And we have a winner! The competition was tough in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Movie Role category at the 2016 SAG Awards, but ultimately, it was Idris Elba, who starred as The Commandment in ‘Beasts Of No Nation,’ who came out on top.
Idris Elba is officially the Best Supporting Actor in a Movie at the 2016 SAG Awards! He was up against some stiff competition in the category, but the win is of course beyond deserved. Find out who Idris thanked in his speech here!
After thanking the film’s writer/director and his team, Idris gushed, “We made a film about real people and real lives, you know. And to be awarded for it is very special because a lot of people were damaged through that. So thank you forgiving this film some light — respect and love!”
Beasts of No Nation tells the story of a young boy who heroically survives in Ghana as the country fights a terrible war. The movie was shot in Ghana — Idris made sure to shout out the country’s cast and crew for their hard work — and released on Netflix on Oct. 16, 2015. Stream Idris’ movies and more for free HERE
This was such an exciting win for Idris because he was up against some majorly stiff competition! Christian Bale, Mark Rylance, Michael Shannon and Jacob Tremblay were all nominated, for The Big Short, Bridge of Spies, 99 Homes and Room, respectively, and it literally could’ve gone to anyone! It was Idris’ first win at the SAG Awards since he got his card more than 20 years ago by starring in an episode of Law and Order, which he proudly pointed out in his speech, and we couldn’t be more excited for him. Congrats!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked by the results of this award?!