CLEVELAND — Golden Globe Winner Daniel Kaluuya gave a shoutout to Cleveland Sunday after accepting his Best Supporting Actor award for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah, which was shot in Cleveland.
He thanked his family and friends, as well as the cast and crew, with a shout-out to Cleveland, where much of the movie was filmed.
Kaluuya played Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton.
The film, directed by Shaka King, follows the betrayal of Fred Hampton, Chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party in the late 1960s in Chicago, at the hand of FBI informant William O’Neal.
The film began shooting in Cleveland in 2019. The film shot at locations throughout Cleveland, including Lane Metropolitan Church on East 46th Street.
Mike Wendt, a production Coordinator for the Greater Cleveland Film Commission, said Cleveland almost missed out, with Hollywood almost settling for LA and Pittsburgh because of talk about Ohio’s motion picture tax.
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