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Daniel Kaluuya has made history after winning the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor at the 2021 Oscars.
The London-born actor is the first non-white Briton to win an acting Oscar in the show's 93-year history. He landed the gong for playing Black Panther chairman Fred Hampton in Judas And The Black Messiah.
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He is only the sixth non-white actor to win the award. Denzel Washington was the first, for the film Glory in 1990.
The Crown star Emerald Fennell also had a history-making night.
Fennell – who plays Camilla Parker-Bowles in the Netflix drama – is the first British woman to win Best Original Screenplay since the category was established in its current form at the 1958 Oscars.
She picked up the award for Promising Young Woman, for which she also bagged a nomination for Best Director.
Before 1958, the Oscars had separate categories for original screenplay and original story; during this era, British writer Muriel Box became the first ever woman to win Best Original Screenplay, for The Seventh Veil in 1946.
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Welsh-born actor Sir Anthony Hopkins, 83, also set a new record as the oldest Best Actor winner in Oscar history.
He won for his performance in The Father.
It is Sir Anthony’s second Oscar, coming 29 years after he won Best Actor in 1992 for The Silence Of The Lambs.
This is the longest gap between wins by any actor in this category in the history of the Academy Awards.
Kaluuya, 32, who first came to notice as Posh Kenneth in the British TV series Skins, has recently been making a name for himself in Hollywood.
His first film role was in the 2006 BBC Films feature drama Shoot The Messenger, after which he joined the cast of Skins for the first two series and wrote two of the episodes.
He made his stage debut at the Royal Court Theatre in Sucker Punch in 2010, which won him newcomer prizes, and in 2011 he landed a role in Black Mirror, in the Fifteen Million Merits episode, opposite Downton Abbey’s Jessica Brown Findlay.
He went on to appear in Welcome To The Punch, Kick-Ass 2 and Sicario, but it was his role in Jordan Peele’s 2017 horror satire Get Out that launched him into the big time, landing him his first Oscar nomination.
Since then he has become an international star, with roles in Marvel film Black Panther, Steve McQueen’s heist thriller Widows and drama Queen & Slim.
But it was his role as the chairman of the Illinois Black Panther party that has brought him his first Academy Award.
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