Mandela film gets three nominations

December 12, 2013 8:53 PM

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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.

Source: iol.co.za

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