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Red-carpet affair at the third Riverwood Awards gala

The third Riverwood Awards ceremony took place on Saturday at the Kenya National Museum.

The who is who in the Kenyan film industry attended the red carpet event that saw new names emerge winners in the different categories.

The Riverwood Awards were launched in 2014 and are organised by the Riverwood Ensemble.

John Karanja, a board member of Riverwood Ensemble, told Nairobi News that plans  are underway to host the awards in other counties.

The Ensemble consists of over 200 film producers from all over Kenya.

The awards are organised to celebrate low budget films, as well as local film and television content producers.

Here are the winners of Riverwood Awards 2016.

Best Original Score


Best Production Design

The Team – New Beginnings

Best Cinematography

Lucas Sakwa – Ilaa

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series

Pascal Tokodi – Pray & Prey

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series

Peris Wambui – Ngahiha Cia Wendo

Best Vernacular Film

Uthui Wa Maimu

Best Vernacular Series

Ngahiha Cia Wendo

Best Actor in Film

Samuel Ngunjiri – Confession

Best Actress in Film

Jackie Kaboi – Bait

Best Supporting Actress in Film

Millicent Ogutu – Bait

Best Supporting Actor in Film

Jacob Otieno – Sibini

Best Lead Actor in a TV Series

Elly Yang Omugubi – Pray & Prey

Best Lead Actress in a TV Series

Charity Wang’ondu – Gaterina

Best Director in a TV Series

Kimathi Iceberg – Haiyaya/Gaterina/Mr & Mrs Singh

Best TV Series


Best East African Film

Galz about Town (Uganda)

Best Film Director

Martin Githinji – Happy Anniversary

Best Feature Film


Best Short Film


Living Legend and lifetime time achievement award

Oliver Litondo

Film warrior of the year award

Planet Media Cinemas