UK NEWS: SCREEN NATION AWARDS CANCELLED TO “PROTECT THE SCREEN NATION BRAND”

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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3 replies »

  1. Looks like there has been some sabotaging going on here. Do Black actors need a screen nations awards? what kind of question is that, they need it now more than ever

  2. the article in the Guardian is short sighted. even in Hollywood there are black film festivals, the black Hollywood film festival organised by Tanya Kersey and her wonder ful team. You dont hear Hollywood and saying that Blacks dont need a black film festival so why should it be voiced by those that are not even in the industry over here??

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