Daniel Kaluuya’s Golden Globes Acceptance Speech Was Partially Muted!

DANIEL KALUUYA GOLDEN GLOBES INTERVIEW 2021 BY VARIETY
78th ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS — (L-R) LAURA DERN PRESENTS THE BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR TO DANIEL KALUUYA AS FRED HAMPTON IN JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

YourBlackWorld.net, By Victor Omondi, Posted March 10th 2021

Golden Globes 2021 was conducted virtually and hosted by Saturday Night Live alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Fey hosted the ceremony from New York, while Poehler was physically present in Los Angeles. 

After the duo’s opening remarks, Golden Globes’ first award went out to Daniel Kaluuya for his remarkable role in Judas and the Black Messiah. His presence in the film is what made all the difference. The “Get Out” actor was honored as the winner of Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture, beating out Sacha Baron Cohen, Jared Leto, Bill Murray, and Leslie Odom Jr. 

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies star, staged Kaluuya as the winner of the first award of the night. After the viewers gave a round of applause, the ground was opened for Kaluuya, who didn’t seem to waste a second. He’d been all set to give his acceptance speech when it turned out that, as he was speaking, no one was able to hear him. 

This was such a nasty moment for Dern. She confusedly tried to move on, blaming technical errors. After about 20 seconds, Kaluuya’s audio was back running.

“You did me dirty! Am I on? Is this on? Can you hear me now? Alright, cool, we got this,” he said smiling. 

It’s suspected that the 32-year-old had forgotten to unmute his mic during the Zoom call. 

After the air was cleared, Kaluuya was then able to give his acceptance speech, appreciating people like Shaka King, Black Messiah’s director, for the “inspiration” he gave him.

“I gave everything,” Kaluuya said. “And I couldn’t give it to a more noble man, that’s chairman Fred Hampton.

“And I hope generations after this can see how brilliantly he thought, how brilliantly he spoke and how brilliantly he loved.”

Kaluuya’s mute on his speech was responded to by fans, who’d different views altogether. Someone attributed the hiccup to racism, while another said, “Daniel Kaluuya being on mute as he gives his Golden Globe winning speech perfectly sums up every Zoom meeting I’ve ever been on.”

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