I’m saying? I’d like to thank Chairman Fred Junior and Monakua for partnering up with us and sharing their story with us.
And, man, this took it out of me. I gave everything. Like the great Nipsey Hussle says, we’re here to give till we’re empty, and I gave everything and I couldn’t give it to a more noble man. That’s Chairman Fred Hampton. And I hope generations after this can see how brilliant he thought, how brilliantly he spoke, and how brilliantly he loved. And he taught me about myself and made me grow as a man and I appreciate with all my heart. And I hope people ‑‑ there’s a lot of information about how he died, but I hope you people out there will grow and learn about how incredibly he lived.
Thank you so much for this, this honor. Thank you everyone out there. Jamaine, we’re out of here. We’re going to enjoy it tonight. I’ve got my champs ready. You know what I’m saying? We’re going to flex. Ya, man. Appreciate you, man. Appreciate that.
All the nominees, man, I appreciate you guys. I can’t believe I’m on Zoom with Bill Murray, man.
All right. Take care. Little bells (phonetic). All right. Preach. Love.
QUESTION: I want to congratulate you. Can you hear me?
DANIEL KALUUYA: I can hear you.
QUESTION: Welcome to the press room. You are the first winner this evening. So can you tell us — can you share with us where are you right now?
DANIEL KALUUYA: I’m in my living room.
QUESTION: In London?
DANIEL KALUUYA: I don’t want to tell you my location like that. I am on the world stage.
QUESTION: My question to you is: What was one of your favorite behind-the-scenes moments with the cast?
DANIEL KALUUYA: Favorite behind-the-scenes moment with the cast? The only time I have ever gone to set when I didn’t have to, when I wasn’t working, we drove to set and it was doing, like donuts, not donuts, but we did swerves and curves and we showed up and had lunch with everyone and it was kind of cool and we bum-rushed everyone and pretended to kidnap Algee. That was pretty funny.
QUESTION: You almost missed your big moment. How happy are you that everything worked and you got to say your piece and congratulate everybody? And was it your technical difficulty or theirs?
DANIEL KALUUYA: I can’t hear you.
QUESTION: I got you. Was that a full-circle moment?
DANIEL KALUUYA: That’s what happened, bro. That answered your question. It is the pandemic, bro. It got into the Wi-Fi. It got into the Wi-Fi.
QUESTION: I wanted to ask you, though —
DANIEL KALUUYA: Wi-Fi is being strange.
QUESTION: You almost missed your moment, and you said, You almost did me dirty. How important was it to give that speech and especially give love to the Hampton family?
DANIEL KALUUYA: It was amazing. That’s why I pretty much wanted to speak is because I wanted to give the recognition where it’s supposed to be, chairman Fred Hampton and the family. We did this to continue a legacy. That was the most important thing about it. That’s why I was — I didn’t say you almost did me dirty. I was speaking, and I was mad.
QUESTION: Sorry, can you hear me?
DANIEL KALUUYA: Yes, I can.
QUESTION: Okay. Great. Here he is. Here he is.
Hey, I just wanted to say thank you, first of all, for using your acceptance speech and your spotlight to shine on the fact that Fred had a life and what he lived is more important than just the stories of him passing. I just really wanted to thank you for that.
You also referenced Nipsey Hussle. You said you gave until you were empty. You also said Fred Hampton made you a better person.
So what do you thank Fred Hampton for the most?
DANIEL KALUUYA: Sorry, you kind of cut out in the last sentences? What did you say.
- Okay. I just want to know, what did you think, because you said he made you a better person being able to tap into his life. So what do you thank Fred Hampton for the most?
DANIEL KALUUYA: What do I think Fred Hampton gave the most, is that the question?
QUESTION: No, what do you thank Fred Hampton for the most?
DANIEL KALUUYA: I thank him for his love, man, and his compassion and the amount of self-love he had and the amount of love he poured into the Black community and didn’t compromise on that, you know. He’s a brilliant, brilliant, brilliant man. I have never encountered anyone like him. Sometimes I read his speeches just randomly, and that’s how deep — that’s how much he gave. I thank him for his life.
QUESTION: Hello, how are you? Congratulations. First award of the night.
Now, Fred Hampton’s story was a very important story that needed to be seen on the big screen, and of course, it was released during Black History Month you won this award during Black History Month. What does this moment mean to you?
DANIEL KALUUYA: You talking about the moment tonight or the moment in general?
QUESTION: In general to be able to tell Fred Hampton’s story and to be able to be awarded for it.
DANIEL KALUUYA: To tell the story is a privilege, you know what I am saying. It’s an honor. I feel mad humble in this current moment, to be real. I feel like if I was four years old, I can’t play this role. So I feel really alive. So I just feel grateful and I feel grateful for the award to allow more people to watch, you know, this film that everyone came together and made, you know, and to continue the legacy of Chairman Fred. Thank you.
QUESTION: Hello, how are you?
DANIEL KALUUYA: Good. How are you?
QUESTION: Good. Thank you. Congratulations on your win tonight.
Similar to the question before with quoting Nipsey Hussle and talking about giving it your everything, can you talk about what it took for you to play Chairman Hampton and what lesson from his life you’ll take forward as you go forward in your life and career?
DANIEL KALUUYA: Say that last bit again, sorry, say again?
QUESTION: What did it take for you to step into his shoes, Chairman Fred Hampton, and what lesson from his life will you take forward as you go forward in your life and your career?
DANIEL KALUUYA: It took everything, everything I — like I found more. I had to find more. The lesson is clarity, you know, clarity of soul, clarity of feeling, clarity of giving, you know, and just self-love and how much — how much they love their own. I will keep that with me forever. Thank you.
QUESTION: Hello. Congratulations, sir.
DANIEL KALUUYA: I have met you before. What’s happening?
QUESTION: You have. We talked not too long ago. I wanted to go back to our conversation because I remember you mentioning how a different you showed up in order to portray Chairman Fred Hampton.
So I am wondering now what they found being considered one of the best, recognized as one of the best in all your hard work. Talk to me about how this moment is full circle for you, if that’s the case, Daniel.
DANIEL KALUUYA: Yeah, I mean, we did it, you know what I’m saying, we made it, you know what I’m saying. It is so hard for films to be made, and that’s the win for me. That’s the win. The fact that we told it from this perspective, you have to tip your hat to Ryan Coogler, when — he made a billion, he pitched this.
For certain so many things have to happen in order for this film to get made. Forest Whitaker tried to make it. Antoine Fuqua tried to make it. A lot of people tried to make it. The fact that we got to make it and the mainstream audience is arriving to it and arriving to this story is everything. Thank you. Appreciate it.
DANIEL KALUUYA: You’re up. I see everything.
QUESTION: It’s different. It’s different. Daniel, congratulations. First time winning your Golden Globes for playing Chairman Fred Hampton. And how important and relevant is this award for you, winning this at a time right now playing Chairman Fred Hampton? What do you want that message to be for us today?
DANIEL KALUUYA: Is to know the people that are on the front line are really doing changes, really doing the battles. People that responded to the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, they are not alone. They can look in history, and there’s a lot of people who really fought and really believed and they had the words and the strength to implement it. And to know that, like they are not crazy.
QUESTION: Hey, Daniel, what’s up?
DANIEL KALUUYA: Hello. How are you?
QUESTION: I’m good. I’m good. I get to see you again.
DANIEL KALUUYA: Good to see you, too.
QUESTION: So listen, congratulations on the win. Obviously we heard you shouted out the brilliant Nipsey Hussle. Could you see yourself helping to bring his story to life? We know you can brilliantly bring other people’s story to life. Would you be interested in helping to bring his story to life?
DANIEL KALUUYA: I want to see it. I definitely don’t think I should play Nipsey Hussle, considering my complexion, but I feel like I want everyone to see it. If I can help, then I can help. I just want it to exist. That’s everything. I just want things to exist, and sometimes I am the one person that’s the vessel and the kind of person that’s going to — I am just happy that certain things exist. That’s all I’m in the business of.
QUESTION: Hi. Hi. How are you? Can you hear me okay? Can you hear me okay?
DANIEL KALUUYA: Crystal, yeah, what’s happening?
QUESTION: Just building on, if you can continue to expand on this, what are some of the lessons we can all learn from Fred Hampton today?
DANIEL KALUUYA: The importance of clarity of thought and clarity of belief and how to think of an idea and action it and organize people together by loving the local community and focus on the local community first. Because when you change your world, you change their world.