IARA Award Winners 2017

The 4th annual IARA Awards took place on the 2nd September, at Stratford Old Town Hall, in London. Celebrating equality and diversity in the Arts industry, on an international scale, the IARA Awards are certainly integral accolades. 

This year the big winner everyone is taking about, is Terry Pheto who won two awards, including Best Actress 2017! Rent the Musical also won two awards, including Best Theatre Director for Bruce Guthrie. 

Here is a list of the winners below:

Best Actor 

ANTHONY BOYLE (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child)

 Best Actress

TERRY PHETO (A United Kingdom)

Best Emerging Actor

OLISA ODELE (E4-ChewingGum)

 Best Emerging Actress

SERAPHINA BEH (BBC EastEnders)

 Best Actor in TV/Drama 2017

JAMES FLOYD (ITV Good Karma Hospital)

 Best Actress in TV/Drama 2017

 TERRY PHETO (BET Nelson Mandela)

 Best Young Actor in Film/TV/ Drama

DANNY WALTERS (BBC EastEnders)

Best Young Actress in Film/TV/Drama

KIRAN SONIA SAWAR (Murdered By My Father)

 Best International Actor

OC UKEJE (The Arbitration)

Best International Actress

Nse Ikpe Etim (Tess)

 Best Male Stage Performance

Adam J Bernard (Dream Girls)

Best Female Stage Performance

LUCY ST. LOUIS (Motown)

Best Dance Act

LUKE AHMET (The Creation)
Best Theatre Director

BRUCE GUTHRIE (Rent the Musical)

Best Choreographer

LEE PROUD (Rent the Musical)

Best Playwright

JOHN O’Donovan (If We Got Some More Cocaine I Could Show You How I Love You)

Best Original Screenplay

MY FERAL HEART – DUNCAN PAVELING

Best Short Film Director

CHARLOTTE REGAN Standby

 Best Director – TV or Drama

DOUGLAS MACKINNON (SHERLOCK)

Best Feature or Independent Film 2017

MY FERAL HEART- Director / JANE GULL

Best Fashion Designer

Joshua Kane

Best New Music Act

GEOVARN

Best Music Album

EVERGREEN –SHAUN ESCOFFERY)

Best UK Music Artist 2017

REGGIE ‘N’BOLLIE

Best UK Afroabeat Artist

IKE CHUCKS

Best African Music Artist

ADEKUNLE GOLD
  

Best FM/Radio Station

THE BEAT LONDON 103.6FM

 Best UK FM/Radio DJ

DJ ACE (BBC 1xtra)

Best TV Presenter

SCARLETTE DOUGLAS (Channel4 A Place in the Sun)

Best UK Reality TV Star 2017

SANDRA MARTIN (Channel4 Gogglebox)

Best Web Series 2017

Hood Documentary by Tyrell Williams & Kayode Ewumi 



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