Idris Elba has scooped two accolades at the Screen Actors Guild Awards in Los Angeles, according to a Sky news report.
The double win for the British star at the star-studded ceremony follows controversy at the absence of black Oscar nominees, sparking calls for a boycott.
Elba himself recently claimed there is more opportunity and diversity at the car plant he used to work at in Dagenham than on TV in the UK.
There were huge cheers as he was named best male actor in a supporting role for his performance as a warlord leading child soldiers in Beasts Of No Nation.
Collecting his award, he said: “The Ghanaian cast and crew were amazing and worked so hard.
“We made a film about real people and real lives and to be awarded for it is very special because a lot of people were damaged so thank you for giving this film some light.”
Elba then picked up a second award for best actor in a TV movie or mini-series for his leading role in the British detective drama Luther.
Visibly shocked he said: “I don’t know what to say, thank you so much everyone in this room for giving me that.”
Paying tribute to the creator of the show, he said: “Neil Cross is an incredible writer and he writes the darkest show from a lovely little room in New Zealand, I don’t know how he does it.
“I don’t know what to say, two wins in one night. I want to shout out to my children, ‘When Dad goes away I think about you all the time, I love you so much’.”