Actress Kgomotso Christopher is hoping the third time will be the charm for her to win a South African Film and Television Award (SAFTA).
She was nominated for the Best Actress in a soap category again in the South African Film and Television Awards for her role as the beloved Yvonne Thebe-Langa on eTV's Scandal.
Unfortunately the 39-year actress has walked away empty-handed on the last two occasions that she was nominated.
Kgomotso is up against Isibaya's heroine Nomzamo Mbatha and Uzalo villainess, Dawn Thandeka King. The awards evening takes place in Sun City on 2 March.
She was nominated for the same role last year but lost out to Jo-Anne Reyneke. She was nominated for her role as Katlego Sibeko in Isidingo in 2015, but lost that award to Masasa Mbangeni.
She told Sunday World that any nomination is a great honour, especially to be acknowledged by the industry and peers.
"I always say it's up to the universe and, of course, the judges who will ultimately decide on whose work is worthy of the gong. We never know, maybe third time is a charm."
Kgomotso joined Scandal two years ago with her role as a con artist. She became an instant favourite, wreaking havoc on the show. Her chemistry with the leading men on the show is also what earned her a fav spot by the growing fans of the show.
She started her 20-year acting career at the age of 20, on Backstage. When her career just started to peak, she dropped everything and moved to New York to further her studies with a masters degree in acting at Ivy League Institution Columbia University.
After 6 years overseas, Kgomotso returned to Mzansi in 2008 but said the industry didn't receive her well. Most producers told her that she is too old to be starting off again, but she pushed on and in 2010 landed her big role in a drama series, which cemented her comeback.
The rest of her success had followed through. We hope that the talented Kgomotso takes the win, as she really worked hard to get to where she is today, ofcourse with the support of her husband of 15 years, Cavin and their children, Larona and Lesika.
Six days ago, Briefly.co.za reported about another local soapie, The River that bagged 17 nominations at SAFTA.
The show first made its debut on our screens at the end of January last year and quickly matched up, if not bettered, to the general standard of telenovel drama series currently being screened on Mzansi Magic.
The news of this telenovelo receiving 17 nods at the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA), was well received by social media followers as it proved to be one of the favourite shows currently.
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