Jimmy Akingbola. Photo: David James Bevan

Pappzd bumped into award winning Holby City actor Jimmy Akingbola as he left fashionable Saville Row clutching several Ozwald Boateng bags.

Considering the Londoner has recently been nominated for four individual awards at different ceremonies, including Best Newcomer for the National Television Awards it’s more than likely one of the Ozwald suits will crop up somewhere!

Jimmy, along with a whole host of the UK’s finest black celebrities, is getting ready for the prestigious 7th Annual Screen Nation Awards which takes place at London’s IndigO2 on Sunday 16 October.

The Screen Nation Awards is the UK’s only international film and television event celebrating the achievements of black screen talent, and is broadcast later in October on Sky TV. Pappzd will be attending the ceremony hoping to catch some of our favourite stars on the red carpet so we can bring you exclusive pictures.

We didn’t have our camera with us when we bumped into Jimmy but we did ask him how he felt to be nominated in a major category for a Screen Nation award. He said

I’m extremely excited to be nominated for Best Male Performance in TV, especially as I’m beside some great actors.  It’s a tough category; I have my fingers, toes and everything else crossable crossed!

Ha! Good luck to Jimmy and all the stars who will be attending (we hear Idris Elba will also be there). Keep up the good work!

Thinking of Going?

If you want to rub shoulders with the cream of black British and international celebs you can buy tickets priced between £35 – £80 (plus booking) from The Screen Nation tickets page