Idris Elba, Freema Agyeman, Jimmy Akingbola, Adrian Lester Nominated for UK’s NTA Awards

Posted on October 10, 2011 /Awards


The race is on for black actors nominated for UK’s National Television Awards.  The official telecast won’t air until Jan 25.  However, viewers can visit the show’s website and vote for their favorite nominees by Oct. 17.

British actors Adrian Lester and Idris Elba have been nominated for best drama performance by a male. In another top category, Law & Order: UK‘s Freema Agyman goes head to head with Jaye Jacobs for best female drama performance. Chiwetel Ejiofor‘s crime drama, The Shadow Line, in which he has a leading role– is going up against the very popular Luther series for best drama. Other categories featuring black talent include a newcomer award nomination for Jimmy Akingbola for his portrayal of Antoine Malick on Holby City.


Drama Performance Male

Adrian Lester
Mickey ‘Bricks’ Stone, Hustle

Idris Elba
DCI John Luther, Luther

Drama Performance Female

Freema Agyeman
Alesha Phillips, Law & Order: UK

Jaye Jacobs
Sian Diamond, Waterloo Road


Jimmy Akingbola
Antoine Malick, Holby City


The Shadow Line




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