• 706 entries were received, and through a rigorous vetting process by the committee, a shortlist of five (5) nominees per category was done.
The Kenya Film Commission has announced the nominees of the Kalasha International Film and TV awards 2021.
In a press conference at Sarova Stanely Hotel on Wednesday, the Chairperson of the Kalasha Awards nomination committee, Valentine Zikki noted that this year 706 entries were received, and through a rigorous vetting process by the committee, a shortlist of five (5) nominees per category was done.
"With the help of our 7-member Jury academy drawn, all drawn from the film industry, we were able to narrow down to a total of 145 nominees," said Ms Zikki.
While officiating the event, Kenya Film Commission CEO, Mr Timothy Owase reiterated the Commission’s commitment towards recognizing and awarding local talent.
Here is a list of the Kenyan actors and actresses nominated in the various categories.
BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A FILM
1. MAWULI GAVOR - JUST IN TIME
2. EDDY KIMANI - TALES OF THE ACCIDENTAL CITY
3. ABDALLA AHMED - FIKIRINI
4. ERICK MUTURA - MWANGA
5. JACKISS JACQUES ONYANGO - TELEPORT 2
BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A FILM
1. SARAH HASSAN - JUST IN TIME
2. DAVILLA - TELEPORT 2
3. WAKIO MZENGE - TALES OF THE ACCIDENTAL CITY
4. TABITHA WAMBUI - THINNER BLOOD
5. KANINI EDITH - HOUSE OF SECRETS
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A FILM
1. ADAM HUSSEIN FIKIRINI
2. WARSAME ABDI MISSION TO RESCUE
3. JOHN NDEGWA KUTU
4. RAPHAEL KAREKEI MWANGA
5. DANCUN OCHIENG BANGARANG
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A FILM
1. STYCIE WANJIRU JUST IN TIME
2. KEZIAH MUGURE THINNER BLOOD
3. CATHERINE KAMAU KUTU
4. MWANAHARUSI MGENI FIKIRINI
5. PIERRA MAKENA
BEST LEAD ACTOR IN A TV DRAMA
1. BLESSING LUNG'AHO (MADIBA) - ZORA
2. GEORGE MO (LEBO) - BORDERLINE
3. LUKARELLI ONYANGO (MAX) - PIECES OF US
4. ALFRED MUNYUA (SILAS) - CRIME AND JUSTICE
5. JOE KINYUA (NJORO) - NJORO WA UBA
BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A TV DRAMA
1. SANAIPEI TANDE (NANA) - KINA
2. RIZIKI AMBROSE (SERAH) - PIECES OF US
3. AISHA MWAJUMLAH (NIMIMI) - PETE
4. SARAH HASSAN (DETECTIVE MAKENA) - CRIME AND JUSTICE
5. JANE WAMBUI (JEZEBEL) - NJORO WA UBA
BEST PERFORMANCE IN A TV COMEDY
1. FRANK KIMANI(MR WANG'OMBE) VARSHITA
2. MARY MUNYAO (KAMENE) CLASSMATES
3. FAHAMU KAZUNGU (NYANYA RUKIA) NYANYA RUKIA
4. ALI SHAHIBU (SUDI) PETE
5. PAUL OGALI (JIM) THE EXTREMITIES