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Full List of SAFTA Nominees


11 February, 2019 - 06:02

The South African Film and Television Awards is an annual South African awards ceremony hosted by the National Film and Video Foundation, to honour creative excellence in the local film and television industry as assessed by the volunteer judges.

The 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards nominees have been announced, the award ceremony will held in Sun City on the 2 March, Check if your favourites made the cut. By Melody Chironda.


Best TV Soap



Rhythm City

Best Actress - TV Soap

Nomzamo Mbatha - Isibaya

Kgomotso Christopher - Scandal!

Dawn Thandeka King - Uzalo

Best Actor - TV Soap

Pallance Dladla - Isibaya

Jamie Bartlett - Rhythm City

Sdumo Mtshali - Isibaya

Best Supporting Actress - TV Soap

Gcuba Mkhize - Isibaya

Nokuthula Thabethe - Isibaya

Linda Sebezo - Isibaya

Best Supporting Actor - TV Soap

Abdul Khoza - Isibaya

Khaya Dladla - Uzalo

Melusi Mbele - Isibaya

Best Telenovela

The River

Broken Vows

Ring of lies

Best Actress - Telenovela

Moshidi Motshegwa - The River

Sindi Dlathu - The River

Jo-Anne Reyneke - Broken Vows

Best Actor - Telenovela

Presley Chweneyagae - The River

Hlomla Dandala - The River

Siyabonga Radebe - Ring Of Lies Season 2

Best Supporting Actress - Telenovela

Nthati Yolisa - Ring Of Lies Season 2

Vele Manenje - Ring Of Lies Season 2

Ferry Jele - The River

Best Supporting Actor - Telenovela

Warren Masemola - Ring of Lies Season 2

Lawrence Maleka - The River

Zenzo Ngqobe - The River

Best TV Drama

Lockdown 2

The Herd


Best Actress - TV Drama

Dawn Thandeka King - Lockdown 2

Zola Nombona - Lockdown 2

Thuso Mbedu - Isthunzi Season 2

Best Actor - TV Drama

Sello Maake Ka Ncube - The Herd

Warren Masemola - Tjovitjo

Mothusi Magano - Emoyeni

Best Supporting Actress - TV Drama

Lorcia Cooper - Lockdown 2

Pamela Nomvete - Lockdown 2

Zikhona Bali - Isthunzi Season 2

Best Supporting Actor - TV Drama

Sdumo Mtshali - Isthunzi Season 2

Thulani Shange - Isthunzi Season 2

Terence Bridgett - Knapsekerels

Best TV Comedy

Thuli no Thulani

Talis Wedding Diary

Best Actress - TV Comedy

Nqobile Sipamla - Abo Mzala 3

Julia Anastasopoulos - Talis Wedding Diary

Talitha Ndima - The Bantu Hour

Best Actor - TV Comedy

Hannes Brummer - Elke Skewe Pot 2

David Isaacs - Die Vlieende Springbokkie (The Flying Springbuck)

Wright Ngubeni - Thuli no Thulani

Best Supporting Actress - TV Comedy

Nomsa Buthelezi - Abo Mzala 3

Carien Botha - Elke Skewe Pot 2

Marisa Drummond - Elke Skewe Pot 2

Best Supporting Actor - TV Comedy

Warren Masemola - Single Galz

Tshepo Maseko - Skwizas

Muzi Mthembu - Taryn & Sharon

Best Talk Show

Republiek Van Zoid Afrika

Trending SA

Best Reality Show


Ultimate Braai Master Season 5

My First

Best Game Show

Noot vir Noot Series 43

Op die Spel

Parlement Parlement

Best International Format Show

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Survivor South Africa: Philippines

My Kitchen Rules - South Africa Season 2

Dancing With the Stars South Africa

Best Factual & Educational Programme

Kick it

Cishe Ngafa Season 1

Case closed, Justice Served, The teenage Serial Killer

Best Current Affairs Programme

Dr Sello Of Ikhageng


Darryn August A Selfless Hero

Best Variety Show


DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice Award

Starlight Classic Johanesburg 2017

Best Magazine Show


The Man Cave Season 6

Nisboere Season 1

Best Youth Programme

Siyaya-Wildest Cape


Mi Kasi Su Kasi

Best Music Show

The Rockets 50ste Herdenking Konsert

Klavierkuiers Met Pedro Season 2

Die Kontrak Season 1

Best Made for TV Movie


Thembis Trial


Best TV Presenter

Nico Panagio - Survivor South Africa: Philippines

Katlego Maboe - In Die Kollig Met... Katlego Maboe Series 1

Sthembiso Dliwayo -Mi Kasi Su Kasi

Waldimar Pelser - kykNET Verslag in gesprek

Kabelo Mabalane - Kick It

Bonang Matheba - DStv Mzansi Viewers Choice Award

Melo Moloto - Hectic On 3

Johan Stemmet - Noot vir Noot Series 43

Thando Thabethe - Thando Bares All

Sivuyile Ngesi - The Man Cave Season 6

Katlego Maboe - Tropika Island of Treasure Maldives

Most Popular TV Soap/Telenovela



Isidingo (The Need)


Skeem Saam

Isibaya The Bomb

Rhythm City


Getroud met rugby




Broken Vows

The River

Ring of Lies Season 2


Best Feature Film


Sew the Winter to my Skin

Nommer 37

Best Achievement in Directing - Feature Film

Five Fingers for Marseilles - Michael Matthews

Ellen, The Ellen Pakkies Story - Daryne Joshua

Sew the Winter to my Skin - Jahmil X.T. Qubeka

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting - Feature Film

Kanarie - Christiaan Olwagen & Charl-Johan Lingenfelder

Wonderlus - Johan Cronje

Nommer 37 - Nosipho Dumisa

Best Achievement in Cinematography - Feature Film

Meerkat Maantuig - Willie Nel

Five Fingers for Marseilles - Shaun Harley Lee

Nommer 37 - Zenn van Zyl

Best Actress - Feature Film

Jill Levenberg - Ellen, The Ellen Pakkies Story

Monique Rockman - Nommer 37

Diaan Lawrenson - Raaiselkind

Best Actor - Feature Film

Jarrid Geduld - Ellen, The Ellen Pakkies Story

Irshaad Ally - Nommer 37

Schalk Bezuidenhout - Kanarie

Best Supporting Actress - Feature Film

June Van Merch - Raaiselkind

Ilse Klink - Stroomop

Anna-Mart van der Merwe - Kanarie

Best Supporting Actor - Feature Film

Alex van Dyk - Die Stropers (The Harvesters)

Zolisa Xaluva - Sew the Winter to my Skin

Germandt Geldenhuys - Kanarie

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