Cape Town – Still evolving after 10 times, The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) this morning announced the nominees for its 2016 South African Film and Television Awards.
The 2016 Saftas will take place on 18 and 20 March at Gallagher Estate. The second night, usually a live TV broadcast perenially marred by technical problems and awkward moments, will be broadcast on SABC2 and this year have SABC3's Expresso presenter Katlegoe Maboe as the host.
The NFVF through the Saftas tries to honour the best of South African TV and film with Golden Horn trophies, although criticism remain that categories are unbalanced and that several best productions are not included and recognised.
Leading with 11 nominations is the satirical show ZA News: Puppet Nation on StarSat with 11 nominations, followed by 9 nominations for the SABC3 mockumentary Those Who Can’t.
The made-for-TV movies Rise and Ingoma, as well as the TV comedy Kota Life Crisis all got 8 nominations.
The soap dramas Saints and Sinners (Mzansi Magic) and isiBaya (Mzansi Magic) each got 7 nominations, with 6 nominations each for Isidingo (SABC3) and Ashes to Ashes (e.tv).
Five nominations each went to Rhythm City (e.tv), The Gift and While You Weren’t Looking. The feature film Ayanda also earned five nods.
“These nominations not only honour extraordinary achievements but they serve as an incredibly helpful guide to the best of the best of what’s out there for our television viewers and ticket buyers,” says Zama Mkosi, NFVF CEO.
Here’s an abbreviated 2016 Saftas nominee list:
Best TV dramaMatatieleSaints and SinnersUmlilo
Best TV comedyGa Ra DumeleKota Life CrisisThose Who Can'tZANews: Puppet Nation
Best TV soapIsibayaAshes to AshesRhythm City
Best achievement by a lead actress – TV dramaNtathi Moshesh (Saints and Sinners)Linda Sokhulu (Shreds and Dreams)Gugu Masondo (Shreds and Dreams)
Best achievement by a lead actor – TV dramaBheki Mkhwane (Uzalo)Siyabonga Radebe (Saints and Sinners)S'dumo Mtshali (Saints and Sinners)
Best achievement by a lead actress – TV comedy Robyn Scott (Those Who Can't)Chantal Herman (Those Who Can't)Vatiswa Ndara (Kota Life Crisis)
Best achievement by a lead actor – TV comedyAggrey Loake (ZANews: Puppet Nation)Mandla Gaduka (Gauteng Maboneng)Nik Rabinowitz (ZANews: Puppet Nation)
Best achievement by a lead actress – TV soapLeeanda Reddy (Isidingo)Brümilda van Rensburg (Binnelanders)Tema Sebopedi (Isidingo)
Best achievement by a lead actor – TV soapVusi Kunene (Isibaya)Motlatsi Mafatshe (Isidingo)Siyabonga Thwala (Isibaya)
Best achievement by a supporting actress – TV dramaBrenda Ngxoli (Rockville)Motshabi Tyelele (Matatiele)Charmaine Mtinta (Matatiele)
Best achievement by a supporting actor – TV dramaTerence Bridgett (90 Plein Street)Deon Lotz (When We Were Black)Wayne van Rooyen (Shreds and Dreams)
Best achievement by a supporting actress –TV comedyJennifer Steyn (Abo Mzala)Linda Sebezo (Gauteng Maboneng)Tumi Morake (Kota Life Crisis)
Best achievement by a supporting actor – TV comedyBongani Madondo (Kota Life Crisis)Thembile Botman (Abo Mzala)ZANews Puppeteers (ZANews: Puppet Nation)
Best achievement by a supporting actress – TV soapLinda Sokhulu (Isidingo)Maggie Benedict (Ashes to Ashes)Elize Cawood (Binnelanders)
Best achievement by a supporting actor – TV soapRichard Lukunku (Ashes to Ashes)Samson Khumalo (Isibaya)Siyabonga Shibe (Ashes to Ashes)
Best TV presenter – various genresJohan Stemmet (Noot Vir Noot)Danine Naidoo (Edge)Stoan Seate (Afro Café)Pabi Moloi (Eksê Zwakala)Katlego Maboe (Expresso)Riaan Cruywagen (kykNET Verslag)Dingaan Mokebe (Speak Out)Vele Manenje (Siyakholwa We Believe)Katlego Maboe (Strictly Come Dancing)Tumi Osei-Tutu (Our Perfect Wedding)Chanley Wong (Craz-e)
Best reality showUltimate Braai MasterDate My FamilyGlobal Wheeling
Best international format programmeThe X Factor South AfricaStrictly Come Dancing SACelebrity MasterChef South Africa
Best game showNoot Vir NootOp Die SpelDown for the Guap
Best magazine showGirl Eat WorldTop BillingThe Man Cave
Best music showSessions Of 76UnbannedAfri-visie 2015
Best talk showRepubliek Van Zoid AfrikaJou ShowI Am – Drug Abuse
Best variety showGalaxy Of Stars 2014SleepTVJust Cooking
Best current affairs actuality programmeIt's A Zama ZamaDying For Water In Madibeng (Carte Blanche)Insurance Taken For A Ride (Carte Blanche)
Best factual education programmeEach One Teach One - DancerGroen NamibiaDurban Beach RescueSiyaya - Come Wild With Us
Best youth programme#yot Life - Day100% YouthMy World
Best children's programmeChallenge SOSElectionsYoTV
Best feature filmAyandaDis Ek, AnnaFor Love and Broken Bones
Best made-for-TV movieIngomaThe GiftRise
Best documentaryThe Shore BreakThe Dream of Shahrazad204: Getting Away With Murder
Best achievement by a lead actressFulu Mughovani (Ayanda)Jana Strydom (Treurgrond)Thishiwe Ziqubu (While You Weren't Looking)
Best Achievement by a lead actorMduduzi Mabaso (For Love and Broken Bones)Emanuel Gweva (Thina Sobabili)Lionel Newton (While You Weren't Looking)Aubrey Poo (Ingoma)
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