Generations star Winnie Modise
has joined forces with the KZN government for a new soapie award ceremony called the Royalty Soapie Awards.
The venture was founded by Winnie who sparked the partnership with KZN - which is where the ceremony will be happening. The concept was officially launched at an event in Durban yesterday (Thursday, 4 April) and the ceremony will take place at the Durban ICC later this year, on 2 November.
The nominees and winners will be chosen and voted for by a combo of viewer votes and judges. Viewers will nominate and vote for winners in the following actor/character categories:
Best Lead Actor
Best Lead Actress
Best Male Villain
Best Female Villain
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
There's no word yet on whether or not any provision will be made for the fact that various soapies aren't accessible to everyone e.g. isiBaya and Binneland on DStv.
The official panel of judges will consist of industry experts including producers, journalists and scriptwriters. The panel will nominate and vote for these technical and overall categories:
Best Post Production
Best Make up
Best Continuity (Technical)
Best Writing Team
Most Popular Soapie
Best Set Design
Best Cast Ensemble
The ceremony will include the handing over of a lifetime achievement award which will be known as the Shaka Zulu Award.
Your thoughts on it all? Do you think the awards will turn into the Generations awards or do you think they have the potential to be representative of all shows? Do you think they'll be hott or not?