Nairobi Half Life and Shattered movies dominated the Kalasha Film and Television Awards nominee list that was unveiled last Friday, 16 November 2012.
The announcement, made at the Laico Regency Hotel in Nairobi, came just a few days after the appointment of the new chairman, radio presenter Chris Foot.
The awards, in it's fourth year, have been designed to allow Kenyans to celebrate their cultural diversity through film and to recognise the role of film in economic sustainability.
The awards seek to motivate local producers towards quality film and TV productions. The event organised by the Kenya Film Commission, is scheduled for to take place on 8 December 2012. This year, 97 films and television features were submitted to Kalasha 2012, an increase from submissions in 2011.
Nominees in the Film Category
Best Actor Amos Odhiambo (Lost in Africa) Kangethe Mungai (Senior Pastor) Joseph Wairimu (Nairobi Half Life) Sam Kihiu (Valentine Ya Njaramba)
Best Actress Rita Dominic (Shattered) Patricia Kihoro (Miss Nobody) Joan Amara (Miss Pathetic)
Best Supporting Actor Allan Adika (Shattered) Olwenya Maina (Nairobi Half Life) David Ngang Ndugi (Torn Veil)
Best Supporting Actress Eclay Wangira (Simiyu Samurai) Irene Kayeri (Lost in Africa) Mumbi Maina (Shattered)
Best Cinematography Simiyu Samurai Lost in Africa Nairobi Half Life Shattered
Best Sound Simiyu Samurai Shattered Senior Pastor
Best Director Tosh Gitonga (Nairobi Half Life) Gilbert Lukalia (Shattered) Robby Bresson (Simiyu Samurai)
Best Feature Lost in Africa Shattered Senior Pastor Nairobi Half Life
Best Short Film Simiyu Samurai Miss Nobody The Victim
Original Score Tumanka Goes to school Guardians of the Wild Challenging and Healing Hidden Wars Crimes
Best Editing Lost in Africa Simiyu Samurai Nairobi Half Life
Best Scriptwriter in original screenplay Lost in Africa Shattered Nairobi Half Life
Nominees in the Television Category
Best Tv Drama Lies that bind Higher Learning Mali
Best Lead actor in a TV Drama Rogers Otieno (Higher Learning) Hiram Mugai (Vioja Mahakamani) Kevin Mbugua (Mali)
Best Supporting Actor in a TV Drama Justin Mirichii (Lies that bind) Moses Macharia (Mali) Elsaphan Njora ( Briefcase Inc)
Best Lead Actress in a TV Drama Lucy Nyaga (Lies that bind) Florence Nduta (Lies that bind) Mkamzee Mwatela (Mali) Janet Kirina (Higher Learning)
Best Supporting Actress in a TV Drama Mumbi Maina (Mali) Caroline Kipsuto (iMheshimiwa) Eunice Wambui (Vitimbi)
Best Perfomance in Comedy Peter Sankale (Vioja Mahakamani) Alex Njuguna (The Pasua Show)
Best Talk Show Agenda Kenya The Space Mentality
Best TV Comedy The Pasua Show Vioja Mahakamani LoL
Best Entertainment Programme 99 degrees Get Lifted
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