Daniel Kaluuya’s mum steals show with embarrassed reaction to ‘sex’ comment in Oscars acceptance speech

‘She was not expecting that’ one viewer wrote

Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 26 April 2021 05:18 BST
Daniel Kaluuya wins Best Supporting Actor for Judas and the Black Messiah
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Daniel Kaluuya’s mum stole the show at this year’s Oscars with her reaction to her son’s winners speech.

The actor took home the Best Supporting Actor trophy for his role as Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah.

Gracing the stage in Los Angeles’ Union Station, Kaluuya delivered a speech that ended in a hilarious and unexpected manner.

His mum and sister watched on from BFI Southbank in London, where a hub has been set up for loved ones to watch the ceremony.

At the end of his speech, Kaluuya excitedly expressed his appreciation for life.

“My mum and my dad... they had sex – and now I’m here!” he added, with the camera cutting to his mum’s very confused face.

“What’s he talking about?” she could be seen asking her daughter, who was laughing away next to her.

Viewers picked up on the hilarious moment.

“Daniel Kaluuya‘s mum saying ‘what’s he talking about?’ Best moment so far,” one person wrote.

Another added: “Daniel kaluuya’s mum was not expecting that.”

Kaluuya addressed the moment backstage during a press conference, telling reporters: “It just came out of my mouth. My mum’s probably going to text me some stuff about that, but here we are.”

Another unexpected moment viewers hailed as one of the ceremony’s greatest saw Glenn Close twerk along to the funk song “Da Butt”.

The evening’s biggest champion was Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, which won a handful of awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress for Frances McDormand.

Find a full list of winners here.

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