He wasn’t able to accept the Critics’ Choice award in-person, but that wasn’t the case this past weekend (January 30) when winning not just one, but two awards, at the 22nd Screen Actors Guild Awards.
The TV and film actor was awarded the Best Actor for his role as DCI John Luther and Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the Netflix original film Beasts of No Nation.
This is a history-making event, with him being the first male actor to take home two SAG awards in one night.
Elba kicks off his Best Supporting Actor acceptance speech talking about when he first got his SAG card from Law and Order 20 years ago:
In the above video, Elba recognizes the weight of Beasts of No Nation, which was set in war-torn West Africa. “I want to tell you, man,” he says. “We made a film about real people and real lives. And to be awarded for it is very special because a lot of people were damaged. So, thank you for giving this film some light, man. Respect. Love.”
Here he is accepting his second award for the night, this time for BBC AMERICA’s Luther. He’s becoming a pro at giving speeches:
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