The Kenya Film Commission has announced its nominees for the 9th annual edition of the Kalasha TV & Film awards 2019.
Catherine Kamau, Sarah Hassan and Pascal Tokodi among Kalasha Awards nominees [Full list]
The nominees were unveiled at a ceremony which took place at the Imax 20th Century Cinema on 1st November. The event which celebrates exceptional talent in Film and TV industry in Kenya will be held on Saturday 30th November.
Kalasha Awards 2019 has 17 Film categories, 9 TV categories and 5 Special Awards categories. Among these are two new categories: Best TV Reality and Best Student Short film.
The Judges for Kalasha 2019 include: Linda Karuru, a leading producer in TV and Film industry, TV and Film Producer Fred Makori, Dr Racheal Diang’a a film professor at USIU, TV & Film Producer Irene Mukonyoro, Film Producer director and script writer Kang’ethe Mungai, Actress & Voice Over Artist Irene Kariuki, Game Designer And Animator Dennis Mbuthia and Dr Simon Peter, a scholar in performing arts and film studies from the University of Leeds.
Some of the nominees include; Pascal Tokodi, Joyce Omondi, Amina Rabar, Brenda Wairimu, Nick Mutuma, Neomi Nganga, Catherine Kamau, Brenda Wairimu, Sarah Hassan and Eve D'Souza among others.
The best feature film category comprises of Sarah Hassan (Plan B), Apple Matere (Dream Child), Nick Mutuma (You again), Edijoe Mwaniki (Lost in time), Njoki Muhoho (Ensulo), Slobhaina Wilson (Lusala), Dancurf Brown (poker) and Njoki Muhoho (Promises).
In the best supporting actress category, we have Neomi Ng’anga (You again), Catherine Kamau (Plan B ), Mkamzee Mwatela (Lusala), Breanda Wairimu (Best Friends Forever) and Laureen Ndesandjo (Naahidi).
Best Lead actor in film Martuin Githinji (Best friends forever), Nick Mutuma (You again), Joe Kinyua (The whistle blower), Brian Ogola (Lusala) and George Mo (Lost in time).
Here are the nominees In the Best TV Drama: The wives (Benjamin Onyango/ H.G. Wells), Selina (Reuben Odanga), Monka (Scolly Odange), Pete (Daudi Otieno) and Ithaga Riene (Roselyne Wanjiku).
Amina Abdi Rabar who hosts The Turn up has been nominated as the best host in TV Show alongside Kush tracey (chat spot), Jeff Koinange (The xyz show), Mwaniki Mageria (Foods of Kenya), Joyce Omondi (Full circle).
Nominees in the Best Tv Comedy include; Njoro wa uba (Lucyb Mwangi), Nyanya Rukia (Daudi Otieno), Baba Yao (Kimathi Iceberg), Varshita (Lucy Mwangi) and Vioja Mahakamani (Ndavula Emmanuel).
Pascal Tokodi of Selina has been nominated in the Best Lead Actor in TV drama alongside; Maqbul Mohammed (Varshita). Benjamin Onyango (The wives), Joe Kinyua (Njoro wa Uba) and Leon Ongaya (pete).
Eve D’Souza of Varshita has also been nominated in the Best performance in TV comedy alongside Zulekha (Vioja Mahakamani), Kierran Ratanya (Baba yao), Peter Sankale (Hullabaloo Estate), and Kazungu Fahamu (Nyanya Rukia).
Our perfect wedding (Eugene Mbugu) and Ms. President (Isabel Munyua) have also been nominated as the Best TV reality.
Special awards category
Women of steel (Maxwell Yego), Destination Mida (Victoria Goro), Cancer the Burden (Noni Gathoni)This is us [Shiraz} (Victoria Goro) and Degrading degrees (Ekuru Paul).
In the best student Short film, Unbalanced (Kelvin Osoo) has been nominted alongside The drift (Bobby Junior), Within these walls (Bobby Junior), Story of my lifeb (Rachael Wainaina) and The idea (Bobby Junior).
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