Asian Media Awards 2018: Nominations list


The Asian Media Awards 2018 finalists have been announced.

The event, which was held at ITV, The London Studios last night, was attended by finalists, judges, partners and sponsors.

Winners of the awards will be announced at the Hilton Manchester Deansgate on Thursday 25th October. is proud to be shortlisted for the Best Website/Publication category.

The full nominations list is as follows:

Journalist of the Year

  • Kalpana Fitzpatrick – Personal Finance Editor
  • Faisal Islam – Political Editor, Sky News
  • Ashish Joshi – Reporter & Presenter, Sky News
  • Secunder Kermani – Pakistan & Afghanistan Correspondent, BBC
  • Anisa Subedar, Senior Journalist & Producer, BBC
  • Best Investigation

  • Bollywood’s Dark Secret – Why Hasn’t Bollywood Had A #METOO Moment – BBC India, Rajini Vaidyanathan (Correspondent), Pratiksha Ghildial (Producer), Varun Nayar (Shoot-Edit), Kate Peters (Executive Producer). Additional Reporting By Supriya Sobti
  • The Truth About Muslim Marriage – Channel 4 Dispatches, True Vision Aire
  • The Unspoken Alcohol Problem Among UK Punjabis – BBC Digital Pilots & Skills, Aidan Castelli, Anusha Kumar, Ramaa Sharma & Chayya Syal
  • ‘Tories Islamophobia’ – By Shehab Khan, The Independent
  • Beards, Bails and Boundaries: England’s Muslim Cricketers – By Ankur Desai
  • White Right: Meeting the Enemy – Reported by Deeyah Khan for ITV and Also Streamed on Netflix. Produced by FUUSE
  • Sports Journalist of the Year

  • Shekhar Bhatia, Daily Mail Online
  • Shamoon Hafez, BBC Sport
  • Seema Jaswal
  • Nikesh Rughani, BBC Sport
  • Regional Journalist of the Year

  • Raveena Ghattaura, ITV News Anglia
  • Navtej Johal, BBC East Midlands Today
  • Sabbiyah Parvez, BBC Look North
  • Rajiv Popat, ITV Central
  • Balvinder Sidhu, ITV Central
  • Outstanding Young Journalist

  • Ashna Hurynag
  • Amani Khan
  • Miriam Walker-Khan
  • Ravneet Nandra
  • Inzy Rashid
  • Haider Saleem
  • TV Report of the Year

  • Asian Girls: Grooming Victims – Balwinder Sidhu for ITV Central
  • Child Victims Rohingya – Ashish Joshi for Sky News
  • Sophia ‘The Suffragette Princess’ – By Sangeeta Bhabra for ITV Meridian
  • Grenfell Tower: ‘Voices from the Ground’ – Tasnim Nazeer for The Islam Channel
  • Radio Station of the Year

  • BBC Asian Network
  • Sunrise Radio
  • Regional Radio Station of the Year

  • Asian Star Radio 101.6FM
  • Radio XL
  • Sabras Radio
  • Best Radio Show

  • Asian Beats, BBC Radio 1
  • Mawaan & Emily, BBC Asian Network
  • Mobeen Azhar’s Late Night Discussion, BBC Asian Network
  • Panjabi Hit Squad, BBC Asian Network
  • The Simply Bhangra Top 10, Sunrise Radio
  • Seli & Shivi, Lyca Radio
  • Radio Presenter of the Year

  • Anushka Arora
  • Bobby Friction
  • Nomia Iqbal
  • Noreen Khan
  • Yasmeen Khan
  • Shabnam Sahi
  • Radio’s Rising Star

  • Vallisa Chauhan
  • DJ Haashim
  • Harpz Kaur
  • Kavita Kukar
  • Jasmine Takhar
  • Yasser
  • Best TV Show/Programme

  • Lost Boys? What’s Going Wrong for Asian Men – Presenter Mehreen Baig; Executive Producer Joe Evans; Executive Producer Neil Crombie; Director Toby Trackman. Swan Films
  • Man Like Mobeen – Written by Guz Khan & Andy Milligan; Directed By Ollie Parsons, Tiger Aspect Productions. BBC 3
  • The Boy with the Topknot – Written by Mick Ford (based on the novel by Sathnam Sanghera); Directed By Lynsey Miller; Produced By Nisha Parti. A Kudos Production In Association with Parti Productions. BBC 2
  • Street Food Servants – Narrated By Anita Rani; Produced By George Henton; Executive Producer: Dippy Chaudhary. BBC 2
  • White Kid, Brown Kid – Filmed, Produced & Directed By Luned Tonderai; Executive Producer Ian Duncan. Channel 4
  • Best TV Character

  • Nitin Ganatra as Masood Ahmed in Eastenders
  • Guz Khan as Mobeen in Man Like Mobeen
  • Bhavna Limbachia as Rana Nazir in Coronation Street
  • Sanjeev Bhaskar as DI Sunny Khan in Unforgotten
  • TV Channel of the Year

  • Colors TV UK
  • Sony Entertainment Television
  • Star Plus
  • Best Website/Publication

  • BizAsiaLive.Com
  • BarfiCulture.Tv
  • EasternEye.Biz
  • The Asian Today
  • Pukaar Magazine
  • Best Blog

  • DesiOutsiders.Com
  • Ibz Mo
  • RavinderRandhawa.Com
  • Faima Bakar
  • Best Video Channel
    Winner to be announced at the AMA ceremony on 25th October

    Media Agency of the Year

  • Algebra Consulting
  • Cultr

  • Here&Now 365
  • Ethnic Reach
  • Sterling Media
  • Media Professional of the Year

  • Farzana Baduel, Curzon PR
  • Natasha Mudhar, Sterling Media
  • Vickram Sembi, Exterion Media
  • Manish Tewari, Here&Now 365
  • Creative Media Award

  • As British As Campaign – Penny Appeal
  • State Bank of India ‘March of Time’ – Cultr
  • DesiDesign.Co.Uk – Vinod Nalawade
  • #WeAreOneFamily – Ethnicreach & One Family
  • Best Stage Production

  • Child of the Divide – By Sudha Bhuchar & Directed by Kristine Landon-Smith, Featuring Rina Fatania, Tony Jaywardena, Divian Ladwa, Krupa Pattani, Amit Sharma. Produced In Partnership with The Partition History Project (PHP), Polka Theatre & Big Imaginations Festival
  • Handlooms – Written By Rani Moorthy; Directed by Alan Lane, Rasa Theatre & Contact. Supported By Curve & Slung Low
  • Hijabi Monologues – Written By: Sahar Ullah, Nimmo Ismail, Hanan Issa, Amal Abdi. Directed By Milli Bhatia, Featuring: Zainab Hasan, Ayesha Dharker, Nadi Kemp Sayfi, Hibo Muuse, Aryana Ramkhalawon, Michal Keyamo
  • #JeSuis – Concept, Direction, Choreography: Aakash Odedra. Created & Performed By: Melissa Ugolini, Su Guzey, Beril Senoz, Gizem Aksu, Yasin Anar, Evrim Akyay, Taner Gungor
  • Pyar Actually – Written By Sukh Ojla; Directed by Pravesh Kumar; Designer Rebecca Brower; Lighting Designer Jack Weir; Sound Designer Matt Eaton. Rifco Arts & Watford Palace Theatre
  • Spun – By Rabiah Hussain. Directed by Richard Speir. Featuring Aasiya Shah & Humaira Iqbal. Arcola Theatre
  • Best Live Event

  • BBC Asian Network Live
  • Empire of the Sikhs
  • London Halal Food Festival
  • Paul Chowdhry ‘Innit’
  • AMA Best Newcomer
    Winner to be announced at the AMA ceremony on 25th October

    Media Personality of the Year
    Winner to be announced at the AMA ceremony on 25th October

    The Sophiya Haque Services to British Television & Film Award
    Winner to be announced at the AMA ceremony on 25th October

    Outstanding Contribution to Media Award
    Winner to be announced at the AMA ceremony on 25th October

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