He did it! British actor Idris Elba scored three nominations at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards.
Elba receives a outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role nod for his part as the charismatic but ruthless Commandant as well as an ensemble cast nomination for Beasts of No Nation, in the film, who keeps his young recruits in his thrall in the African warfare picture.
“Wow I’m just floored and humbled right now. It’s such a huge honor to be recognized by my friends and peers and for two projects that have really been such an important part of my life, “Luther” and Beasts of No Nation. It goes without saying that my performance is shared with the tremendous actors I work with. Congratulations to Abraham Attah, Kurt Egyiawan and the rest of the amazing cast from BEASTS!,” says Elba.
He is nominated alongside two more Brits – Mark Rylance in Bridge of Spies and Christian Bale for The Big Short, alongside Michael Shannon in 99 Homes and nine-year-old Jacob Tremblay for Room.
Elba’s other nomination is for his starring role in “Luther,” recognized in the TV movie/miniseries category.