Two weeks ago, I groused about Hollywood's diversity issues for MLK Day. In particular, I singled out Idris Elba's lack of nominations.
Elba being left out was particularly surprising, as he was nominated for a Golden Globe (he lost to Sylvester Stallone), a BAFTA Award, and three SAG Awards (two for his film perfomance and one for a TV role). The actors and foreign press were certainly behind him, even if the rest of the voters were not.Last night, Elba got some of the recognition he was denied at the Oscars by winning two of the three SAG Awards for which he was nominated, Performance by a male actor in a supporting role for "Beasts of No Nation" and Performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries for "Luther." He had earlier won a Critics' Choice Award for the latter role, keeping "Fargo" from completely sweeping the miniseries awards at that ceremony.
TNT posted two videos of Elba accepting his awards. The first was for "Beasts of No Nation."
The second was for "Luther."
Congratulations, Mr. Elba!
He wasn't alone in making the SAG Awards winners a diverse group. Follow over the jump for more on how diversity reigned on the television side of the awards.