By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act December 4, 2013 at 12:56PM
The 9th Screen Nation Film & TV Awards will be held on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at in London.
Full details on the event via press release follows...
The Screen Nation Film & TV Awards returns for it’s annual ceremony dedicated to celebrating outstanding achievements and diversity on the British screen. Themed under Nigeria @100 and hosted by the gorgeous LA based British Nigerian actress Caroline Chikezie (The Sweeney, Footballers Wives, Inale) and the Godfather of Nigerian comedy, the hilarious Ali Baba; this year’s prestigious event takes place on Sunday 23rd February 2014 at the 4 star Park Plaza Riverbank hotel.
As the UK’s only international Awards ceremony rewarding culturally diverse talent working in film and TV, the 9th annual edition celebrates the achievements of British talent as well as stars from around the world with a star studded award ceremony, live entertainment and after show party. Past award recipients include Hollywood legends Whoopi Goldberg and Morgan Freeman as well as top tier UK talent, Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Naomie Harris, Lennie James and Noel Clarke.
The Screen Nation Film & TV Awards is proud to announce that this year’s Honorary & Major Awards will be bestowed upon the following recipients.
Outstanding Contribution - Bill Duke
The veteran actor/prod of Predator, Deep Cover etc
Classic Film (International) - Do the Right Thing
Spike Lee’s classic New York set movie
Classic TV (International) - The Cosby Show
30th Anniversary of the US comedy classic
Classic TV (UK) - Desmond’s
25th Anniversary of C4’s most successful comedy series ever
The full list of categories and much sought after nominations will be revealed in early January 2014 and ceremony highlights screened in UK, Europe & across Africa from mid March on Vox Africa (Sky218).
The Screen Nation Film & TV Awards was founded by Charles Thompson MBE, an international Film Producer with over 20 years experience in the film & TV industry.
Charles said “the last 12 months have been a stellar year for world class cinema involving African British talent and one that finally signals their critical breakthrough to full international recognition. With many coming from a British Nigerian heritage I am delighted to celebrate the achievements that British talent have to offer as Screen Nation joins with them to celebrate the continued development of cultural diversity in the coming Nigerian centenary year of 2014”
2014 marks the 100th year of the creation of Nigeria, the effervescent home of Nollywood cinema, giving extra cause for celebration. The Creative Director of the 2014 Awards is the renowned Nigerian born, British based director/producer Obi Emelonye, the man described as bringing the magic of Nollywood to the world. Screen Nation will play host to the Nigeria High Commissioner and a host of British based Nigerian heritage Olympic & world sporting champions, titans of business and finance, crème de la crème of Nollywood alongside many more from the worlds of politics, media and high society.