Equality and Human Rights Framework

UK hosts 'most diverse' TV BAFTA awards

Monday 9 May 2016

The UK's BAFTA (British Academy Television Awards) last night boasted the most 'diverse' line-up the organisation has ever seen, according to BAFTA Chair Anne Morrison.

Actor and comedian Sir Lenny Henry, who was honoured at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards last year for his work championing diversity in broadcasting, scooped the Bafta special award recognition of his outstanding contribution to television.

Henry said: "This is fantastic. I am truly humbled and truly hopeful that this is a pan-industry acknowledgement that diversity must be at the heart of our industry if we are to reflect British society now and, most importantly, in the future."

Michaela Coel, the star and writer of hit E4 series Chewing Gum took home the Best Female Comedy Performance. It is her second Bafta in two weeks.

More at: http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/black-stars-take-home-top-awards-most-diverse-tv-baftas

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