Elba called the award “an ego boost for sure.”
"I was like, 'Come on, no way. Really?'" he told People.
He added jokingly: "Looked in the mirror; I checked myself out. I was like, 'Yeah, you are kind of sexy today.'"
He also took to Twitter to thank his fans – and remind them to head to the polls to vote in the U.S. midterm elections.
"Your vote can make a difference!" he wrote.
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