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Crash leads Screen Nation's nods
A scene from Crash
Crash explores racial tensions in Los Angeles
Oscar-winning film Crash is leading the shortlist at this year's Screen Nation awards, landing five nominations.

Co-stars Don Cheadle, Thandie Newton, Loretta Devine and Chris Bridges have been nominated for their roles, while it is also in contention for best film.

Noel Clarke, who appeared in Doctor Who, is shortlisted for best actor in a UK film and screenwriting honours for his work in Kidulthood.

The awards celebrate the achievements of black people in entertainment.

Highest honour

Crash faces competition in the best film category from South African movie Tsotsi, which was named best foreign language film at the Academy Awards.

Actor Adrian Lester has picked up two nominations for his performances on the small screen, including the BBC series Hustle.

Adrian Lester
Adrian Lester is recognised for his work in TV shows including Hustle

Actresses shortlisted for their TV work include Angela Griffin for Waterloo Road, Holby City's Rakie Ayola and Suzanne Packer, who stars in Casualty.

Tupele Dorgu, who plays Kelly Crabtree in Coronation Street, and Five talk show host Trisha Goddard are both nominated for favourite female TV star.

The ITV soap opera is also in the running for the diversity in drama award.

Veteran actress Mona Hammond, whose credits include EastEnders, Babyfather and a role in the recent Rise of the Cybermen episode of Doctor Who, will be presented with the Edric Connor Inspiration Award - the organisation's highest UK honour.

She was also the co-founder of Talawa, the UK's leading black theatre company and appeared in the Channel 4 sitcom Desmond's.

The award ceremony takes place in London on 10 October and will be screened on Sky Movies on 22 October.

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