Oscars 2021: LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya nominated for Supporting Actor, fans ask ‘Who's the lead then?’

LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya got nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for their critically acclaimed flick ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’


                            Oscars 2021: LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya nominated for Supporting Actor, fans ask ‘Who's the lead then?’
Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield from 'Judas and the Black Messiah' (Warner Bros Pictures)

The nominations for the 93rd edition of The Academy Awards are finally here and just like always, Oscars never ceases to surprise the fans. The moment all the main categories for this year’s nods were revealed by Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas, it nosedived straight into a controversy.

In a piece of shocking news for movie buffs, LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya got nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for their critically acclaimed flick ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’. Social media users were left baffled with one of the most unexpected nominations and questioned the Academy that if these two were the supporting actors, then who was the lead.

In the same category, LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya are up against Sacha Baron Cohen for ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’, Leslie Odom Jr for ‘One Night in Miami’, and Paul Raci for ‘Sound of Metal’. For the unversed, ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ scored a total of six nods at Oscars 2021.
 
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Daniel Kaluuya in a still from Judas and the Black Messiah’ (YouTube)

‘If they're both supporting then who is lead?’

As soon as the shocking news of LaKeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya getting nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category hit the Internet, social media users were left befuddled and stormed Twitter with their opinions. Speaking on the same lines, one user stated, “Nobody told me LaKeith was supporting.what?” Another shared, “How are both lakeith and daniel supporting roles? who's the lead in judas then?”

The next one shared a meme of Spider-Man and said, “Daniel kaluuya and lakeith stanfield figuring out who’s the lead then.” Another added, “Lakeith Stanfield SHOCKS with a Supporting Actor nomination. They pulled a Winslet 08 with him” while one asserted, “Shock of the morning: LaKeith Stanfield nominated for Best Supporting Actor for Judas and the Black Messiah, despite being campaigned for Lead.”

Asking the same question, one posted, “How are lakeith stanfield and daniel kaluuya both supporting actors tho? if they're both supporting then who is lead ?” Echoing similar sentiments, one user concluded, “Lakeith as supporting actor even more surprising but don’t the film makers decide what awards they put themselves forward for not the academy? If that’s the case I think they don’t want to go up against Chadwick.” 

LaKeith Stanfield  in a still from ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ (HBO Max)


 



 



 



 



 



 



 

Oscars 2021 nominations of all 23 categories were announced on March 15 at 8.19 am ET. The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will take place on April 25, 2021, at the Dolby Theatre. The much-awaited award ceremony will be broadcasted live on the ABC Television Network.

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