The long awaited Royalty Soapie awards took place this past Saturday at the International Convention Centre in Durban. The ceremony was hosted by Michael Mol and Hlomla Dandala. The new kid on the block, Isibaya, cleaned out almost everything.
Photos by Rajesh Jentilal
We would just like to say how proud we are of Winnie, these are her first awards and despite negative publicity in the run-up to the event, she proved her naysayers wrong by throwing an outstanding awards ceremony. She dressed the part in ths stunning gown that is perfect for her new slimline figure!
The hosts, Michael Mol and Hlomla Dandala
It seems like Hlomla is ageing backwards!
The red carpet hosts, Lerato Kganyago and Zizo Beda
We can hardly see Lerato amidst all that mint material (love her hair though!) and Zizo looks like she’s dressed to go clubbing.
3 Sums, Koyo and Amstel
The sequins suit with fishnets, the satin pants – we get you’re very “out there” characters but this is just too much!
Jo da Silva and her daughter
Hi lows are outdated Jo… just saying!
Celeste Ntuli and Bongani Gumede
The dress does nothing for Celeste’s body, as for Bongani, he looks like he wasn’t finished dressing up, maybe he was running late?
The champagne colour is stunning on our March cover girl Jessica, whose soapie Isibaya stole the show!
Kgomotso Christopher and hubby Calvin
This is a beautiful couple but they look like they are going to a matric dance! Too matchy-matchy.
We like the look she was going for but her dress was a little too tight, and the red shoes? Colour blocking is so 2012!
The cut of the dress is perfect for her petite frame and her red hair is bang on trend.
Bridget Khati and journalist Mokgadi Seabi
Bridget’s gorgeous dress is a David Tlale creation but her accessories could’ve been bolder.
The winners …
Tema Sebopedi and Motlatse Mafatshe took the award for the Most Outstanding Couple in a soapie. We must say, they deserved it.
Thembi Nyandeni won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a soapie award for her role as Mkabayi Zungu on Isibaya.
The full list of winners on the night is as follows:
Outstanding Lead Actor
Siyabonga Twala as Mpiyakhe Zungu for Isibaya
Outstanding Lead Actress
Thembi Nyandeni as Mkabayi Zungu for Isibaya
Outstanding Male Villain
Robert Whitehead as Barker Haines for Isidingo
Outstanding Female Villain
Marisa Drummond as Alexa for Binneland
Outstanding Supporting Actor
Hennie Jacobs as Diederik for 7de Laan
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Annelize van der Ryst as Matrone Netta Nortje for 7de Laan
Tema Sebopedi and Motlatsi Mafatshe and Sechaba Moloi as Lerato Tsotetsi and Sechaba Moloi-Matabane for Isidingo
Simoné Nortmann as Nadia for 7de Laan
Outstanding Make-up & Hair
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Writing Team
Outstanding Art Direction
Outstanding Directing Team
Outstanding Editing Team
Outstanding Casting Director
Kutlwano Ditsele and Angus Gibson for Isibaya
Jessica Nkosi and Nomzamo Mbatha
Performances by Mafikizolo