Idris Elba: ‘Beasts of No Nation’ Would Have Bigger Awards Impact in Today’s Social Climate

Beasts-of-No-Nation-2015-movie-posters/”>Beasts of No Nation” marked a historic moment for Netflix as the streaming giant’s first original narrative film production.

The film launched in competition at the 2015 Venice Film Festival and then opened October 16, 2015 day-and-date in theaters and on Netflix.

Many industry figures wondered if “Beasts” would bring Netflix into the Oscar race for the first time, but the Academy shut the film out despite Idris Elba’s SAG Award win for Best Supporting Actor (he was also nominated at the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs) and the film’s SAG nominee for outstanding cast.

Elba recently told THR that awards bodies wouldn’t ignore the film had it been released in 2021.“I think the reception from an audience perspective would be very similar [if it was released today],” Elba said.

“But considering the social climate now, ‘Beasts of No Nation’ would certainly make a real impact in terms of awards and accolades, and not

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