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Journalist appears to confuse Daniel Kaluuya for different Black actor at Oscars

A journalist and Golden Globes voter has denied confusing Daniel Kaluuya for a different Black actor minutes after he won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor.

Margaret Gardiner, a South African journalist, confirmed on Monday (26 April) that she had been involved in the interaction with Kaluuya the night before.

Gardiner asked Kaluuya “what it meant for [him] to be directed by Regina”, a reference to Regina King, who directed another film that Leslie Odom Jr starred in.

Daniel Kaluuya asked Gardiner to clarify her comments, with the journalist repeating the same question without mentioning King’s name.

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