The event, known as the 'black Baftas', celebrates black talent in the UK film and TV industry.
Stuart will be honoured with the Edric Connor Inspiration award, alongside film actor Morgan Freeman, who will receive an Outstanding Contribution Award. Veteran American TV director, Stan Lathan, receives a new Vanguard Award.
The iconic 1977 TV mini-series Roots is also to be honoured at the event with a Classic TV Award. Key cast members of the show are expected to attend the awards.
Other TV prizes include best male actor with Aml Ameen (The Bill), Chiwetel Ejiofor (
Best TV actress nominations include Angela Griffin (Waterloo Road), Ginny Holder and Sharon D Clarke (Holby City), Sophie Okonedo (Tsunami: The Aftermath) and Nikki Amuka-Bird (Shoot the Messenger/Five Days/Born Equal).
Awards for presenting, production, reality stars and emerging talent will also be given out on the night.
The event, now in its fifth year, will take place on October 15 in London, and will be hosted by TV presenter Josie D’Arby and Bond actor Colin Salmon.
Highlights of the event will be aired by Sky Movies Drama on October 29. The Community Channel will also broadcast the show.