It’s that time of the year again when Mzansi’s television stars get to shine and be recognised for their excellence. The 11th instalment of the South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) is scheduled to take place next month at Sun City in the North West. The nominees were announced today at the Forum in Bryanston, north of Joburg. Actress Nambitha Mpumlwana was at the helm as host for the morning. As expected, there were many surprises and disappoints, Skeem Saam and Muvhango boycotted the awards, as they didn’t submit their work for consideration. This is the second year both the soapies are boycotting the awards.

Fans will have a difficult time choosing a winner in the favourite soapie category as there are 17 soapies vying for the best Soapie gong. 

Nominees for Mzansi’s Best Soapie are:

  1. 7de Laan
  2. Ashes to Ashes season 2
  3. Binnerlanders
  4. Generations: The Legacy
  5. Getroud Met Rugby – Die Sepie
  6. Gold Diggers
  7. Greed and Desire
  8. High Rollers
  9. Isibaya
  10. Isidingo
  11. Rhythm City
  12. Ring of Lies
  13. Scandal!
  14. Suidooster
  15. The Road
  16. Uzalo season 2
  17. Zabalaza

Competition is tight in the Best Presenter category, as some of Mzansi’s most-loved faces are battling it out against each other. 

 For Best Presenter, the nominees are:

  1. Tumi Morake
  2. Sivuyile Ngesi
  3. Bob Mabena
  4. Katlego Maboe
  5. Chanley Wong
  6. Lawrence Maleka
  7. Thembisa Mdoda
  8. Masechaba Ndlovu

In the Best Actress in a Soapie category, there are the nominees:

  • Tina Jaxa
  • Clementine Mosimane
  • Masasa Mbangeni

Best Soapie Actor nominees are:

  1. Antony Coleman
  2. Justin Strydom
  3. Siyabonga Thwala

The nominees for Best Supporting Actress in a soapie are:

  • Maggie Benedict
  • Nandi Nyembe
  • Linda Sebenzo

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Soapie nominees are:

  • Mandla Gaduka
  • Pallance Dladla
  • Warren Masemola