Daniel Kaluuya wins EE Rising Star BAFTA Award
As if dominating the box office with Black Panther’s monster $235 million opening wasn’t enough, Daniel Kaluuya can also add BAFTA award winner to his name.
The Get Out star won the EE Rising Star award, which is voted on by the public.
He was also up for best actor, but Gary Oldman took home that award for his work as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.
Kaluuya plays T’Challa’s old friend and security advisor W’Kabi in Black Panther.
Up next he can be heard as one of the voices in the miniseries Watership Down and co-stars with Liam Neeson, Colin Farrell, Jon Bernthal, Michelle Rodriguez and Viola Davis in the film Widows, which hits theaters Nov. 16.
Other notable winners at the BAFTA’s included I Am Not Your Negro for best documentary, Korean film The Handmaiden for film not in the English language, Rungano Nyoni’s I Am Not a Witch for best debut by a British writer, director or producer and Coco for best animated feature.