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Diversity In Media Awards 2017 Announces BBC Newsreader Jane Hill As Host

'Britain’s media industry is home to a variety of diverse talent.'

12/09/2017 15:29 | Updated 12 September 2017

Jane Hill has been announced as the host of the 2017 Diversity In Media Awards.

The BBC newsreader will be at the helm of Friday’s (15 September) ceremony, which celebrates the work to promote diversity across Britain’s media industries.  

A wide range of pubic figures and celebrities have been shortlisted for awards including Ariana Grande, Lily Allen, Rio Ferdinand, Graham Norton, and London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

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Jane Will will present the Diversity In Media Awards

Speaking ahead of the awards, Jane, a proud member of the LGBT+ community, said: “From newspapers and radio, to online and television, Britain’s media industry is home to a variety of diverse talent. 

“The Diversity In Media Awards will shine a light on the individuals and organisations that do fantastic work to celebrate diversity in all its forms. This is an also important opportunity to highlight the work that still needs to be done by the media to reflect diversity across society. 

“I am delighted to be hosting this event and look forward to congratulating the winners on Friday.”

Stars expected to be in attendance at the event, held at London’s Waldorf Hilton Hotel, include ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ contestant Mollie King, ‘Good Morning Britain’ host Susanna Reid and TV and radio presenter Myleene Klass

The full list of award nominees are:

Broadcaster of the Year

  • BBC
  • Channel 4
  • ITV
  • London Live
  • Made in Tyne and Wear
  • MTV
  • Sky
  • UKTV

Production Company of the Year

  • Betty
  • Big Talk
  • Lesata
  • Lime Pictures
  • Love
  • Maverick
  • Sugar Films
  • Tiger Aspect

Media Organisation of the Year

  • Bloomberg
  • Creative Equals
  • Ethnic Media Sales
  • Grey London
  • James Grant
  • Mediacom
  • Roar Global
  • Simon Jones PR

Marketing Campaign of the Year

  • Black Lives Matter
  • Harvey Bertram-Brown
  • Lloyds Banking - He said yes
  • Mars UK
  • Pride in London
  • Project Embrace
  • Smirnoff - Digital Pride
  • The National Autistic Society

Journalist of the Year

  • Ben Henry
  • Caitlin Moran
  • Emma Barnett
  • Matthew Cain
  • Nesrine Malik
  • Nikki Fox
  • Paris Lees
  • Saira Khan

Blogger/Podcaster of the Year

  • Doug Armstrong
  • Chrissie Wunna
  • Gemma Turner
  • Mary-Loiuse Chandler
  • N.C for Brown Men
  • Rhianna Dhillon
  • Scott Bryan - Buzzfeed
  • What Wegan Did Next

TV Programme of the Year

  • ‘Britain’s got Talent’
  • ‘Chronicles of Nadyia’
  • ‘Gay Britannia’
  • ‘Gogglebox’
  • ‘Muslims Like Us’
  • ‘The A Word’
  • ‘The Last Leg’
  • ‘The Undateables’

Rising Star of the Year

  • Aaron Carty
  • Craig Dillon
  • Jake Graf
  • Layton Williams
  • Liv Little
  • Ollie Locke
  • Victoria Broom
  • Yomi Adegoke

Media Moment of the Year

  • ‘Behind Closed Doors’
  • ‘Black Mirror’
  • ‘Line of Duty’
  • ‘Loose Women’
  • Rio Ferdinand
  • ‘Doctor Who’
  • ‘This Morning’
  • ‘The Voice UK’

Hero of the Year

  • Adele
  • Ariana Grande
  • Fox Fisher
  • Gary Lineker
  • Ian McKellen
  • Lily Allen
  • Ruth Davidson
  • Sadiq Khan

Presenter of the Year

  • Ade Adepitan MBE
  • Fiona Stalker
  • Graham Norton
  • Jamal Edwards
  • Jasmine Dotiwala
  • Mary Portas
  • Reggie Yates
  • Stacey Dooley

Radio Station / Programme of the Year

  • Back Row & Chill
  • Badass Women’s Hour
  • BBC Somerset
  • BBC Women’s Hour
  • Gaydio
  • LBC
  • Resonance FM (community programmes)
  • Warren Tone

Diversity Champion of the Year

  • Guy Black
  • Jon Miler
  • Karen Blackett
  • Lord Alli
  • Philip O’Ferrall
  • Sarah Geater
  • Toby Mildon
  • Vivienne Francis

Actor of the Year

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor
  • Daniel Brocklebank
  • Denise Welch
  • Glynis Barber
  • Keiron Richardson
  • Liz Carr
  • Russell Tovey
  • Thandie Newton

Icon of the Year

  • Alan Carr
  • Alesha Dixon
  • Diane Abbott MP
  • Edward Enniful OBE
  • Gok Wan
  • Helen Mirren
  • Idris Elba
  • Will Young

Find out more about the Diversity In Media Awards here.

  • Samira Wiley ('Orange Is The New Black' actress)
    Megan Mack via Getty Images
    "I was just taught that love is the most powerful thing."
  • Adore Delano (Drag performer/singer)
    Gabe Ginsberg via Getty Images
    "My voice is not only for singing, I speak about body image issues, HIV rights, and many other topics that should be addressed when you have a platform like mine."
  • Mary Lambert (singer/songwriter)
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    "Hearing women of all ages sing 'She Keeps Me Warm' at the top of their lungs - they don’t give a shit about what pronoun it is.

    "They get that it’s about love, so I think that’s really given me perspective. I think people can deal with it, and they get it."
  • Todrick Hall (YouTube star/singer)
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    "When you’re a person that’s trying to be a public figure and you’re black and you’re gay and for some people it’s a little too much for them to handle...

    "I think there are a lot of people who are afraid to be who they are and if I have to sacrifice a little bit of fame and a little bit of success because I’m being 100 percent truthful with who I am, hopefully that will create a paved way for someone else."
  • Ines Rau (model)
    Instagram/Ines Rau
    "It's all about what's in your heart. Gender and sexuality do not make you who you are. Your heart and actions do!"
  • Riley Carter Millington ('EastEnders' actor)
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    "I want to help make a difference. [Being trans] is a part of me and I want hopefully to make other people feel like they can come out, like they can feel that they’ve got support."
  • Angel Haze (rapper)
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    "Sexuality is like having a favorite colour. It doesn’t rule you, you know? And I should be able to do whatever and whoever I want at any given time."
  • Joe Lycett (stand-up comedian)
    David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock
    "Gender is fluid and I think it’s absolutely fascinating, so I talk about that a little bit in my show. I think it’s important some people do publicly go, 'Hey, I’m not straight and I’m not gay. I’m somewhere in the middle and that’s OK.'"
  • Ruby Tandoh (foodie/'Bake Off' finalist)
    Richard Saker/Rex/Shutterstock
    "To all the bros who hate social media, who pit it against 'real life' - I never would've had the courage to be me without Twitter's queer queens."
  • Troye Sivan (YouTube star/pop sensation)
    Frazer Harrison via Getty Images
    '[Being gay] been a non-issue for me. But the same thing that’s been a blessing in my life can lead someone to suicide. Every time I hear about an LGBTQ kid committing suicide, it’s just so much frustration. I just think about lost potential because a parent wasn’t accepting or a friend wasn’t, and it ended an LGBTQ kid’s life.

    "I really want the parents of my audience to see these videos actually. And realise that their reaction influences their kid’s entire experience. Showing them two sides of the coin: this is how it could go or this is how it could go. It’s up to you."
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