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Huge congratulations to Idris Elba, who has received a fistful of award nominations this week, and to the Luther team, who also received a nod.

Idris picked up two Golden Globe Award nominations announced today. He has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for DCI John Luther in the forthcoming Luther special, and for Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for the role of the Commandant in the movie Beasts of No Nation.

The Screen Actors Guild Award nomations were also announced this week, with Idris collecting three nominations, for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for Beasts of No Nation, and Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for Luther.

NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People) Image Award nominations included two more for Idris, for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Beasts of No Nation) and Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special (Luther).

Luther the show was also nominated for an NAACP award, for Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special.

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Luther - Series 1

...the actors' skill - and Cross' admirable ability to explore his characters' boundaries without either calcifying or forsaking them - allows "Luther" to be superhuman in both the ordinary and extraordinary sense.

Los Angeles Times

Luther - Series 2

“Gritty, brooding, emotionally raw . . . whatever you call it, Luther is powerful TV.”

San Francisco Chronicle

Luther - Series 3

It gets darker, scarier and more captivating with each episode as Luther matches wits with killers and cops alike . . . the outstanding Elba broods like no other actor, and adds nuance to the series beyond the excellent writing of series creator Neil Cross and his team

Sunday Mirror