British actors Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor will go head to head for the title of Best Actor for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards.

Chiwetel is being recognised for his lead role in 12 Years A Slave – written by British director Steve McQueen, and Idris gaining the nod for playing the late Nelson Mandela in Long Walk To Freedom.

Overall, 12 Years A Slave has stormed the awards ceremony gaining a massive seven nominations including Best Drama and Best Director.

If Idris loses out to Chiwetel (or someone else) in the best actor category, all is not lost as the actor is also up for the Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for his role in Luther.