Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o take prizes at awards celebrating diversity.
Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave was the big winner at the 9th Screen Nation Film & Television Awards in London last night.
The period drama won Favourite International Movie (made by or starring British talent), beating competition from The Butler, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and House at the End of the Street.
Chiwetel Ejiofor won Best Male Performance in a Film for his role in 12 Years a Slave, an award he previously picked up at the Screen Nation awards in 2003 for his role in Dirty Pretty Things.
Lupita Nyong’o, who co-starred alongside Ejiofor in McQueen’s period epic, picked up Favourite Female African Intl. Rising Screen Talent at the awards, which celebrate diversity in film and television.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom did not leave empty-handed as Naomie Harris was awarded Female Performance in Film.
Biyi Bandele’s Half of A Yellow Sun was named Best African Film.
HONORARY & MAJOR AWARDS
Classic Movie award
Do The Right Thing
Classic TV (Intl.)
The Cosby Show
Classic TV (UK)
The Edric Connor Inspiration
Felix Dexter (posthumous)
Outstanding Contribution award
UK SCREENCRAFT ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS
Diversity in Factual Production
First Amongst Equals: The Laurie Cunningham Story - ITV1
Diversity in Drama Production
Run - C4
Independent Spirit Film Production
Gone Too Far - Destiny Ekaragha
Favourite Black Channel
Favourite International Movie (made by or starring British talent)
12 Years a Slave
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL SCREEN AWARDS
Favourite Nigerian (New Nollywood) Film (Released in Nigeria and/or premiered in UK/Online)
Favourite Female African Intl. Rising Screen Talent
Lupita Nyong’o - 12 Years A Slave, Shuga
Favourite Male African Intl. Rising Screen Talent
Alex Ekubo (Nigeria)
Best African Film
Half of A Yellow Sun - Biyi Bandele, Nigeria/UK
UK SCREEN AWARDS
Javone Prince - PhoneShop, Plebs, Quick Cuts
Young Shooting Star (16-25)
Adelayo Adedayo - Some Girls, Gone Too Far
Favourite Female TV Star
Chizzy Akudolu - Holby City
Favourite Male TV Star
Jimmy Akingbola – Holby
Female Performance in Film
Naomie Harris - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Skyfall
Male Performance in Film
Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
Female Performance in TV
Sharon Duncan Brewster - Top Boy, The Bible, The Mimic
Male Performance in TV
Idris Elba – Luther