Last night, Daniel Kaluuya was declared the winner for the best supporting actor category in a motion picture at the Golden Globes, but technology tried to mess with him as he was giving his acceptance speech.
“You’re doing me dirty, you’re doing me dirty,” said the actor at the start of his acceptance speech, when his video feed went glitchy. “Is this on?… Can you hear me now?” In his exasperation, he wagged his finger at the screen and blurted out, “You’re doing me dirty.”
Variety reports that Laura Dern presented the award to Kaluuya for his performance in Warner Bros.’ “Judas and the Black Messiah.”
Dern apologized on behalf of the actor for the technical difficulty. “As you can see, we unfortunately have a bad connection,” said Dern. “We apologize for that technical problem and send all of our congratulations to Daniel and his Golden Globe win.”
Kaluuya’s connection righted itself and he continued in his speech, thanking his family and the HFPA.
“I gave everything,” said Kaluuya of playing Hampton. “The great Nipsey Hussle says, ‘We are here to give until we are empty,’ and I gave everything. 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 fought, how brilliantly he spoke and how brilliantly he loved. He taught me about myself, made me grow as a man and I appreciate it with all my heart. And I hope people — there’s a lot of information about how he died, but I hope you people out there will grow and learn about how incredibly he lived. Thank you so much for this honor.”
Congratulations to him!