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E.TV’S popular drama series, 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls, tops this year’s nominations in the television drama category of the seventh annual South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas).
The series, which received a total of 10 nominations, is up against SABC2 dramas, Erfsondes, which has nine nominations, and 90 Plein Street, with seven.
4Play: Sex Tips for Girls’ director Amanda Lane, actor Pallance Dladla, and actresses Tiffany JonesBarbuzano and Xolile Tshabalala, are also recognised.
In the directing category, Lane is up against Peter Heaney (Erfsondes), and Akin Omotoso and Vincent Moloi for Soul City. Dladla, a best supporting actor, drama nominee will compete for the Golden Horn against Terence Bridgett (Erfsondes) and Molefi Monaisa (Skeem Saam); and Jones-Barbuzano and Tshabalala can expect competition from Jana Strydom (Erfsondes) in the best actress, drama section.
The best actor, drama nominees are Mothusi Magano (90 Plein Street), Richard Lukunku (Mshika Shika), and Emmanuel Castis and Jacques Bessenger, both for Erfsondes; while the nominees contesting the best supporting actress in a drama series are Samukelo Ndlovu (Soul City), Pearl Thusi (Zone 14) and Nazli George (90 Plein Street).
Up for best actor in a soapie are Kevin Smith (Isidingo), Menzi Ngubane (Generations) and Clint Brink (Scandal!). Kim Engelbrecht (Isidingo), Nambitha Mpulwana (Generations) and Louise Barnes (Scandal!) will compete for the best actress in a soap prize.
Isidingo, Generations and Rhythm City go head to head for the Golden Horn for best ensemble in a soap, but the prize for this year’s best soap will be chosen by viewer votes.
This year, Isidingo (I), Generations (G), Scandal (S), The Wild (W), Inkaba (K), Muvhango (M), 7de Laan (7) and Rhythm City (R) are competing for the prize.
To vote, the public should SMS the first letter of the title of the TV soap to 45242. Standard SMS rates apply. The voting line will open on March 4 and closes on March 16 at 8.45 pm.
In the feature film category, the Afrikaans comedy Semi-Soet leads the pack with eight nominations, including best feature film, where it is up against Durban-made Otelo Burning, Riaad Moosa’s Material, and Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker).
Competing for the best actor Golden Horn will be Thomas Gumede (Otelo Burning), Nico Panagio (Semi-Soet), Jack Devnarain (31 Million Reasons), Dawid Minnaar (Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker)) and Moosa (Material).
In the best actress category, Lindiwe Ndlovu (Little One), Nolwazi Shange (Otelo Burning), Jayashree Basava (Lucky) and Elize Cawood (Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker)) will compete for the Golden Horn.
The best supporting actor nominees are Mpho Osei-Tutu (A Million Colours), Vincent Ebrahim (Material), Louw Venter (Semi-Soet) and Marius Weyers (Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker)); while the best supporting actress contenders are Denise Newman (Material), Matshepo Maleme (A Million Colours) and Anneke Weidemann (Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker)).
Hoping to be named best director are Katinka Heyns (Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker)), Craig Freimond (Material), Wayne Thornley (Adventures in Zambezia) and Darrell Roodt (Little One).
The Saftas aim to honour, celebrate and promote the creativity, quality and excellence of South African film and television talent, and to encourage entrepreneurship and the development of new talent in the industry.
Saftas’ judging chairperson, Nodi Murphy, said she was impressed by the quality of this year’s entries, adding: “It is encouraging to see our industry growing. This is evident with the quality of the entries we received this year.”
Murphy also revealed a new Saftas category: the Critics Lifetime Achievement award, which aims to recognise arts and entertainment journalists who have made a significant contribution in the industry over the years. The winner will be chosen by the South African media.
This year’s Saftas will take place on March 15 and March 16 in Midrand. They will be broadcast live on SABC3 on March 16 with highlights from the 15th. Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) and Top TV will broadcast an edited version of the awards.
The full list of nominees is:
Best director of a feature film: Katinka Heyns – Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker); Craig Fremond (Material); Wayne Thornely (Adventures in Zambezia); Darrell James Roodt – Little One.
Best actor in a feature film: Thomas Gumede – Otelo Burning; Nico Panagio – Semi-Soet; Jack Devnarain – 31 Million Reasons; Dawid Minnaar – Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker); Riaad Moosa – Material.
Best supporting actor in a feature film: Mpho Osei-Tutu – A Million Colours; Vincent Ebrahim – Material; Louw Venter – Semi-Soet; Marius Weyers - Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker).
Best actress in a feature film: Denise Newman – Material; Matshepo Maleme – A Million Colours; Anneke Weidemann - Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker).
Best writing team of a feature film: Chris Barnard - Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker); Craig Freimond – Material; James Whyle and the cast workshop – Otelo Burning; Darrell James Roodt – Little One;
Best cinematographer of a feature film: Koos Roets - Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker); Trevor Brown – A Million Colours; Trevor Calverley – Material.
Best editor of a feature film: Ronelle Loots - Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker); Aryan Kaganof – Man on Ground; Megan Gill – Material;
Best production designer of a feature film: Francois Coetzee – Semi-Soet; Jackie Lotz – Zama Zama; Anita van Hermet and Chantal Carter – Otelo Burning; Bathoni Robinson – Pretville.
Best music composition: Orangotang Music and Michael Bester – Semi-Soet; Zethu Mashika – Zama Zama; Tiago Correia Paulo and Alan Lzar – Otelo Burning; Bruce retief – Adventures in Zambezia.
Best costume designer: Nerine Pienaar – Semi-Soet; Mia Zwiegers – Zama Zama; Ruy Filipe – Otelo Burning; Nerine Pienaar – Pretville.
Best make-up and hair: Theola Booysens – Semi-soet; Elzette Winterbach – To The Power of Anne; Charlie Runge and Lee-Anne Nourse – Pretville.
Best sound designer of a feature film: Barry Donnelly - Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker); Jim Petrak – Smei-Soet; Charlotte Buys – Material.
Best feature film - Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker); Material; Otelo Burning; Semi-Soet.
Best student film: E-lectricity – AFDA (Etienne Fourie and Robyn Oetle); Lyfstraf – AFDA (Rudi Steyn, Martina Della Togna, Gianfranco Human and Sarah Muhoho); Die Windpomp – AFDA (Miklas Manneke and Jade Galbraith).
Best short film: Umkhungo – Matthew Jankes; Loot – Greg Rom; There Are No Heroes – Kyle Stevenson.
Best animation: I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts – Jungle Beat; Adventures in Zambezia; ZA News.
Best drama series: Erfsondes; 90 Plein Street; 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls.
Best director of a drama series: Peter Heaney – Erfsondes; Amanda Lane - 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls; Akin Omotoso and Vincent Moloi – Soul City.
Best actor in a drama series: Mothusi Magano – 90 Plein Street; Richard Lukunku – Mshika Shika; Emmanuel Castis – Erfsondes; Jacques Bessenger – Erfsondes.
Best supporting actor in a drama series: Terence Bridgett – Erfsondes; Molefi Monaisa – Skeem Saam; Pallance Dladla - 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls.
Best actress in a drama series: Jana Strydom – Erfsondes; Tiffany Jones-Barbuzano - 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls; Xolile Tshabalala - 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls.
Best supporting actress in a drama series: Samukelo Ndlovu – Soul City; Pearl Thusi – Zone 14; Nazli George – 90 Plein Street.
Best writing team of a drama series: Khalo Matabane, Sue de Groot, Ndumiso Khovano and Teddy mattera – 90 Plein Street; writing team - 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls; Brent Quinn – Soul City.
Best DOP/cinematographer for a drama series: Trevor Brown – Erfsondes; Jonathan Kovel – Hartland; Tom Marais – Soul City.
Best editor of a drama series: Tanya Hagen, Tumi Modiba, Sharron Hawkes, Yoav Dagan and Jurgen Hellberg - 90 Plein Street; Christa Lategan – Erfsondes; Quinn Lubbe and CA van Aswegen – Hartland.
Best production design of a drama series: Gerrida Venter- 90 Plein Street; Marna Heunis - 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls; TOM Pictures – Soul City; Larissa Peters and Dylan Lloyd – Zone 14.
Best costume design for a drama series: Rochelle Selling – 90 Plein Street; Rochelle Selling - 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls; Philipa Heydenrych – Zone 14.
Best make-up and hair for a drama series: Minuche Snyman - Erfsondes; Minuche Snyman - 4Play: Sex Tips for Girlsl Sheila Petlele – Zone 14.
Best sound for a drama series: Richard Hedges – Erfsondes; sound design team - 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls; Sibongeleni Mabuyakhulu; Mark Phillips, Vaughan Phillips – Zone 14.
Best actor in a TV comedy: Leroy Gopal – Ses’Top La; Trevor Gumbi – Ses’Top La; Nik Rabinowitz – ZA News.
Best actress in a TV comedy: Nikki Jackman – ZA News; Baby Cele – My Perfect Family; Salamina Mosese – Abo Mzala.
Best ensemble in a TV comedy: Ses’Top La; ZA News; My Perfect Family; Moferefere Lenyalong.
Best editor of a TV comedy: Aaron Naidoo, Rod Macleod and Hugh Upsher – ZA News; Glarry Leshilo – Ses’Top La; Eugene G Lombard and Talya Kahan – Sies.
Best art direction of a TV comedy: Esme Viviers – Abo Mzala; Riccardo Pugliese and Lindsay van Blerk – ZA News; Moja art department – Moferefere Lenyalong.
Best director on a TV soap: Henry Mylne – 7de Laan; The Wild directing team – The Wild; Joshua Rous, Welile Nzuza, Hlomla Dandala and Craig Gardner – Scandal!.
Best actors in a TV soap: Kevin Smith – Isidingo; Menzi Ngubane – Generations; Clint Brink – Scandal!.
Best actress in a TV soap: Kim Engelbrecht – Isidingo; Nambitha Mpumlwana – Generations; Louise Barnes – Scandal!.
Best ensemble in a TVsoap: Isidingo; Generations; Rhythm City.
Best writing team in a TV soap: 7de Laan; The Wild; Scandal!; Rhythm City.
Best editor of a TV soap: Julia Scott Lawson – 7de Laan; Golbert Makhafola and Magdamarie van Rooyen – Inkaba; The Wild editing team – The Wild.
Best art direction in a TV soap: Anneri Gericke – The Wild; the Isidingo art directing team – Isidingo; Nerina du Plessis – Inkaba.
Best DOP/cinematographer of a TV soap: Stuart banck. Tenson Hlabangana and Vusi Khoazane – 7de Laan; Hector Dludla – Inkaba; Greg Heimann and Leon Kriel – The Wild.
Best TV soap: The Wild; Generations; Rhythm City; Scandal!; Isidingo; Muvhango; 7de Laan; Inkaba.
Best youth and children’s programmes: Challenge SOS; My Night; Sistahood.
Best factual educational entertainment programme: Final Verdict; Sobukwe – A Great Soul; The Dr Mol Show.
Best news and actuality programme: Crimes Uncovered SA; Robinson Regstreeks; The Edition.
Best magazine programme: I Am Woman; The Dr Mol Show; Big Up; The Edition.
Best variety and lifestyle show: Roer; Hectic Nine-9; Cooking with Siba; Jou Show met Emo en Wicus.
Best music show: Club Culture; Psalted III; Afro Cafe.
Best talk show: I Am Woman/Leap of Faith; My Top Ten – Pieter Dirk Uys; Motswako; Sistahood.
Best reality show: Culture Shock; Big Up; Jozi Moving City.
Best game show: Noot vir Noot; Friends Like These; Jam Alley Crew vs Crew.
Best international format show: Come Dine With Me; Masterchef SA; Dance Your Butt Off.
Best editor of a documentary short: Tamsyn Reynolds – Sea Skeletons; Carte Blanche editing team – Carte Blanche: Aurora Liquid; Carte Blanche editing team – Carte Blanche: Riaan Manser.
Best editor of a documentary feature: Stefan van Wyk – Cold Sweat; Andrew Wessels – Sobukwe – A Great Soul; Khalid Shanis – Forerunners.
Best cinematographer of a documentary short: Ian Miller – Centrum Guardian Project 2011; Annalet Steenkamp – Sea Skeletons; Carte Blanche DOP team – Carte Blanche: Aurora Liquid.
Best cinematographer of a documentary feature: Stafford Robinson and Danie Ferreira – Cold Sweat; Mandla Dube – Sobukwe – A Great Soul; Felix Seuffert – Forerunners.
Best director of a documentary short: Michael Yelseth – Centrum Guardian Project 2011; Tamsyn Reynolds – Sea Skeletons; Carte Blanche directing team – Carte Blanche: Aurora Liquid.
Best director of a documentary feature: Marguerite Albrecht – Cold Sweat; Mickey Dube – Sobukwe – A Great Soul; Tim Wege – King Naki and the Thundering Hooves.
Best documentary feature: Cold Sweat; Sobwe – A Great Soul; King Naki and the Thundering Hooves.
Best documentary short: Sea Skeletons; Carte Blanche: Aurora Liquid; Carte Blanche: Riaan Manser.
Best director of a wildlife programme: Richard Slater-Jones – Saving Rhino Phila; Richard Slater-Jone and Kira Ivanoff – All The President’s Elephants; Dereck Joubert – The Last Lions; Pat van Heerden – Nyempere (The Fighter), Charlie Nkuna and the making of the Kruger National Park.
Best editor on a wildlife programme: Susan Scott and Candice Odgers – The Last Lions; Katherine Pienaar – All the President’s Elephants; Katherine Pienaar – Saving Rhino Phila.
Best cinematographer on a wildlife programme: Dale Hancock, Riaan Laubscher and Don Percival – All The President’s Elephants; Dereck Joubert – The Last Lions; Dale Hancock, Alexander Sletten, Willem van Heerden and Russell Bergh – Saving Rhino Phila.
Best TV wildlife programme: Saving Rhino Phila; All The President’s Elephants; The Last Lions.