December 12 2013 at 09:06pm By SAPA
Johannesburg - A film about the life of former president Nelson Mandela titled Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom received three Golden Globe Nominations on Thursday.
The nominations were announced in Los Angeles, the company that produced the film, Videovision Entertainment, said in a statement.
Idris Elba, who plays Mandela in the film, was nominated for Best Actor and the film's music composer, Alex Heffes, scooped a nomination in the Best Original Score category.
Irish rock band U2 was nominated for the Best Original Song for “Ordinary Love”, a song written specially for the film.
The film's producer Anant Singh said it was an honour to have received three Golden Globe Nominations. This was a first for a South African film.
Elba also received a nomination for Best Actor in a Mini-Series made for Television for his role in the television series, Luther.