Elba just recently returned home to the U.K. after attending the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, where he made history, winning two awards. He was still enjoying the honor, expressing his thanks in the below Instgram post just a few days ago:
Back home! Feet planted back on the ground and head held high. Winning is GREAT but being happy and willing to work for the WINS is more important. Being grateful and humble is more important. Not sweating the small stuff and staying on the right side of positive, is more important. You sent me so many well wishes that I feel that WE won those awards together. There IS no show without the fans and there are no fans without the WORK. Thank YOU, YOU make it all worth it. Love. Idris.
He didn’t have much down time before it was time to head out for the London Evening Standard British Film Awards (February 7). Elba took home the Best Actor award at last night’s ceremony for his role as Commandment in the film adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s 2005 novel by the same name, detailing civil war in West Africa.
Elba wasn’t the only familiar face to take home a win, with Dame Maggie Smith winning Best Actress for her role in Lady in the Van. The film was based on author Alan Bennett’s memoir. Brooklyn, starring Saoirse Ronan, was awarded Best Film. You can see the entire list of winners here.
In addition to last night’s win, Elba recently won the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actor for his role as DCI John Luther on Luther, a SAG Award for Best Actor also for Luther, and a SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor for Beasts of No Nation, all in the past few weeks. Elba’s wins are amazing, but his acceptance speeches are even better:
But he’s not letting the accolades get to his head:
Cheers to you, Idris Elba. You know what you’re doing!Read More