MAJOR congrats are in order for Idris Elba for his history making double win at the 2016 SAG Awards. While on stage, he fired off a shot at the Oscars over the lack of diversity in this year’s nominee pool. Celebrate with Idris inside…
Unlike this year’s #OscarsSoWhite, the 2016 SAG Awards celebrated diversity awarding a plethora of awards to people of color. And Idris Elba nabbed TWO!
The sexy British star won Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role for the Netflix film Beasts of No Nation and Best Male Actor in a Television Movie or Mini Series for BBC America’s “Luther.”
Idris made history as the first male to take home two SAG awards in one night. Not only that, he’s the first black person to do so. Nice!
The “Luther” star brought his daughter Isan Elba along as his date who sat next to him in the audience. During one of his acceptance speeches, the doting dad gave a sweet shoutout to both of his children, including his son Winston Elba.
When he walked out on stage to introduce his nominated film Beast Of No Nation with his kiddie co-star Abraham Attah, he said, “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse TV,” praising the SAG Awards for recognizing talent no matter the color of an actor’s skin. The crowd burst into laughter and applauded him after his statement. Loves it!
Peep his acceptance speeches below: