After Daniel Kaluuya won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, for his performance in Judas and the Black Messiah, his acceptance speech took an unusual turn.
“We gotta celebrate life, man … it’s incredible,” Kaluuya said, before making this connection: “My mom met my dad, they had sex. It’s amazing!”
His mother, who was in the audience, immediately looked confused by the remark, as Kaluyua’s sister, sitting next to their mom, buried her head in her hands.
During the Oscars virtual press room, Kaluuya realized he made a gaffe. “I really shouldn’t have said that,” he said with a laugh. “I’m going to avoid my phone for a bit. I think my mom’s not going to be very happy.”