Idris Elba and David Oyelowo were honoured by Queen Elizabeth II and received OBE’s for their services on the screen.

Idris Elba admitted in a statement that this award was beyond special as it comes from the Queen and his country.

Awards and honors come in all shapes and sizes and all as significant as the other, but this is beyond special as it comes from Queen and country, and I couldn’t be more proud for receiving this right now. What a year. On me head son!

The Beast Of No Nation actor has received three SAG nominations and two Golden Globe nominations in the space of a few weeks.

To be honored by the Queen in this way having been aided by her son’s charity feels like a beautiful full-circle moment.