Posthumous award announced as nominations revealed for the 9th Screen Nation Film & Television Awards.

Guest announcers Fernand Frimpong Jnr, from Vox Africa, and Venus vs.Mars actress Letitia Hector revealed the nominations in London (see below for full list).

Felix Dexter, the late comedian and actor, will be posthumously awarded the Edric Connor Inspiration award.

Actor-director Bill Duke, best known for his roles in Commando and Predator, is to receive the Outstanding Contribution award.

Honorary awards will also be bestowed on classic works such as Do the Right Thing, The Cosby Show and Desmond’s.

The awards ceremony will take place at Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel in London on Feb 23. The ceremony will be hosted by the Ali Baba, known as the Godfather of Nigerian comedy, and Caroline Chikezie, best known for her role in US series 24, starring Kiefer Sutherland.

Voting for the nominees in all categories will be open to the public from today (Jan 23) until Feb 20 at the Screen Nation website.

Screen Nation Film & Television nominees

Favourite Female TV Star

Zawe Ashton: Fresh Meat, Case Histories

Natalie Gumede: Strictly Come Dancing

Chizzy Akudolu: Holby

Alesha Dixon: Britain’s Got Talent, Your Face Sounds Familiar

AJ Odudu: Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother, Big Brother’s Bit on the Side

Favourite Male TV Star

Wil Johnson: Emmerdale

Patrick Robinson: Casualty, Strictly Come Dancing

Nonso Anozie: Dracula, The Bible, Game of Thrones

Jimmy Akingbola: Holby

Cornel John: Easternder’s

Ashley Walters: Top Boy, Truckers

Female Performance in Film

Thandie Newton: Half of a Yellow Sun

Sophie Okonedo: After Earth

Shanika Warren-Markland: Gone Too Far, The Knot

Rakie Ayola: Known for Dredd, Now Will Do

Naomie Harris: Skyfall, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Male Performance in Film

Chiwetel Ejiofor: Dancing on the Edge, 12 Years a Slave

Idris Elba: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

David Oyelowo: The Butler

Aml Ameen: The Butler

Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje: The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete, Best Laid Plans


Female Performance in TV

Zawe Ashton: Fresh Meat, Case Histories

Sharon Duncan Brewster: Top Boy, The Bible, The Mimic

Nina Sosanya: Last Tango in Halifax, Wizards vs. Aliens

Nikki Amuka: Bird- Luther

Lorraine Burroughs: Ice Cream Girls, Top Boy

Angel Coulby: Dancing on the Edge, The Tunnel

Male Performance in TV

Nonso Anozie: Dracula, The Bible, Game of Thrones

Lennie James: Run, The Walking Dead, Low Winter Sun

Jimmy Akingbola: Holby City

Idris Elba: Luther

David Oyelowo: Complicit

Chiwetel Ejiofor: Dancing on the Edge, 12 Years a Slave

Ashley Walters: Truckers, Top Boy

Rising Talent

 Karla Crome: Misfits, Prisoners Wives, Lightfields

Gary Carr: Death in Paradise, Downton Abbey, Bluestone 42

Kane Robinson aka Kano: Top Boy

Javone Prince: Phone Shop, Plebs, Quick Cuts

Ben Bailey Smith aka Doc Brown: 4 o’clock Club

AJ Odudu: Big Brother, Celebrity Big Brother, Big Brother’s Bit on the Side

Young Shooting Star (16-25)

Shavani Seth: Youngers

Khalil Madovi: 4 o’clock Club

Khali Best: Eastenders

Calvin Demba: Youngers

Adelayo Adedayo: Some Girls, Gone Too Far

Ade Oyefeso: Youngers, Misfits


Diversity in Drama Production

Youngers, C4

Top Boy, C4

Run, C4

Luther, BBC 1

Holby City, BBC 2

Death in Paradise, BBC 1

Dancing on the Edge, BBC 2

Diversity in Factual Production

Martin Luther King and the March on Washington, BBC

The Cruel Cut, C4

First Amongst Equals: The Laurie Cunningham Story, ITV 1

Burma: My Father and the Forgotten Army, BBC 2

Bad 25, BBC 2

Albino Witchcraft Murders, BBC 4

Favourite Black Channel

Vox Africa

The Africa Channel

Nollywood Movies

Ben TV


Independent Spirit

Sable Fable: Stephen Lloyd Jackson

Fedz: Top Dog

The Fade: Andy Mundy-Castle

It’s a Lot: Femi Oyeniran and Darwood Grace

Gone Too Far: Destiny Ekaragha

International Movie

The Butler

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

House at the End of the Street

12 Years a Slave


Best African Film

Of Good Report: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka (South Africa)

Nairobi Half Life: David Kitonga (Kenya/Germany)

Mother of George: Andrew Dosunmu (Nigeria/USA)

Half of a Yellow Sun: Biyi Bandele (Nigeria/UK)

B is for Boy: Chika Anadu (Nigeria/UK)

Favourite Female African International

Lupita Nyong’o (USA/Kenya

Linda Ejiofor (Nigeria)

Danai Gurira (USA/Zimbabwe)

Damilola Adegbite (Nigeria)

Adepero Oduye (USA/Nigeria)


Favourite Male African International

OC Ukeje (Nigeria)

Joseph Benjamin (Nigeria)

Femi Jacobs (Nigeria)

Chris Attoh (Ghana)

Anthony Monjaro (Nigeria)

Alex Ekubo (Nigeria)


Favourite Nigerian (New Nollywood) Film

Turning Point

Tango with Me

Onye Ozi


Flower Girl

Confusion Na Wa



Classic Movie- Do the Right Thing

Classic TV International- The Cosby Show

Classic TV UK- Desmond’s

Edric Connor Inspiration (Posthumously) - Felix Dexter

Outstanding Contribution- Bill Duke