David Oyelowo wins for his portrayal of Martin Luther King Jr; Amma Asante collects award for Belle.

Amma Asante

US civil rights drama Selma and its director Ava Duvernay scored a hat-trick at the Screen Nation Film & Television Award in London on Sunday (Feb 15).

David Oyelowo, who played Martin Luther King Jr in the drama, won best male performance in film, while a public vote named Selma the favourite international movie.

A further public vote named Selma director Duvernay favourite female screen personality.

Period drama Belle won Gugu Mbatha-Raw best female performance in film while director Amma Asante collected the award for achievement in film production.

The event, known as the ‘black Baftas’, was also attended by stars including Idris Elba.

Charles Thompson, founder and CEO of Screen Nation, said: “We’re not a diversity quota anymore and never have been. We’re mainstream.”



Rising Talent

  • Aaron Fontaine – Actor in Hollyoaks
  • Antonia Thomas – Scrotal Recall
  • Georgina Bobb – Producer/Entrepreneur
  • Nosa Igbinedion – Director WINNER
  • Tarah Welsh - New Reporter on BBC London
  • Royce Pierreson - Actor in Murdered by my Boyfriend, Misfits
  • Ryan Calais Cameron - Actor in various

Young Shooting Star (16-25)

  • Ade Oyefoso - Youngers, Silk
  • Georgina Campbell - Murdered by My Boyfriend WINNER
  • Jacob Anderson - Game of Thrones, Mimic
  • McKell David - Montana
  • Modupe Adeyeye - Hollyoaks
  • Rebecca Scroggs - Eastenders

Favourite Female TV Star

  • Denise Nurse – Escape to the Country
  • Jamelia - Loose Women
  • Lorna Laidlaw - Doctors
  • Rochelle Humes - This Morning, Children in Need, etc
  • Sandra Martin & Sandy Channer - Gogglebox
  • Sarah Jane Crawford - X Factor WINNER

Favourite Male TV Star

  • Ade Adepitan – Various WINNER
  • Marvin Humes - The Voice, This Morning
  • Reggie Yates - Various
  • Richard Ayoade - Various
  • Simon Webbe - Strictly Come Dancing

Female Performance in Film

  • Gugu Mbatha-Raw – Belle WINNER
  • Nadine Marshall – Second Coming
  • Carmen Ejogo - Selma

Male Performance in Film

  • Aml Ameen - Maze Runner
  • Arnold Oceng - The Good Lie
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – Half of a Yellow Sun
  • David Oyelowo - Selma WINNER
  • Harley Sylvester - The Guvnors
  • Idris Elba - No Good Deeds

Female Performance in TV

  • Laura Rollins - Doctors
  • Letitia Wright - Glasgow Girls
  • Lorna Laidlaw - Doctors
  • Nathalie Emmanuel – Game of Thrones
  • Petra Letang - Holby
  • Sara Martins - Death in Paradise WINNER

Male Performance in TV

  • David Gyasi - The Whale
  • Don Gilet - Holby
  • OT Fagbenle - Looking
  • Patrick Robinson - Casualty
  • Samuel Anderson – Dr Who, Trollied WINNER
  • Tobi Bakare – The Smoke, The Tunnel


Diversity in Factual Production

  • Fostering & Me with Lorraine Pascale – BBC2
  • Nat King Cole: Afraid of the Dark - BBC4 WINNER
  • Storyville: Mandela, The Myth & Me – BBC2
  • The Secret Life of Your Clothes - BBC2
  • The World’s War: Forgotten Soldiers of Empire - BBC2
  • Welcome to Rio - BBC2

Diversity in Drama Production

  • Death in Paradise - BBC2 WINNER
  • Doctors – BBC2
  • Game of Thrones - HBO
  • Holby – BBC2
  • Murdered by My Boyfriend – BBC3

Independent Spirit Film Production

  • Beauty Is WINNER
  • Hard Time Bus
  • 1 Way Up
  • Through the Lens of Hip-Hop: UK Women

Achievement in Film Production

  • Belle WINNER
  • Half of a Yellow Sun
  • Montana
  • The Anomaly
  • The Double

Favourite International Movie (made by or featuring British talent)

  • Maze Runner (Aml Ameen)
  • No Good Deed (Idris Elba)
  • Selma (David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo) WINNER
  • The Good Lie (Arnold Oceng)
  • The Whale (Alrick Riley, John Boyega)

Favourite African UK Movie (made by or featuring significantly British based talent)

  • Afua’s Diary – Bibi Owusu-Shadbolt
  • Double Cross – Ama K. Abebrese
  • Gone Too Far – Destiny Ekaragha
  • Invasion 1897- Lancelot Odesuwa Imasuen & J2 Konsult WINNER
  • Love or Something Like That – Shirley Frimpong Manso
  • Mum Dad Meet Sam – Segilola Ogidan & Edith Nwekenta
  • The Devil in Freetown – Archie Collins Pearce
  • Urban Rythmn – Michael Ibiayo & Yinka Kuponiyi

Favourite Black TV Show (Magazine/Chat show led by a woman)

  • Culture Vultures (Rosemary Laryea) - OH TV
  • Family Time (Nana Akosua Boateng) - ABN TV
  • Ladies Talk (Angie le Mar) - Vox Africa WINNER
  • Pauline Long Show - BEN TV
  • Real Talk (Trish Adudu) - OH TV
  • The Nana Churcher Show - Vox Africa
  • The Sporah Show (Sporah Njau) - Vox Africa

Favourite UK Afrobeats Music Promo

  • Fuse ODG ft. Sean Paul – Dangerous Love
  • Kwamz & Flava – Wo Onane No
  • May7ven – Werk WINNER
  • Mista Silva ft Syron – Green Light
  • Moelogo ft Giggs – Baddest
  • Zafi B ft Atumpan - Superhero


Favourite Film

  • Annie
  • No Good Deed WINNER
  • Ride Along
  • The Equalizer
  • Think Like A Man Too

Favourite Female Screen Personality

Ava Duvernay WINNER

  • Gabrielle Union
  • Kerry Washington
  • Shonda Rhimes
  • Viola Davis

Favourite Male Screen Personality

  • Anthony Mackie
  • Denzel Washington WINNER
  • Forest Whittaker
  • Kevin Hart
  • Tyler Perry


Honorary Awards were bestowed upon;

Outstanding Contribution Award

Harry Belafonte theAfrican-American singer, songwriter, actor and social activist.

Edric Connor Trailblazer Award

Anton Phillips the iconic British actor, producer and director, who has an acting career in Britain that broke many racial barriers.

Legacy Award

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (posthumously) Hollywood’s hugely respected and much loved ‘black power’ couple and civil rights activists.

Classic TV Award

Fresh Prince of Bel-air the iconic comedy series that launched Will Smith’s acting career is acknowledged as it reaches its 25th anniversary.