Idris Elba has received a nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama at the 2014 Golden Globes.
The 41-year-old’s nod for his role as Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom comes after he failed to be recognised in the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, which were announced on Wednesday.
The British star is going for a double win – he has also been nominated for Best Actor in a mini-series or TV movie for Luther.
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Idris will go up against fellow Brit Chiwetel Ejiofor, who also has two nominations – one for his role in 12 Years A Slave and the other for Dancing On The Edge.
In the Best Actor in a Motion Picture character the pair will fight off competition from Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Matthew McConaughey (The Dallas Buyers Club), Robert Redford (All Is Lost).
Competition is just as tough for Best Actor in a TV series as Michael Douglas and Matt Damon have both been nominated for their roles in Behind The Candelabra and Al Pacino has been nominated for his part in Phil Spector.
Idris won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Mini Series back in 2010 for his part in popular BBC crime dram Luther.
The actor’s career has gone from strength to strength over the years, and after making a name for himself as Stringer Bell in US TV show The Wire, he has found critical acclaim with Mandela.
His role in the film, which chronicles the late Nelson Mandela’s life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa, has won him rave reviews.
It came as a shock therefore that Idris failed to be nominated for anything at the SAGs. Chiwetel meanwhile had more luck and was nominated in the Outstanding Performance by a Male
Actor in a Leading Role category for his role Solomon Northup in 12 Years A Slave.
The nominations for the 71st Golden Globe Awards were announced on Thursday, with Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Aziz Ansari joining Miss Golden Globe at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, December 12.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return as hosts at the awards held on Sunday, January 12.
71ST ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS – FULL LIST OF NOMINEES
Best motion picture, drama 12 Years a Slave Captain Phillips Gravity Philomena Rush
Best motion picture, musical or comedy American Hustle Her Inside Llewyn Davis Nebraska Wolf of Wall Street
Best Animated Feature film The Croods Despicable Me 2 Frozen
Best Actor in a motion picture, drama Chiwetel Ejiofor,,12 years a Slave Idris Elba, Mandela Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club Robert Redford, All is Lost
Best Actress in a motion picture, drama Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine Sandra Bullock, Gravity Judi Dench, Philomena Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks Kate Winslet, Labour Day
Best Actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy Amy Adams, American Hustle Julie Delphy, Before Midnight Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said Meryl Streep, August Osage County
Best Actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy Christian Bale, American Hustle Bruce Dern, Nebraska Leonardo Dicaprio, Wolf of Wall Street Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis Joaquin Phoenix, HerBest supporting Actress in a motion picture Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave Julia Roberts, August Osage County June Squibb, Nebraska
Best supporting Actor in a motion picture Bradley Cooper, American Hustle Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club Daniel Bruhl, Rush Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Best Director – motion picture Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave Alexander Payne, Nebraska David O. Russell, American Hustle
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture Spike Jonze, Her Bob Nelson, Nebraska Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, Philomena John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave David O. Russell and Eric Singer Warren, American Hustle
Best Actress in a TV series, drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good WifeTatiana Maslany, Orphan Black Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black Kerry Washington, Scandal Robin Wright, House of Cards
Best TV Series, Comedy The Big Bang TheoryBrooklyn Nine-Nine Girls Modern Family Parks and Recreation Best TV Miniseries or Movie American Horror Story: Coven Behind the Candelabra Dancing on the Edge Top of the Lake The White Queen
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Atlas/Hunger Games – Chris Martin Let it Go/Frozen – Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez Ordinary Love/Mandela – U2 Please Mr Kennedy/Inside – Ed Rush, T-Bone, Justin Timberlake, Coen Sweeter Than Fiction/One Chance – Taylor Swift
Best Actor, TV Series Comedy Jason Bateman, Arrested Don Cheadle, House of Lies Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy Zooey Deschanel, New Girl Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie Lena Dunham, Girls Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Best Original Score – Motion Picture All Is Lost Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Gravity The Book Thief 12 Years a Slave
Best Foreign Language Film Blue Is The Warmest Color (France) The Great Beauty (Italy) The Hunt (Denmark) The Past (Iran) The Wind Rises (Japan)
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture Spike Jonze, Her Bob Nelson, Nebraska Jeff Pope Steve Philomena John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave David O. Russell, American Hustle
Best Supporting Actress in a series, mini-series, or TV movie Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge Janet McTeer, The White Queen Hayden Panettiere , Nashville Monica Potter, Parenthood Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Best Supporting Actor in a series, mini-series or TV movie Josh Charles, The Good Wife Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad Corey Stoll, House of Cards Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Best Actress in a mini-series or TV movie Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen Helen Mirren, Phil Spector Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake
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