Luther's Idris Elba Wins the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Idris Elba, Ben Kingsley, Ray Liotta, Bill Murray and Mark Rylance vied for the award
It’s been a huge night for Idris Elba!
The actor took home the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries for his role in Luther on Saturday night.
“Two wins in one night, that’s incredible” said Elba, 43, in his acceptance speech, referencing his earlier win for best actor in Beasts of No Nation. “I want to shout out my beautiful children. When dad goes away, I think about you so much.”
Elba also thanked the show’s writer, Neil Cross, commenting on his ability to write such a dark show from a room in New Zealand.
Elba – who was honored by both the film and TV branches of the Screen Actors Guild in the midst of the #OscarSoWhite controversy surrounding the Academy for the lack of diversity among this year’s acting nominees – was nominated alongside Tut star Ben Kingsley, Texas Rising‘s Ray Liotta, Bill Murray for A Very Murray Christmas and Wolf Hall‘s Mark Rylance.
The 22nd annual SAG Awards were presented live Saturday from Los Angeles on TNT and TBS.