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5 Best moments from #SAFTAs11

Bulelwa Languza |
23 March 2017

The 11th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) took place in Sun City on Saturday and we won BIG!

These are our top favourite moments from the ceremony:

1. Warren Masemola finally got the recognition he deserves when he won the SAFTA for Best Supporting Actor in TV Drama for his role as Cosatu on Heist.


2. Heist Scooped a whopping 5 out of the 9 SAFTAs they were nominated for including the SAFTA for Best TV Drama.

Heist crew


3. Ntate Jerry Mofokeng won the SAFTA for Best Actor in TV Drama for his role as Talent in Heist.

Jerry Mofokeng and Warren Masemola


4. Tina Jaxa won the SAFTA for Best Actress in TV Soap/Telenovela for her role as May in Gold Diggers but unfortunately she wasn’t there to accept her award.


5. Mandla Gaduka won the SAFTA for Best Supporting Actor in TV Soap/Telenovela for his role as Damian in Ashes To Ashes.

Mandla Gaduka


See the list of winners below:

Best TV Soap/Telenovela

The Road


Best Achievement in Directing – TV Soap/Telenovela

High Rollers


Best Actor – TV Soap/Telenovela

Anthony Coleman


Best Actress – TV Soap/Telenovela

Tina Jaxa


Best Supporting Actor – TV Soap/Telenovela

Mandla Gaduka


Best Supporting Actress – TV Soap/Telenovela

Linda Sebezo – Sharon Dlamini


Most Popular TV Soap



Best TV Drama



Best Achievement in Directing – TV Drama



Best Actor – TV Drama

Jerry Mofokeng – Heist


Best Actress – TV Drama

Tiffany Barbuzano


Best Supporting Actor – TV Drama

Warren Masemola


Best Supporting Actress – TV Drama

Jana Cilliers


Best TV Comedy

Puppet Nation ZANews


Best Actress – TV Comedy

Chantal Herman


Best Actor – TV Comedy

James Borthwick


Best Supporting Actress – TV Comedy

Sylvaine Strike


Best Supporting Actor – TV Comedy

Reabetswe Rangaka


Best Achievement in Directing – TV Comedy

Alex Fynn and Johan Vermaak, Puppet Nation ZANews


Best Talk Show

Real Talk with Anele


Best TV Presenter

Thembisa Mdoda


Best Actor – Feature Film

Dann-Jaques Mouton


Best Actress – Feature Film

Shoki Mokgape


Best Supporting Actor – Feature Film

Abdurahgmaan Adams


Best Supporting Actress – Feature Film

Hlubi Mboya


Best Achievement in Directing – Feature Film

Oliver Schmitz


Best Feature Film



Best Documentary Feature

Nobody’s Died Laughing


Best Student Film 

Finding Freedom


Best Short Film

The Suit


Lifetime Achievement Awards

Junaid Ahmed

Lydia Mokgokoloshi


Youth Achiever Award recipient

Thapelo Mokoena


What was your favourite moment from the SAFTAs?

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