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List of 07 SAFTAs Nominations


17 February, 2017 - 07:37

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) has announced the nominees for its 2017 #SAFTAs11 South African Film and Television Awards at a breakfast in Bryanston. Over 400 production companies submitted their work for entries.

The theme for the annual awards show, now in its eleventh year is SA has got it, lets celebrate it. Nambitha Mpumlwana hosted the event and judge Kimberley Stark gave some insight into the voting process.

There are 258 nominees in 89 categories.

The ceremony will be held in Sun City from 16 - 18 March.

Here's an abbreviated 2016 Saftas nominee list:


Best TV Soap/Telenovela

High Rollers


The Road

Best Achievement in Directing - TV Soap/Telenovela

High Rollers


The Road

Best Actor - TV Soap/Telenovela

Anthony Coleman - High Rollers

Justin Strydom - High Rollers

Siyabonga Thwala - Isibaya

Best Actress - TV Soap/Telenovela

Tina Jaxa - Gold Diggers

Clementine Mosimane - Gold Diggers

Masasa Mbangeni - Scandal!

Best Supporting Actor - TV Soap/Telenovela

Mandla Gaduka - Ashes to Ashes

Pallance Dladla - Isibaya

Warren Masemola - Ring of Lies

Best Supporting Actress - TV Soap/Telenovela

Maggie Benedict - Ashes to Ashes

Nandi Nyembe - Ashes to Ashes

Linda Sebezo - Sharon Dlamini

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting - TV Soap/Telenovela

High Rollers



Most Popular TV Soap



The Road

Gold Digger


Generations, The Legacy


Ashes to Ashes

Rhythm City


Getroud met Rugby - Die Sepie

Ring of Lies

Greed and Desire


High Rollers

7de Laan


Best TV Drama



Sober Companion

Best Achievement in Directing - TV Drama



Sober Companion

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting - TV Drama

Die Boekklub



Best Actor - TV Drama

Neels van Jaarsveld - Bloedbroers

Jerry Mofokeng - Heist

Trevor Gumbi - Sober Companion

Best Actress - TV Drama

Tiffany Barbuzano - Sober Companion

Brenda Ngxoli - Hustle

Linda Sokhulu - Sokhulu and Partners

Best Supporting Actor - TV Drama

Chris van Niekerk - Die Boekklub

Tumisho Masha - Saints and Sinners

Warren Masemola - Heist

Best Supporting Actress - TV Drama

Jana Cilliers - Die Boekklub

Tina Jaxa - Isikizi

Samela Tyelbooi - Its Complicated

Best TV Comedy

Puppet Nation ZANews


Those Who Cant

Best Actress - TV Comedy

Sola Nombona

Hannah Barnard

Chantal Herman

Best Actor - TV Comedy

James Borthwick

Kagiso Lediga

Grant Swanby

Best Supporting Actress - TV Comedy

Sylvaine Strike

Kate Normington

Robyn Scott

Best Supporting Actor - TV Comedy

Deon Lotz

Graham Wier

Reabetswe Rangaka

Best Achievement in Directing - TV Comedy


Puppet Nation ZANews

Those Who Cant

Best Talk Show Host

Anele Mdoda - Real Talk with Anele

Bonnie Mbuli - Afternoon Express

Karen Zoid - Republiek van Zoid Afrika

Best Factual Education Programme

Diamond River Hunters

Now or Never

Ocean Adventurer

Best Current Affairs Actuality Programme

Carte Blanche

Saving Microbabies


Best Magazine Show


All Access Mzansi

The Man Cave

Best Variety Show


Jou Ma se Chef

Sarah Graham Food Safari

Best Talk Show

Real Talk with Anele

Republiek van Zoid Afrika

The Chatroom

Best International Format Show

Clash of the Choirs SA

The Great South African Bake Off

The Voice SA

Best TV Presenter

Tumi Morake

Sivuyile Ngesi

Bob Mabena

Katlego Maboe

Chanley Wong

Laurian Nortje

Lawrence Maleka

Thembisa Mdoda

Masechaba Ndlovu

Best Reality Show

The Ultimate Braai Master


Weg!Aftepaaie, Namibie

Best Game Show

Musiek Roulette

Noot vir Noot

Point of Order

Best Music Show

Coke Studio

Jam Sandwich

Xperia Mashlab

Best Youth Programme

100% Youth

Craz-e Sistahood

MTV Base meets Bill Gates

Best Childrens Programme

Challenge SOS

Disney Cookout

Silly Seasons - Piece of Cake

Best Wildlife Programme

Africas Trees of Life - Camelthorn Tree

Brothers in Blood: The Lions of the Sabi Sand

Soul of the Elephant

Best Made for TV Movie


Die Geur van Appelkose



Best Actor - Feature Film

Deon Lotz, Dis Koue Kos, Skat

Dan Jaques Mouton, Noem My Skollie

Garion Dowds, Shepherds and Butchers

Best Actress - Feature Film

Anel Alexander - Sink

Shoki Mokgape - Sink

Christia Visser - Tess

Best Supporting Actor - Feature Film

Grant Swanby - Modder en Bloed

Abdurahgmaan Adams - Noem My Skollie

Deon Lotz - Shepherds and Butchers

Best Supporting Actress - Feature Film

Hlubi Mboya - Doras Peace

Leleti Khumalo - Free State

Renate Stuurman - Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Best Documentary Feature



Nobodys Died Laughing

Best Achievement in Cinematography - Documentary Feature



Nobodys Died Laughing

Best Documentary Short

Cape Town Carnival 2016 - Street LIfe

South African Heroes - Theresa Gwala

The Silent Form

Best Achievement in Directing - Documentary Short

I Walk Alone

Six to Six

The Silent Form

Best Student Film


Finding Freedom

The Locket

Best Short Film


The Suit


Best Achievement in Sound Design - Feature Film

Jim Petrak, Modder en Bloed

Ivan Millborrow, Shepherds and Butchers

Barry Donnelly, Sink

Best Achievement in Costume Design - Feature Film

Nerine Pienaar & Jolandi Pienaar, Doras Peace

Emma Moss, Noem My Skollie

Diana Cilliers, Shepherds and Butchers

Best Achievement in Make-up and Hairstyling - Feature Film

Diane Allen, Happiness is a Four Letter Word

Gale Shepherd, Noem My Skollie

Marli Kruger & Talli Patcher, Shepherds and Butchers

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