Idris Elba
British actor Idris Elba speaks to the media ahead of the "Defeating Ebola: Sierra Leone" conference in central London, on October 2, 2014. Reuters/Pool/Leon Nea

Idris Elba was unable to attend the recently held 2016 Golden Globe Awards, despite two nominations, due to health reasons.

The actor’s doctor has ordered the “Pacific Rim” star to miss the year’s Golden Globe Award ceremonies due to a back injury, Entertainment Tonight reported. The actor was said to have pulled his back and was not provided the go signal to board a plane. "On doctor’s orders [he] can not get on a plane to attend the Golden Globes," Elba’s representative told Entertainment Tonight.

Elba was nominated for two Golden Globes, namely Best Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series for “Luther” and Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for “Beasts of No Nation.” However, the said awards were given to Oscar Isaac as Best Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series for his role in “Show Me a Hero,” while the Best Supporting Actor award for a Motion Picture was given to Sylvester Stallone for his movie “Creed,” according to Billboard.

Elba may have missed the Golden Globes held Sunday, Jan. 10, however, the star is expected to attend the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards to be held on Jan. 30. The British actor is also expected to be present for the 2016 British Academy Film Awards, also known as the BAFTAs.

For the upcoming 2016 BAFTAs, Elba has been nominated as Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Beast of No Nation,” E!News reported. Apart from Elba, other actors also in line for the said award includes Benicio Del Toro for his role in “Sicario,” Christian Bale for the movie “The Big Short,” Mark Ruffalo for “Spotlight” and Mark Rylance for “Bridge of Spies.” This would be the first time that Elba earned a BAFTA nomination.

The 2016 British Academy Film Awards or BAFTAs will be held on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, at London’s Royal Opera House.