Dineo Moeketsi, Mpho Pops, and Graeme Richards announced the 15th South African Film and Television Awards 2021 (SAFTAs) winners last night. The Craft Awards were held on Friday hosted by actress and TV presenter Lesego Tlhabi and Tracy Lange.
How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding (Netflix) led the pack with six awards.1Magic’s ‘The River’ scooped four awards which include the Best Actress award.
The legendary Dr. Ncina Mhlophe was honoured with the Lifetime achievement golden horn. Dr. Ncina is an anti-apartheid activist, actress, storyteller, poet, playwright, director, and author.
She received a doctorate honorary from the Open University, the UK in 1994, another honorary doctorate from the University of Natal in 1999, and Rhodes University in 2014.
She has won plenty of awards including the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Actress (Chicago) for Have you seen Zandile? Sony Award for Radio Drama from BBC Radio Africa for Have you seen Zandile? and In 2016 she was chosen as one of BBC’s 100 Women.
Here are all the winners at the 15th Saftas 2021.
Best Actress – Feature FilmTinarie Loots, Gat in die Muur (Hole in the Wall)
Best Actor – Feature FilmTshamano Sebe, 8
Best Actress – TelenovelaSindi Dlathu, The River
Best Actor – TelenovelaMenzi Ngubane, Isibaya
Best Supporting Actress – TelenovelaMichelle Botes, Legacy
Best Supporting Actor – TelenovelaMeshack Mavuso, The River
Best Actress – TV SoapPetronella Tshuma, Rhythm City
Best Actor – TV SoapClint Brink, Binnelanders
Best Supporting Actress – TV SoapMasasa Mbangeni, Scandal!
Best Supporting Actor – TV SoapMothusi Magano, Skeem Saam
Best TV SoapRhythm City
Best Actress – TV DramaKate Liquorish, Still Breathing
Best Actor – TV DramaBrandon Auret, Still Breathing
Best Supporting Actress – TV DramaJune van Merch, Sara se Geheim
Best Supporting Actor – TV DramaJames Ngcobo, Queen Sono
Best TV DramaBlood and Water
Best Actress – TV ComedyBusisiwe Lurayi, How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding
Best Actor – TV ComedyJames Borthwick, Hotel
Best Supporting Actress – TV ComedyMartelize Kolver, Hote
Best Supporting Actor – TV ComedyDesmond Dube, How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding
Best TV ComedyThe Riviera
Best Supporting Actress – Feature FilmTarryn Wyngaard, Stam
Best Supporting Actor – Feature FilmHakeem Kae Kazim, Riding with Sugar
Best Feature FilmGriekwastad
Best Documentary FeatureHow to Steal a Country
Best TV Presenter (Public Vote Category)Entle Bizana, Hectic on 3
Lifetime achievement Dr. Ncina Mhlophe