#BAFTABlackout A protest against oak of diversity in the film industry

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#BAFTABlackout A protest against oak of diversity in the film industry

Away from the glamour of the red carpet a campaign group protested just yards from the BAFTA Awards over a lack of diversity in this year's nominations.

Londoner and Beasts of No Nation star Idris Elba was the only black star out of 20 performers who featured in the four main acting categories.

Gongs also went to Peckham born John Boyego for his role in Star Wars and veteran actor Sydney Poitier - who was the first black actor to ever win an Oscar.

The Creatives of Colour Network, who represent black film industry figures, took to the streets of the Went End to call for a level playing field. 

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