At the just concluded SAG awards which held on the 30th of January 2016 in Los Angeles, British actor Idris Elber grabbed two awards. Best Male Actor in a Television Movie for Luther and Best male Actor in a supporting role in a motion picture for Beast of No Nation.
History has been made because no male has ever grabbed two SAG awards in just one night. And most importantly, a person with a color has never achieved that. As he was nominated for three screen Actors Guild Awards, Idris Elba went further to say ” we all work hard and everyone respects each other. It is nice to get that from everyone”.
Idris Elba went on to express his feelings on becoming member of the SAG was a big thing for him and a new phase in his career. These are Elbas words ”When i first got my SAG card, that was the biggest moment of my life. It’s better than any award when you get that moment”.
Its not an easy task to grab just one award in one night more or less two awards. Especially for a black man in a white community where all the top heads are whites and not blacks. Top heads from the Oscars still frowns at the awards grabbed by Elba but that’s just by the way because fans and loved ones are celebrating his award. It is also a new phase for the black community.
Congratulations Idris Elba on your SAG Awards, keep doing the good works. It is right when they say hard work pays because it really does.