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Nominees for the 7th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA) were revealed at an official announcement event at Melrose Arch in Johannesburg on Wednesday night (13 February).

The evening was attended by industry professionals, members of the media and representatives from the National Film and Video Foundation, who organise the awards.

Despite the number of controversies and fiascos that have surrounded the awards over the years, they continue to grow. There were 354 entries this year, 120 more than last year.

Of course every year the awards include twilight zone phenomena that make no sense. One of the humdingers this year: the second most prestigious category doesn't exist! The Best Comedy category has been ditched for the year.

The Best Comedy category is always right up there with the Best Drama category as an essential and prestigious category and yet there are no nominees. Decided by the judges. Which suggests that they don't believe any comedies deserve the award. Do you believe so too? What do you think?

While you ponder the problem, here's a look at the nominees for both television and film:

TELEVISION

DRAMA

Best TV Drama Series

Erfsondes - Imani Media
90 Plein Street - Born Free Media
4Play: Sex Tips for Girls - Quizzical Pictures

Best Director of a TV Drama Series
Peter Heaney - Erfsondes
Amanda Lane - 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls
Akin Omotoso, Vincent Moloi - Soul City

Best Actor in a TV Drama Series

Mothusi Magano as Tshepo in 90 Plein Street
Richard Lukunku as Phaka in Mshika Shika
Emmanuel Castis as Chris in Erfsondes
Jacques Bessenger as Renier in Erfsondes

Best Actress in a TV Drama Series

Jana Strydom as Kate in Erfsondes
Tiffany Jones-Barbuzano as Danny in 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls
Xolile Tshabalala as Noma in 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Drama Series

Terence Bridgett as Wong in Erfsondes
Molefi Monaisa as Wallet in Skeem Saam
Pallance Dladla as Jimmy in 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Drama Series

Samkelo Ndlovu as Nkosazana in Soul City
Pearl Thusi as Samkelisiwe in Zone 14
Nazli George as Shireen in 90 Plein Street

Best Writing Team of a TV Drama Series

Khalo Matabane, Sue de Groot, Ndumiso Khovano, Teddy Mattera - 90 Plein Street
Minky Schlesinger, Gillian Breslin, Busisiwe Ntintili - 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls
Brent Quinn - Soul City

Best DOP / Cinematographer of a TV Drama Series

Trevor Brown - Erfsondes
Jonathan Kovel - Hartland
Tom Marais - Soul City

Best Editor of a TV Drama Series

Tanja Hagen, Tumi Modiba, Sharron Hawkes, Yoav Dagan, Jürgen Hellberg - 90 Plein Street
Christa Lategan - Erfsondes
Quinn Lubbe, C.A. van Aswegen - Hartland

Best Production Design of a TV Drama Series

Gerrida Venter - 90 Plein Street
Marna Heunis - 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls
T.O.M Pictures - Soul City
Larissa Peters - Zone 14

Best Music Composition of a TV Drama Series

The Art Direction Panel of judges unanimously decided that there won’t be an award in the ''Best Music Composition of a TV Drama” category this year.

Best Costume Design of a TV Drama Series

Rochelle Selling - 90 Plein Street
Rochelle Selling - 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls
Philipa Heydenrych - Zone 14
 
Best Make-up & Hair Stylist of a TV Drama Series

Minuche Snyman - Erfsondes
Minuche Snyman - 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls
Sheila Petlele - Zone 14

Best Sound Design of a TV Drama Series

Richard Hedges - Erfsondes
Sound Design Team - 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls
Sibongeleni Mabuyakhulu, Mark Phillips - Zone 14

COMEDY

Best Director on a TV Comedy, Best Writing Team of a TV Comedy

The Direction Panel of Judges unanimously decided that there won’t be an award in the “Best Director on a TV Comedy, Best Writing Team of a TV Comedy ” category this year .

Best Actor in a TV Comedy

Leroy Gopal as Oleshe in Ses'Top La
Trevor Gumbi as Gideon in Ses'Top La
Nik Rabinowitz as Various Characters in ZA News

Best Actress in a TV Comedy

Nikki Jackman as Various Characters in ZA News
Baby Cele as Portia in My Perfect Family
Salamina Mosese as Ella in Abo Mzala

Best Ensemble in a TV Comedy

Ses 'Top La - Black Brain Pictures Cc
ZA News - Both Worlds
My Perfect Family - Burnt Onion Productions
Moferefere Lenyalong - Moja Movie Factory

Best Editor of a TV Comedy

Aaron Naidoo, Rod Macleod, Hugh Upsher - ZA News
Glarry Leshilo - Ses'Top La
Roberta Durrant, Talya Kahan - SIES

Best DOP / Cinematographer TV Comedy

The Genre Panel of judges unanimously decided that there won’t be an award in the “Best DOP / Cinematographer TV Comedy ” category this year.

Best Art Direction of a TV Comedy
Esme Viviers - Abo Mzala
Riccardo Pugliese, Lindsay Van Blerk, Moferefere Lenyalong - Moja Art department

Best TV Comedy

The Genre Panel of judges unanimously decided that there won’t be an award in the “Best TV Comedy ” category this year.

SOAPIES

Best Director on a TV Soap

Henry Mylne - 7de Laan
The Wild Directing Team - The Wild
John Trengrove, Joshua Rous, Welile Nzuza, Hlomla Dandala, Craig Gardner - Scandal!

Best Actor in a TV Soap

Kevin Smith as Frank in Isidingo
Menzi Ngubane as Sibusiso in Generations
Clint Brink as Tino in Scandal!

Best Actress in a TV Soap

Kim Engelbrecht as Lolly in Isidingo
Nambitha Mpumlwana as Mawande in Generations
Louise Barnes as Donna in Scandal!

Best Ensemble in a TV Soap

Isidingo - Endemol, South Africa
Generations - MMSV Producitons Cc
Rhythm City - Quizzical Pictures

Best Writing Team of a TV Soap

The 7de Laan Writing Team - 7de Laan
The Wild Writing Team - The Wild
Lerato Khanye, Mark Graham Wilson, Thomas Hall - Scandal!
The Rhythm City Writing Team - Rhythm City

Best Editor of a TV Soap

Julia Scott Lawson - 7de Laan
Gilbert Makhafola, Magdamarie van Rooyen - iNkaba
The Wild Editing Team - The Wild

Best Art Direction of a TV Soap

Anneri Gericke - The Wild
The Isidingo Art Directing Team - Isidingo
Nerina Du Plessis - iNkaba

Best DOP/Cinematgrapher of a TV Soap
Stuart Banks, Tenson Hlabangana, Vusi Khozane - 7de Laan
Hector Dludla - iNkaba
Greg Heimann, Leon Kriel - The Wild

Best TV Soap

Public Votes - the public will vote for the following soapies:

7de Laan
Generations
iNkaba
Isidingo
Muvhango
Rhythm City
Scandal!
The Wild

DOCUMENTARY

Best Editor of a Documentary Short

Tamsyn Reynolds - Sea Skeletons
Carte Blanche Editing Team - Carte Blanche: Aurora Liquid
Carte Blanche Editing Team - Carte Blanche: Riaan Manser

Best Editor of a Documentary Feature

Stefan van Wyk - Cold Sweat
Andrew Wessels - Sobukwe: A Great Soul
Khalid Shanis - Forerunners

Best Cinematographer of a Documentary Short

Ian Miller - Centrum Guardian Project 2011
Annalet SteenKamp - Sea Skeletons
Carte Blanche DOP Team - Carte Blanche: Aurora Liquid

Best Cinematographer of a Documentary Feature

Stafford Robinson, Danie Ferreira - Cold Sweat
Mandla Dube - Sobukwe: A Great Soul
Felix Seuffert - Forerunners

Best Director of a Documentary Short

Michael Yelseth - Centrum Guardian Project 2011
Tamsyn Reynolds - Sea Skeletons
Carte Blanche Directing Team Carte Blanche: Aurora Liquid

Best Director of a Documentary Feature

Marguerite Albrecht - Cold Sweat
Mickey Dube - Sobukwe: A Great Soul
Tim Wege - King Naki and the Thundering Hooves

Best Documentary Feature

Cold Sweat - Urban Brew Studios
Sobukwe: A Great Soul - Born Free Media
King Naki and the Thundering Hooves - Plexus Films

Best Documentary Short

Sea Skeletons - Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking
Carte Blanche - Aurora Liquid: Carte Blanche
Carte Blanche - Riaan Manser: Carte Blanche

WILDLIFE

Best Director of a Wildlife Programme

Richard Slater-Jones - Saving Rhino Phila
Richard Slater-Jones, Kira Ivanoff - All the President's Elephants
Dereck Joubert - The Last Lions
Pat van Heerden - Nyempere, (The Fighter) Charlie Nkuna and the making of the Kruger National Park

Best Editor of a Wildlife Programme

Susan Scott, Candice Odgers - The Last Lions
Katherine Pienaar - All the President's Elephants
Katherine Pienaar - Saving Rhino Phila

Best Cinematographer of a Wildlife Programme

Dale Hancock, Riaan Laubscher, Don Percival - All the President's Elephants
Dereck Joubert - The Last Lions
Dale Hancock, Alexander Sletten, Willem van Heerden, Russell Bergh - Saving Rhino Phila

Best TV Wildlife Programme

Saving Rhino Phila - NHU Africa
All the President's Elephants - NHU Africa
The Last Lions - Wildlife Films

YOUTH AND CHILDREN

Best Youth & Children Programme

Challenge SOS - 2 Blonds and a Redhead Filming
My Night - Okuhle Media
Sistahood - Red Pepper

FACTUAL/EDUCATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT

Best Factual Educational Entertainment Programme

Final Verdict - Carol Bouwer Productions
Sobukwe: A Great Soul - Born Free Media
The Dr. Mol Show - Cardova Productions

NEWS & ACTUALITY

Best News & Actuality Programme

Crimes Uncovered SA - Clive Morris Productions
Robinson Regstreeks - Foxwood Films
The Edition - Engage Entertainment (Pty) Ltd

MAGAZINE

Best Magazine

I am Woman - Plexus Films
The Dr. Mol Show - Cardova Productions
Big Up - Eclipse TV Productions
The Edition - Engage Entertainment (Pty) Ltd

VARIETY

Best Variety & Lifestyle Show

Roer - Homebrew Films
Hectic Nine-9 - Okuhle Media
Cooking with Siba - Homebrew Films
Jou Show met Emo en Wicus - Homebrew Films

MUSIC SHOWS

Best Music Show

Club Culture - Bonngoe Productions
Psalted III - Engage Entertainment (PTY) LTD
Afro Café - Bonngoe Productions

TALK SHOWS

Best Talk Show

I Am Woman/Leap Of Faith (Judy Bekker) - Plexus Films
My Top Ten: Pieter Dirk Uys - Don't Look Down Productions
Motswako - Carol Bouwer Productions
Sistahood - Red Pepper

REALITY

Best Reality Show

Culture Shock - Vanilla Productions
Big Up - Eclipse TV Productions
Jozi Moving City - Joziewood Films

Best International Format Show

Come Dine With Me - Rapid Blue
Masterchef SA - Quizzical Pictures
Dance Your Butt Off - Urban Brew Studios

GAME SHOWS

Best Game Show

Noot Vir Noot (Season 35) - Stemmburg Televisie
Friends Like These - Urban Brew Studios
Jam Alley Crew VS Crew - Red Pepper

FILM

Best Director of a Feature Film

Katinka Heyns - Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker)
Craig Freimond - Material
Wayne Thornley - Adventures in Zambezia
Darrell James Roodt - Little One

Best Actor in a Feature Film

Thomas Gumede as New Year in Otelo Burning
Nico Panagio as JP in Semi-Soet
Jack Devnarain as Ronnie in 31 Million Reasons
Dawid Minnaar as Eugene in Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker)
Riaad Moosa as Cassim in Material

Best Actress in a Feature Film
Lindiwe Ndlovu as Pauline in Little One
Nolwazi Shange as Dezi in Otelo Burning
Jayashree Basava as Padma in Lucky
Elize Cawood as Maria in Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker)

Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film

Mpho Osei-Tutu as Bomba - A Million Colours
Vincent Ebrahim as Ebrahim - Material
Louw Venter as Hertjie - Semi-Soet
Marius Weyers as Gys - Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker)

Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film

Denise Newman as Fatima in Material
Matshepo Maleme as Busi in A Million Colours
Anneke Weidemann as Jane in Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker)

Best Writing Team of a Feature Film

Chris Barnard - Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker)
Craig Freimond - Material
James Whyle and the cast workshop - Otelo Burning
Darrell James Roodt - Little One

Best Cinematographer of a Feature Film

Koos Roets -  Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker)
Trevor Brown - A Million Colours
Trevor Calverley - Material

Best Editor of a Feature Film

Ronelle Loots - Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker)
Aryan Kaganof - Man on Ground
Megan Gill - Material

Best Production Designer of a Feature Film

Francois Coetzee - Semi-Soet
Jackie Lotz - Zama Zama
Anita van Hermet, Chantal Carter - Otelo Burning
Bathoni Robinson - Pretville

Best Music Composition

Orangotang Music and Michael Bester - Semi-Soet
Zethu Mashika - Zama Zama
Tiago Correia Paulo, Alan Lazar - Otelo Burning
Bruce Retief - Adventures in Zambezia

Best Costume Designer

Nerine Pienaar - Semi-Soet
Mia Zwiegers - Zama Zama
Ruy Filipe - Otelo Burning
Nerine Pienaar - Pretville

Best Make up/Hair Stylist
Theola Booyens - Semi-Soet
Elzette Winterbach - To the Power of Anne
Charlie Runge, Lee-Anne Nourse - Pretville

Best Sound Designer of a Feature Film
Barry Donnelly - Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker)
Jim Petrak - Semi-Soet
Charlotte Buys - Material

Best Feature Film

Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker) - Sonneblom Ateljees (pty) Ltd
Material - Zukrafin Pty Ltd
Otelo Burning - Cinga Productions
Semi-Soet - Scramble Productions

Best Student Film

E-lectricity - AFDA: Etienne Fourie, Robyn Oetle
LYFSTRAF - AFDA: Rudi Steyn, Martina Della Togna, Gianfranco Human, Sarah Muhoho
Die Windpomp - AFDA: Miklas Manneke, Jade Galbraith

Best Short Film

Umkhungo - Matthew Jankes
Loot - Greg Rom
There are no Heroes - Kyle Stevenson

Best Animation

I've Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts - Jungle Beat Sunrise Productions
Adventures In Zambezia - Triggerfish Animation Studios
ZA NEWS - Both Worlds

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All of the winners will be announced at a double ceremony on 15 and 16 March 2013 at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg.

Replies: 16
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Reply from: Darren24 Wednesday, February 13, 2013 22:28 PM
If 7de Laan wins for its writing I'm seriously done!
Reply from: shanydoodle Wednesday, February 13, 2013 23:08 PM
How in the hell does 7DeLaan get nominated for "Best Writing Team" are you frikken kidding me? Are you? That's a bunch of SHIT! Kim Engelbrecht also gets nominated but she left Isidingo early last year? How does that make sense? Dawn Matthews deserved a nomination too. And best ensemble : Isidingo and Rhythm city deserve it but Generations? Oh HELL bloody NO! Mxm. I'm just pissed off! I'm not watching the SAFTAS again this year! And I want "The Wild" to win best soapy not because they deserve it or because they are "the best" but because it's their last time on tv and they should go out with a bang! Other than that I'm disappointed with the whole Soapy nominees! And taking out "Best Comedy"? No that's wrong!
Reply from: lesegos Girl Thursday, February 14, 2013 00:08 AM
why is muvhango not nominated for anything?meme atleast for best actress..otherwise supporting isidingo,generations and scandal!
Reply from: deepershades Thursday, February 14, 2013 06:36 AM
.Again..scandal goes unnoticed..like really? They have been having the best storyline, actors and actresses..but nah..the panel is still composed of Sabc crocks..monde twala should withdraw etv nominations as last year..
Reply from: Green.arrow Thursday, February 14, 2013 09:13 AM
I seriously don't get the SAftas. So the entries are from 2 yrs ago as in the award will always be lagging by 2 years? It is not fair for shows/acts from 2012 to compete with shows/acts from 2011.
Reply from: Green.arrow Thursday, February 14, 2013 09:17 AM
Lesego, muvhango brings out the worst in even the best actors. Meme is just as 'out of sync', even Raps' acting ability doesn't shine on muvhango. A category I think muvhango deserves is 'best styling and make up' in a soapie...if it exists.
Reply from: makisto Thursday, February 14, 2013 09:30 AM
Saftas, such a long list *yawns*
Reply from: wesbuw Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:40 AM
#Rollin.eyes like hu cares? Ders too much bias here and i wudnt b surprised if Etv shows gets onli 2 awards or they withdraw again
Reply from: Mathaz Thursday, February 14, 2013 11:35 AM

I hope Come Dine With me and Carte Blanche-Aurora's feature wins.

Reply from: 05415 Thursday, February 14, 2013 11:50 AM
I think Generation's writing team should have been nominated. They have improved a lot. I mean who writes Menzi and Nambitha's scripts. It makes no sense you nominate them like they say dialogue from other writers, for the fact that they are nominated it means they are good, and that good acting is supplied by the writers writing good stories for them. SAFTAS are just a BIG 'yawn'
Reply from: lejazz Thursday, February 14, 2013 11:58 AM
Ai SAFTAs are so boring. These awards must be scrapped out and Duku Duku Awards must be reinstated. I doubt even the people behind all these show care much about these SAFTAs. MXM
Reply from: Tazteeq Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:22 PM
It wouldnt be SAFTA's without DRAMA! Each year there's always scandals...This one with Muvhango getting only one nomination is just a tip of the iceberg. Wait til 7de Laan pulls out the plug on them!
Reply from: Spherism Thursday, February 14, 2013 12:54 PM
I was hoping to see 'Forced Love' on the short film category. I'm just NOT impressed with the list of nominees but who am I? Nambitha is going to win!! Masasa Mapasa (Thembeka on Scandal) is a brilliant actress though, just saying!!
Reply from: Xolisalife Friday, February 15, 2013 10:07 AM
Nambitha and Menzi must win. I am a Generations fan, but i wish Scandal/Muvhango can take the Best Soapy category award. Eh i don't have any problem with the nomenees i think they are just fine and reasonable engough. And the list i batter in longitude than that of Oscar's n Grammy's. Anyway am voting Generations X 20, boring or not its the best ke qha! And if isidingo wins again kodwa sibukelwa ngabantu aba less than 2m ndobe ndiyancama nge SAFTAs
Reply from: Provi Friday, February 22, 2013 15:44 PM
Hi guys am new here, just want 2 say that gen would win
Reply from: toluna Saturday, March 16, 2013 21:39 PM
South African Awards whether SAMAS or SAFTA even Metro FM awards just suck nje biiiig time they lack creativity, like really look at the BET awards, Oscars and MTV awards why can't we strive for that creativity why can't we put more effort this is disappointing really, no ways please you can do so much better than this
 



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