Kim Engelbrech has been nominated for an Emmy Award.
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Congratulations are in order for Kim Engelbrecht after getting a nod at the 2022 Emmy Awards in the Best Actress category for her role in the Showmax crime drama Reyka.

Kim, who has appeared in shows such as Raised By Wolves and The Flash, is the fifth African actress to be nominated for the International Emmy. In 2021, Egyptian actress Menna Shalabi was nominated for her role in Every Week has a Friday. In 2017 and 2018, Thuso Mbedu was nominated for her part in Is’thunzi. Lerato Mvelase and Brenda Ngxoli were nominated in 2010 and 2007 respectively for Home Affairs.

“This nomination means much more than you could imagine,” said Kim in a statement shared with TshisaLIVE.

“This serves as validation to our Reyka team that hard work and commitment does not go unnoticed. Congratulations Team Reyka. 

“I saw a quote this morning: ‘You can get to where you want to  from where you are.’ Thank you to the international Emmys for the incredible nomination. Thank you for the opportunity to share our show with the world. SA has so many stories to tell.”

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Reyka was also nominated for an Emmy in the Best Drama category, where it goes up against LupinNarcos: Mexico and Vigil.

MultiChoice CEO of general entertainment and connected video Yolisa Phahle said: “Congratulations to Kim, Quizzical Pictures and our international partners, Serena Cullen Productions and Fremantle.

“This is MultiChoice’s fourth international Emmy nomination in six years, building on Thuso Mbedu’s Best Actress nominations for Is’thunzi in 2017 and 2018, as well as The River’s nomination for Best Telenovela in 2019. 

“As the largest producer of original content on the African continent, we licensed seven times more content internationally in 2021 than the year before and have seen a dramatic increase in co-productions recently, working with the likes of Acorn, Banijay, CANAL+, HBO, and NBCUniversal.

“African stories are increasingly finding audiences abroad and attracting investment to the continent.”

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