In a major departure the Saftas are dumping the viewers’ vote for best soapie. The Saftas judges now shortlist the nominees in the best soap category and will choose either (kykNET), (e.tv) or (Mzansi Magic) as the winner in the category.
The NFVF and Saftas also added this year several TV presenters categories.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announced the list of nominees for the 2015 Saftas on Tuesday night at Atlas Studios in Johannesburg but NFVF CEO and Saftas chairperson Zama Mkosi didn’t attend – she was in Brazil at the Rio content market.
The Saftas aim to honour the excellence of the South African film and TV industry with Golden Horn trophies but every year the local TV awards ceremony is marred by a botched in memoriam segment which leaves out notable people the industry lost in the previous year, as well as a litany of mistakes and shoddy production values that make viewers and the industry cringe in embarrassment.
Like with the 2015 Royalty Soapie Awards SABC1’s has been shut out.
According to the Saftas “ did not participate partly due to the soapie being off television screens for a considerable amount of time”.
Mzansi Magic’s , SABC3’s , SABC1’s and SABC2’s received the most nominations.
The Saftas has added best presenters categories with people like Bonang Matheba, Lungile Radu, Phat Joe, Thembi Seete, eNCA’s Jeremy Maggs and several more nominated across various categories.
Best TV drama nominees are (SABC2), (SABC2) and (kykNET).
Best TV comedy nominees are StarSat’s ZA News: and .
Best reality show nominees are the cancelled (Mzansi Magic), (e.tv) and l (SABC2).
Best film nominees are , and .
The Saftas awards show will once again be produced by Clive Morris Productions
They take place on 20 and 22 March at Gallagher Estate in Midrand.