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Golden Globes: Idris Elba wins for actor in a TV miniseries

January 15, 2012 |  6:01 pm

Golden Globes: Idris Elba wins for actor in a TV miniseries

This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.

Idris Elba of "Luther" won the Golden Globe award for actor in a series, miniseries or motion picture made for television. Elba beat out Hugh Bonneville of "Downton Abbey," William Hurt of "Too Big to Fail," Bill Nighy of "Page Eight" and Dominic West of "The Hour" for the award.

Elba plays antihero detective John Luther in the series on BBC America. His "Luther" character is able to identify a killer at 10 paces but has suffered a mental breakdown, which resulted from the flawed decision of chasing down a pedophile. Elba has also appeared in "The Wire, " "The Office" and the film "Thor."

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— Nardine Saad

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[For the record, 6:45 p.m. Jan. 15: This post originally listed Idris Elba's character as Martin Luther. His character's name is John Luther.]

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