Daniel Kaluuya addresses mum’s reaction to sex joke in Oscars acceptance speech

Jacob Stolworthy
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Daniel Kaluuya has addressed the hilarious comment he made about his parents having sex during his Oscars acceptance speech.

The British actor took home the Best Supporting Actor trophy for his role as Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah, and brought some much needed levity to the otherwise awkward ceremony.

His mum and sister watched on from BFI Southbank in London, where a hub had been set up for loved ones to view the ceremony.

At the end of his speech, Kaluuya spoke about how great it is to be alive, stating: “My mum and my dad... they had sex – and now I’m here!”

His mum clasped her hands to her face in embarrassment as his sister laughed away next to her.

“What’s he talking about?” she could be seen asking her daughter.

Kaluuya was questioned about the moment at a press conference backstage, laughing the moment off.

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Photo by Todd Wawrychuk/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images

When asked about the comment, he said: “Is that gonna live on? I think that’s pretty obvious that all of our parents had sex. What’s going on?”

He added: “It just came out of my mouth. My mum’s probably going to text me some stuff about that, but here we are.”

The evening’s biggest champion was Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland, which won a handful of awards, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress for Frances McDormand.

Find a full list of winners here.

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