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SAFTAs nominees take center stage. However, what was supposed to be an evening to remember was dented by low budget affair.

Drama Nominations, Etv (series-Sex Tips for Girls) received a total of 10 nominations including nomination in the Best TV drama category.

Followed by Erfsondes and 90 Plein Street, both SABC 2 dramas. SABC 1 Zone 14 and Soul City received 5 nominations each.

Feature film categories (Afrikaans comedy) Semi-Soet got 8 nominations including Best Feature Film where it is up against Otelo Burning, Material and Die Wonderwerker (The Miracle Worker).

Best TV Soap category is open to the public to vote for their favourate TV soap. This year 8 South African TV soaps will be competing for the Best TV Soap title, namely Isidingo (I), Generations (G), Scandal (S), The Wild (W), Inkaba (K), Muvhango (M), 7de Laan (7) and Rhythm City (R).

To vote for their favourate TV soap, the public should sms the first letter of the title of the TV soap to 45242, standard sms rates apply.

Voting opens on March 4 and close 16 at 20h45.
 
Critics Lifetime Achievement, an award which is recognised by the media will be made for the first time. The purpose of the award is to allow arts and entertainment journalist an opportunity to acknowledge and recognize individuals that, in their opinion, has made a significant contribution in the industry over the years.

Last year the awards were plagued by series of controversies thus prompting eTv to withdraw at the last hour.

For the first time since the inception of the awards, all broadcasters are on board.

Awards ceremonies take place on March 15 and 16 at Gallager Estate, Midrand.

SABC 3, Mzansi Magic and Top Tv will broadcast the awards.

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