John Boyega wins best supporting actor for Small Axe

Actor John Boyega won his first Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a television supporting role for his work in Steve McQueens acclaimed anthology series “Small Axe”.

The “Star Wars” alum played Leroy Logan in the Red, White and Blue segment of the series, about the ordeal of a young black Londoner set on helping to break the colour barrier at Londons Metropolitan Police Force in the early 1980s.

Boyega, who made headlines last June for his moving speech at the Black Lives Matter protest at the UKs Hyde Park in the wake of George Floyds killing in the US, admitted he wasnt expecting to win.


“Im so shocked,” he started his acceptance speech at the virtual ceremony.

“I thought it was gonna be one of them nights where… you go to your bed and just chill,” Boyega, 28, quipped as he lifted up his leg to show his pants. “Ive got Balenciagas, guys. Ive got tracking bottoms on my bottoms that Im comfortable (in), but this is exciting.” The actor thanked the Hollywood Foriegn Press Association (HFPA), the body that conducts the Golden Globes currently facing fire over its lack of Black representation among its ranks.

Boyega then expressed gratitude to director McQueen and the cast and crew of the miniseries.

“Im absolutely shocked. I dont even know what to say,” he said.

The actors fellow nominees were Dan Levy (“Schitts Creek”), Brendan Gleeson (“The Comey Rule”), Jim Parsons (“Hollywood”) and Donald Sutherland (“The Undoing”).

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