Idris Elba Makes SAG Awards History + Viola Davis, Uzo Aduba, Queen Latifah Collect Trophies

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Idris Elba

It was a big night for black actors at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, recognizing the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2015 at the 22nd Annual event which was broadcast on TNT and TBS from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center last night.

Elba picked up two awards tonight, and made history in the process, becoming the first actor to win in 2 categories for individual performances in the same year: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for “Beasts of No Nation,” and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for “Luther.”

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Other winners of note include Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith in “Bessie” (her third SAG win); Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for Viola Davis as Annalise Keating in “How to Get Away With Murder” (her second win in a role for the same role; her third win in total); and Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series for Uzo Aduba as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in “Orange Is the New Black” (he second win).

 

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