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Everything you need to know about the 11th Annual SAFTAs

The nominees for the 11th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) were announced in Bryanston, North of Johannesburg yesterday.

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Hosted by actress Nambitha Mpumlwana, it was also announced that the SAFTA’s would be moving to a new home for the next 5 years.


The first awards ceremony in this new home will be held at Sun City under the theme 'SA’s Got It, Let’s Celebrate It.’


The new venue probably also explains the rumour that there’s also going to be a SAFTA’s beach party.


Organizers of the SAFTA’s, the NFVF, have also extended the nomination deadline for the following discretionary awards.


Seeing as there are 258 nominees in over 89 categories, we understand why the ceremony needs to be held over two nights!


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Some of the #SAFTAs11 nominees include:


Best Talk Show - Real Talk With Anele, Republiek van Zoid Afrika and The Chatroom


Best Variety Show - Expresso, Jou Me se Chef and Sarah Graham Food Safari season 1


Best Magazine Show - 50/50, All Access Mzansi and The Man Cave


Best International Format Show - Clash of the Choirs, The Great South African Bake Off Season 1 and The Voice South Africa


Best Music Show - Coke Studio, Jam Sandwich and Xperia Mashlab


Best Game Show - Musiek Roulette season 3, Noot vir Noot season 41, Point of Order


Best Reality Show - The Ultimate Braai Master, Vrydag4Uur and Weg! Agtepaale, Namibie


Best TV Drama - Bloedbroers, Heist season 1 and Sober Companion


Best Supporting Actor (TV Drama) - Warren Masemola, Tumisho Masha, Chris van Niekerk


Best Supporting Actress (TV Drama) - Jana Cilliers, Tina Jaxa, Samela Tyelbooi


Best Actor TV Drama - Neels van Jaarsveld, Jerry Mofokeng, Trevor Gumbi


Best Actress TV Drama - Tiffany Barbuzano, Brenda Ndxoli, Linda Sokhulu


Best TV Soap/Telenovela - High Rollers, Isibaya, The Road


Best Supporting Actor (Soap/Telenovela) - Mandla Gaduka, Pallance Dlaldla, Warren Masemola


Best Supporting Actress (Soap/Telenovela) - Maggie Benedict, Nandi Nyembe, Linda Sebezo


Best Actor (Soap/Telenovela) - Antony Coleman, Justin Strydom, Siyabonga Twala


Best Actress  (Soap/Telenovela) - Tina Jaxa, Clemetine Mosimane, Masasa Mbangeni


Best TV Comedy - Puppet Nation ZANEWS!, Hotel, Those Who Can’t


Best Supporting Actor (TV Comedy) - Deon Lotz, Graham Wier, Reabetswe Rangaka


Best Supporting Actress (TV Comedy) - Sylviane Strike, Kate Normington, Robyn Scott


Best Actor (TV Comedy) - James Borthwick, Kagiso Lediga, Grant Swanby


Best Actress (TV Comedy) - Zola Nombona, Hannah Barnard, Chantal Herman


Best Supporting Actor (Feature Film) - Grant Swanby, Abdurahgmaan Adams, Deon Lotz


Best Supporting Actress (Feature Film) - Hlubi Mboya, Leleti Khumlo, Renate Stuurman


Best Actor (Feature Film) - Deon Lotz, Dan Jaques Mouton, Garion Dowds


Best Actress (Feature Film) - Anel Alexander, Shoki Mokgape, Christa Visser


Best Talk Show Host - Anele Mdoda, Karen Louise Greef (Karen Zoid), Bonnie Mbuli


Best Made-For-TV Movie - Skorokoro, Die Geur van Appelkose, Stick-Up


Best TV Presenter - Tumi Morkae, Siv Ngesi, Bob Mabena, Katlego Maboe, Chanely Wong, Laurian Nortje, Lawrence Maleka, Thembisa Mdoda, Masechaba Ndlovu


Most Popular TV Soap - Isibaya, Zabalaza, The Road, Gold Diggers, Isidingo, Generations The Legacy, Uzalo season 2, Ashes to Ashes season 2, Rhythm City, Suidooster, Getroud Met Rugby, Scandal!, Ring of Lies, Greed and Desire, Binnelanders, High Rollers, 7de Laan


According to Tshisa Live, SABC 1 soapie Skeem Saam didn't enter this year due to time constraints but will submit work for consideration in future. 


SABC 2 soapie Muvhango however boycotted last year's awards and intend to do the same this year.


"Our stance remains as is. There has been little if any effort from the organisers to improve the judging process or allowing the public vote to hold higher rank. We remain stern in our views until a significant change is noticed... As mentioned previously, we seek to protect the integrity of our hard working crew and actors from the narrow views of a few individuals. It’s just not fair," said Muvhango associate producer Morishe Matlejoane.


The 11th SAFTA’s will take place on the 16-18 March 2017 at Sun City with the main event broadcast live on the 18th on SABC 2.

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