Judas and the Black Messiah is based on the true story of Fred Hampton, who at the age of 21 was assassinated by the FBI, who coerced a petty criminal named William O’Neal to help them silence him and the Black Panther Party. But they could not kill Fred Hampton’s legacy and, 50 years later, his words still echo…louder than ever. I am a revolutionary!
Winner of BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor (Daniel Kaluuya).
Nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Screenplay.
“Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield give award-worthy performances as party leader Fred Hampton and the man who betrayed him.”- The Guardian ★★★★