Winners of the Riverwood Awards 2016

The 3rd Riverwood Awards winners ceremony took place on Saturday 12th March 2016 at the Kenya National Museum. Personalities in the Kenyan Film Industry attended to witness the awarding of their peers in the different categories.

The Riverwood Awards were launched in 2014 and are organised by the Riverwood Ensemble. The Ensemble is a group of over 200 film producers from all over Kenya. The awards to celebrate low budget film making by recognising local film and television content producers.

The winners of Riverwood Awards 2016 are:

Best Original Score

• Ilaa – Winner
• Still Alive Productions – Jastorina
• DJ Gylo – Sizla
• Njenga Mbugua – Anti Dre

Best Production Design

• The Team – New Beginnings – Winner
• Feisal Malik – Mr & Mrs Singh
• Solomon Muingi – Kisu Cha Ngariba
• Njenga Mbugua – Anti Dre
• The Team – Sage

Best Cinematography

• Lucas Sakwa – Ilaa – Winner
• Victor Ombogo – Confessor
• David Kariuki – Happy Anniversary
• Likarion Wainaina – Bait
• Granton Mwandawiro – Wicked

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series

• Pascal Tokodi – Pray & Prey – Winner
• Anthony Maina Gichina – Haiyaya

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series

• Peris Wambui – Ngahiha Cia Wendo – Winner
• Annete Emali – Kijakazi Chizi
• Chantelle Waceke – Pray & Prey
• Diana Nderitu – New Beginnings

Best Vernacular Film

• Uthui Wa Maimu 2 – Winner
• Uyu Ni Mwariguo
• U-Turn Ya Ngai Ndi Matuu
• Lak Chogo

Best Vernacular Series

• Ngahiha Cia Wendo – Winner
• Haiyaya

Best Actor in Film

• Samuel Ngunjiri – Confession – Winner
• Jacob Otieno – Sibini
• Mike Njeru – What Goes Around
• Solomon Muingi – Wicked
• Likobe – Sokomoko
• Gerald Langiri – Happy Anniversary

Best Actress in Film

• Jackie Kaboi – Bait – Winner
• Faith King’ola – Confession
• Jackie Wahome – Choices
• Gift Terry – Ante Dre
• Anastasia Mwawasi – Wicked
• Lydia Manani – Mad Love

Best Supporting Actress in Film

• Millicent Ogutu – Bait – Winner
• Muthoni Thiong’o – What Goes Around
• Ruth Wacuka – What Goes Around
• Euni Muigai – Vanity
• Wambui Ngari – Sage

Best Supporting Actor in Film

• Jacob Otieno – Sibini – Winner
• Ali Mwandigha – Dua La Mnyonge
• Denis Ragot – True Call
• Denmas Ndondo – Daytime Arrow
• Kevin Matongo – Morris & Me
• Brian Baha – Mad

Best Lead Actor in a TV Series

• Elly Yang Omugubi – Pray & Prey – Winner
• Aziricome Popo – Kijakazi Chizi
• Sospeter Kiritu – Hayiaya
• Ken Ambani – Mchungaji

Best Lead Actress in a TV Series

• Charity Wang’ondu – Gaterina – Winner
• Edith Ngala – Kiza
• Edyna Kerubo – Kijakazi Chizi
• Chantalle Waceke – Pray & Prey

Best Director in a TV Series

• Kimathi Iceberg – Haiyaya/Gaterina/Mr & Mrs Singh – Winner
• Sam Soko – Sibini
• Kang’ethe Mungai – Ngahiha Cia Wendo
• Gilbert Lukalia – Pray & Prey

Best TV Series

• Haiyaya – Winner
• New Beginnings
• Mr & Mrs Singh
• Pray & Prey
• Pendo

Best East African Film

• Galz about Town (Uganda) – Winner
• The Tailor
• Clans Wife

Best Film Director

• Martin Githinji – Happy Anniversary – Winner
• Jared Omondi & Austine Fraculah – Lak Chogo
• Likarion Wainaina – Bait
• Felix Warutere – Vanity
• Muchiri Mentor – Nduthi
• Granton Mwandawiro – Wicked

Best Feature Film

• Hidaya – Winner
• Intertwined
• Nduthi
• Kisu cha Ngariba
• Broken to Heal

Best Short Film

• Bait – Winner
• Happy Anniversary
• What Goes Around
• Confession

Living Legend and lifetime time achievement award

Oliver Litondo

Film warrior of the year award

Planet Media Cinemas

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