You could feel the buzz and excitement as guests and nominees arrived on the red carpet at the Screen Nation Awards 2019 at the Mayfair Hotel in London. They came in beautiful attire, ranging from African to arts inspired outfits. A colourful array of clothes that certainly got the photographers snapping!
The age ranges of the Nominees and Award Presenters ranged from as young as 7 years to those who had been working in the industry for 28 years!
Most of the nominees were just thrilled to have been nominated or short listed for an award and the Screen Nation Organisers made sure they kept the champagne flowing in celebratory mood.
The biggest names were selected to host and present the awards, including Presenter and Singer Fleur East from This Morning, Loose Women and I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! Fleur East also won an award in the ‘Favourite Female TV Star’ category voted by a public jury.
Other winners included Lucian Msamati for Black Earth Rising and Kiri in the ‘Male Performance in TV’ category: Aml Ameen for Yardie in the ‘Male Performance in Film’ group and Simona Brown – The Little Drummer Girl, Kiss Me First in the Rising Star field.
Also present were child prodigies Callum Daniel , Morgan Hudson and motivational speaker Venessa @inspiringvenessa.
It was truly a remarkable evening, mixing with the stars who there to be recognised for their hard work and talent. It is important for people of colour to be recognised. The industry must change and welcome diversity! Awards should embrace all not just the one percent who are over represented on our screens.
The Screen Nation Awards are to be commended for creating an event that will propel careers and forge futures. Particular with respect to the young such as those who were present on the night.
In organising an event such as the Screen Nation Awards, we often notice the things that go wrong but hardly acknowledge the things that go well nor those who take the first step in the right direction. I therefore take my hat off to all those who made Screen Nation Awards 2019 happen.
It was a great night. Well done to all those who won, those who were nominated and those who came out to support.
Review by Mercy Francis;
For more about the Screen Nation Awards see: https://www.screennation.org/