The ninth Screen Nation Film and Television Awards, to be held Feb 23 at London’s Park Plaza Riverbank hotel, will have the theme of Nigeria@100.
British Nigerian actress Caroline Chikezie and comedian Ali Baba will host the awards. Nigerian born, British based director/producer Obi Emelonye will serve as creative director.
The awards recognise culturally diverse talent working in film and TV.
Honorees this year will include actor/producer Bill Duke receiving the Outstanding Contribution award. Do The Right Thing will be honoured as the classic international film, with The Cosby Show as international TV show. The Classic UK TV show will be Desmond’s, in honour of its 25th anniversary.
Awards founder Charles Thompson 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.”