Idris Elba takes home two Screen Actors Guild awards, compares them to buses

The Luther actor was one of the big winners at the US awards this weekend

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Idris Elba was star of the show at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, earning prizes for both best supporting actor for Beasts of No Nation and best actor in a limited series for Luther. Once the ceremony was over, the actor tweeted that these accolades were a bit like public transport…

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Elba’s double win is also significant in the context of the outcry over this year’s all-white Oscar acting nominees, especially given that his Beasts of No Nation performance was among those many believe should have been recognised. 

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Downton Abbey also had a good night at the ceremony, beating Game of Thrones to the best ensemble cast award. And with Room star Brie Larson winning best actress and Leo DiCaprio picking up a prize for best actor for his role in The Revenant, their Oscar omens are looking good…