‘Luther’ Star Idris Elba Nominated for NAACP Image Award

Just days after winning the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Miniseries/TV Movie, Luther star Idris Elba may need to make room on his shelf for another trophy. Or just buy a bigger shelf. The British actor is nominated for a NAACP Image award for Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special, the same category he won last year.

This year, Elba is up against Esai Morales (We Have Your Husband), Oscar nominees Laurence Fishburne (Thurgood) and Samuel L. Jackson (The Sunset Limited), and Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr. (The Least Among You).

The in-demand Elba spoke with The Brit List’s Asha Leo on Saturday, the day before he walked off with his shiny new Golden Globe. Watch the interview, as he reveals the one thing he misses most when he’s away from England:


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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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