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Kenyan actor Paul Ogola selected as judge in Emmy Awards

Kenyan actor and producer, Paul Ogola, has been selected to as a juror in the 50th International Emmy Awards. The actor broke the news via social media, Ogola broke the news to the jubilations of many who congratulated him for such an achievement.

“I am just letting you know that I am a Juror in the 50th International Emmy Awards. Roger! #goddid,” Mr Ogola said.

Among those who congratulated him were other industry players including Foi Wambui, Nick Ndeda and Manasseh Nyagah among others.

The International Emmy Awards is a prestigious American award ceremony that honours excellence in all fields of daytime broadcast production for over 48 years.

The coveted award is awarded in 19 regions across the United States of America for daytime TV, news and documentary as well as in community service, sports, technology and engineering. The ceremony is held annually with all the glitz and glamour of the who is who in the global entertainment industry.

To become a juror, one undergoes a rigorous process where they are first vetted by the Emmy’s judging department. According to the Emmy’s official website, a juror should have at least five years in professional TV experience in producing, directing, acting of acquisitions among other categories.

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The Emmy’s judging department then carefully selects about 1,000 independent jurors from around the world following several rounds of vetting. It is that Ogola celebrated his achievement.

Upon confirmation as a juror, they begin the judging process that begins March to September before the final nominees for the award are announced. These jurors categorize nominees for three award categories: International Emmy News Awards, International Emmy Awards and International Emmy Kids Awards.

The 32-year-old Ogola is a prolific actor with several movies to his name including the popular Nairobi Half Life (2012), Netflix’s Sense 8 (2015-2018) and Sacred Games – both of which were nominated at the Emmy Awards.

The 50th Award ceremony is scheduled to take place on Monday, November 2022, where the world’s best TV producers from around the world will compete for the prestigious award.

Some of the winners in last year’s awards include movies such as Tehran, The Masked Singer and Call My Agent. Celebs who won included Steve Harvey and Kelly Clarkson among others.

Celebrities are also invited to host the event and for this past one, Vanessa Williams, Danielle Mone´and Method Man were among the presenters.