(AllHipHop News) Two stars of 2013’s stand out historical films will be competing for the Best Actor Drama award at the 71st Golden Globes. Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom‘s Idris Elba and 12 Years a Slave‘s Chiwetel Ejiofor have been named among the top acting performances this year by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The two British born actors will face off against Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), and Robert Redford (All Is Lost) for Best Actor (Drama). Somali-American Barkhad Abdi’s turn in Captain Phillips garnered him a nod for Best Supporting Actor.
Both stars of the American Gangster film will go head-to-head for the Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie trophy.
Other TV nominations include Kerry Washington of ABC’s hit show Scandal for Best Actress in TV Series (Drama) and Don Cheadle for Best Actor in a TV Series (Comedy/Musical) for Showtime’s House of Lies.
12 Years a Slave is also up for Best Motion Picture (Drama) against Gravity, Captain Phillip, Philomena, and Rush.
The Golden Globe Awards will air January 12, 2014. The event will be hosted by SNL alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
To see the full list of Golden Globe nominees visit their official website.