Monday, January 09, 2006

Idris Elba Nets Film Nominations

Idris ElbaThe oh so fabulous and very talented actor Idris Elba has garnered two nominations for his performances in The Gospel and Sometimes in April. I am happy about this because I feel that his work in The Wire has been unfairly overlooked in many mainstream film and TV awards, like the Golden Globes and the Emmys. Although The Wire is really an ensemble production with phenomenal performances all 'round, his portrayal of Stringer Bell really stood out.

So, as you can imagine, I am thrilled that the folks of the Black Reel Awards saw it fit to nominate him twice. Okay, so I have NEVER heard of the Black Reel Awards, but who cares? An award is an award. Right? I also heard that The Gospel was a dismal film. But let's focus less on this and pay more attention to how hard Idris must have acted his heart out in an attempt to save this film. Okay, so I haven't seen The Gospel either. And Sometimes in April. Okay, well, he's a damn good actor... just take my word for it.

6 comments:

Nneka's World said...

And very goodlooking as well!

Ore said...

I hadn't noticed. ;-)

aquababie said...

i love idris elba. he's very sexy and a fine actor. i couldn't believe when he left "the wire".

Ore said...

I absolutely cannot wait to see season 3. I know that he leaves the show (sob) but I can't wait to see the events that lead up to it.

Teju Cole said...

Sometimes in April was an amazing film. I couldn't sleep afterwards.

Hi Ore!

Ore said...

@ Teju: I've heard that Sometimes in April is a powerful film, much grittier and less sanitised than Hotel Rwanda (though the latter did contain many chilling scenes). It's probably unfair to draw comparisons between the two films anyway, just because they are both happen to be set during the Rwandan war. It appears that each has a different story to tell.

Well, I hope to see Sometimes in April sometime soon.