Oscars 2021: Daniel Kaluuya's Reply To A Journalist For Mistaking Him For Odom Jr Is Going Viral; The Journalist Refutes The Claim Though

Moumita Bhattacharjee
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Daniel Kaluuya won the Best Supporting Actor trophy at the 93rd Academy Awards yesterday for Judas And The Black Messiah. Oscars this year have been called the most diverse ever starting from the nominee list to the winners. It saw many historic wins and Kaluuya was part of it. But despite having such an evolved ceremony for the first time in its history, it did get plagued by instances of misbehaviour. After picking his award, Daniel addressed the media and took their questions. A certain member of the Hollywood Foreign Press mistook him for Odom Jr and asked him how it was being directed by Regina King. The latter had directed Odom in One Night In Miami. Oscars 2021: Daniel Kaluuya Thanks His Parents for Having Sex in His Acceptance Speech, Actor’s Mother Reaction Goes Viral (Watch Video)

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The video has gone viral which made the journalist issue an explanation on Twitter. She wrote, '#DanielKaluuya I did not mistake you for Leslie Odom Jnr. I’m sorry if it seemed that way. I had wanted to ask about Regina King not being nominated as a director for One Night in Miami, and your win for Judas and the Black Messiah for the community at this time.” But the users weren't satisfied with it and pointed out more flaws. She explained some more. Daniel Kaluuya’s Hilarious Saturday Night Live Act Wins the Internet, Actor Takes a Dig at the British Royal Family – WATCH

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