• 706 entries were received, and through a rigorous vetting process by the committee, a shortlist of five (5) nominees per category was done. 

Kenya Film Commission (KFC) CEO Timothy Owase (Center) chats with Edna Oyori, KFC Finance Manager (L) and Letitia Ouko, Corporate Communication Manager, KFC during the announcement ceremony for the nominees for the 11th edition of the Kalasha Awards at The Sarova Stanley, Nairobi.
Kenya Film Commission (KFC) CEO Timothy Owase (Center) chats with Edna Oyori, KFC Finance Manager (L) and Letitia Ouko, Corporate Communication Manager, KFC during the announcement ceremony for the nominees for the 11th edition of the Kalasha Awards at The Sarova Stanley, Nairobi.
Image: Moses Mwangi

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.

Kalasha jury, (R to L) Valentine Zikki, Kalasha nomination academy chair, Ernest Livasia GM Chomoka and Emma Kibunja of Africa Motion pictures.
Kalasha jury, (R to L) Valentine Zikki, Kalasha nomination academy chair, Ernest Livasia GM Chomoka and Emma Kibunja of Africa Motion pictures.
Image: Moses Mwangi

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

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