The International Achievement Recognition Awards (‪#‎IARAwards2016‬) Release Their First Category Nominations

awardThe International Achievement Recognition Awards (‪#‎IARAwards2016‬) have released the first category nominations. Created to honour ‘Excellence’ and ‘Innovation’ in outstanding individuals, the IARAs are proud to provide a platform to celebrate people who are role models for the next generation:

Best Actor: ‪Nicholas Pinnock‬ for Marcella; ‪Chucky Venn‬ for Casualty;‪ Clint Dyer‬ for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; ‪Paapa Essiedu‬ for Hamlet.

Best Actress: ‪Tameka Empson‬ for Eastenders; ‪‎Chizzy Akudolu‬ for Holby City; ‪‎Tanya Moodie‬ RSC Hamlet; ‪‎Georgina Campbell‬ for Flowers.

Best Actress: Holby City – Eleanor Fanyinka‬; Chizzy Akudolu; Camilla Arfwedson; Catherine Russell.

Best Dance Performance: ‪Duwane Taylor‬ for Into The Hoods by Zoo Nation; ‪Layton Williams‬ for Hairspray; Luke Baker for Footloose; Anabel Kutay for High Strung.

Best Choreographer: ‪Dave Scott‬ for High Strung; ‎Omar F. Okai‬ for Robin Hood; ‪Antoine Mark‬ for Descent; Matthew James Cole for Footloose.

Best Film Director: ‪Mo Ali‬ for Montana; Michael Damian for High Strung;‪ ‎Jake L. Reid‬ for The Antwerp Dolls.

The Special Recognition Award for Best Humanitarian: goes to Anna Kennedy OBE For Outstanding Work To Our Communities In Regards To Autism.

The social media reaction to these nominations has been delight and humility, which doesn’t surprise us, as they’re all top personalities and exceptional talents. WE wish all nominees good fortune.

The Third IARAs will take place on the 17th of September 2016, and tickets will be available through the website, which is currently in maintenance mode:

More Info as we get it!

Words by @DescantDeb