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Dreaming with the stars at the iKON Awards

Themed, “Dreaming With The Stars”, the first edition of the iKon Awards will be happening on Saturday 25th, March 2023 at the Kampala Serena Hotel, but the nominees list was announced last evening by renowned Actor, Sam Bagenda and media personality, Laura Kahunde.

The founder of the iKON Awards, Humphrey Nabimanya, states that the motivation behind the launch of the iKon Awards was his passion to see the industry (and Ugandan storytellers) get the recognition they deserve and also highlight the importance of storytelling in showcasing different cultures, societies in the country.

“A lot of the local Tv and Film productions in Uganda have been a great boost to tourism in our country and have also been a reliable platform in showcasing our heritage as a people. The iKon Awards are here to not only celebrate Film and Television but also encourage many more Ugandans to put their stories and craft at the forefront. There is a lot of talent in this country, which can only be exhibited, celebrated and recognized through initiatives like the iKon Awards,” he explains.

In addition, Ugandan film director, scriptwriter and actor, Usama Mukwaya who is producing this year’s edition of the iKon Awards elaborated that transparency, excellency and celebration are the key factors driving the awards.

“Award shows have for many years been boxed to certain individuals, and we want to have inclusivity and involvement across the board,” he said.

“The film industry in Uganda cuts across from the uptown to downtown, and that is something we intend to highlight with the iKon Awards. We believe that regardless of where you come from, you can contribute to the industry, and in whatever way you do that, we are here to celebrate you. The iKon Awards are bringing a taste of Hollywood down here in Kampala,” he added.

The ikon Awards, Television and Film aim at recognizing and rewarding outstanding efforts in the film industry across different categories, nurturing a spirit of entrepreneurship, enterprise and leadership among the youth and consequently encouraging innovation, job creation and high-value businesses in the film industry, create a wider platform to advance film advocacy for issues affecting youth, influence policy action and create a networking opportunity for the nominees and partners, create a platform for young people to showcase their craft through storytelling in the Film and Television industry and provide an opportunity for Ugandan creatives to create globally appealing content to be appreciated both locally and internationally.

Nominees

Best Student Film
PIUS
MY DEGREE
MILK OF HUMAN KINDNESS

Short Film
ENYAMA
SIXTEEN ROUNDS
ENGAITO
THE HEARTBEAT

Best Animation film
A THOUSAND FATE
NO WAY OUT
TTULA
BREAKOUT

Documentary film
PIUS
LITTLE FAITH
EBYA BALOGO
Visual Effects

THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW JUMPER
KAFA COH
TEMBELE
MY HUSBANDS WIFE

Ikon Fellow of The Year
Hawah Joan Nakanjako
Ukasha Ssenyonjo
Matilda Kavuma
Doreen Mirembe
Eunice Acan
Joseph Innocent Ediegum
Kate Nafuna
Emma Uchwo.

Best Sound
BEDROOM CHAINS
KAFA COH
TEMBELE
THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW JUMPER

Best Editor
ANDREW ODERA KAFA COH
KYOBE SSEBOWA BEDROOM CHAINS
LOUKMAN ALI THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW JUMPER
PAUL KIMERA $ BASHAN MUKWAYA TEMBELE

Best Production Designer
TEMBELE
BEDROOM CHAINS
KAFA COH
PIECES OF ME

Best Makeup and Special Effects
THE TEST
KAFA COH
TEMBELE
And BEDROOM CHAINS

Best Costume Designer
COSTUME PARLOR BEDROOM CHAINS
NADIA GISELLA THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW JUMPER
RACHAEL NAKITO $ JOSEPHINE LULE THE TEST
WHITNEY G. NAJUUKO KAFA COH

Best Actor in A Tv Series
ALLAN KUTOS KATONGOLE in SANYU
PRYNCE JOEL OKUYO ATIKU in WHAT IF
Q-KAMBER FREDEL in GAMYUUSE
SIMON BASE KALEMA in PRESTIGE

Best Actress in A Tv Series
ELEANOR NABWISO in SANYU
JOAN AGABA in WHAT IF
SALLY ELIZABETH BWAMIMPEKE in PRESTIGE
STELLA NANTE in THE HONORABLEZ

Best Tv Series
PRESTIGE
THE HONOURABLES
SANYU
And WHAT IF

Best Supporting Actor
COSMOS SSERUBOGO in TEMBELE
DANIEL PAPA MUSHIKANA in FOOTWINE
KALU EGBUI IKEAGWU in KAFA COH
MICHAEL WAWUYO SR. in THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW JUMPER

Best Supporting Actress
MARIAM NDAGIRE in KAFA COH
SARAFINA MUHAWENIMANA in PIECES OF ME
REHEMA NANFUKA in KAFA COH
TANIA SHAKIRAH KANKINDI in MY HUSBANDS WIFE

Best Cinematography
BENSON KAMAU MUNGAI BEDROOM CHAINS
IZAEK EKUKA TEMBELE
MUSTAQUE ABDALLAH KAFA COH
NAIZI NASSER THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW JUMPER

Best Lead Actor
JOHN MARY SSEKIMPI in MY HUSBANDS WIFE
MICHAEL WAWUYO JR. in THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW JUMPER
MICHAEL WAWUYO SR. in KAFA COH
PATRIQ NKAKALUKANYI in TEMBELE

Best Lead Actress
NISHA KALEMA in BEDROOM CHAINS
RHONA NINSIIMA in TEMBELE
TRACY KABABIITO in MUKISA
WINNIE NAFULA in MY HUSBANDS WIFE

Best Screenplay
BEDROOM CHAINS
MY HUSBANDS WIFE
TEMBELE
And THE WAVE

Best Director
GILBERT LUKALIYA AND DOREEN MIREMBE KAFA COH
HASSAN MAGEYE BEDROOM CHAINS
LOUKMAN ALI THE GIRL IN THE YELLOW JUMPER
MORRIS MUGISHA TEMBELE

Feature Film
BEDROOM CHAINS
KAFA COH
MY HUSBANDS WIFE
And TEMBELE

iKon Rising Star
• COSMOS SSERUBOGO
• TUYI MARISERENA
• And KADDU SADAT

issejjombwe@ug.nationmedia.com

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