Emmys 2011: Idris Elba talks about his nominations, previews 'Luther' Season 2


The television academy was very kind to Idris Elba this year, bestowing him two nominations for two very different roles. He received a guest actor in a comedy nomination for playing Lenny, Laura Linney's very romantic love interest in "The Big C," and a mini-series lead actor nomination for his searing work as the troubled DCI John Luther in the BBC America series "Luther." Elba spoke to Zap2it from his native England about the Emmy nods and how he approaches such different roles, and why "The Wire" never got any Emmy love. He also talks about the second season of "Luther," which has already aired in the U.K. and is set to debut on BBC America in September.Zap2It: Which of the two nominations was the more pleasantly surprising to you?Idris Elba: The one for "The Big C." They were both surprises, but "Big C" was more surprising, just because I didn't expect it. I hadn't...



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