By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act September 4, 2012 at 3:09PM
8th Screen Nation Film and Television Awards 2012 REWARDING EXCELLENCE – CELEBRATING DIVERSITY
The Screen Nation Film & TV Awards returns for it’s annual ceremony dedicated to celebrating outstanding achievements and diversity on the British screen. Hosted by one of the UK’s best loved actor’s Wil Johnson (Waking the Dead) and the beautiful BBC 1Xtra presenter Sarah Jane Crawford, this year’s prestigious event takes place on Sunday 11th November 2012 at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge.
Having built a reputation as the UK’s only international Awards ceremony recognising the achievements of culturally diverse talent working in film and television, the 8th annual event again celebrates 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 Morgan Freeman and Danny Glover as well as top tier UK talent, Sir Trevor McDonald OBE, Thandie Newton, Naomi Harris, Angela Griffin 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 Lou Gossett Jnr The veteran star of An Officer and a Gentleman etc
- Edric Connor Inspiration Joseph Marcell Veteran actor (Geoffery in Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
- Classic Film (International) The Harder They Come
- Vanguard in Film Production Paul Bucknor Jamaica’s leading film producer (The Full Monty)
- Special Achievement Femi Oguns Owner of Identity, the UKs only black drama school
The full list of categories and much sought after nominations will be revealed in early October and highlights of the ceremony will be screened in UK and Europe late November on the Sky television platform.
The Screen Nation Film & TV Awards was founded by Charles Thompson MBE, an Independent Film Producer with over 20 years experience in the UK film & TV industry. Charles said “I am delighted as always to be able to celebrate and reward some of the very best talents that Britian has to offer and I am very proud as they are to be making a contribution to the continued development of cultural diversity in this important year.”
2012 is a very special year which marks the 50th year of Independence of both Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago giving extra cause for celebration. Screen Nation will play host to some exclusive events in the run up to the awards show including a gala screening of The Harder They Come, the offcial UK premiere of Jamaican hit movie Better Mus Come and the new Digital-is Awards.
Full details available in September.