Royalty Soapie Awards: Skeem Saam is the Most Popular Soapie of the Year

It was a big night for the soapie world. 

By  | Dec 05, 2018, 07:55 PM

Royalty Soapie Awards: Skeem Saam is the Most Popular Soapie of the Year

Skeem Saam was crowned as the Most Popular Soapie of the Year at the Royalty Soapie Awards, which took place at the Emperor's Palace on Wednesday evening.  

The awards, which were hosted by comedian Mpho Popps, were held in Johannesburg for the first time since inception. 

“We are very excited that we were able to bring the awards to Johannesburg.  We hosted the awards successfully in the sunny City of Durban for 2 years and being able to bring the awards to the City of Gold has made the awards fully inclusive. We are hoping to take the awards to a new city every 2 to 3 years to ensure we leave our footprint in different regions," said CEO and founder, actress Winnie Ntshaba in a statement. 

Mzansi Magic’s Isibaya swooped up a total of four wins out of twenty nominations, following closely and with three wins each was Binnelanders and Isidingo. The playfield was leveled as most soap operas that participated walked away with a win.

Winnie said she's pleased with the results.

The winners for the technical, creative, supporting and lead roles categories are as follows:

 Technical Categories

Outstanding Art Direction - Binnelanders

Outstanding Directing Team -Isithembiso

 Outstanding Editing Team -Isithembiso

 Outstanding Lighting Team - Isibaya

 Creative Categories

 Outstanding Make-up & Hair - 7de Laan

 Outstanding Wardrobe - Isidingo

 Outstanding Writing Team Ring of Lies 2

 Supporting Role Categories

 Outstanding Newcomer - Kope Makgae as Mrekza in Generations: The Legacy

 Outstanding Couple - Pallance Dladla and Linda Mtoba as Jabu and Zama in Isibaya

 Outstanding Supporting Actor -Anga Makubalo as Obakeng Zamdela in Isidingo

 Outstanding Supporting Actress - Kisha Skeï as Lexi Abrahams in Binnelanders

 Lead Role Categories

 Outstanding Soapie - Isibaya

 Outstanding Female Villain - Lesego Marakalla as Rachel Kunutu in Skeem Saam

 Outstanding Male Villain - Leroy Gopal as Fynn in Binnelanders

 Outstanding Lead Actress - Thembi Nyandeni as Mkabayi in Isibaya

 Outstanding Lead Actor - Motlatsi Mafatshe as Shechaba Moloi in Isidingo

 Special Categories

 Most Popular Soapie of the Year - Skeem Saam

 Lifetime Achievement AwardDon Mlangeni-Nawa

Take a look at some of the stars who attended the glitzy event:

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