British Ugandan actor Daniel Kaluuya raised eyebrows during his acceptance speech after winning the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award on Sunday.
The London-born star landed the gong for playing Black Panther chairman Fred Hampton in Judas And The Black Messiah and also became the sixth non-white actor to win it.
Kaluuya surprised everyone when he expressed gratitude and joy that his parents had sex while accepting his Oscar, a speech he later regretted.
“My mum met my dad, they had sex, it’s amazing,” Kaluuya said, as his mom, Damalie Namusoke, contorted her face.
“Do you know what I’m saying? I’m here, do you know what I mean? I’m so happy to be alive, so I’m going to celebrate that tonight.”
Reporters backstage later recorded the moment Kaluuya may have started to regret the comments.
“Ah, I really shouldn’t have said that — f***,” Kaluuya said.
When asked if he’d had a chance to talk to his mother about the comments he said;
“I’m gonna avoid my phone for a bit; I think my mom’s not gonna be very happy. Nah, but she’s gonna be cool. She’s got a sense of humor. We give it to each other. So it’s cool.”
Kaluuya rose to international fame after his starring role in Jordan Peele’s Get Out, before appearing in Widows and Black Panther.