Idris Elba Nets Film NominationsThe 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.