Category Archives: Visionary Honours

NOMINATIONS: TV show of the year

Doctor Who

Doctor Who – BBC1 The BBC’s flagship show has taken the organisation’s ethos of diversity to its heart. The series opens with a new female Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) and two new ethnic minority companions, played by Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill. The initial scenes show a young, black dyspraxic man (Cole) learning to ride a […]

NOMINATIONS: Book of the year

Natives – Akala

Natives – Akala The first book by the hip-hop artist and performer Akala explores intersectional narratives about race, poverty and geography in a part-memoir, part data-filled polemic about his life growing up as a mixed-race kid in London’s Brixton neighbourhood in the 1980s and 90s. What A Time To Be Alone – Chidera Eggerue We […]

NOMINATIONS: Song of the year

Little Mix. Credit: Creative Commons

This Is Me – Keala Settle The anthem of The Greatest Showman showcases the astounding vocals of Australian singer Keala Settle. A video of her raw performance of “This Is Me” helped to get the greenlight to make the film. The song, written by Benj Pasek, is about championing the underdog and society’s outcasts. This […]

NOMINATIONS: Documentary of the year

Did You Wonder Who Fired The Gun?

Suicide – The Ripple Effect This documentary feature sets out to combat the global crisis of suicide. The film highlights the journey of Kevin Hines, who at age 19, attempted to take his life by jumping from the Golden Gate Bridge, survived, and is now a motivational speaker. By sharing stories of survival and recovery […]

NOMINATIONS: Film of the year

Crazy Rich Asians

Black Panther Marvel’s box office smash Black Panther represents a landmark moment for black culture. With a majority of black talent both in front of and behind the camera, it celebrates traditional African culture and aesthetic beauty alongside African-American politics in a lush imaginary landscape typical of the Marvel franchise. The Greatest Showman Focusing on […]