17th March 2022
Claire Foy, Joe Biden and Colin Firth triumph at The Stammies, our first ever awards for stammering in the media.
With awards season well underway, last night we hosted our very own ceremony celebrating portrayals of stammering in film and TV. You can watch the whole thing back by watching the video below.
Comedians who stammer Nina G and Aidan Greene did a hilarious job of hosting the hour-and-a-half online event, with guests including actor, podcaster and STAMMA patron Scroobius Pip. The restaurant chain Ibérica provided a delicious cheese, bread & wine package for attendees.
The winners, as voted for by our Members, included Colin Firth for the best stammering representation in film award (The King's Speech), and Claire Foy for the best representation in TV, for her portrayal of Margaret Campbell in the BBC's A Very British Scandal. See the full list of winners below. Joe Biden winning the US Presidential election was voted the moment of the year.
Anita Blom from the International Stuttering Association gave a hugely moving tribute to Lynne Mackie, who received the Outstanding Contribution award. Lynne, who sadly passed away at the end of last year, did so much to challenge negative media perceptions through her YouTube channel StammerOn and her work in the theatre.