Why Daniel Kaluuya’s Oscars Joke About His Parents Having Sex Was Fantastic

"My mom. My dad. It's amazing. They had sex. I'm here."

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Last night’s Oscars ceremony was a mostly dull affair but the night’s most entertaining moment came courtesy of Daniel Kaluuya, who became the first person in Academy Award history to thank their parents for having sex during their acceptance speech.

Kaluuya won for Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah and at the end of his speech, he expressed his gratitude for being alive, which then led him to thank his mom and dad for getting it on.

“We got to celebrate life, man,” Kaluuya said. “We’re breathing, we’re walking, it’s incredible. It’s incredible. My mom. My dad. It’s amazing. They had sex. I’m here.”

It was a hilarious moment that was made even better by the fact that Kaluuya’s mom Damalie’s reaction to the unusual shoutout was captured on camera, showing her in complete disbelief that her sex life being discussed in front of millions of viewers.

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