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Starring Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah (2021) has been nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture and two Best Supporting Actor nominations.

Six Time Oscar Nominee

Having already won a Golden Globe, Critics' Choice Movie Award, SAG Award, and BAFTA Award for Kaluuya's performance as Chairman Fred Hampton, the film is also nominated for six Oscars.

The nominations include: Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Daniel Kaluuya), Best Supporting Actor (LaKeith Stanfield), Best Original Screenplay, and Best Cinematography.

Daniel Kaluuya on the Impact of the Film

In an interview with Celebrity Page TV correspondent Rachel Smith, Kaluuya discussed the importance in recognition the film is getting.

"It's amazing to kind of, like, to know that because of this recognition more people are going to take in Chairman Fred Hampton's words and his messages. So, for that, it's incredible."

Kaluuya plays Illinois Black Panther leader Chairman Fred Hampton, a revolutionary activist who fought towards equality for all.

Stanfield on Holding Himself Back

In a sit down with Celebrity Page TV, fellow Oscar nominee LaKeith Stanfield discussed the challenges of playing FBI informant Bill O'Neal, a traitor of the Black Panthers and assassin of Hampton.

"It was a little bit of a challenge the whole way through. Actually, a lot of the challenge, the hardest part was getting out of my own way, getting rid of my own judgements I had."

The two actors are no stranger to one another having acted in Jordan Peele's Oscar winning thriller Get Out (2017). Stanfield talks about the two's reunion stating,

"Yeah, good to see him again, good to see him around. Yeah, there's a lot of people in there who I had crossed paths with who I really appreciate and am inspired by."

The 93rd Academy Awards air this Sunday on ABC. Judas and the Black Messiah is available for view on HBO Max and other streaming services now.

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