There are few films that shape the discussion in and out of pop culture in the way that Judas and the Black Messiah did this year. Before the film even debuted, it made noise in the world of music thanks to the soundtrack’s lead single, “What It Feels Like” from Jay-Z and the late Nispey Hussle. Then, the film’s release made some angry and others cry due to its heartwrenching nature. Then, it inspired federal lawmakers to introduce a bill that would remove J. Edgar Hoover’s name from FBI headquarters.
“The movie is a clear depiction of his efforts to impede the civil rights movement,” Rep. Steven Cohen said during a recent interview.
With all of that, it comes as no surprise that the film earned a number of Academy Award nominations. The film earned nominations for “Best Cinematography,” “Best Original Screenplay” and “Best Picture.” Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield, were nominated for “Best Supporting Actor” at the 93rd Academy Awards. After months of waiting to learn who won the award, the two men finally have their answer.
Daniel Kaluuya has extended his legacy by winning “Best Supporting Actor” for his role as Fred Hampton. This is his first Oscar win and hopefully, it won’t be his last.
— ABC News (@ABC) April 26, 2021