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Okuhle Media wins two awards, and receives essential services permit
As Cape Town-based Okuhle Media reopens its studios for television production with an essential services permit, the team strides into this new world on the energy of being of service again, and, rather auspiciously, on the euphoria of two recent SAFTA wins.
The 14th South African Film and Television Awards honoured Okuhle Media with two Golden Horns. Best Competition Reality Show for the internationally loved Ultimate Braai Master, and Best TV Presenter for Entle Bizana from the revolutionary Hectic on 3.
A fourth SAFTA win for the Ultimate Braai Master, show host and creator Justin Bonello says this latest win speaks volumes of Okuhle Media’s South African crew as well as of the appetite of South Africans for local home grown content that celebrates who we are.
“Kudos to the crew, contestants, and all our fierce fans for joining us on this crazy trip,” said Bonello.
And while this SAFTA win is ‘another one under the belt’ for the popular reality show, the Best TV Presenter award for Hectic on 3’s Entle Bizana was a first scoop for the ever charming 19 year-old.
“We’re stepping up to the plate like never before,” said managing director, production and executive producer, Wilna van Schalkwyk. “These are days of isolation and uncertainty, and our youth needs a strong, collective guiding light. It is not only up to us guide them in awareness and communicate the most up-to-date information in their own voice, but to give them back their platforms so that they get to have their own discussions, find their own creative outlets, and stir their own inspiration.”
Sho Madjozi and Prev Reddy scoops the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2020
African culture proud, multiple award winning rapper and singer Sho Madjozi and actor, comedian and social media sensation Prev Reddy scooped the 2020 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for Favourite African Star and Favourite African Social Media Star respectively.
“This incredible win comes at a crucial time for us as the continent observes and celebrates Africa Month. Nickelodeon puts kids first in everything that it does and the kids have spoken and voted for their favourite stars,” said Monde Twala, ViacomCBS Networks Africa Senior Vice President and General Manager. “We would like to congratulate our African winners Sho Madjodzi and Prev Reddy for flying the African Flag high at this global event. Millions of viewers can expect lots of fun, surprises and laughter from the 2020 Kids’ Choice Awards.”
Sho Madjozi was nominated alongside Shekhinah, Teni and Patricia Kihoro in the Favourite African Star category. Prev Reddy was nominated in the Favourite African Social Media Star category with Anne Kansiime, DJ Cuppy and Chané Grobler.
“Our job is to work, move forward and never reverse, Nickelodeon thank you for this amazing award and to everyone that voted. I am so excited,” she said. “World we have one message for you, Africa is coming and we are coming for you.”
Commented Prev Reddy, “Yes we did it, thank you so much to the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for nominating me in this category most importantly thank you to the kids that voted and to my fans who’ve become like my family and for making one of my biggest dreams come true, I am sending all the love and positivity during this difficult time.”
INMA’s Best Initiative In Response to COVID-19 finalists announced
The finalists in the INMA Global Media Awards competition’s bonus Best Initiative In Response to COVID-19 have just been announced.
Some 98 entries were submitted for the COVID-19 category launched in April. From that, Global Media Awards judges selected 12 finalists — six from national/international companies and six from local/regional companies.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is the ‘trust moment’ for news media brands, and the entries submitted for this bonus INMA category redefine what ‘inspiration’ and ‘hope’ mean,” said Earl J. Wilkinson, executive director and CEO of the International News Media Association (INMA). “Feedback from the judges has been that this was one of the toughest assignments ever and that every entry truly is a winner.”
- Göteborgs-Posten, Gothenburg, Sweden, “GP Loves Gothenburg”
- HLN, Antwerp, Belgium, “Tour de Flanders Against Corona”
- Jutarnji list, Zagreb, Croatia, “Coloring Book: Color Your Quarantine Days”
- Rashtradoot, Jaipur, India, “Stand Tall With Rashtradoot”
- Russmedia, Schwarzach, Austria, “#vorarlberghältzusammen” (VoralbergSticksTogether)
- La Voz de Galicia, A Coruna, Spain, “We Are Your Voice”
- The Big Issue, London, United Kingdom, “The Big Issue”
- CNN, New York, United States, “CNN 411: Coronavirus Information and Local Resources”
- The Hindu, Chennai, India, “Stay Home — Stay Vigilant”
- Onet, Warsaw, Poland, “How to #Stayathome and Not Go Crazy?”
- The Straits Times, Singapore, “Making Sense of the Pandemic for Young Readers”
- The Telegraph, London, United Kingdom, “You Are Not Alone”
Thinkbox TV Planning Awards 2020 shortlist revealed
Thinkbox, the UK’s television industry body, has announced the shortlist Thinkbox TV Planning Awards 2020.
These awards, in conjunction with Campaign, are designed to celebrate fantastically effective uses of TV and to recognise the people behind them.
This year the ceremony itself and celebration of the winners will be taken online, coming to your screens in early July.
Best use of sponsorship
- MediaCom UK for Hillarys
- Republic of Media for Whyte & Mackay – Shackleton Whisky
- the7stars for Foxy Bingo
Best use of content
- Manning Gottlieb OMD for John Lewis & Partners and Waitrose & Partners
- MediaCom UK for Lloyds Bank
- MediaCom UK for Tesco
- PHD Manchester & DRUM for Timberland
Best ongoing use of TV
- Arena Media for Domino’s
- OMD UK for easyJet
- Once Upon A Time Media for Greater Anglia
- UM Manchester for Aldi
Best small budget use of TV
- december19 for allplants
- Republic of Media for Scottish Government
- Total Media for La Famiglia Rana
Best integrated campaign
- m/SIX & VCCP for Tango
- Manning Gottlieb OMD, Wavemaker & OmniGOV for Public Health England
- Mediahub for NHS England
- OMD UK for McDonald’s
Best TV newcomer
- Craft Media & Goodstuff for BrewDog
- PHD Manchester & AMV BBDO for The Stroke Association
- PitPat & UKTV Ventures for PitPat
Young TV Planner of the Year
- Aimee Sheehan – Wavemaker UK
- Charlotte Knope – Running Total
- Gabriella Michalski – Manning Gottlieb OMD
- George Viner – MediaCom UK
- Ian Daly – the7stars
- Jamie Callaghan – OMD UK
Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2020 – last date for entries is 5 June
This is the last call for designers, agencies, companies and brand creators in the Red Dot Award: Brands & Communication Design 2020: The regular registration phase of the international competition is open until and including Wednesday, 13 May. Participants can enter their projects in the ‘Brands’ and ‘Communication Design’ sections to compete for the globally recognised distinction Red Dot as latecomers until 5 June.
In view of the current situation, all this year’s entries will be assessed by the 24-member Red Dot Jury online. A digital platform will ensure that the projects are assessed professionally, individually and comprehensively. Like in every year of the competition, the international jury is made up of designers, specialist journalists and professors, who will evaluate the entries based on their expert knowledge. They will use their years of experience to examine, discuss and assess each piece of work in terms of design quality, creativity and brand communication.
Latecomers: 14 May – 5 June 2020 For further information and to register, click here.
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