Here are the 2020 Royalty Soapie Awards nominees

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Outstanding female villain nominee Sindi Dlathu.
Outstanding female villain nominee Sindi Dlathu.
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  • The nominees for the 4th Royalty Soapie Awards have been announced.
  • The announcement was recorded in-studio and included commentary by previous winners.
  • The ceremony will be broadcast on 26 September 2020 on SABC 1 (DStv 191) at 20:00.

After an intense judging process and deliberation, the 4th Royalty Soapie Awards nominations are in.

The nominees were revealed in a broadcast on Wednesday, 26 August on SABC 1 (DStv 191) and streamed live from the RSAs YouTube and Facebook platforms.

Winnie Ntshaba and Mpho Popps were the hosts. The nominations announcement was recorded in-studio and included commentary by previous winners, who gave insights into the soapie world.

The public vote for the Most Popular Soapie continues until midnight on 31 August.

The annual awards will be South Africa's first awards ceremony recorded in a studio environment since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. It will be broadcast on 26 September on SABC 1 (DStv 191) at 20:00.

SEE THE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES HERE

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

Outstanding Lighting

Arendsvlei

Gomora

Isibaya

The Queen

The River

Outstanding Make-up and 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

Outstanding Supporting Actor

Dann-Jacques Mouton, 7de Laan

Luzuko Nkqeto, Isidingo

Sthembiso Khoza, The Queen

Jeremia Phele, The Throne

Simphiwe Majozi, Uzalo

Outstanding Supporting Actress

Nomsa Buthelezi, Generations: The Legacy

Sannah Mchunu, Gomora

Siyasanga Papu, Gomora

Lydia Mokgokoloshi, Skeem Saam

Zandile Msutwana, The Queen

Outstanding Newcomer

Cantona James, Arendsvlei

Sicelo Buthelezi, Gomora

Siphesihle Ndaba, Gomora

Richard September, Suidooster

Thembinkosi Mthembu, The River

Outstanding Couple

Roberto Kyle and Craig Adriaanse, Arendsvlei

Germandt Geldenhuys and Je-Ani Swiegelaar, Binnelanders

David Louw and Christel van den Bergh, Getroud Met Rugby

Thulani Mtsweni and Nasiphi Ntabeni, Isidingo

Sindi Dlathu and Hlomla Dandala, The River      

Outstanding Lead Actor

Jody Abrahams, Arendsvlei

Vusi Kunene, Generations: The Legacy

Gabriel Temudzani, Muvhango

Maurice Paige, Suidooster

Presley Chweneyagae, The River

Outstanding Lead Actress

Lorraine Moropa, Lithapo

Dieketseng Mnisi, Skeem Saam

Sindi Dlathu, The River

Tsholofelo Matshaba, The Throne

Dawn Thandeka King, Uzalo

Outstanding Male Villain

Dirk Stoltz, 7de Laan

Jacques Gombault, Binnelanders

Lindani Nkosi, Isidingo

Thembinkosi Mthembu, The River

Zolisa Xaluva, The Throne

Outstanding Female Villain

Laré Birk, Binnelanders

Connie Chiume, Gomora

Lesego Marakalla, Skeem Saam

Denise Newman, Suidooster

Sindi Dlathu, The River

Outstanding Soapie

7de Laan

Binnelanders

Getroud met Rugby

Isidingo

The Queen

Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht

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