The best actors, actresses and directors walked away with different awards during the 4th edition of the Rwanda Movie Awards held at Classic Hotel in Kicukiro on Sunday evening.
Organised by Ishusho Arts, the ceremony started two hours behind schedule and was marred by poor sound and late performances. Singer Edouce who was supposed to perform first, showed up in the middle of the event.
Salim Omar, Mwisho aka Tito and Mzee Hashim Kambi from the Tanzanian movie industry, were among the dignitaries who presented awards to winners.
Speaking at the ceremony, Ishusho’s Jackson Mucyo said that people have worn awards in the past, but put their talents to waste after.
“Let the awards you have won not make you forget who you are or what has made you winners today,” he cautioned the winners.
In what seemed an apparent attempt to comfort the losers, he added that in all competitions, there are moments of happiness and sadness.
But it was also tears of joy for those who won. Clad in a long black dress with a hood covering her head, Fabiola Hadija Mukasekuru broke down on stage as she received her award for best actress.
“I woke up feeling bad but I’m glad the day has ended on a good note,” an emotional Mukasekuru said after receiving her award.
The full list of winners
Best young actress: Esther Ingabire
Best supporting actor: Parfoit Ngizwenayo
Best supporting actress: Safina Kirenga
Best actress (action): Fabiola Hadija Mukasekuru
Best actress: Solange Gahongayire
Best old actor: Eugene Nkota
Best old actress: Antoinette Uwamahoro
Best documentary: Amahano Ibwami
Best short movie: Raila
Best storyline: Intare Y’Ingore
Best editor: Shakur Ndayishimye
Best TV series actor: Gratien
Best TV series actress: Ladouce Bugiramfura