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Idris Elba Just Won A Screen Actors Guild Award For His 'Beasts Of No Nation' Performance

Idris Elba and Uzo Aduba win big at the 2016 Screen Actors Guild Awards.


Idris Elba took home two awards at tonight’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in Los Angeles: Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as the brutal Commandant in the Cary Fukunaga-directed film adaptation of Uzodinma Iweala’s Beasts Of No Nation and Outstanding Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for his title role in the BBC detective series Luther.

“I want to tell you man, we made a film about real people and real lives,” the British actor said during his first acceptance speech of the night. “To be awarded for it is very special because a lot of people were damaged through that. So thank you for giving this film some light.” He also thanked the film’s Ghanaian cast and crew. “They worked so hard, and I’m really proud.”

Watch both of Elba’s speeches below.

And for the second year in a row, Uzo Aduba took home the SAG Award for Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren in Orange Is The New Black. “I would like to take an opportunity to acknowledge the actors who are at home, not here in this room with us but hoping to one day be in this room with us -- keep trying, keep plugging, keep working, no matter if anybody tells you to get out of that line that you're waiting in," the Nigerian-American actress said during her acceptance speech. "Stay in that line, you have the chance, it is yours. Thank you so much, God bless you all."

Aruba took the stage for a second time tonight when Orange Is The New Black won the SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.

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New Fela Kuti Reissues & Box Set Are Coming This Year

Partisan Records has shared initial news of upcoming Fela 50th anniversary reissues and a new box set on the way.

Fela Kuti fans have a lot to look forward to this year as Partisan Records (home to Fela's catalog) has announced plans to release special reissues of two 1971 albums: London Scene and Live! With Ginger Baker, the classic album in which Fela and his band Africa '70 where joined by the Cream drummer.

The label has also said they plan to release the fifth installment in their ongoing Fela vinyl reissue box set series, which are handpicked by notable names in the music world. Previous volumes have been curated by Erykah Badu, Questlove, and Brian Eno.

Partisan has also shared that they will also be launching a scholarship program at Fela's alma mater, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, in London this year. The label will be sharing more information on all of that exciting Fela Kuti 2021 news soon, so keep and eye out.

In the meantime, Fela Kuti is currently leading the fan vote for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. You can head here to cast a daily ballot for the afrobeat legend. Voting is capped at one ballot per day.

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