'Beasts of No Nation' Stars Win Big at 2016 Spirit Awards

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Idris Elba and Abraham Attah take home the night's biggest prizes for male actors.

#OscarsSoWhite meant nothing at last night's Spirit Awards.

Two of the night's biggest awards went to Black actors—Beasts of No Nation stars Idris Elba and Abraham Attah. 

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Attah took home Best Male Actor for the Netflix drama while his co-star, Elba, scored the Best Supporting Actor prize. 

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Neither the stars of the heartwrenching movie—which tells the story of an guerilla warlord who trains an orphaned young boy to join his militia group of soldiers during a civil war in Africa—nor the picture itself received Academy Award nomination. Tangerine star Mya Taylor also won Best Supporting Female, making her the first transgender actor to ever do so.



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