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Daniel Kaluuya manages to save Golden Globes acceptance speech amid major technical issues


Daniel Kaluuya, 32, took home a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in Judas And The Black Messiah on Sunday’s ceremony. The British star won the first gong of the 78th awards, presented to him by actress Laura Dern, but she was left awkwardly giggling as the sound disappeared and instead, music played over what would have been his acceptance speech.

Laura tried to explain what was going on to viewers: “As you can see, we unfortunately have a bad connection.

“We apologise for that technical problem and send all of our congratulations to Daniel on his Golden Globe win.”

But as luck would have it, just as she began to walk off stage the actor’s sound suddenly started working.

He could be heard exclaiming: “You’re doing me dirty, you’re doing me dirty, you’re doing me dirty!

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“Am I on? Is this on? Alright cool, can you hear me now?” he hilariously pointed at the camera, laughing.

Managing to save the day, his comeback was met with a round of applause by the virtual audience.

“Cool, we got this, we got this!’ he grinned as he commenced with his speech.

“Man this took it out of me – I gave it everything,” Daniel explained, as his eyes began to water.

He added: “Thank you for the accolade, thank you to my mum, my sister, my niece. I used to listen to a song, I used to listen to a song before every speech. Thank you for The Game Is Mine.

“I want to thank, it takes a village to raise a film, I would like to thank our leader, for your vision and collaboration, and Ryan and Charles King, everyone at Macro, like to thank Warner Bros.”

He went on to thank his cast and crew, describing them as “incredible”.

“I’d like to thank the incredible cast, you know, I stand with you, my bro. All the crew, all the cast, the rest of the cast and my comrades, all the crew in Cleveland, we have done it,” he beamed.

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Daniel was nominated alongside Sacha Baron Cohen, Jared Leto, Bill Murray and Leslie Odom Jr.

Fans were quick to take to Twitter to react to the awkward technical blunders, with one writing: “I can’t believe they were going to just not have Daniel Kaluuya make a speech after about 10 seconds of technical difficulties #GoldenGlobes.”

Another was pleased he managed to pull it out of the bag: “I’m glad Daniel Kaluuya got to give his speech. #GoldenGlobes.”

“Thank God they cut back to Daniel for his speech… my anxiety could not take it #GoldenGlobes,” said a third.

A fourth joked: “Daniel Kaluuya’s audio not working while saying his speech, is me in every Monday meeting. #GoldenGlobes.”

Fellow British actor John Boyega also took home an accolade for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series, for his role in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe.

He was nominated alongside Daniel Levy, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Parsons and Donald Sutherland, and left fans in hysterics when he revealed he was wearing tracksuit bottoms on his bottom half for the virtual ceremony.

“Thank you so much to HFPA this is such a shock… I got trackie bottoms on! I am so excited,” before adding that he thought he was just going to go to bed for the evening.


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