Wowzer upon wowzers folks! Screen Nation was back at it again with its 12th annual ceremony.
Big wins came for the likes of Damson Idris, who after appearing in the webseries ‘Just A Couple’ by Sebastien Thiel, has moved on to conquer Hollywood in new show ‘Snowfall’. He wins the Emerging Talent Award, and will be in the movie ‘Farming’ alongside Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
Another name that his seeing his name in lights is Malachi Kirby, who wins his second award from the Black British Entertainment entity in Best Male Performance in TV after appearing in ‘ROOTS’ and Netflix thriller smash ‘Black Mirror’. Sope Disiru was is among the new generation of stars, as he wins the Emerging Talent Award; beating the likes of Lucien Laviscount.
Arinze Kene has already seen the success of his film ‘The Pass‘, and continue to reap the rewards of delivering great acting performances as he wins Best Male Performance of Film. With the teaser poster of new London musical ‘Been So Long’ with BAFTA TV Award Michaela Coel being released, his stardom will continue to reach into the hemisphere of the galaxies.
Speaking of Coel, check this – she wins the public vote of Favourite Comedy Talent.
Ruth Negga wins Best Female Performance in Film. The star, who’s seen herself being recommended and shortlisted for the BAFTA Rising Star Award continues to make headway in the film.
Shola Amoo’s ‘A Moving Image’ wins the Independent Spirit Film Production. The film, which stars Tanya Fear (who was in Nathan Bryon’s ‘Reality’) gives a vivid look into the current gentrification that is increasingly causing disparity between the rich and the working class. The night flips the script with Noel Clarke’s ‘Brotherhood’, which has become one of the major British films that the next generation will be studying in ten years to come. Winning the Achievement in Film Production Award marks the achievement of a film that started the careers of the likes of Femi Oyeniran, Adam Deacon and Amel Ameen…not to mention Shanika Warren-Markland.
Apart from Coel becoming the overall Favourite Comedian, there were other winners too thanks to the general public.
‘Damilola: Our Loved Boy’ wins Diversity in Drama Production Award whilst Ghanaian broadcaster ABN wins Favourite Black Broadcaster. Ore Oduba win the public vote for Favourite Male TV Star and the ‘Googlebox’ girls Sandi Bogle and Sandra Martin are your Favourite Female TV Stars for 2017.
Big players and guests attended last night, which include the likes of Malachi Kirby, BBC Apprentice star Samuel Boateng, Osi Umenyiora, Youtube celebrity Grace Ajilore, Slim the Comedian, ‘Great British Bake Off’ Selasi Gbormittah, Tanya Fear, Arnold Oceng., Charles Venn, ‘Brash Young Turks’ director Naeem Mahood with Melissa Latouche, Kojo the Comedian, ‘Just A Couple’ turn ‘Hollyoaks’ recruit Michael Salami, Aml Ameen. ‘BK Chat LDN’ peeps Esther, Riva, Biskit, Wale, DJ Matthews, Ariete and Sia. Femi Oyeniran, Nick Slimting director Joseph Adesunloye and Rayna Campbell.