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4th Royalty Soapie Awards - all the winners

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Awards on 26 Sep 2020
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Gomora cast

The winners of the 4th Royalty Soapie Awards were announced on SABC1 on Saturday night (26 September) and were dominated by TV creators Phathu Makwarela and Gwydion Beynon whose shows won eight awards between them: four for The River and four for Gomora.

The River is produced by their Tshedza Pictures and production house Seriti produces Gomora, which is also created by Kutlwano Ditsele (The Herd) and co-created by Amanda Lane (Is'thunzi).

Gomora won Most Popular Soapie, as voted for by viewers, and The River's win included a double shot for series star Sindi Dlathu as Lindiwe who was named Outstanding Female Villain.

Binnelanders took the honours for Outstanding Soapie and the Skeem Saam writers were acknowledged with Outstanding Writing Team.

This is the full list of winners:
 
Outstanding Lead Actress

Lorraine Moropa as Pabi - Lithapo
Dieketseng Mnisi as MaNtuli - Skeem Saam
Sindi Dlathu as Lindiwe - The Riv
Tsholofelo Matshaba as Princess Odirile - The Throne
Dawn Thandeka King as MaNgcobo - Uzalo

Outstanding Lead Actor

Jody Abrahams as Lionel Foster - Arendsvlei 
Vusi Kunene as Jack Mabaso - Generations: The Legacy  
Gabriel Temudzani as Chief Vhafuwi Azwindini - Muvhango 
Maurice Paige as Tyron Daniels - Suidooster 
Presley Chweneyagae as Cobra - The River  
 
Outstanding Supporting Actress

Nomsa Buthelezi as Boipelo - Generations: The Legacy 
Sannah Mchunu as Zodwa - Gomora
Siyasanga Papu as Pretty - Gomora 
Lydia Mokgokoloshi as Koko Mantsha - Skeem Saam
Zandile Msutwana as Vuyiswa - The Queen  
 
Outstanding Supporting Actor

Dann-Jaques Mouton as Justin Booysen - 7de Laan 
Luzuko Nkqeto as Bangizizwe - Isidingo 
Sthembiso Khoza as Shaka Khoza - The Queen  
Jeremia Phele as Uncle Maswabi - The Throne 
Simphiwe Majozi as Sbu - Uzalo 
 

The awards were first launched in 2013 by former Generations star Winnie Ntshaba (Modise) and have been on-again/off-again since then.


Outstanding Female Villain

Laré Birk as Alice Moolman - Binnelanders
Connie Chiume as Mam' Sonto - Gomora
Lesego Marakalla as Rachel - Skeem Saam 
Denise Newman as Bridgette October - Suidooster
Sindi Dlathu as Lindiwe - The River   

Outstanding Male Villain

Dirk Stoltz as DeWet Basson - 7de Laan 
Jacques Gombault as Jonas - Binnelanders 
Lindani Nkosi as Lincoln Sibeko - Isidingo
Thembinkosi Mthembu as Mabutho - The River
Zolisa Xaluva as Sello Morule - The Throne
 
Outstanding Newcomer

Cantona James as Daniel Lafras - Arendsvlei 
Sicelo Buthelezi as Teddy - Gomora 
Siphesihle Ndaba as Mazet - Gomora 
Richard September as Bennie - Suidooster  
Thembinkosi Mthembu as Mabutho - The River
 
Outstanding Couple

Roberto Kyle as Leeroy Foster and Craig Adriaanse as Wesley - Arendsvlei       
Germandt Geldenhuys as Louis Koster and Je-ani Swiegelaar as Naomi Koster - Binnelanders 
David Louw as Simon Greeff and Christel van den Bergh as Renate Greef - Getroud met Rugby
Thulani Mtsweni as Sibiya and Nasiphi Ntabeni as Cebisa - Isidingo
Sindi Dlathu as Lindiwe and Hlomla Dandala as Zweli - The River  
 

The awards were filmed in a studio and were hosted by comedian Mpho Popps and TV and radio presenter Lerato Kganyago.


Outstanding Soapie

7de Laan
Binnelanders
Getroud met Rugby
Isidingo
The Queen 

Outstanding Art Direction

7de Laan
Getroud met Rugby
Gomora
Isibaya
The River
 
Outstanding Directing Team

Gomora
Isibaya
Lithapo
The Queen
The River
 
Outstanding Editing Team

Arendsvlei
Gomora
Isibaya
Suidooster
The River
 

TVSA asked e.tv for comment on why they didn't enter their soapies but they didn't reply. We asked numerous times but heard nothing, only deafening silence. 


Outstanding Lighting

Arendsvlei
Gomora
Isibaya
The Queen
The River
 
Outstanding Make-Up & Hair

7de Laan
Gomora
Muvhango
The Queen
The River
 
Outstanding Wardrobe

Binnelanders
Gomora
Suidooster
The Queen
The River
 
Outstanding Writing Team

Arendsvlei
Gomora
Isithembiso
Skeem Saam
The River
 
Most Popular Soapie
(Public vote category. All soapies were nominated for this category, even if their channel didn't enter.)

 
7de Laan
Arendsvlei
Binnelanders
Getroud met Rugby
Giyani - Land of Blood
Gomora
Imbewu
Isibaya
Isidingo
Isithembiso
Lithapo
Muvhango
Rhythm City
Scandal
Skeem Saam
Suidooster
Generations: The Legacy
The Queen
The River
The Throne
Thola (Ed: any idea what this is? As far as we know, it's a thriller on SABC2)
Uzalo
 
From left to right: Kgomotso Aphane (Skeem Saam's script continuity supervisor), 
Thabang Moleya (Gomora director and executive producer),
Angus Gibson (Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Isibaya co-creator).

SPECIAL RECOGNITION AWARDS

Sphiwe Msebe

Social Cohesion                                 
Getroud met Rugby
  
Best Background Actor                              
Sphiwe Msebe (Isidingo) 

Isidingo fans... do you recognise him?

Lifetime Achievement Award               
Angus Gibson

OVERALL TALLY
 
Gomora 4
The River 4
The Queen 3
Getroud met Rugby 2
(with Special Recognition award)
Isibaya 2
(with Special Recognition award for Angus Gibson)
7de Laan 1
Binnelanders 1
Uzalo 1
Isidingo 1

 

Channels in this post: SABC1, SABC2, SABC3, kykNET, Mzansi Magic, kykNET & kie



4 Comments

Goku
02 Oct 2020 06:54

The River is not that good, I think it's just a plot to manipulate us into upgrading to premium

Tashi
02 Oct 2020 14:08


Interesting theory Goku.

I really felt for viewers who only have the SABC because their shows hardly won anything and yet the awards aired on the SABC.

It's like they turned out to be a free advert on SABC1 for DStv shows.

Goku
02 Oct 2020 15:08

exactly @Tashi

#1999
05 Oct 2020 14:07

this was a business move....
fake fake fake awards
true to say nothing is fair these days


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