This Saturday, November 24, the 9th edition of the Kalasha Awards will be taking place.
The awards ceremony will be celebrating the best of the best in the film industry.
Here are a few things you need to know about this year’s awards and the most interesting categories that you will have to watch out for.
Will Super Modo carry the day?
Nominated in 12 categories, will the first ever superhero film shot in Kenya and on track for an Oscar end up being the big winner of the night? It is hard to know whether it will be able to beat other films such as Disconnect in the Best Feature Film category. Will the actors be also be able to bag the prestigious Best Lead Actor and Actress and their supporting acts? It’s a wait-and-see.
On the TV categories, the competition seems very close-knit and has led to a marketing overdrive among TV stations that got nominations.
Some of the nominations that seem to have attracted a lot of competition are:
The Best TV Drama
Selina — the drama on Maisha Magic East whose contract just got renewed for a second season — Maza, Keru, My Two Wives and Stringed will be battling it out for the top prize when it comes to TV dramas. All shows have come out strong and it will be a seat-edge affair out to see who carries the day.
Best TV Comedy
It is going to be another bloodbath in this category. New show Mafundi is going to be battling out with Junior, Real Househelps of Kawangware, Varshita and Mud buddies. KTN backed down on putting any support between Junior and Real Househelps of Kawangware. NTV, on the other hand, has thrown its weight behind its brand new comedy series.
Best lead actors
Martin Githinji of Sue na Johnie will be battling it outwith Pascal Tokodi of Selina, Eddy Peter of My Two Wives and Joseph Gathungu of Stringed that runs on KBC. In this category, it is also very tricky to know who will win as all of them have pulled all stops to get votes and have had very successful stints. It will prove to be a very tough battle to even predict a winner.
Best lead Actress in a TV drama
Diana Mulwa (Toni) will have to square it out with her co-star inMy Two Wives Wakio Mzenge (Damaris) and other actrs such as Angie Magio of Maza and Celestine Gachuhi of Selina. This will be interesting to see as Selina, Maza and My Two Wives have done exceptionally well this year.
Best TV show
Being Bahati, which has caused ripples since its debut on NTV, will have to battle it out with popular gospel show Pambio Live and celebrated comedy show Churchill Raw.