1Magic’s popular telenovela The River is leading the 2020 SAFTAs (South African Film and Television Awards) nominations. The show raked in 15 nominations across numerous categories, including best achievement in directing, scriptwriting, original music/score, editing, sound, cinematography, wardrobe, make-up and hairstyling and art directing. The River stars Sindi Dlathu scored a nomination in for best actress in the genre, while Presley Chweneyagae was nominated in the best actor category.
Close on its heels is Mzansi Magic soapie, Isibaya, prison drama Lockdown 4 and the feature film Fiela Se Kind who all clinched 11 nominations each. Mzansi Magic drama series The Republic rounded things off with 10 nominations.
Speaking on the nominations, NFVF CEO Makhosazana Khanyile shared in part; “The love for SA Talent is certainly in the air and I would like to congratulate all our SAFTAs14 nominees for telling authentic stories that resonate and connect with the people of South Africa. As the NFVF we couldn’t be prouder of the immense contribution that these women and men make to the local film and television industry, not forgetting the broadcasters that provide the platforms for these stories to come alive.
The NFVF joined forces with 205 industry experts from across the country to form a judging committee that spent over two months deliberating and rounding off the final nominees of the 70 categories, which were all then later audited by Nexia SAB&T. The 14th SAFTAs take place on 27 and 27 March 2020 at the Sandton Convention Centre. The River leads the 2020 SAFTAs nominations. Here’s a look at all the nominations.
To vote for Best TV Presenter use these codes:
Presenter Programme Title Voting Code
Thembisa Mdoda 2 Families and A Wedding Dress 1
Anele Mdoda Celebrity Game Night S1 2
Graeme Richards Expresso Morning Show 3
Entle Bizane Hectic on 3 4
Waldimar Pelser KN Verslag in gesprek 5
Sthembiso Dliwayo Mi Kasi Su Kasi 6
Emo Adams Noot vir Noot S44 7
Masechaba Ndlovu The Big Secret Season 2 8
Christopher Jaftha The Longest Date 9
For Most Popular TV Soap/ Telenovela use these codes:
Programme Title Production House Voting Code
Arendsvlei Penguin & Paw Paw Films 1
Binnelanders Stark Films 2
Getroud Met Rugby Overberg Produksies 3
Giyani – Land of Blood Tshedza Pictures CC 4
Imbewu Grapevine Productions (Pty) Ltd 5
Isibaya The Bomb Shelter 6
iSipho The Gift Herbvision Multimedia 7
Isithembiso The Bomb Shelter 8
Muvhango Word of Mouth Pictures 9
Rhythm City Quizzical Pictures (Pty) Ltd 10
Scandal! Ochre Moving Pictures 11
Suidooster Suidooster Films 12
The River Tshedza Pictures CC 13
The Throne Ferguson Films 14
The Queen Ferguson Films 15
Uzalo Stained Glass Productions 16
The 14th South African Film and Television Awards will be hosted at Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Centre over two-nights: Craft Awards on Friday, 27 March 2020 and Main Awards on Saturday, 28 March 2020 – with the Saturday show broadcast live on television.
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