‘Supa Modo’ the Big Winner as Lupita’s Cradle, Kisumu, Hosts 2018 Riverwood Academy Awards

Article by Brian Kasaine
Posted: September 17, 2018  

Kisumu, the home of Hollywood star Lupita Nyong’o, hosted the 5th edition of Riverwood Academy Awards, on Saturday night. The auspicious event that was birthed to fuel the progress and success of films in Kenya brought together film industry players at Acacia Premier Hotel, being the first time its been held outside Nairobi.

Revved up engines straight from DT Dobie, the transport partners of the event, drove in the various nominees to the venue. The nominees, flashy and dashy, stepped out of the powerful automobiles and proceeded into the venue, full of anticipation and expectations.

As part of entertainment, Kisumu had its cream to offer, with a brilliant performance by Suzanna Owiyo who strummed on the strings of her guitar and elated the audience with her hit song Kisumu 100.

The CEO of Kenya Film and Classification Board, Dr. Ezekiel Mutua, echoed that Sinema Mashinani, a plan to roll out film activities in the various counties, was the gust of wind behind taking the glamour of the event to Kisumu. He added that Sinema Mashinani is just the beginning, given Nairobi Cinema has been re-branded to Nairobi Film Center.

As the event reached an exciting climax, Mary Khavere famously known as Mama Kayai was admitted to the league of film warriors. Dr. Ezekiel Mutua announced that at Nairobi Film Center a section will be named Mama Kayai.

Here the list of winners:

Best Feature:
Supa Modo

Best Film Actor:
Anthony Ndung’u (Maria)

Best Film Actress:
Zuhra Kinyanjui (Runaway)

Best Director:
Likarion Wainaina (Supa Modo)

Best Series Actress:
Marianne Nungo (Supa Modo)

Best Series Actor:
Peter Keme (Fihi)

Best TV Series Director:
Victor Gatonye (KERU)

Best TV series:

Best Short Film:
The Editor

Best East African Film:
Breaking with Customs (UG)

Best Film Supporting Actress:
Adelyne Wairimu (Kidnapped)

Best Film Supporting Actor:
Kenneth Kinyua Ireri (Silence)

Best Movie PR Firm:
Eminent Media Incorporation

Best Script:
Kamau wa Ndung’u (Maria)

Best Sound:
Supa Modo

Best Editing:
Mark Maina

Best Original Score:
Seredo 2

Best Series Supporting Actor:
David Konana (Daktari)

Best Series Supporting Actress:
Lulu Wilson (KERU)

Best Student Film:

Best Production Design:

Best Cinematography:
The Editor

Best documentary:

Best Vernacular Movie:
Seredo 2


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