Here Are Your 2017 Kalasha Award Nominees

09 November of 2017 by

It’s back – the annual look at the most exciting film and television productions, as well as the most engaging performances.

According to the Kenya Film Commission, this year sees the highest number of entries to the awards – with over 230 submitted for the shortlist.

Unsurprisingly, the highly praised film Kati Kati has been nominated in the majority of Film Awards and is probably odds on to scoop the majority of the prizes. However, it stands amongst some tough competition.

Check out the nominees:

BEST COMEDY

Arnold and Bundi

Waliobaki

Urembo

Hullabaloo Estate

 

BEST PERFORMANCE IN A COMEDY

Bilal Wanjau – Jela 5-Star

James Chanji Wamukoya – Mshamba

Fevan Abraham – Waliobaki

Jamal Nasoor – Junior

 

BEST TV HOST

Teddy Muthusi – Lion’s Den

Naomi Ng’ang’a – Sema Nami

Keff Joinange – XYZ SHOW

Mary Mwikali – Life & Style

 

BEST TV DRAMA

New Beginnings

Sue Na Jonnie

Keru

Maza

 

BEST ACTOR IN A TV DRAMA

Sue Na Jonnie – Martin Githinji

Tumaini Senta – Maina Olwenya

New Beginnings – Joed Kariuki

Mama Duka – Alan Weku

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV DRAMA

Catherine Kamau – Sue Na Jonnie

Nice Githinji – Tumaini Senta

Ruth Ndulu Maingi – Mama Duka

Mary Khavere – La Msingi

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Sound Man

Imara

The Last Maasai

Lukembe

 

BEST FEATURE BY A STUDENT

Dilemma

Anti – Riots

Detox

Tangled Web

 

BEST TV COMMERCIAL OVERALL

Faiba

Betin

Mkulima

Wafula

 

BEST SHORT FILM

Uyu Ni Mwariguo?

Chebet

Kaleidoscope

Lina

 

BEST TV DOCUMENTARY

Stori Yangu

Matwana Matatu Culture

Eco@Africa

The Entrepreneur

 

BEST DIASPORA

Luna

The Call for Life

Tell It on The Mountain

Born This Way

 

BEST ANIMATION

Ma-Otero

XYZ Show

Teargas Okech

Machismo

 

BEST FEATURE FILM

Kati Kati

Aisha

Inherited

Kidnapped

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREEN PLAY

KatiKati – Mbithi Masya & Mugambi Nthiga

Aisha – Arnold Mwanjila

Kidnapped- Serah Mwihaki

Inherited – Mona Ombogo

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Kati Kati – Mbithi Masya

Aisha – Arnold Mwanjila

Kidnapped – Nick Njache

Inherited – Grace Kahaki

 

BEST DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Kati Kati – Andrew Mungai

Inherited – Phillippe Bresson

Kidnapped – Wambui Muigai / Likarion Wainaina

Wakwe – Lucky Collins

 

BEST ACTOR

Elsaphan Njora – Kati Kati

Ayub Bakari – Wakwe

Frank Kimani – Uyu ni mwariguo?

Maina Olwenya – Pendo

 

BEST ACTRESS

Nyokabi Gethaiga – Kati Kati

Joyce Maina – Aisha

Anita Kavuu-Ng’ang’a – Chebet

Melissa Kiplagat – Kaleidoscope

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Patrick Munene Gatimu – Aisha

Gilbert K. Lukalia – Kidnapped

Paul Ogola – Kati Kati

Anthony Ndung’u – Maria

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Wanjiku Njoroge – Uyu ni mwariguo?

Mumbi Maina – Lina

Mercy Wanjiru – Maria

Millicent Ogutu – Bait

 

BEST EAST AFRICAN FILM

Maria

Breaking With Customs

Kati Kati

Kidnapped

 

For the full list of all the nominees, head over to Kalasha Awards

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