4 things you need to know about Saftas 10

2016-03-18 16:00

Cape Town – South Africa's film and TV stars will shine bright at the annual South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) this weekend. 

The Saftas celebrates its 10th anniversary with an entirely new look under the theme Imagine. 

The awards honour the excellence across the industry that, when fuelled by the magic of imagination, crafts characters and shapes worlds that enthrall audiences within our shores and beyond.

Here are five things you need to know about this year's awards.

1. When and where

The awards weekend kicks off on Friday, 18 March with the awarding of a few categories. The big ceremony will be held on Sunday, 20 March at the Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg.

Viewers can watch the broadcast live on SABC 2 at 19:30 and on Mzansi Magic (DStv 161).

2. The hosts

Hot on the heels of successfully hosting the AMVCAs Minnie Dlamini needs no introduction. We can't wait to see Minnie slay on the red carpet and on stage. 

Expresso presenter Katlego Maboe will join her on stage as co-host.  

3. The nominees

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.

See all the nominees here.

4. Live red carpet coverage

Idols judge Somizi Mhlongo and entertainment reporter Nadia Neophytou will be interviewing filmmakers, producers, actors and TV stars live on the red carpet. 

The pair have been working hard in preparation for the big night.

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