Sure, you might think you’re having a great Saturday night – maybe you’re even at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, rubbing elbows with the stars of your favorite movies and TV shows – but there’s no way that you’re having a better night than Idris Elba.
Don’t believe us? Well, we’ve kept a carefully tallied list:
He Won Not One, But Two SAG Awards
For most people, taking home a single Actor would be more than enough to make their night one to remember. Of course, Elba is not most people, and so the actor topped everyone else’s night when he won both outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role in a motion picture as the terrifying Commandant in Beasts of No Nation and outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries for his work as the conflicted detective, John Luther in Luther. Take that, Leo.
And He Made History in the Process
Elba is the first male actor to win two individual SAG Awards in one night, earning himself a place in the record books. (The only female actor to ever win two in one evening is Helen Mirren, who was also double nominated at the 2016 awards.)
He Got to Hang Out with Jacob Tremblay
Which is really the only thing that any of us have aspired to accomplish during this awards season.
He Was the Best Dressed Man of the Night
And considering how dapper all of the gentlemen who hit the SAG carpet were looking, that was no easy feat. (That he was the best looking guy in the room goes without saying.)
All of the Other Nominees Were Starstruck by Him
Even if you’re a movie star – or, in Eddie Redmayne’s case, an Oscar winner – you’re still probably not as cool as Elba. Don’t feel bad, it’s not your fault; it’s hard to develop that kind of innate, undeniable suaveness. So, we can’t blame the other stars in attendance for hoping to acquire just a little bit of that swag by osmosis.
He Got to Share the Excitement with His Daughter
Everyone knows that there’s nothing better than getting to celebrate with the people you love. Actually, now that we think about it, his daughter, Isan, is having a pretty amazing night herself
He Looked Like This the Whole Time