MEDIA STATEMENT | SABC SCORES 66 ROYALTY SOAPIE AWARDS NOMINATIONS

Johannesburg, 3rd September 2021 – SABC1 is the main broadcast partner of the annual Royalty Soapie Awards which kicked off with the nominee’s announcement on the 1st of September and saw the SABC score 66 nominations.

S3’s telenovela The Estate received the highest number of nominations with 26 with the highlights being the nominations of Outstanding Lead Actor, Outstanding Daily TV Drama, and Outstanding Onscreen Couple, followed by 7de Laan and Skeem Saam scoring 10 nominations each.

The South African adaptation of the international series Ugly Betty, uBettina Wethu received 6 nominations including an outstanding female villain as portrayed by Ayanda Bandla in her role as Lakhe Amon.

SABC2’s Muvhango’s nominations include that of an outstanding onscreen couple for the characters of Mulalo and Teboho played by Sidney Ramakuwela and Liteboho Modise. The soapie received a total of 5 nominations.

 

Following right behind Muvhango are Generations: The Legacy and Uzalo with 4 nominations each.

 

Die Sentrum also from SABC2 received one nomination in the Most Popular Show Category.

 

The Royalty Awards Nominees List for SABC Video Entertainment

 

Category Show Channel
Outstanding Art Direction 7de Laan SABC2
The Estate S3
Outstanding Directing Team The Estate S3
Outstanding Editing Team Skeem Saam SABC1
uBettina Wethu SABC1
7de Laan SABC2
The Estate S3
Outstanding Lighting Direction uBettina Wethu SABC1
7de Laan SABC2
The Estate S3
Outstanding Casting The Estate S3
Outstanding Cinematography uBettina Wethu SABC1
The Estate S3
Outstanding Sound Mixing and Editing The Estate S3
Outstanding Makeup and Hair Styling Muvhango SABC2
The Estate S3
Outstanding Writing Team Skeem Saam SABC1
The Estate S3
Outstanding Wardrobe The Estate S3
Outstanding Supporting Actor Matli Mohapeloa as Lesiba Molefe on The Estate S3
Sparky Xulu as Siya Phakathwayo on The Estate S3
Outstanding Supporting Actress Elizabeth Serunye as Principal Thobakgale on Skeem Saam SABC1
Nadia Valvekens as Suzaan Le Roux on The Estate S3
Linda Sebezo as Goniwe Phakathwayo on The Estate S3
Outstanding Onscreen Couple Sidney Ramakuwela and Liteboho Molise and Mulalo and Teboho on Muvhango SABC2
Sdumo Mtshali and Jo-Anne Reyneke as Muzi and Lwandle Phakathwayo on The Estate S3
Outstanding Young Performer Ditebogo Ledwaba as Mbali on Generations: The Legacy SABC1
Bahle Tsepo Hadebe as Phenyo Bopape on The Estate S3
Outstanding Lead Actor Africa Tsoai as John Maputla on Skeem Saam SABC1
Masoja Msizi as Nkunzi on Uzalo SABC1
Aubrey Poo as Castro Kamanga on The Estate S3
Outstanding Lead Actress Shoki Mmola as Celia Magongwa on Skeem Saam SABC1
Hildegardt Whites as Bonita Basson on 7de Laan SABC2
Outstanding Male Villain Vusi Kunene as Jack Mabaso on Generations: The Legacy SABC1
Dirk Stoltz as DeWet Basson on 7de Laan SABC2
Outstanding Female Villain Ayanda Bandla as Lakhe Amon on uBettina Wethu SABC1
Keabetswe Motsilanyane as Lesedi Moloi on 7de Laan SABC2
Outstanding Daily TV Drama Skeem Saam SABC1
Uzalo SABC1
The Estate S3
Most Popular Show Skeem Saam SABC1
Generations: The Legacy SABC1
uBettina Wethu SABC1
Uzalo SABC1
7de Laan SABC2
Die Sentrum SABC2
Muvhango SABC3
The Estate S3
Viewer’s Choice: Best Actor Africa Tsoai as John Maputla on Skeem Saam SABC1
Masoja Msiza as Nkunzi on Uzalo SABC1
Vusi Kunene as Jack Mabaso on Generations: The Legacy SABC1
Dirk Stoltz as DeWet Basson on 7de Laan SABC2
Sydney Ramakuwela as Mulalo on Muvhango SABC2
Aubrey Poo as Castro Kamanga on The Estate S3
Matli Mohapeloa as Lesiba Molefe on The Estate S3
Sdumo Mtshali as Muzi Phakathwayo   S3
Sparky Xulu as Siya Phakathwayo S3
Viewer’s Choice: Best Actress Ayanda Bandla as Lakhe Amon on uBettina Wethu SABC1
Elizabeth Serunye as Principal Thobakgale on Skeem Saam SABC1
Shoki Mmola as Celia Magongwa on Skeem Saam SABC1
Hildegardt Whites as Bonita Basson on 7de Laan SABC2
Keabetswe Motsilanyane as Lesedi Moloi on 7de Laan SABC2
Liteboho Molise as Teboho on Muvhango SABC2
Jo-Anne Reyneke as Lwandle Phakathwayo on The Estate S3
Linda Sebezo as Goniwe Phakathwayo on The Estate S3
Nadia Valvekens as Suzaan Le Roux on The Estate S3

 

Viewers can also vote in for their favorites in the following categories:

  • 5th Royalty Soapie Awards: Most Popular Show of the Year – USSD *120*322020*1#
  • 5th Royalty Soapie Awards: Viewer’s Choice Best Actor – USSD *120*32020*2#
  • 5th Royalty Soapie Awards: Viewer’s Choice Best Actress – USSD *120*32020*3#

 

Catch all your favorite soapies and dramas on weekdays on SABC TV channels.

 

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Media inquiries: –

Caroline Phalakatshela

Publicity Specialist – Video Entertainment

phalakatshelamc@sabc.co.za