4th Royalty Soapie Awards 2020: Full list of nominees and simplified voting procedure

4th Royalty Soapie Awards 2020: Full list of nominees and simplified voting procedure

Competition is stiff in the Royalty Soapie Awards in 2020. South Africa has fantastic talents and entertainment experts work hard to grow the industry to an international standard. Mzansi actors and productions are recognized globally because of their unique combination of the African culture and modern lifestyle and trends. The awards are an appreciation to entertainers and production teams that are setting the pace for their colleagues, competitors, and uprising entertainment professionals.

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The awards were first launched in 2013 by ex Generations actor Winnie Ntshaba (Modise). Which channel is Royalty Soapie Awards? Winnie and comedian Mpho Popps will announce the nominees on Wednesday, 26 August, in a live broadcast on SABC1, YouTube, and Facebook. The Soapy Awards' planners are fair because winners are selected based on a transparent voting process, especially in the Public Voting category.

How to vote in the Royalty Soapie Awards 2020

Please vote for your beloved shows and actors to acknowledge the efforts they put in to make you smile. To take part in the Royalty Soapie Awards vote process, dial *120*32020# and follow the instructions. Votes are charged at R0,50c per 20 seconds, and you have unlimited voting opportunities daily. Voters enter into the competition automatically to co-present the award on the night. Voting closes on 31 August.

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Royalty Soapie Awards 2020 nominees

Some actors and shows have maintained their top positions in the industry for years, while several upcoming ones have proved to be a threat; hence they keep each other on their toes to offer you classic entertainment.

The nominated shows for the Most Popular Soapie Award

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All South African soapies are nominated under this category without discrimination between famous and unpopular shows. Here is a list of selected series:

  1. Binnelanders
  2. Giyani - Land of Blood
  3. 7de Laan
  4. Arendsvlei
  5. Generations: The Legacy
  6. Skeem Saam
  7. Rhythm CityGetroud met Rugby
  8. Gomora
  9. Imbewu
  10. Scandal
  11. Thola
  12. Isidingo
  13. The Queen
  14. The Throne
  15. Isithembiso
  16. Muvhango
  17. Isibaya
  18. Suidooster
  19. Uzalo
  20. The River

Who has been nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actress Award in 2020?

These actors have made you laugh and cry. At the same time, you have hated and loved their characters or fallen in love with them. The nominees are:

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Lorraine Moropa (Pabi)- Lithapo

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She plays the role of Pabi. The outspoken actress does not entertain disrespect. She boldly condemned sexual harassment she was experiencing at her workplace from her co-star.

Dieketseng Mnisi (MaNtuli) - Skeem Saam

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She brings out the Skeem Saam character, MaNtuli, perfectly. Mnisi played the role of pastor's wife Masechaba Moletsane on SABC2's sitcom, Stokvel, from 2007 to 2012 and a contradicting character, Nokufa, on e.tv anthology series eKasi: Our Stories. Nokufa was a devil worshipper who sacrifices her daughter to obtain dark powers.

Tsholofelo Matshaba (Princess Odirile) - The Throne

Even though her character, Princess Odirile, on The Throne is pure evil and greed, she adds life to the story. She killed her niece and poisoned her sister, to get the title of the queen of Kweneng, but her plans failed.

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Sindi Dlathu (Lindiwe Dikana) - The River

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Lovers of The River still remember the episodes she nailed Sindi Dlathi. Lindiwe showed up at her ex-husband's wedding, in a wedding gown and she also killed her daughter.

Dawn Thandeka King (Lindiwe MaNgcobo) - Uzalo

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Dawn Thandeka King acts as Lindiwe MaNgcobo on Uzalo. She is an award-winning actress, musician, and emcee. She studied drama at the university and worked in the tourism sector for around ten years before she got into her acting career.

Who are on the list of Outstanding Lead Actor Award's nominees?

You may have bonded with some of these characters because the situations they have been in the stories they perform in are real-life circumstances. The actors on this list are:

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Vusi Kunene (Jack Mabaso) - Generations: The Legacy

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Jack Mabaso resurrected miraculously eight years after his burial. Most of the show's viewers are impressed by the come-back, but after watching him showcase his new acting skills, they wish he came back sooner.

Jody Abrahams (Lionel Foster) - Arendsvlei

Mzansi was excited to learn that he was going to star as Lionel Foster in the renewed Arendsvlei alongside Roberto Kyle as Lee-Roy. Jody has never disappointed his fans.

Gabriel Temudzani (Chief Vhafuwi Azwindini) - Muvhango

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Gabriel is the only one who brings out the true colours of Chief Vhafuwi Azwindini. Despite the recent shakeup in his family, many people envy his career achievements. Will he win this award?

Presley Chweneyagae (Cobra) - The River

In 2006, he won an Oscar award for playing in the movie Tsotsi, and he might walk away with this award because of his character, Cobra, on The River. The actor has more recognition in his name.

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Maurice Paige (Tyron Daniels) - Suidooster

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After eleven years of entertaining his fans on Isidingo as Calvin, he moved to Suidooster as Tyron Daniels. People who have interacted with the actor and athlete find him likeable.

Other South African Royalty Soapie Awards categories

The results of the above categories are the most anticipated by the South African drama series fanatics. However, there are also other categories, and they include:

Outstanding Supporting Actress Award nominees

Vote for any of these names:

  • Nomsa Buthelezi (Boipelo) - Generations: The Legacy
  • Sannah Mchunu (Zodwa) - Gomora
  • Lydia Mokgokoloshi Koko (Mantsha)- Skeem Saam
  • Zandile Msutwana (Vuyiswa) - The Queen
  • Siyasanga Papu (Pretty) - Gomora

Outstanding Supporting Actor Award nominees

Select from this list:

  1. Luzuko Nkqeto (Bangizizwe) - Isidingo
  2. Sthembiso Khoza (Shaka Khoza) - The Queen
  3. Simphiwe Majozi (Sbu) - Uzalo
  4. Jaques Mouton (Justin Booysen) - 7de Laan
  5. Jeremiah Phele (Uncle Maswabi) - The Throne

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Outstanding Male Villain Award nominees

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The nominees' names are:

  • Jacques Gombault (Jonas) - Binnelanders
  • Dirk Stoltz (DeWet Basson) - 7de Laan
  • Lindani Nkosi (Lincoln Sibeko) - Isidingo
  • Zolisa Xaluva (Sello Morule) - The Throne
  • Thembinkosi Mthembu (Mabutho) - The River

Outstanding Female Villain Award nominees

The actresses in this group are:

  1. Connie Chiume (Mam' Sonto) - Gomora
  2. Laré Birk (Alice Moolman) - Binnelanders
  3. Sindi Dlathu (Lindiwe) - The River
  4. Lesego Marakalla (Rachel) - Skeem Saam
  5. Denise Newman (Bridgette October) - Suidooster

Outstanding Newcomer Award nominees

These are the contestants:

  • Cantona James (Daniel Lafras) - Arendsvlei
  • Thembinkosi Mthembu (Mabutho) - The River
  • Richard September (Bennie) - Suidooster
  • Siphesihle Ndaba (Mazet) - Gomora
  • Sicelo Buthelezi (Teddy) – Gomora

Outstanding Couple Award nominees

The actors who will compete for this award are:

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  1. Nasiphi Ntabeni (Cebisa) Thulani Mtsweni (Sibiya) - Isidingo
  2. Sindi Dlathu (Lindiwe) and Hlomla Dandala (Zweli) - The River
  3. Craig Adriaanse (Wesley) and Roberto Kyle (Leeroy Foster) - Arendsvlei
  4. Christel van den Bergh (Renate Greef) and David Louw (Simon Greeff) - Getroud met Rugby
  5. Je-Ani Swiegelaar (Naomi Koster) and Germandt Geldenhuys (Louis Koster) - Binnelanders

Outstanding Editing Team Award nominees

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Choose from the following shows:

  • Gomora
  • Arendsvlei
  • The River
  • Isibaya
  • Suidooster

Outstanding Directing Team Award nominees

Here are the dramas that have been nominated in this group:

  1. Isibaya
  2. The Queen
  3. Gomora
  4. The River
  5. Lithapo

Outstanding Soapie Award nominees

The shows that fall in this category include:

  • 7de Laan
  • The Queen
  • Isidingo
  • Getroud met Rugby
  • Binnelanders

Outstanding Art Direction Award nominees

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The series in this group are:

  1. Getroud met Rugby
  2. Isibaya
  3. The River
  4. 7de Laan
  5. Gomora

Outstanding Writing Team Award nominees

The shows in this category are:

  • Gomora
  • Arendsvlei
  • Isithembiso
  • The River
  • Skeem Saam

Outstanding Lighting Award nominees

The selected dramas to compete for the award are:

  1. Arendsvlei
  2. The Queen
  3. Isibaya
  4. Gomora
  5. The River

Outstanding Wardrobe Award nominees

These series have been nominated:

  • Gomora
  • Binnelanders
  • Suidooster
  • The River
  • The Queen

Outstanding Make-Up and Hair Award nominees

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The shows on the list are:

  1. 7de Laan
  2. Muvhango
  3. Gomora
  4. The River
  5. The Queen

Overall Royalty Soapie Awards votes totals

These votes include the votes gained in the Public Voting category.

  • The River (14)
  • Gomora (13)
  • The Queen (8)
  • Arendsvlei (7)
  • Suidooster (6)
  • Binnelanders (6)
  • 7de Laan (6)
  • Isidingo (5)
  • Isibaya (5)
  • Skeem Saam (5)
  • The Throne (4)
  • Getroud met Rugby (4)
  • Uzalo (3)
  • Lithapo (3)
  • Generations (3)
  • Muvhango (3)
  • Isithembiso (2)
  • Giyani - Land of Blood (1)
  • Rhythm City (1)
  • Scandal! (1)
  • Imbewu (1)

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