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:
Outstanding Art Direction - Binnelanders
Outstanding Directing Team -Isithembiso
Outstanding Editing Team -Isithembiso
Outstanding Lighting Team - Isibaya
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
Most Popular Soapie of the Year - Skeem Saam
Lifetime Achievement Award - Don Mlangeni-Nawa
Take a look at some of the stars who attended the glitzy event:
Main image credit: Instagram/@lesego_marakalla