We're only two months into 2018, but the 28-year-old actor already has a lot to celebrate.
Black Panther has broken the box office and he's also in the running for an Oscar in a few weeks' time, for his role in 2016's Get Out.
But Daniel has been acting since he was 13, so how did he get here?
Speaking to the BFI, he says it took four years to get on the waiting list to join the community theatre school in north London.
But in many ways, Anna Scher is where his acting career started. The afterschool theatre club didn't charge fees and was known for encouraging young actors to improvise their scenes.
It's also seen the likes of Reggie Yates, Naomi Harris, Adam Deacon and Dizzee Rascal go through its doors.
Not bad. Even if his mum wasn't convinced acting was the right path to take.
It's no secret that E4 series Skins has produced some amazing British talent.
Actors Dev Patel, Nicholas Holt and Jack O'Connell played lead roles in the series and have since gone on to star in productions both on screen and on stage.
But in the first two series of the teenage drama, Daniel played a much smaller role as Posh Kenneth.
Daniel's worked with some big writers like Charlie Brooker and Jordan Peele, but he's no stranger to the writer's room himself.
He said he started writing when he was nine, before discovering acting.
As well as playing Posh Kenneth in Skins, he was a contributing writer on the first two seasons of the series and the head writer of the episodes titled "Jal" and "Thomas".