The annual South African Film and Television Awards ( SAFTA’s Winners )
South African film and TV stars were celebrated and honoured at the 11th annual
Saftas ceremony held at Sun City, South Africa on Saturday. There are so many amazing red carpet looks as fashion has become a highlight at the annual awards with stars glamming up in their finest suits and dresses.
The glitzy ceremony was co-hosted by the charismatic Katlego Maboe and drop-dead gorgeous Thando Thabethe, who had several wardrobe changes along with Maboe.
Those who were unable to attend but who bagged a Golden Horn were Tina Jaxa, who plays a very street-smart May Gumede in Gold Diggers, winning Best Actress TV Soap/ Telenovela; Linda Sibezo, who won Best Supporting Actress in TV Soap/ Telenovela for Greed and Desire; James Borthwick for Best Actor TV Comedy (Hotel) as well as Sylvaine Strike, who walked away with the honours for Best Supporting Actress – TV Comedy (Those Who Can’t)
SABC3’s High Rollers impressed in the soap/telenovela categories, despite SABC3 pulling the plug on the show. The soapie walked away with Golden Horns for Best Achievement in Directing – TV Soap/Telenovela (Joshua Rous, Alex Yazbek, Quentin Krog, Jozua Malherbe, Darryl Evan Fuchs and Zimkhitha Maseko) while Antony Coleman took Best Actor – TV Soap/ Telenovela for his role as the ruthless David King.
Meanwhile, the Best TV Soap/ Telenovela accolade went to The Road. Best Supporting Actor in the same category went to Mandla Gaduka. Interestingly, this is Gaduka’s second win. Last year, he won a Golden Horn for Best Actor in a Comedy for Gauteng Maboneng.
Best TV Drama went to Heist, which also bagged accolades for Best Achievement in Directing – TV Drama. The audience went crazy when Warren Masemola bagged the Best Supporting Actor – TV Drama for Heist. They gave him a standing ovation.
The inimitable Jerry Mofokeng, who is also one of the three Safta judging chairs, walked away with the Best Actor – TV Drama honours for Heist.Tiffany Barbuzano, who also presented an award, won Best Actress – TV Drama for her role in the comedy Sober Companion while Jana Cilliers took Best Supporting Actress – TV Drama honours for Die Boeklub.While Sink won Best Feature Film and Best Actress (Shoki Mokgapa) honours, Noem My Skollie took Best Actor – Feature Film (Dann Jaques Mouton) and Best Supporting Actor (Abdurahgmaan Adams) honours too.
OH By the way, Hlubi Mboya won Best Supporting Actress for Dora’s Peace.And Best Talk Show went to Real Talk With Anele.One of the sweetest moments was when Lydia Mokgokoloshi was helped onto the stage for the Safta Lifetime Achiever Special Recognition Award.
And the multi-talented Thapelo Mokoena walked away with the Young Achiever Award.
Then our O-M-G red carpet moments
HALALA TO ALL THE WINNERS!