Here are the top Safta nominees for 2019

Johannesburg - The 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) nominees were announced at the Ster-Kinekor, The Zone on Friday morning.

The event was hosted by actor and 2018 Youth Achiever winner, Thapelo Mokoena.

Along with the nominees announcement the Saftas also revealed the theme for this year, ‘Dare to Dream.’

The nominees who have been announced from 92 categories, are dreamers who were picked by over 200 industry experts from various provinces.

The award ceremony will be broadcast live on the 2 March, on SABC 2, at 19:00 from Sun City, Superbowl.

Here’s an abbreviated 2019 Saftas nominees list:


Best TV Soap



Rhythm City

Best Actress - TV Soap

Nomzamo Mbatha - Isibaya

Kgomotso Christopher - Scandal!

Dawn Thandeka King - Uzalo

Best Actor - TV Soap

Pallance Dladla - Isibaya

Jamie Bartlett - Rhythm City

Sdumo Mtshali - Isibaya

Best Supporting Actress - TV Soap

Gcina Mkhize - Isibaya

Nokuthula Thabethe - Isibaya

Linda Sebezo - Isibaya

Best Supporting Actor - TV Soap

Abdul Khoza - Isibaya

Khaya  Dladla - Uzalo

Melusi Mbele – Isibaya

Best Telenovela

The River

Broken Vows

Ring of lies

Best Actress - Telenovela

Moshidi Motshegwa - The River

Sindi Dlathu - The River

Jo-Anne  Reyneke - Broken Vows

Best Actor - Telenovela

Presley Chweneyagae - The River

Hlomla Dandala - The River

Siyabonga Radebe - Ring Of Lies Season 2

Best Supporting Actress - Telenovela

Nthati Yolisa - Ring Of Lies Season 2

Vele Manenje - Ring Of Lies Season 2

Ferry Jele - The River

Best Supporting Actor - Telenovela

Warren Masemola - Ring of Lies Season 2

Lawrence Maleka - The River

Zenzo Ngqobe - The River

Best TV Drama

Lockdown 2      

The Herd


Best Actress - TV Drama

Dawn Thandeka King - Lockdown 2

Zola Nombona - Lockdown 2

Thuso Mbedu - Is'thunzi Season 2

Best Actor - TV Drama

Sello Maake Ka Ncube - The Herd

Warren Masemola - Tjovitjo

Mothusi Magano - Emoyeni

Best Supporting Actress - TV Drama

Lorcia Cooper - Lockdown 2

Pamela Nomvete - Lockdown 2

Zikhona Bali - Is'thunzi Season 2

Best Supporting Actor - TV Drama

S'dumo Mtshali - Is'thunzi Season 2

Thulani Shange - Is'thunzi Season 2

Terence  Bridgett -  Knapsekêrels

Best TV Comedy             

Thuli no Thulani

Tali's Wedding Diary

Best Actress - TV Comedy

Nqobile Sipamla - Abo Mzala  3

Julia Anastasopoulos - Tali's Wedding Diary

Talitha Ndima - The Bantu Hour

Best Actor - TV Comedy

Hannes Brummer - Elke Skewe Pot 2

David Isaacs - Die Vlieënde Springbokkie (The Flying Springbuck)

Wright Ngubeni - Thuli no Thulani

Best Supporting Actress - TV Comedy

Nomsa Buthelezi - Abo Mzala 3

Carien Botha - Elke Skewe Pot 2

Marisa Drummond - Elke Skewe Pot 2

Best Supporting Actor - TV Comedy       

Warren Masemola - Single Galz

Tshepo Maseko - Skwizas

Muzi Mthembu - Taryn & Sharon

Best Talk Show 

Republiek Van Zoid Afrika

Trending SA

Best Reality Show          


Ultimate Braai Master Season 5

My First

Best Game Show            

Noot vir Noot Series 43

Op die Spel

Parlement Parlement

Best International Format Show             

Survivor South Africa: Philippines

My Kitchen Rules - South Africa Season 2 

Dancing With the Stars South Africa

Best Factual & Educational Programme

Kick it

Cishe Ngafa Season 1

Case closed, Justice Served, The teenage Serial Killer

Best Current Affairs  Programme            

Dr Sello Of Ikhageng


Darryn August A Selfless Hero

Best Variety Show         


DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Award

Starlight Classic Johanesburg 2017

Best Magazine Show     


The Man Cave Season 6

Nisboere Season 1

Best Youth Programme

Siyaya-Wildest Cape


Mi Kasi Su Kasi

Best Music Show            

The Rockets 50th Anniversary Concert

Klavierkuiers Met Pedro Season 2

Die Kontrak Season 1

Best Made for TV Movie


Thembi's Trial


Best TV Presenter         

Nico Panagio - Survivor South Africa: Philippines             

Katlego Maboe - In Die Kollig Met… Katlego Maboe Series 1       

Sthembiso Dliwayo -Mi Kasi Su Kasi       

Waldimar  Pelser - kykNET Verslag in gesprek    

Kabelo Mabalane - Kick It           

Bonang Matheba - DStv Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Award

Melo Moloto - Hectic On 3         

Johan Stemmet - Noot vir Noot Series 43            

Thando  Thabethe - Thando Bares All   

Sivuyile Ngesi - The Man Cave Season 6

Katlego Maboe - Tropika Island of Treasure Maldives    

Most Popular TV Soap/Telenovela



Isidingo (The Need)       


Skeem Saam     

Isibaya  The Bomb

Rhythm City      


Getroud met rugby       




Broken Vows    

The River           

Ring of Lies Season 2     


Best Feature Film           


Sew the Winter to my Skin         

Nommer 37

Best Achievement in Directing - Feature Film

Five Fingers for Marseilles - Michael Matthews

Ellen, The Ellen Pakkies Story - Daryne Joshua

Sew the Winter to my Skin - Jahmil X.T. Qubeka

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting - Feature Film             

Kanarie - Christiaan Olwagen & Charl-Johan Lingenfelder

Wonderlus - Johan Cronje

Nommer 37 - Nosipho Dumisa

Best Achievement in Cinematography - Feature Film      

Meerkat Maantuig - Willie Nel

Five Fingers for Marseilles - Shaun Harley Lee

Nommer 37 - Zenn van Zyl

Best Actress - Feature Film         

Jill Levenberg - Ellen, The Ellen Pakkies Story

Monique Rockman - Nommer 37

Diaan Lawrenson - Raaiselkind

Best Actor – Feature Film           

Jarrid Geduld - Ellen, The Ellen Pakkies Story

Irshaad Ally - Nommer 37

Schalk Bezuidenhout - Kanarie

Best Supporting Actress - Feature Film  

June Van Merch - Raaiselkind

Ilse Klink - Stroomop

Anna-Mart van der Merwe - Kanarie

Best Supporting Actor - Feature Film     

Alex van Dyk - Die Stropers (The Harvesters)

Zolisa Xaluva - Sew the Winter to my Skin

Germandt Geldenhuys - Kanarie