The Screen Nation Film & Television Awards (also dubbed 'the Black Baftas) has announced its first lineup of nominees and invited guests to attend this year's celebrations. Marking 2017 as its 12th anniversary, the awards will pay homage to the best culturally diverse talent working within the UK and international film, broadcast and entertainment industry.
BBC London News’ arts correspondent, Brenda Emmanus will host the ceremony on Sunday 7th May 2017 from 5.00pm to 1.00am at the Park Plaza London Riverbank hotel, 18 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London, SE1 7TJ . Attended will be recognisable faces from the world of film, TV, music and sports including:
Arnold Oceng (Brotherhood/A United Kingdom), Babou Ceesay (Damilola, Our Loved Boy), Benjamin Ebuehi (The Great British Bakeoff), Charles Venn (Casualty), David Ajala (Falling Water/Beowulf: Return to the Shieldlands), Diane Parish (Eastenders), Dylan Duffus (The Intent), Horace Ove CBE (Pressure/Playing Away/The Orchid House), Gbemisola Ikumelo (Sunny D), Isaach de Bankole (Double Play), Judi Shekoni (Ice/Ordinary Lies/Heroes Reborn), Malachi Kirby (Roots), Michelle John (The Voice UK), Nikki Amuka-Bird (NW/Quarry), Noel Clarke (Brotherhood), Osi Umenyiora (The NFL Show), Ruth Negga (Loving), Samuel Boateng (The Apprentice), Sandi Bogle (Gogglebox), Sandra Martin (Googlebox), Selasi Gbormittah (The Great British Bakeoff), Sope Dirisu (Undercover/Black Mirror), Stephen Bourne (Black in the British Frame), Susan Wokoma (Crazyhead), Wunmi Mosaku (Damilola, Our Loved Boy/Black Mirror) and many more.
To attend the star-studded event, visit www.screennation.com.
You can find the full list of nominees here.