The South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), Video Entertainment Division, bagged a monumental 60 nominations at the 6th Edition of The Royalty Soapie Awards nominees announcement. The announcement was broadcast on SABC1 last night.
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The awards ceremony will be broadcast on SABC1 on Saturday, 25 March 2023, at 8 pm. Leading the pack is SABC1 with 27 nominations, followed by S3 as The Estate received a total of 23 nominations, and SABC2 received 10 nominations.
The Estate scored nominations in the categories including Outstanding Supporting Actor (Sparky Xulu as Siya Phakhathwayo and Mpho Sibeko as Dumisani Mokobane), Outstanding Supporting Actress (Moliehi Makobane as Tsholofelo Tau), Outstanding Lead Actor (Dumisani Mbebe as Melisizwe Nobengela and Aubrey Poo, nominated for the second year in a row after winning the award for his role as Castro Kamanga last year) and Outstanding Lead Actress (Clementine Mosimane as Mmatshepo Mokobane and Lerato Mvelase as Noxolo Nobengela).
Skeem Saam gets a nomination for Outstanding TV Drama, with some of the Soapies actors recognized in the categories of Outstanding Newcomer (Thabiso Molokomme as Paxton Kgomo), Outstanding Lead Actor (Putla Sehlapelo as Alfred Magongwa and Cedric Fourie as Lehasa Maphosa), Outstanding Male Villain (Cedric Fourie) and Outstanding Female Villain nomination goes to Samukele Mkhize as Khwezikazi.
Other notable nominations scored by SABC1 are Outstanding Couple (Samela Tyelbooi & Muzi Mthabela as Nkosiyabo Cele & Ayanda Majola on Generations: The Legacy), Outstanding Art Direction and Outstanding Directing Direction (uBettina Wethu), Outstanding Writing Team (Uzalo), Outstanding Male Villain (Siyabonga Radebe as Vika on Uzalo) and Outstanding Female Villain (Thembi Nyandeni as Njinji on Uzalo).
SABC2’s 2023 Royalty Soapie Awards nominations include Outstanding Supporting Actress (Mimi Mahlasela as Aggie Ngwenya-Meintjies on 7de Laan), Outstanding Young Performer (El-Kody Langeveldt as Edmund 'Eddie' Peterson on 7de Laan), Outstanding Female Villain (Deirdre Wolhuter as Mariaan Welman on 7de Laan) and Outstanding Couple (Hildegardt Whites & Dirk Stoltz as Bonita & DeWet Basson on 7de Laan).
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