Halala: ‘The River’ bags prestigious Emmy nomination for Best Telenovela

Image credit: Twitter/1Magic

1Magic’s The River has secured a prestigious International Emmy Award nomination for Best Telenovela.

The popular local show will be up against other telenovelas from Argentina, Portugal and Colombia.

The Awards will take place on 25 November in New York, United States.

The River is produced by Tshedza Pictures and features a stellar cast, including Hlomla Dandala and Sindi Dlathu.

It tells the story of two families, the Mokoenas and Dlaminis, and their intertwining stories of wealth and poverty.

Earlier this year, it won a whopping 11 awards at the South African Film and Television Awards.

Excitement on social media

Mzansi social media is already abuzz with news of the nomination, with congratulatory messages flowing in thick and fast.

The inspiration keeps coming in leaps and bounds. The biggest congratulations to @TshedzaPictures @PhathuMakwarela# GwydionBeynon and the entire #TheRiver1Magic team on being nominated for an @iemmys. Modimo ke o! What a time to be alive!!!

Actress Dineo Langa on Twitter

A huge congratulations to 1Magic’s nomination on The River for an Emmy Award in the Best Telenovela category produced by @TshedzaPictures.

1Magic TV

What then shall we say to these things when #TheRiver1Magic gets a nod, a ‘yes’ from @iemmys??? @TshedzaPictures vryf us we are your stoep! @PhathuMakwarela. I’m so proud of you my friend. Congratulations to you and the entire team!!!!

Actress Rami Chuene

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