The annual South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) which took place on Saturday night in Sun City were nothing short of a glamorous affair.
The ‘who’s who’ of the entertainment industry attended the awards to celebrate SA’s film and TV stars who were honoured for their work with Golden Horns.
Veteran actress Lydia Mokgokoloshi walked away with a Lifetime achievement special recognition award while actor Thapelo Mokoena scooped the Youth Achiever Award.
It was definitely a big night for Thembisa and Anele Mdoda who both bagged awards for best presenter and best talk show respectively. However, Thembisa will be taking a break from presenting Our Perfect Wedding. Popularly known as MaMnisi on Isibaya and Slenda in local female prison drama, Lockdown, Nomsa Buthelezi will be taking over as the host of the popular Mzansi Magic reality show over 13 weeks from May.
The Safta’s which were broadcast live on SABC 2 were hosted by Katlego Maboe and Thando Thabethe.
Below are the SAFTA’ 11 winners:
Best TV Soap/Telenovela : The Road
Best Achievement in Directing – TV Soap/Telenovela: High Rollers
Best Actor – TV Soap/Telenovela: Anthony Coleman
Best Actress – TV Soap/Telenovela: Tina Jaxa
Best Supporting Actor – TV Soap/Telenovela : Mandla Gaduka
Best Supporting Actress – TV Soap/Telenovela : Linda Sebezo – Sharon Dlamini
Most Popular TV Soap : Isibaya
Best TV Drama :Heist
Best Achievement in Directing – TV Drama: Heist
Best Actor – TV Drama: Jerry Mofokeng – Heist
Best Actress – TV Drama: Tiffany Barbuzano
Best Supporting Actor – TV Drama: Warren Masemola
Best Supporting Actress – TV Drama: Jana Cilliers
Best Talk Show: Real Talk with Anele
Best TV Presenter: Thembisa Mdoda
Best Actor – Feature Film: Dann-Jaques Mouton
Best Actress – Feature Film: Shoki Mokgape
Best Supporting Actor – Feature Film: Abdurahgmaan Adams
Best Supporting Actress – Feature Film: Hlubi Mboya
Lifetime Achievement Awards: Junaid Ahmed and Lydia Mokgokoloshi
Youth Achiever Award recipient: Thapelo Mokoena. — TimesLive