Local series The River has received its’ first International Emmy Award-nominated in the Best Telenovela category.
The story centres around two families – the Dlamini’s and the Mokoenas, who are two families from very different backgrounds who are brought together after the discovery of a diamond.
It is produced by Tshedza Pictures. It will compete against 100 Dias Para Enamorarse from Argentina, La Reina del Flow from Colombia, Vidas Opostas from Portugal.
About the nomination, Ntateko Mabaso, the CEO of M-Net, said, ‘1Magic would like to thank everyone involved in the success of the show.’
Phathu Makwarela, the co-creator of The River, was quoted by EWN as saying, ‘Give us a few days and we’ll be beyond thrilled. For now, I think it’s still a shock and we’re still processing it. We’re all grateful for the Emmys to see us and award this nomination.’
— PhathuMakwarela (@PhathuMakwarela) September 19, 2019
The show has not been short of accolades in South Africa, with it winning 11 awards at the South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) in March. They won awards for Best Telenovela, Best Actor for Presley Chweneyagae, Best Actress for Moshidi Motshegwa and Best Supporting Actor for Lawrence Maleka.
The International Emmy Awards will be held on 25 November at the Hilton Hotel in New York.
You can catch up on the show by binge-watching it on Showmax or watch it as it airs weekdays on 1Magic at 8 pm.
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