It is not every day that you win an Oscar. So when it comes time to speak, every word counts.
So it was a little unsettling when Daniel Kaluuya, who took home the Oscar for supporting actor for his role in “Judas and the Black Messiah,” thanked his parents … for sex. Really.
He started his speech with thanks to God, his family and the support he received in his home in London. “I thank my mother. … you gave me everything. You gave me your factory settings. This is how I can reach my full height. “
Kaluuya’s mother and sister, watching from London, were televised during the ceremony. Looks of tearful pride beamed down their faces as Kaluuya’s name was revealed.
However, Kaluuya’s mother reacted very differently at the end of his speech.
“It’s amazing. It’s amazing, my mom and dad had sex. It’s amazing, man. I’m there. I’m glad to be alive,” Kaluuya continued.
At a press conference after his victory, Kaluuya spoke to the elephant in the room.
“I think it’s pretty obvious that all of our parents are having sex,” he said. “It just kind of came out of my mouth. My mother will probably write me a few things. “
However, Kaluuya, who received the award in Los Angeles, will not be reviewing his messages shortly.
“I think I’ll avoid my phone a bit. … I think my mother won’t be very happy, “he said.” No, she’ll be cool. … She has a sense of humor; we give it to each other. “
Kaluuya, who won for his portrayal of Fred Hampton, also thanked the late civil rights activist for lobbying the Black Panther party.
“He found a way to feed children with breakfast, raise children, provide free medical care, despite all adversities. … Thank you for showing me yourself. “