Screen nation

Screen Nation Film & TV Awards
Awarded for Rewarding Excellence – Celebrating Diversity
Country United Kingdom
First awarded 2003
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The Screen Nation Film & TV Awards, formerly the bfm (black fimmaker) Film and TV Awards, was founded in September 2003 by independent film producer Charles Thompson MBE, as a platform to raise the profile of black British and international film and television talent of African heritage.


The Screen Nation Award statuette is based on a West African mask and was designed by Jamaican-born sculptor George "Fowokan" Kelly. "The statuette signifies via the mask that there is a change coming. A mask takes you from one state into another and in this case from being unrecognized and unrewarded to being recognized and celebrated".


The Screen Nation Film and TV Awards are given at a televised event that normally takes place in October during UK Black History Month. The awards ceremony - dubbed the "Black BAFTAs" by The Independent newspaper in 2003 - brings together actors, actresses, directors and filmmakers from the British and international film and TV industry.


The Screen Nation Film and TV Awards are based on voting by the general public as well as the Screen Nation committee. The honorary and major awards, such as the Outstanding Contribution to Film and TV Award and the Edric Connor Inspiration Award, are decided by the Screen Nation Executive committee. The People’s Choice categories - Favourite Male TV Star, Favourite Female TV Star, Favourite Music Performance on Film/TV, Favourite Presenter, Favourite Reality Star, International Film, US Male Screen Personality Film/TV, US Female Screen Personality Film/TV, West African Film Actor, West African Film Actress and West African Film - are all voted for by the public.

The 2007 awards ceremony saw actor Morgan Freeman honoured with the Outstanding Contribution Award, newsreader Moira Stuart honoured with the Edric Connor Inspiration Award and American TV director-producer Stan Lathan with the new Vanguard Award. A final honorary award - the Classic TV Award - was presented to the television series Roots in what was its 30th anniversary year.

2007 winners

Award Winner[1]
Outstanding Contribution to Film and TV Award (Int) Morgan Freeman
Edric Connor Inspiration Award (UK) Moira Stuart
Vanguard in Production (Int) Stan Lathan
Classic TV Series Roots
Achievement in African Film Production (Int) Bamako
Male Performance in Film David Harewood (Blood Diamond)
Female Performance in Film Naomie Harris (Pirates of the Caribbean)
Male Performance in TV Aml Ameen (The Bill)
Female Performance in TV Sharon D Clarke (Holby City)
Favourite TV Presenter Ainsley Harriott (Ready Steady Cook)
Favourite Male TV Star Adrian Lester (Hustle)
Favourite Female TV Star Freema Agyeman (Dr Who)
Emerging Talent Patrick Regis
Diversity in Drama Production The Bill
Diversity in Factual Production Roots Remembered
Independent Spirit Film Production Mark Norfolk (Crossing Bridges)
Favourite Music Performance on Film/TV Dizzee Rascal (Fix Up, Look Sharp)
Fav Male US Screen Personality Jamie Foxx (Dreamgirls)
Fav Female US Screen Personality Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls)
Fav International Film The Last King of Scotland
Fav West African Male Screen Personality Van Vicker
Fav West African Female Screen Personality Stephanie Okereke
Fav West African Film The Amazing Grace

2006 winners

Award Winner[2]
Outstanding Contribution to Film and TV Award (Int) Yaphet Kotto
Edric Connor Inspiration Award (UK) Mona Hammond
Achievement in Stunt Work, Choreography & Action Direction Clive Curtis
Achievement in Independent Film Production Pikki (Rollin' with the Nines)
Male Performance in Film Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Get Rich or Die Tryin', Mistress of Spices)
Female Performance in Film Thandie Newton (Crash)
Male Performance in TV Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Lost)
Female Performance in TV Suzanne Packer (Casualty)
Favourite Sports Presenter John Barnes (John Barnes' Football Night)
Favourite Male TV Star Wil Johnson (Waking the Dead)
Favourite Female TV Star Phina Oruche (Footballers' Wives)
Emerging Talent Kara Miller
Diversity in Drama Production Doctors
Diversity in Factual Production Sticks and Stones
Achievement in Screen-Writing for Film/TV Noel Clarke (Kidulthood)
Favourite Music Performance on Film/TV Keisha White (Weakness in Me)
Favorite BME Channel Original Black Entertainment TV
Fav Male US Screen Personality Terrence Howard (Crash, Hustle & Flow, Get Rich or Die Tryin')
Fav Female US Screen Personality Loretta Devine (Crash)
Fav International Film Crash
West African Film Personality Aki & Paw Paw

2003 winners

Award Winner[3]
Outstanding Contribution to Film & TV Award (Int) Spike Lee
Edric Connor Trailblazer Award (UK) Rudolph Walker
Male Performance in Film Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dirty Pretty Things)
Female Performance in Film Sophie Okonedo (Dirty Pretty Things)
Male Performance in TV Lennie James (Buried)
Female Performance in TV Naomi Harris (White Teeth)
Favourite Female TV Star Angela Griffin (Cutting It)
Favourite Male TV Star Kwame Kwei-Armah (Casualty, Fame Academy)
Best Presenter June Sarpong (T4)
Emerging Talent Caroline Chikezie (As If)
Diversity in Drama Production White Teeth
Diversity in Comedy Production 3 Non-Blondes

2002 winners (as bfm Awards)

Award Winner[4]
Outstanding Contribution to Film & TV Award (Int) Pam Grier
Edric Connor Inspiration Award (UK) Lenny Henry
Female Performance in Film Marsha Thomason (Long Time Dead, Black Knight)
Male Performance in Film Lennie James (24 Hour Party People)
Female Performance in TV Diane Parish (Babyfather, The Bill)
Male Performance in TV Eamonn Walker (Othello)
Emerging Talent Zak Ove
Best Presenter Angellica Bell
Fav Male US Screen Personality Denzel Washington
Fav Female US Screen Personality Angela Bassett
Fav US Film Training Day
Fav Film Soundtrack Ali


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