Rwandan comedian nominated for prestigious TV award in UK

By IGIHE
On 5 March 2020 at 09:23

A Rwandan film actor based in the UK, Ncuti Gatwa, has been nominated for the prestigious Royal Television Society [RTS] award, organized to celebrate the very best in the country’s television talent. He has been nominated under the Male Comedy Performance. The nominees were announced on Tuesday morning by BBC journalist, Samira Ahmed in London’s Covent Garden.

The entries are in different categories including, among others: best female actor; best male actor; best in arts, entertainment, drama series, sports, history, documentary series, best comedian and comedienne; breakthrough award and children’s program.

Among other categories are; day time program; history, science and natural history, soap and continuing drama and scripted comedy.

Ncuti Gatwa has been nominated for his role in ‘Sex Education’ an Eleven Film for Netflix original series. In his category, Ncuti is competing with Americans Alex Murphy & Chris Walley for their role in The Young Offenders and Youssef Kerkour for his featuring in Home.

The RTS grand finale award-winning event expected to splash grandeur and glamour under the auspices of Audio Network will take place on March 17, 2020, at the Grosvenor Hotel.

Aged 27, Ncuti Gatwa became a screen icon thanks to his scene-stealing role as Eric in ’Sex Education’ on Netflix.

Gatwa was born in Nyarugenge, Kigali, Rwanda, in 1992 to Dr. Tharcisse Gatwa, who hails from Karongi District, a journalist with a Ph.D. in theology He was raised in Scotland, attended Boroughmuir High School, Dunfermline High School and graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow with a BA in Acting in 2013
He has featured under such brands as Cannes International Series Festival, in 2019 was nominated for MTV & Movie awards.

In May 2018, it was announced that Gatwa would star alongside Gillian Anderson and Asa Butterfield in the Netflix comedy-drama series Sex Education as Eric. The series was released on 11 January 2019, to critical acclaim. Gatwa’s portrayal of Eric Effiong in Sex Education has received praise from critics and cultural commentators, who noted his character was not relegated to the cliché of gay or black best friend slash sidekick stock character.

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A Rwandan film actor based in the UK, Ncuti Gatwa, has been nominated for the prestigious Royal Television Society [RTS] award
Ncuti Gatwa has been nominated for his role in ‘Sex Education’ an Eleven Film for Netflix original series.

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