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The 8th SAFTA Nominees

The nominees for the 8th South African Film and Television Awards were announced last night at a nominees event hosted by the National Film and Video Foundation, which created the awards in 2006. 

Siyabonga Thwala who stars as Mpiyakhe Zungu on Isibaya. 
Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya is once again leading with twelve nominations. This is after the telenovella which it has been announced, is becoming a soapie, got 19 nominations at the Royalty Soapie Awards, which take place on Saturday. 

SABC 1’s Intersexions and SABC 3’s High Rollers were next with eight nods apiece, with Intersexions already winning the Best Actress in a Drama, by default since all the nominees in the category are from Intersexions. The same goes for Isibaya for Best Actor in a Soap. 

In shocking news, Generations was only nominated for the public vote (Best Soapie). It just goes to show just how dire things are on the show. e.TV’s Late Night News got four comedy nominations, which is great. 

Here are the key nominees for the TV categories

Soapie Nominees

Villa Rosa 
7 de Laan 
Rhythm City 
The Wild

Best Actress in a TV Soap
Thembi Nyandeni Mkabayi Zungu in Isibaya
Celeste Ntuli as Siphokazi Zungu in Isibaya
Masasa Mbangeni as Thembeka in Scandal

Best Actor in a TV Soap
Sdumo Mtshali as Sbu Ndlovu in Isibaya
Bongani Gumede as Mandla in Isibaya
Siyabonga Thwala as Mpiyakhe Zungu in Isibaya

Best Ensemble in a TV Soap
The Wild 

Best Director of a TV Soap
Adze Ugah and Denny Miller (Isibaya) 

Sthembiso Mathenjwa (Isidingo)

Sanele Zulu (Scandal)

Best Writing Team of a TV Soap
Rosalind Butler (Isidingo)
Charlie Sapadin (Rhythm City)
Writing Team (Isibaya)

Drama Nominees

Best TV Drama
Tempy Pushas 
Room 9 

Best Actor in a TV Drama
Mthunzi Ntoyi as Zola Yili in Montana
Siyabonga Thwala as Musa in Intersexions
Antony Coleman David King High Rollers

Best Actress in a TV Drama
Tina Jaxa as Nokuthula in Intersexions 
Cebile Mlaba as MaDlamini in Intersexions
Gcina Mkhize as Manzuza in Intersexions 

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Drama
Lidani Nkosi as Baba Khumalo in Dreamworld
Patrick Shai as Seakamela in Skeem Saam
Akhumzi Jezile as Ngulube in Tempy Pushas

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Drama
Thembsie Matu as Sis Ribs in Rockville
Harriet Manamela as Meike Maputla in Skeem Saam
Motshabi Tyelele as Olga in 2020 Orlando

Best Director of a TV Drama
Intersexions Directing Team
Rockville Johnny Barbuzano
Tempy Pushas Libby Dougherty and Tebogo Malope
High Rollers Directing Team

Best Writing Team of a TV Drama
High Rollers Writing Team
Intersexions Brent Quinn, Gillian Breslin and Linda Bere
Rockville Gwydion Beynon and Phathu Makwarela
Room 9 Athos Kyriakides and Thuso Sibisi

Comedy Categories

Best TV Comedy
ZA News 
Late Night News 

Best Director of a TV Comedy
Kagiso Lediga (Late Nite News)
Segomotso Keorapetse (My Perfect Family)
Aaron Naidoo and Thierry Cassuto (ZA NEWS

Best Actress in a TV Comedy
Meme Ditshego as Josephine Ga Re Dumele
Baby Cele as Portia Nkosi in My Perfect Family
Tsholo Monedi as Tiny in Skwizas
Lilian Dube as Mmane in Skwizas 

Best Actor in a TV Comedy
Obed Baloyi as Tsutsuma in (Ga Re Dumele)
Boikie Pholo as Ratau in (Ga Re Dumele)
Mpho Osei-Tutu as Niko in (Samsokolo)

Best Writing Team of a TV Comedy
Kagiso Lediga and Karabo Lediga (Late Nite News
Katleho Ramaphakela,Meren Reddy and Mpho Osei-Tutu (My Perfect Family)
Andrew Donaldson, Anne Hirsch, Marianne Thamm and Thierry Cassuto (ZA NEWS)

Best Ensemble in a TV Comedy
ZA News 
Late Nite News 
Ga Re Dumele 

Variety/News/Reality/Lifestyle Nominations

Best Music Show
Jam Sandwich 
MTN SA Music Awards 
The MTV Africa All Stars 

Best Talk Show
Hectic Nine 9
I am woman : Leap of faith 
Life with Thami 

Best Variety show
Afro Cafe 
Expresso Morning Show 
Jou show met Emo en Wikus 

Best Reality Show
Jam Sandwich 
Around Iceland on Inspiration
The Ultimate Braai Master 
Jack Up Your Shack 

Best International Format Show
Idols Season 8 
Come Dine With Me SA 
Masterchef South Africa 
Taboo Africa 
Best Youth & Children’s Programme
Big Up 
Ntunjambili : The Twin Caves 
Shiz Niz 

Best Factual /Educational Programme
Centrum Guardian Project 2012 
The Golden Years 

Best News & Actuality Programme
Carte Blanche
Crimes Uncovered 
I am woman : Leap of faith 

Best Magazine Programme
I am woman-Leap of faith 
Top Billing 

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