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All set ikon Awards as Nigerian actors Osita Ihene and Ramsey Noah arrive

The anticipation is palpable as the second edition of the prestigious ikon Awards gears up. We caught up with Humphrey Kyamba, one of the organizers and he shared with us a few highlights even though he has been very busy the past 3 days. With an array of enhancements and additions, this year’s event is expected to surpass the success of its inaugural edition. Ikon Awards are designed to celebrate creatives and actors in the Ugandan film industry by awarding them with notable accolades.

Originating last year (2023) in March, the Ikon Awards made a stellar debut

This laid the foundation for what has become a highly anticipated annual event. According to Humphrey, the organizers have pulled out all the stops to ensure that the second edition is even more remarkable in every aspect.

The event is scheduled to take place from 5 PM EAT on March 23rd, 2024, at the Kampala Serena Hotel. Humphrey told sQoop that this year’s event is dedicated to honoring the nominees of the Ikon Awards and inviting creatives from the film and television industry to join in the celebration of excellence.

The Ikon Forum, a cornerstone of the event, has undergone significant improvements. This way, it has offered a platform for industry experts, filmmakers, and aspiring talent to engage in meaningful discussions and exchange valuable insights. Noteworthy additions include masterclasses tailored to mentor young filmmakers through the Ikon Fellowship Program.

Hailing from Nigeria, distinguished guests including scriptwriters, producers, professional actors, and industry luminaries will grace the occasion. By 22nd April 2024, the Nigerian superstars has arrived with Iheme Osita aka Popo stealing the show the most. These include Osita Iheme, Ramsey Noah, Nancy Isime, Chris Odeh, and Uche Ateli vying for top honors in their respective fields. Additionally, new categories such as The Ikon Rising Star and The African Star have been introduced.

Among the highly anticipated categories are Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor and Actress in Leading and Supporting Roles, Best Screenplay, Best Sound, Best Editor, and many more.

Anita Fabiola and Ronnie McVex have been announced as the official hosts for the evening, ensuring that the proceedings are as captivating as they are memorable. Sharma Kembabazi from Sauti Plus Media Hub will also be present to capture the essence of the event.

Humphrey told sQoop, “Attendees can expect nothing short of an extraordinary experience. Expect a meticulously curated program that includes dazzling performances, elegant décor, and top-tier recognition of the industry’s finest talents. As the countdown begins, anticipation is rife for what promises to be an evening of unparalleled class, celebration, and recognition at the Ikon Awards 2024.Below is the list of all nominees to expect awards from each category.

Out of 203 compelling submissions, the official list of nominations for the 2024 iKon Awards has finally been unveiled. The second edition of the awards is slated for 23rd March 2024 and will aim to honor and celebrate exceptional people and entities in the Ugandan cinema and television industries while providing a forum for constructive change.

Voting for this year’s awards will be conducted online by last year’s winners who make the Ikon Awards Academy.

The list is as follows:

BEST FILM

The Kitara Chronicles – Yiga Sadat, Kizito Sudaisy Sebbowa

The Passenger – Meddy Sserwada, Hadijah Nakanjako

Unheard – Polly Kamukama, Joseph Ken Ssebaggala

All for Love – Okurut Nego Paul

BEST DIRECTOR

Joseph Ken Ssebaggala – Unheard

Hadijah Nakanjako – The Passenger

Yiga Sadat – The Kitara Chronicles

Patrick Lorimo – Maid of Honor

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Fauziah Nakiboneka – Maid of Honor

Jackline Katusiime – Unheard

Rehema Mutesi – Ganyana

Tania Shakirah Kankindi – All for Love

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Kenneth Rukundo – All for Love

Fenando Kamugisha – The Fallen Advocate

Henry Nathan Katongole – The Passenger

Masadde Isa Yusuf – The Kitara Chronicles

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Joseph Kahirimbanyi – Unheard

Mathew Kavuma – Maid of Honor

Blair Koono – Enkuba

Sulait Mulimira – Ganyana

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Edith Baganda – Maid of Honor

Allen Musumba – The Passenger

Diana Kahunde – All for Love

Florence Naiga – Ganyana

BEST DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

The Fallen Advocate – Benson Kamau Muigai

The Passenger – Izaek Ekuka

Unheard – Kitsha Kyasi Joseph

The Kitara Chronicles – Kizito Sudaisy Sebbowa

BEST SCREENPLAY

The Kitara Chronicles by Yiga Sadat, Masadde Isa Yusuf

The Passenger by Meddy Sserwada

Maid of Honor by Patrick Lorimo

Unheard by Polly Kamukama

BEST SOUND

Elly Musinguzi – Nkwanzi’s Slip

Simon Agola, Michael Kavuma – Maid of Honor

Isiko Abubaker – The Passenger

Kaz Kasozi – Unheard

BEST EDITOR

Emma Daka Waira – The Passenger

Joseph Ken Ssebaggala – Unheard

Derrick Taremwa – Enkuba

Okurut Nego Paul – All for Love

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Nabanja Hikmah, Lukwago Paluku, Tumusiime Jackie – The Kitara Chronicles

Kyosiima Ginny – Unheard

Matilda Kavuma – Maid of Honor

Julian Kirabo, Ali Musinguzi, Isaac Kyakoonye, Patricia Nabirye – The Tale of Our Times

BEST MAKEUP AND SPECIAL EFFECTS

Esther Nakaziba – Maid of Honor

Rose Lily Kebirungi – Unheard

Lisa Sonia, Shadia Nakaddu, Cathy Kyokunda, Joana Nabakiibi – The Tale of Our Times

Hikmah Nabbanja, Patience Nakibuka Shadia – The Kitara Chronicles

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

Francis Byaruhanga – Unheard

Rutaro Abel – The Tale of Our Times

Yiga Sadat – The Kitara Chronicles

Imran Musabeh – The Passenger

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Cruz Abdullah, Faisal Mukalazi, Patrick Chris Black – The Tale of Our Times

Tusingwire Alex – The Kitara Chronicles

Wavamuno Caeser, Suuna Abubakar – Enkuba

BEST SHORT FILM

Taama – Arthur Nsubuga

Ziwa – Samuel Tebandeke

Building 62 – Hakim Zziwa

The Last Shoemaker – Ali Musoke

BEST DOCUMENTARY

The Shadow Pandemic – Ssekandi Jimmy

The Land of Peace – Ali Kibirige, Herbert Jjuuko, James Twino

Dear Queen – Jamir Jamal Musenze

BEST ANIMATION FILM

The Guardian – Denis Junior Dhikusooka

Herderboy – Raymond Malinga

Lost – Ashiraf Mulima

BEST TV SERIES

Prestige – Nathan Magoola

Damalie – Doreen Mirembe

Beloved – Nathan Magoola

BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES

Raymond Rushabiro – Prestige

Dennis Kinani – Damalie

Symon Base Kalema – Prestige

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES

Doreen Mirembe – Damalie

Sally Elizabeth Bwamimpeke – Prestige

Faith Kirabo – Beloved

BEST STUDENT FILM

Find Me Online – Brian “Vons” Mukisa

I Sold Me Out – Lubeera Saphina

Scold’s Bridle – Ssemwogerere Nurudeen

Silent Scream – Otim Gerald

IKON RISING STAR

Faith Kirabo

Joseph Kahirimbanyi

King Missy Ochola

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