Idris Elba And Chiwetel Ejiofor Nominated For Golden Globes ‘Best Actor’ Award In TV & Film

Idris Elba may have told Oprah that he originally didn’t feel accomplished enough to play the role of Nelson Mandela, but talent speaks for itself. Today, the Golden Globe nominees were announced and Idris Elba is up two best actor awards! He snagged one for his role in the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, and the other for his role in the popular TV series, Luther.

 Duking it out with Idris in both categories, is actor Chiwetel Ejiofor. He is nominated in the Best Actor category for his portrayal of Solomon Northrup in 12 Years A Slave, as well as a Best Actor in a TV miniseries for his role in Starz’s Dancing on the Edge.

 In total, 12 Years garnered seven nominations, including a nod for its director, Steven McQueen and one for stunning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong’o, who snagged a ‘Best Supporting Actress,’ nomination for her role as Patsey.

 On The TV side of things…

 Gladiators! Kerry Washington picked up her very first Golden Globe nomination! The actress, who plays Olivia Pope on the hugely popular Scandal, finally grabbed a best actress in a TV series, drama nod after being snubbed last year.

 Meanwhile, the biggest snub this year went to The Butler, which was shut out of all categories.

 Catch the list of nominees below:

 Best motion picture, drama
“12 Years a Slave”
“Captain Phillips”

Best motion picture, musical or comedy
“American Hustle”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Actress in a motion picture, drama
Cate Blanchett “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock – “Gravity”
Judi Dench – “Philomena
Emma Thompson – “Saving Mr. Banks”
Kate Winslet – “Labor Day”

Best Actor in a motion picture, drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor – “12 Years a Slave”
Idris Elba – “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Tom Hanks – “Captain Phillips”
Matthew McConaughey – “Dallas Buyers Club”
Robert Redford – “All Is Lost”

Best Actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Amy Adams – “American Hustle”
Julie Delpy – “Before Midnight”
Greta Gerwig – “Frances Ha”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Enough Said”
Meryl Streep – “August: Osage County”

Best Actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy
Christian Bale – “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern – “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Wolf Of Wall Street”
Oscar Isaac – “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Joaquin Phoenix – “Her”

Best supporting Actress in a motion picture
Sally Hawkins – “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence – “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o – “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts – “August: Osage County”
June Squibb – “Nebraska”

Best supporting Actor in a motion picture
Barkhad Abdi – “Captain Phillips”
Daniel Brühl – “Rush”
Bradley Cooper – “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender – “12 Years a Slave”
Jared Leto – “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Director – motion picture
Alfonso Cuarón – “Gravity”
Paul Greengrass – “Captain Phillips”
Steve McQueen – “12 Years a Slave”
Alexander Payne – “Nebraska”
David O. Russell – “American Hustle”

Best Screenplay – motion picture
Spike Jonze – “Her”
Bob Nelson – “Nebraska”
Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan – “Philomena”
John Ridley – “12 Years a Slave”
Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell – “American Hustle”

Best Foreign Language Film
“Blue is the Warmest Color”
“The Great Beauty”
“The Hunt”
“The Past”
“The Wind Rises”

Best Animated Feature film
“The Croods”
“Despicable Me 2″

Best TV series, drama
“Breaking Bad”
“Downton Abbey”
“The Goodwife”
“House of Cards”
“Masters of Sex”

Best TV Series, Comedy
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
“Modern Family”
“Parks and Recreation”

Best TV movie or mini-series
“American Horror Story: Coven”
“Behind the Candelabra”
“Dancing on the Edge”
“Top of the Lake”
“The White Queen”

Best Actress in a TV series, drama
Julianna Margulies – “The Good Wife”
Tatiana Maslany – “Orphan Black”
Taylor Schilling – “Orange is the New Black”
Kerry Washington – “Scandal”
Robin Wright – “House of Cards”

Best Actor in a TV series, drama
Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad”
Liev Schreiber – “Ray Donovan”
Michael Sheen – “Masters of Sex”
Kevin Spacey – “House of Cards”
James Spader – “The Blacklist”