When news was announced that Daniel Kaluuya was cast in the upcoming Marvel blockbuster Black Panther, few ever heard of the actor, let alone would forecast his starring role in a breakout hit. Featuring in comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut for the horror Get Out, Kaluuya's star would rise on set to the point where the movie spawned a cultural phenomenon in the form of the Get Out Challenge.
Playing the part of W'Kabi alongside the likes of Chadwick Boseman, Danai Gurira, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Andy Serkis, Martin Freeman and Sterling K. Brown among many others, it would be Lupita Nyong'o who brought the crew together to take part. Unlike every other Get Out Challenge circulating on the Internet, this one had the honor of casting the actual lead in the film!
Get Out Fails Befall Some Unfortunate Panthers
For every Get Out Challenge that is perfectly executed as a runner diverts from the camera at the last second, sometimes the performance manages to backfire. One of those would be The Walking Dead star Danai Gurira who pulled off one of the more unconvincing roles in her career to date.
Either Gurira was having an off day from all the shoots in the sun, or as Nyong'o intimated, perhaps she has no idea about the craze or the movie itself.
"When one of you hasn't seen the movie!" posted Nyong'o. "#comicrelief #zerosenseofdirection #rebelwithoutacause."
6 of the Best for Get Out at MTV Awards
The accolades continue to flow for Peele and his main man Kaluuya as the MTV Movie and TV Awards has Get Out standing at a record 6 nominations. From Movie of the Year to recognitions in the categories for Best Actor in a Movie, Best Villain, Best Comedic Performance, Best Duo and Best Fight Against the System, the title could be on the cusp of making history.
Best Actor in a Movie
Daniel Kaluuya – Get Out
Emma Watson – Beauty and the Beast
Hailee Steinfeld – The Edge of Seventeen
Hugh Jackman – Logan
James McAvoy – Split
Taraji P. Henson – Hidden Figures
Allison Williams – Get Out
Demogorgon – Stranger Things
Jared Leto – Suicide Squad
Jeffrey Dean Morgan – The Walking Dead
Wes Bentley – American Horror Story
Best Comedic Performance
Adam Devine – Workaholics
Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson – Broad City
Lil Rel Howery – Get Out
Seth MacFarlane – Family Guy
Seth Rogen – Sausage Party
Will Arnett – The LEGO Batman Movie
Adam Levine and Blake Shelton – The Voice
Daniel Kaluuya and Lil Rel Howery – Get Out
Brian Tyree Henry and Lakeith Stanfield – Atlanta
Hugh Jackman and Dafne Keen – Logan
Josh Gad and Luke Evans – Beauty and the Beast
Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg – Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party
Best Fight Against the System
The MTV Movie and TV Awards airs May 7.