'The River' nominated for an International Emmy award

Sindi Dlathu in The River. (Photo supplied)
Sindi Dlathu in The River. (Photo supplied)

Cape Town – 1Magic's The River has received its first International Emmy nomination. 

The show produced by Tshedza Pictures has been nominated in the Best Telenovela category and will go up against other telenovelas from Argentina, Colombia and Portugal.

The River which boasts an all-star cast follows the lives of the Dlaminis and the Mokoenas, two families from different backgrounds who are brought together and divided by the discovery of a diamond in Cullinan, just a stone's throw away from Pretoria.

In March the telenovela bagged eleven awards at the Saftas including Best Telenovela, Best Supporting Actor, Best Actor and Best Actress in a Telenovela.

Nkateko Mabaso, CEO of M-Net, said in a statement: "1Magic would like to thank everyone involved in the success of the show."

The 47th International Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on 25 November at the Hilton Hotel in New York.

The River airs weekdays on 1Magic (DStv 103) at 20:00. It is also streaming on Showmax.