Tenoch Huerta, the Mexican actor, was crowned Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture. The award was given by the NAACP Image Awards, during the ceremony of its 54th edition, which rewarded the most outstanding of people of color in the arts, specifically film, television, literature and music.
It was thanks to his participation in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever that he was able to win the award. In addition, it was the most nominated film of the night with 12 mentions, followed only by Abbott Elementary, with nine categories.
During his speech, he thanked all the people who cross the border in search of a better life in the United States, as he assured that it is thanks to them that he has come so far in the work he is most passionate about.
“I have no words; it is unexpected. I am nothing more than the result of the community and the cast in Black Panther, of everyone who made this film possible, from the entire community that crosses the border and seeks a better life in this beautiful country. I am the result of all of you. I am the result of your love, passions, eggs, and ovaries. Thank you. It is an honor. Thank you all: my parents, my daughters, my sisters, and my brother. We are the face to stop racism and all those worries.”Tenoch Huerta
The Mexican was competing in a very tight category, which also included actors Aldis Hodge for his character in Black Adam; Cliff Smith for his role in On the Come Up; Jalyn Hall expected to receive the award for her work in Till; while John Boyega also fell by the wayside for his role in The Woman King.
Tenoch Huerta can also be considered part of the Best Cast in a Motion Picture award, as the award was also taken by the most recent Black Panther movie created by Marvel Studios.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever also competes with some of these projects in the category of best film of the year, as A Jazzman’s Blues; Emancipation; The Woman King, and Till appear.
NAACP is the acronym for the National American Association for the Advancement of Colored People, which honors and rewards the achievements of brown, indigenous, African-descendant, etc. These people stand out in television, film, music, and literature.
They are considered as important as the Oscar or Grammy awards since they consist of a total of 35 categories that, in addition to being voted by the organization, also consider the public’s vote that can be made through the official website.
The first time the awards ceremony was held was in 1967, but it was not until 1994 that it could be televised nationally throughout the United States, and until 2007 it was broadcast live without delays. Currently, it can also be seen through various streaming services.