Binnelanders and Gomora bag coveted titles at this year's Royalty Soapie Awards

accreditation
0:00
play article
Subscribers can listen to this article
Hosts Mpho Popps and Lerato Kganyago.
Hosts Mpho Popps and Lerato Kganyago.
Photo: Ouparazzi
  • The winners of the 4th Royalty Soapie Awards were announced in Johannesburg on Saturday.
  • The ceremony was broadcast on SABC 1 (DStv 191).
  • The annual awards show was recorded in studio and hosted by Mpho Popps and Lerato LKG Kganyago.
  • Binnelanders bagged the Outstanding Soapie Award, and Gomora was voted as the Most Popular Soapie of the Year.


The winners for the 4th Royalty Soapie awards were announced in Johannesburg on Saturday evening.

The ceremony was hosted by comedian Mpho Popps and radio personality Lerato LKG Kganyago.

The show kicked off with the announcement of the winners in the technical categories honouring outstanding editing, lighting, art direction and directing teams in a soapie. Ushered by the sound of award-winning songstress, Shekinah with her track What a Love.

The creative categories followed paying homage to the writing teams alongside the beauty gurus (make-up and hair) and fashionistas (wardrobe) that sets the trends in the make-believe world of soapies.

A first for The Royalty Soapie Awards was the 'In Memoriam' tribute to all the artists, pioneers and legends who have left a legacy in the industry in the industry remembered through a touching tune from Toya Delazy accompanied by a dance duo's performance, Thabiso Lekuba and Tholakele Nkala.

"This season is the biggest show yet for The Royalty Soapie Awards as we celebrated our novelty of first experiences from giving a superfan a platform to co-present an award; introducing two new recognition awards and featuring a tribute to those who are no longer with us. We are honoured at the support that keeps on pouring in from sponsors, media partners, viewers and my fellow actors", says Winnie Ntshaba, Founder and CEO of the RSAs.

The Background Actor Recognition Award went to Sphiwe Msebe from Isidingo, who was essential in creating the tone, mood and atmosphere of the soapie.

Angus Gibson received the Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the film and television industry.

Binnelanders bagged the coveted Outstanding Soapie Award and, Gomora was voted as the Most Popular Soapie of the Year.

Hosts Mpho Popps and Lerato Kganyago.
Hosts Mpho Popps and Lerato Kganyago.
Shekinah performing 'What a Love.'
Shekinah performing 'What a Love.'
Dance duo Thabiso Lekuba and Tholakele Nkala perfo
Dance duo Thabiso Lekuba and Tholakele Nkala performing during the 'In Memorium' segment.
Bob Mabena honoured during the 'In Memorium' segme
Bob Mabena honoured during the 'In Memorium' segment.
Mary Twala honoured during the 'In Memorium' segme
Mary Twala honoured during the 'In Memorium' segment.
Winnie Ntshaba, Founder and CEO of the RSAs.
Phumzile Zonke, Head of Channel at SABC 1 and Winnie Ntshaba, Founder and CEO of the RSAs.
Ami Faku performing 'Into Ingawe.'
Ami Faku performing 'Into Ingawe.'
Background Actor Recognition Award went to Sphiwe
The Background Actor Recognition Award went to Sphiwe Msebe from Isidingo.
Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award Angus
Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award Angus Gibson.

See the full list of winners here

TECHNICAL CATEGORIES

Outstanding Editing Team

Isibaya                                   

Outstanding Lighting

The Queen    

Outstanding Art Direction

Getroud met Rugby               

Outstanding Directing Team

Gomora                                                       

CREATIVE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Make-Up & Hair

The River                               

Outstanding Wardrobe

The Queen                                        

Outstanding Writing Team

Skeem Saam 

Most Popular Soapie of the Year (Public Vote Category)

Gomora  

SUPPORTING ROLE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Supporting Actor

Sthembiso Khoza as Shaka Khoza in The Queen

Outstanding Supporting Actress

Sannah Mchunu as Zodwa in Gomora

Outstanding Newcomer

Sicelo Buthelezi as Teddy in Gomora

Outstanding Couple                    

Sindi Dlathu and Hlomla Dandala as Lindiwe and Zweli in The River

LEAD ROLE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Lead Actor            

Presley Chweneyagae as Cobra in The River

Outstanding Lead Actress

Dawn Thandeka King as MaNgcobo in Uzalo

Outstanding Male Villain                

Dirk Stoltz as DeWet Basson in 7de Laan

Outstanding Female Villain          

Sindi Dlathu as Lindiwe in The River

Outstanding Soapie                      

Binnelanders 

RECOGNITION AND SPECIAL AWARDS

Social Cohesion                                 

Getroud met Rugby

Background Actor                             

Sphiwe Msebe

Lifetime Achievement Award              

Angus Gibson

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24