Screen Nation Awards 2020 Goes Virtual

| May 28, 2020
15th Screen Nation Film & TV Awards | 6th Screen Nation Digital is Media Awards
#DMA2020 | #DigitalisMediaAwards | #DigitalisMediaAwards2020
With unprecedented challenges facing the global film, TV and digital media industries, celebrating and rewarding screen talents for their achievements has become more critical than ever before. Despite self-isolation now becoming the new norm across the world the Screen Nation awards team along with the 2020 hosts, nominees and guest presenters have shown great resilience to ensure both Screen Nation Awards ceremonies go ahead in an exciting new virtual format.
2020 marks a special 15th-year anniversary milestone for Screen Nation so this year’s awards are set to be a special celebration. Now established as the definitive benchmark recognising black British screen excellence, the 15th Screen Nation Film & TV Awards ceremony will stream online as a YouTube Live presentation across Screen Nation social media and partner platforms on Sunday 5th July 2020 with the 6th Digital is Media Awards (DMA) streaming the week before on Sunday 28th June 2020.

Letitia Hector, triple-threat star of stage, TV and the 3rd screen

Fronting this year’s Digital is Media ceremony is Letitia Hector the stunning young triple-threat star of stage, TV and the 3rd screen. With youthful good looks, Letitia sings and dances at the drop of a hat so we are set for some hilarious laugh out loud funny, high jinks and high kicks throughout the show! Hosting the prestige Film & TV ceremony will be a soon to be announced major global social media influencer. These two exciting young stars will be joined in the online presentations by the cream of the black British film, TV & digital media scene alongside celebrities and influencers from social media, sport, business and more.
Full details of the 2020 categories and nominations to be voted for by both the public and industry juries are announced across social media over the weekend of 30-31 May 2020.
The Screen Nation Executive committee has bestowed one of this year’s highest honours the Digital Achievement Award upon creative producer Andy Amadi, founder of Trends Central Youtube channel and creator of the BkChat LDN online debate show ( with Leon Mayne & Paul Samuel co-founders of the Brothers with no Game brand ( BWNG – honoured with the Victor Adebodun Digital Vanguard Award. Over the last decade, BWNG has been responsible for producing some of the UK’s best black web series and online content.
Former Presenters, nominees and guests of these unique ceremonies have included Game of Thrones actress Nathalie Emmanuel, BAFTA-winning director/actor, Noel Clarke, Golden Globe winner Idris Elba, James Bond star Naomie Harris, Chewing Gum creator & star Michaela Coel, track & field star Christine Ohuruogu and film, TV and digital media talent of the calibre of Jamal Edwards, Kelechi Okafor, Shirley B. Eniang, Joivan Wade, David Oyelowo, Damson Idris, Sir Lenny Henry CBE and Amma Asante amongst many others.
The 2020 Screen Nation Awards are partnered by BBC, Bosss Media, EventMind Pro, Sababu Films, Spinx Media, The Bridge Media, Fashion4Africa & Kojo Vandie and sponsored by discovery & discount platform Jamii along with fast-rising black-led online lifestyle brands Afrocenchix, Mr BlackMan’s, Colourshot, Cornucopia Emporium and many more joining all the time. Online media partners include Alt-Africa, Black History Walks and Black and British.
Charles Thompson MBE the veteran independent film producer, Founder & CEO of Screen Nation says: “These first-ever virtual Screen Nation Awards recognise the success of Black Britons within the film, TV and digital media industries and rewards their dynamic work across all 3 screens and many social media platforms.”
The UK industry is experiencing big changes and we at Screen Nation want to recognise and celebrate the all too often unsung talents on the front line, who give us so much to applaud and provide many reasons why these unique award ceremonies were established.”
With the constant debate around the lack of cultural diversity and inclusion across mainstream media channels, the Screen Nation Awards is a positive response, providing emerging voices and established talents with a platform that spotlights and rewards excellence that is succeeding despite significant challenges.

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