- 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.
See the full list of winners here
Outstanding Editing Team
Outstanding Art Direction
Getroud met Rugby
Outstanding Directing Team
Outstanding Make-Up & Hair
Outstanding Writing Team
Most Popular Soapie of the Year (Public Vote Category)
SUPPORTING ROLE CATEGORIES
Outstanding Supporting Actor
Sthembiso Khoza as Shaka Khoza in The Queen
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Sannah Mchunu as Zodwa in Gomora
Sicelo Buthelezi as Teddy in Gomora
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
RECOGNITION AND SPECIAL AWARDS
Getroud met Rugby
Lifetime Achievement Award
Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht