Oscar's Best Supporting Actor 2021


Your pick for Oscar's next Best Supporting Actor?
2 votes
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
6 votes
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
0 votes
Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami…
1 votes
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
2 votes
LaKeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah
11 votes. You may not vote on this poll

Daniel Kaluuya did get more votes than his co-star and the three others for his portrayal of Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah. He is the sixth black actor to win in this category, and the first British-born. He joins Louis Gossett Jr. (An Officer and a Gentleman), Denzel Washington (Glory), Cuba Gooding Jr. (Jerry Maguire), Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), and Mahershala Ali (Moonlight and Green Book).
"Film is a disease. When it infects your bloodstream it takes over as the number one hormone. It bosses the enzymes, directs the pineal gland, plays Iago to your psyche. As with heroin, the antidote to Film is more Film." - Frank Capra

I always forget he's British. He was talking before the ceremony about using a dialect coach for Judas and the Black Messiah, and man, did it pay off. Makes a great performance even more impressive, with that added layer of difficulty.