Generations, Muvhango snubbed as Isibaya, Binnelanders lead SAFTA nominations

25 February 2015 - 12:19 By Bernice Maune
Mandla Gumede with Celeste Ntuli of Isibaya fame.
Mandla Gumede with Celeste Ntuli of Isibaya fame.
Image: Gallo Images.

Isibaya emerged as the top contender at the South African Film and TV Award nominations as it garnered over ten nominations in various categories.

Cast and crew of the Mzansi Magic telenovela turned full time soapie may have their arms full with Safta gongs come 20 and 22 March.

The drama received a slew of nominations including best TV soapie and nods for best actor for Bongani Gumede, best supporting actor nominations for Celeste Ntuli and Pallance Dladla.

The show also scored ticks in best sound, art and costume design.

Since it's inception about three years ago, Isibaya has proven itself a force to be reckoned with despite losing key characters in the form of Sdumo Mtshali, Nomzamo Mbatha and Pallance Dladla. Mtshali and Mbatha are set to return to the soapie. The drama has also had to face a lax storyline and stiff competition from SABC 1's new drama series, Uzalo in the same time slot.

Other top contenders are Binnelanders with nine nods, Isidingo with five, Scandal and Rythym City with five in total.

Mfundi Vundla's Generations which is still the most watched soapie received no nominations while Muvhango garnered one and 7de Laan is sitting pretty at seven.

The off screen drama surrounding Generations may have affected their Safta standing although the soapie has failed to take home any major awards in the past few years.

See list of some nominees below. For full list click here.

Best TV Soap

Binelanders- Stark Films

Isibaya 2- The Bomb Shelter

Rhythm City- Quizzical Pictures


Best Actress in a lead role- TV Soap

Kgomotso Christopher- Isidingo

Tema Sebopedi- Isidingo

Desiree Gardner- Binnelanders

Brumilda VanRensburg- Binnelanders

Masasa Mbangeni- Scandal


Best Actor in a lead role- TV soap

Paul Luckhoff- Binnelanders

Pallance Dladla- Isibaya

Justin Strydom- Isidingo


Best Supporting Actress - TV Soap

Celeste Ntuli - Isibaya

Quanita Adams - Binnelanders

Marjorie Langa - Scandal


Best Supporting Actor - TV soap

Paul Luckoff - Binnelanders

Pallance Dladla - Isibaya

Justin Strydom - Isidingo

Best Supporting Actress - TV drama

Zikhona Sodlaka - After 9

Brenda Ngxoli - Rockville

Helene Lombard - Sterlopers

Franci Swanepoel - Geramtes in die Kaas


Best Supporting Actor - TV drama

Mothusi Chebeletsane - Donkerland

Fezile Mpela - Donkerland

James Alexander - Geramtes in die Kas


Best Feature Film

I-Number Number- Donovan Marsh

Faan se trein- Koos Roets

Four Corners- Giant Films

Golden Horn Magazine programme Nominations 2015

50|50- Clive Morris Productions

Movers & Shakers -Vusion Media

Mooiloop! -Blue Marble Entertainment


Best Variety show

Charley`s cake Angels

Season Two Cooked In Africa

Kasi-Licious Okuhle

Seasons at Terroir Cooked in Africa


Best Talk show

Katch It With Khanyi – Endemol South Africa (pty)  Ltd

I am Woman -Leap of Faith Plexus Films

Jou show met Emo Homebrew Films


Best Reality Show

Kabelo boot camp -Connect Channel

Ultimate Braai Master: The roads less travelled -Cooked in Africa

I want to sing gospel -Eclipse TV


 Best Game Show

Clover little big cook off -Quizzical Pictures

Cula Sibone- Connect Channel

Nguwe Na -Connect Channel

Tropika island of treasure season 6 -Quizzical Pictures


Best International Format Show Nominations

The Comedy Central Roast  Of Kenny Kunene Fired Up -Viacom International Media

Networks Africa

I love South Africa -African Media Production Network


Best Drama Nominations

90 plein street Born Free Media (pty) Ltd Donkerland Deon Opperman Produksies (pty)

Swartwater- Quizzical Pictures

90 plein street- Born Free Media (pty) Ltd

Donkerland- Deon Opperman Produksies (pty)