Glitz and glam at SAFTAs

Mbo Mahocs, Nico Abote and Eve

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

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