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The Nominations for the 7th Screen Nation awards were announced Wednesday night.

Screen Nation has been at the forefront of acknowledging the best in Black British talent for several years. It has been dubbed as the ‘Black Baftas’ and its primary aim is to acknowledge the achievements of those in the film and television industry over the course of 12 months.

This year’s award ceremony will be held on October 16 at the IndigO2 and will be hosted by one of TV’s favourite couples, Angellica Bell and Michael Underwood.

Past winners include acting legend Morgan Freeman, and the UK’s Noel Clarke and Thandie Newton.

The Screen Nation awards (formerly the BFM Film and TV Awards) was founded in 2003 by film producer, Charles Thompson, as a platform to raise the profile of black British and international film and television talent.

This year’s Nominations are:

UK Screen Achievements Awards

Male Performance in Film

  • Adam Deacon – Anuvahood, Everywhere & Nowhere, Shank
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – Salt, Endgame, 2012
  • Clint Dyer – Sus
  • Colin Salmon – Clubbed, Devils Playground
  • Eamonn Walker – Legacy: Black Ops
  • Idris Elba – Legacy, Obsessed Thor, Takers
  • Noel Clarke – Screwed, 4.3.2.1, Centurion

Female Performance in Film

Shanika Warren-Markland – 4.3.2.1

Sherrie Silver – Africa United

Sophie Okonedo – The Secret Life of Bees, Skin

Thandie Newton – 2012, For Colored Girls, W

Male Performance in TV

  • Ashley Walters – Small Island, Outcast, Five Days
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – The Shadow Line, Endgame
  • David Oyelowo – Blood & Oil, Small Island
  • Idris Elba – Luther, The Office (US), The Big C
  • Jimmy Akingbola – Holby City, Rev, Doctors
  • Lenni James – Survivors, Walking Dead, Hung
  • Nonso Anozie – Stolen, Outcasts, I am Slave, Occupation
  • Shaun Parkes – Moses Jones, Small Island, Harley St, Identity

Female Performance in TV

  • Angel Coulby – Merlin
  • Ginny Holder – Holby City
  • Lenora Chrichlow – Material Girl, Being Human
  • Naomie Harris – Blood & Oil, Small Island
  • Nikki Amuka Bird – Small Island, Survivors, Luther, Silent Witness
  • Wunmi Mosaku- I am Slave, Vera, 32 Brinkburn St

Favourite Male TV Star

  • Aml Ameen
  • Arinze Kene
  • Chucky Venice
  • Levi Roots
  • Ricky Whittle

Favourite Female TV Star

  • Angela Griffin
  • Angellica Bell
  • Lorraine Pascale
  • Tameka Empson
  • Zaraah Abrahams

Emerging Talent

  • Abdul Salis – Casualty
  • Antonia Thomas – Misfits, The Deep
  • Arinze Kene – Freestyle, Eastenders, Hollyoaks
  • Ashley ‘Bashy’ Thomas – Shank, The Veteran, 4.3.2.1
  • Devon Anderson – Eastenders
  • La Charné Jolly – Holby City
  • Nadine Marshall – Random, The Shadow Line, Criminal Justice

Young Shooting Star (16-22)

  • Arnold Oceng – Adulthood, 4.3.2.1
  • Bunmi Mojekwu – Eastenders, Future Wags of GB, Coming up
  • Daniel Kaluuya – Chat Rom, Skins, Bellamy’s People, Psychoville, Random
  • John Boyega – Attack the Block
  • Merveille Lukeba – Skins, Bloody Foreigners
  • Tobi Bakare – The Shadow Line, Silent Witness, Casualty, Doctors

Comedy Performer

  • Andi Osho – Stand up for the Week, Mock the Week, Michael McIntryre’s Comedy Roadshow
  • Daniel Kaluuya – Bellamy’s People, Psychoville, Comedy Lab, That Mitchell & Webb Look
  • Dominque Moore – Hotel Trubble, My Almost Famous Family, Horrible Histories
  • Kobina Holdbrook-Smith – Sirens, Fighting the Flak
  • Miss London (Dionne Hughes) – CBBC, Laughter Shock
  • Richard Ayoade – The IT Crowd

Screen Craft Achievement Awards
Diversity in Factual Production

  • Caribbean Food Made Easy, BBC
  • High Society’s Favourite Gigolo, C4
  • Human Zoo: Science’s Dirty Secret, C4
  • On Tour with the Queen, C4
  • Saving Africa’s Witch Children, C4
  • The Family, C4
  • This is Lagos, BBC

Diversity in Drama Production

  • Blood and Oil – BBC
  • I am Slave – C4
  • Material Girl – BBC
  • Moses Jones – BBC
  • Small Island – BBC
  • Taking the Flak – BBC

Independent Spirit Film Production

  • Deadmeat – Q
  • Football Fables – Baff Akoto
  • Ham & the Piper – Mark Norfolk
  • Legacy – Thomas Ikimi
  • Sus – Clint Dyer
  • The Mirror Boy – Obi Emelonye
  • Crunch – Wayne G Saunders

Favourite Urban Movie sponsored by Flavour Magazine

  • 4.3.2.1
  • Anuvahood
  • Attack the Block
  • Dead Man Running
  • Freestyle

Favourite Music Video Performance sponsored by Flavour Magazine

  • Chipmunk – Champion
  • JJC- We are Africans
  • Taio Cruz – Dynamite
  • Tinchy Stryder – In my System
  • Tinie Tempah – Pass Out
  • Wretch 32 – Traktor

International Screen Awards
Favourite International Film

  • For Colored Girls
  • Good Hair
  • Precious
  • Why Did I Get Married Too

Male Screen Personality (Film/TV)

  • Anthony Mackie
  • Denzel Washington
  • Hill Harper
  • Micheal K. Williams
  • Tyler Perry

Female Screen Personality (Film/TV)

  • Gabby Sidibe
  • Kimberley Elise
  • Monique
  • Paula Patton
  • Zoe Saldana

Cinema Director

  • Baff Akoto – Football Fables
  • Kolton Lee – Freestyle, Cherps
  • Noel Clarke – 4.3.2.1
  • Obi Emelonye – The Mirror Boy
  • Richard Ayoade – Submarine
  • Thomas Ikimi – Legacy: Black Ops

BME Channel

  • BEN TV
  • HI TV
  • OBE TV
  • OH TV
  • VOX AFRICA

Favourite W African Film

  • Ije
  • Inale
  • Perfect Picture
  • Sinking Sands
  • The Figurine
  • The Mirror Boy

Favourite W African Actor

  • Hakeem Kae Kazim
  • John Dumelo
  • Majid Michel
  • Mike Ezuruonye
  • Osita Iheme
  • Ramsey Noah

Favourite W African Actress

  • Ama K Abebrese
  • Funke Akindele
  • Genevieve Nnaji
  • Jackie Appiah
  • Mercy Johnson
  • Omotola Jolade

Highlights of the ceremony will be screened in late October on OH TV (Sky199).

By Rykesha Hudson

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