The Voice Online reports that the annual Screen Nation Film & Television Awards (aka the ‘black Oscars’) which is due to take place on Sunday (November 11th) at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel has now been cancelled.
In a rather intriguing statement organisers said that the event had been cancelled to “protect the Screen Nation Brand” and blamed the last-minute cancellation on “delays in payment, partners pulling out at late notice and a major health and safety issue.
Chief executive Charles Thompson added:
“On the same day the Guardian publishes an article I’m quoted in, posing the question ‘Do black actors still need the Screen Nations Awards?’, I regretfully announce this sudden setback.
“However, I give my assurance to you that the extraordinary talent that resides in the UK will be celebrated within a few months.”
Oh dear…. it’s all gone Pete Tong.
I wonder why the partners pulled out at short notice and what the major health and safety issue was.
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