Daniel Kaluuya won the Oscar for best supporting actor for his Black Panther movie Judas and the Black Messiah.

The Londoner thanked his co-stars, friends and family “from London town to Kampala” and paid tribute to his mother saying “you gave me your factory settings so I could stand at my fullest height”.

Accepting the prize for his role as Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, he paid tribute to the man himself, saying: “What a man. How blessed we are that we lived in a lifetime when he existed, thank you for your life, he was on this earth for 21 years and he found a way to feed kids, educate kids, give free medical care against all odds…”

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The ceremony began with actress Regina King presenting the award for Original Screenplay to Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman.

Accepting the award, the actress and writer said she hadn’t prepared a speech because she did not expect to win.

She said she was “mortified” to be accepting the award on her own, adding: “This film was made by the most incredible people in the world and they made it in just 23 days”.

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The next award for adapted screenplay went to Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton for The Father starring Sir Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman.

Laura Dern, who won last year’s best supporting actress Oscar, presented the award for International Feature Film to Danish movie Another Round which stars Mads Mikkelsen as a heavy drinking teacher.

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