- The 13th annual South African Film and Television awards took place recently and Mzansi was proud of all the hard-working nominees that took home well-earned accolades
- The awards ceremony was held in the Sun City Superbowl
- Some of the top winners included Moshidi Motshegwa and Jarrid Geduld
The annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) is one of SA’s most prestigious events of the year and 2019’s edition was a huge success.
This year marked the 13th annual SAFTAs and the ceremony took place at the Sun City Superbowl, hosted by Thomas Msengana and Pearl Modiadie.
According to Channel24, the theme for the 2019 SAFTAs was ‘Dare to Dream’, a celebration of all those creative thinkers and makers in the local film and television industry.
Briefly.co.za gathered that one of Mzansi’s favourite shows, The River, scooped up multiple awards, as did the popular Isibaya.
See the full list of SAFTA winners below:
Best TV Soap: Uzalo
Best Actress - TV Soap: Kgomotso Christopher - Scandal!
Best Actor - TV Soap: Jamie Bartlett - Rhythm City
Best Supporting Actress - TV Soap: Gcina Mkhize - Isibaya
Best Supporting Actor - TV Soap: Abdul Khoza – Isibaya
Best Achievement in Directing – TV Soap: Phiwe Mkhanzi and Sthembiso Mathenjwa - Isibaya
Best Telenovela: The River
Best Actress – Telenovela: Moshidi Motshegwa - The River
Best Actor – Telenovela: Presley Chweneyagae - The River
Best Supporting Actress – Telenovela: Vele Manenje - Ring Of Lies Season 2
Best Supporting Actor – Telenovela: Lawrence Maleka - The River
Best Achievement in Directing – Telenovela: Johnny Barbuzano, Catharine Cooke, Zolani Phakade and Ferry Jele - The River
Best TV Drama: Lockdown 2
Best Actress - TV Drama: Dawn Thandeka King - Lockdown 2
Best Actor - TV Drama: Mothusi Magano - Emoyeni
Best Supporting Actress - TV Drama: Lorcia Cooper - Lockdown 2
Best Supporting Actor - TV Drama: S'dumo Mtshali - Is'thunzi Season 2
Best Achievement in Directing – TV Drama: Vincent Moloi - Tjovitjo
Best TV Comedy: Tali's Wedding Diary
Best Actress - TV Comedy: Julia Anastasopoulos - Tali's Wedding Diary
Best Actor - TV Comedy: Hannes Brummer - Elke Skewe Pot 2
Best Supporting Actress - TV Comedy: Nomsa Buthelezi - Abo Mzala 3
Best Supporting Actor - TV Comedy: Warren Masemola - Single Galz
Best Achievement in Directing – TV Comedy: Ari Kruger – Tali’s Wedding Diary
Best Talk Show: Thando Bares All
Best TV Presenter: Sivuyile Ngesi - The Man Cave Season 6
Most Popular TV Soap/Telenovela: The River
Best Feature Film: Sew the Winter to my Skin
Best Achievement in Directing - Feature Film: Daryne Joshua - Ellen, The Ellen Pakkies Story
Best Actress - Feature Film: Jill Levenberg - Ellen, The Ellen Pakkies Story
Best Actor – Feature Film: Jarrid Geduld - Ellen, The Ellen Pakkies Story
Best Supporting Actress - Feature Film: Ilse Klink - Stroomop
Best Supporting Actor - Feature Film: Zolisa Xaluva - Sew the Winter to my Skin
Best Documentary Feature: Everything Must Fall
Best Short Film: Stillborn
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Khotso Nkhatho, Simon Bruinders
Youth Achiever Award: Layla Swart
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