Daniel Kaluuya caught the attention of the Academy with his performance in the Oscar-winning film Get Out, snagging a nomination in the category of Best Actor. While he was ultimately bested in the group, he remained steadfast in what the film represents for the Black experience.
This, apparently, didn't translate to a Sky presenter on the Oscars red carpet who claimed, in front of Kaluuya, that the drama "ticked a lot of boxes and raised a lot of important things." Her words didn't sit well with the Londoner, who respectfully put her in check.
After hearing the well-meaning reporter's comment, Kaluuya distorted his face in confusion before responding, "We're not boxes, though. Articulating a Black experience isn't a box. It's like, what we are articulating is our truth. We are human beings."
Take a look at the awkward exchange, below:
That wasn't even the worst part. After Kaluuya left the interview, the reporter, in a solo bite, seemed to have forgotten that the actor is actually British, claiming that Gary Oldman was the only homegrown nominee in the category.
"Can't wait to see the Get Out lot!" she said. "It's a film everyone's talking about, and Daniel Kaluuya. Obviously, we're hoping Gary Oldman will get the Best Actor award."
Kaluuya was born in London to Ugandan parents and is actually British, himself.
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