Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Nominees for the Kalasha Awards

As I had mentioned earlier, we shall soon be celebrating the stars of Kenyan Film and Television. Hyped to be the Oscar's of Kenya, the Kalasha Awards are scheduled to be held on Saturday June the 29th, at the Canivore.

It's dissapointing though that there is no category for animation. Kenya Film commission, what happened to this? (comment by Alex Gakuru at 1.40pm)

    a) Best Leading Actor

    I. Peter King [Formula X]
    II. Mburu Kimani [The Race]
    III. Godfrey Odhiambo [Malooned]
    IV. Ken Ambani [From a Whisper]

    b) Best supporting Actor

    I. Abubakar Mwenda [From a Whisper]
    II. Peter Kinuthia [Unseen Unsung Unforgotten]
    III. Melvin Alusa [Formula X]
    IV. Paul Njoka [By Any Means Necessary]

    c) Best Leading Actress

    I. Nice Githinji [All Girls Together]
    II. Karen Lucas [Dance For Wives]
    III. Janet Kirina [Benta]
    IV. Corine Onyango [From a Whisper]

    d) Best Supporting Actress

    I. Mumbi Maina [Unseen Unsung Unforgotten]
    II. Wambui Murima [Backlash]
    III. Lydia Gitachu [Unseen Unsung Unforgotten]
    IV. Mama Njeri [Village Cassanova]

    e) Best Cinematography

    I. Unseen Unsung Unforgotten
    II. Formula X
    III. From a Whisper
    IV. Killer Necklace

    f) Best Editing

    I. From a Whisper
    II. Uncovering the Media
    III. Unseen Unsung Unforgotten
    IV. Formula X

    g) Best Scriptwriter in Original Screenplay

    I. Cajetan Boy [Backlash]
    II. Wanuri Kahiu [From a Whisper]
    III. Steve Ominde [Formula X]
    IV. Mona Ombogo [Unseen Unsung Unforgotten]

    h) Best Film Overall

    I. From a Whisper
    II. Benta
    III. Backlash
    IV. Unseen Unsung Unforgotten.

    i) Best Director

    I. Wanuri Kahiu [From a Whisper]
    II. Judy Kibinge [Killer Necklace]
    III. Robby Bresson [Help]
    IV. Mona Ombogo/ Njoki Mbuthia [Unseen Unsung Unforgotten]

    j) Best Documentary Feature

    I. Mo & Me
    II. Uncovering the Media
    III. A Voice in the Dark
    IV. Unquiet

    k) Best Short film

    I. The Killer Necklace
    II. Dance For Wives
    III. Wale Watu
    IV. Zeinabu Rudi Nyumbani

    l) Best River wood film

    I. The Race
    II. Machangi
    III. Family Betrayal
    IV. Village Cassanova


    a) Best Actor in a Television Series

    I. Rabron Osanyo (Jack) [Mother-in-Law]
    II. Joseph Kinuthia (Omosh) [Tahidi High]
    III. Tony Njuguna [Makutano Junction]
    IV. Charles Bukeko (Papa) [Papa Shirandula]

    b) Best Actress in a Television Series

    I. Linet Atieno (Hilda) [Wash and Set]
    II. Jackline Nyaminde (Wilbroda) [Papa Shirandula]
    III. Elizabeth Wanjiru (Charity-Shosh) [Mother-in-Law]
    IV. Lucy Wangui (Judge) [Vioja Mahakamani]

    c) Best Performance in a Comedy

    I. Charles Bukeko (Papa)-[Papa Sirandula]
    II. Daniel Ndambuki (Churchhill)-[Churchill]
    III. Benson Wanjau (Ojwang)-[Vitimbi]
    IV. Davis Mwambili (Inspekta Mwala)- [Inspekta Mwala]

    d) Best TV Drama

    I. Makutano Junction
    II. Heartbeat FM
    III. Tahidi High
    IV. Better Days

    e) Best Comedy Program

    I. Churchill live
    II. Papa Shirandula
    III. Vioja Mahakamani
    IV. Vitimbi

    f) Best Talk Show

    I. The Woman’s Show
    II. Time Yetu
    III. Agenda Kenya
    IV. Hatua

    g) Best TV Program Overall

    I. Makutano Junction
    II. The Woman’s Show
    III. Destination Kenya
    IV. Churchill Live

    h) Best TV Script

    I. Joseph Wachira [Tahidi High]
    II. Mwenda Njoka [J.M.Karuiki-Kenya’s Secret History Series]
    III. Natasha Likimani/Wanjiru Kairu [Tabasamu]
    IV. Jennifer Gatero [Better Days]

    i) Best TV Producer

    I. Catherine Wamuyu Nguku [Mother-in-Law]
    II. Tony Mwite [Wash and Set]
    III. Irene Mukonyoro [Makutano Junction]
    IV. Anthony Lukhwile [Churchill Live]

    j) Best TV Director

    I. Victor Gatonye [Makutano Junction]
    II. Edwin Nyongesa [Wakilisha]
    III. Mudegu Kibwana Onguso [Papa Shirandula]
    IV. Matthew Robinson [Heartbeat FM]

    k) Best TV Documentary

    I. Making of a Nation
    II. J.M. Karuiki-Kenya’s Secret History Series
    III. Nobel Pokot Girl
    IV. Rite of Passage
For more information check out the Kalasha Awards website here.


Obie said...

I personally haven't watched half of the Films, but on the Television Categories me thinks most are well represented. Where can I get a copy of Mo & Me? Anyone? Read about the Doc in Adam Magazine May Issue.
Which reminds me, Mob Doc should have been in best comedy category, don't you think?

Shiko-Msa said...

Oh My this is a wake up call for me to watch more local content. I'm so lost at most of the titles on your list!

I'd vote for Better days any time for Best TV Drama. Wherever did it go?

Churchill Live too goes without saying.

Obie said...

@Shiko-Msa Tahidi High (atleast recently) would do for me than Better Days. Interestingly the two of these had a common flaw. Better days had 'ghetto' scenes which couldn't be done by the obviously 'un-ghetto' actors and for Tahidi high, vice versa. They need to get real actors who can rep any hood!

Shiko-Msa said...

Sorry to say I have never watched a single full episode of Tahidi High. Even Better Days I watched very few and was taken by the voice of Jackie Thome. And of course her acting, that other old guy and the rest of the crew. I watched Ciku in another Kajetan Boy film (I think it was Backlash)and she was good.

I need to work harder to support our stars surely! May the best win.