BY STEVE NJUGUNA
Kenyan Film and Television stars were feted as the 6th annual Kalasha awards went down at the Kenyatta International Conference Center (KICC) grounds in Nairobi on Friday night.Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Culture and Arts Dr. Hassan Wario was in attendance as well as several local celebrities.
This year a record 900 participants (plus) made entries in the film category with the television category fielding some of its big guns for some of the top awards.
Felix Warutere of ‘The Switch’ took home the award for best lead actor while Vivian Wambui was awarded the best Lead actress for her role in ‘No Behaviour’. The best supporting actor award was bagged by Charles Karumi for his role in ‘Fundimentals’.
Nominated feature film ‘Hear Me Move’ bagged awards for both Best Original Screenplay and Best Original score.
‘Hapa-Kule News’ program was named the best TV comedy show, as Khaleed Abdul scooped Best performer in a TV comedy. The victorious Khaleed proceeded to entertain the crowd with his antics as he passed a number to Dr. Wario, telling him it was his account number and urged the Cabinet Secretary to send him something when he feels generous.
The award for the Best Television Show Hosts went to Sarah Hassan and Charles Ouda of Discovery 254. The best television documentary award went to the Unity Dow story. The Best Lead Actress in a television drama was Riziki Ambrose of ‘Pendo’ while Kevin Maina took Best Lead Actor in a television drama for his role in popular box-set ‘Groove Theory’
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