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Winners' Weekend

2011-02-28 12:27
Wenners, wenners, wenners. Wenners wil ons wees…” Danie Botha’s Afrikaans classic was definitely the theme song of the weekend. On Saturday we celebrated local music at the MK Awards and the worst movies at the Razzies. On Sunday we honoured the movie greats at the Oscars and local film and television’s best fiction at the Saftas.

The big winners at the MK Awards were Bellville rockers Die Heuwels Fantasties, who won the Best Video, Best Group, Neon and Best Animation awards and Bobby van Jaarsveld who walked away with Best Solo for his song, ‘Net vir Jou’ and the award for Best Pop Song for ‘Spieëltjie’. See the photos of our local celebs arriving on the black carpet, the presenters and the live performances here.

 “It’s not quite the Oscars, but the South African Film and Television Awards also took place this weekend. Soapie 7de Laan and the moving drama Life, Above All took home the most accolades,” says our TV Editor Sam Brighton.

Our Movies Editor, Shaheema Barodien gave us minute-by-minute reporting as the Oscars happened.  “I really wasn’t that excited about this year’s Oscars. After a promising opening that featured co-hosts James Franco and Anne Hathaway digitally inserted in a number of nominated movies, I had hope that this would be a great show. But alas, the ceremony was as bland as the fashions that took to the red carpet. The jokes were tepid, the hosts not all that into it - especially James Franco who spent more time tweeting during the show than keeping the audience of a billion people entertained.”

“Perhaps Ricky Gervais’ acerbic wit was missed? Anne Hathaway tried to keep things interesting with her eight costume changes, The Fighter star Melissa Leo made jaws drop when she dropped the F-bomb while accepting her award for Best Supporting Actress, and The King’s Speech surprised no-one by walking away with the most awards.”

“Natalie Portman brought some class and grace to proceedings with her lovely acceptance speech after winning Best Actress for Black Swan, but the highlight undoubtedly belonged to 94-year-old Kirk Douglas who made the most of his time onstage and had everyone in stitches. What a legend. The youngsters clearly have a lot to learn.”

You can watch the Oscars tonight on M-net at 20:30.

'Till next week,


Local is very lekker!

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