Benenson Productions is incredibly proud that actor Idris Elba earned a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Beasts of No Nation. Elba fearlessly portrays the Commandant, a local leader of the child army, taking in stray children and teaching them to fight. “I will always protect you because you are my son. And a son always protects his father,” he tells them. Elba presents a complex leader, showcasing his strength, manipulation, love, and vulnerability throughout the film.
Elba won a second award for his leading role in the TV Show LUTHER. He is now the first male to take home two SAG Awards in one evening.