Johannesburg, 1 August 2022. It’s awards season and the eagerly anticipated South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs) nominations were announced on Thursday, 14 July 2022 across all its digital platforms. The 16th edition of the ceremony highlights the theme “Frame the Future”, an appeal for the industry to craft a new path forward.
#SAFTAs16 will be a virtual extravaganza, where the Craft Awards will be broadcast on 2 September on YouTube and the Main Awards ceremony will take place on 3 September 2022 as a simulcast on S3 and Mzansi Magic. In keeping with the theme “Frame the Future” the format of the production will be in a virtual format in an even more engaging way than how SAFTAs15 was executed.
Now is the time for viewers to have their say by voting to ensure their favourite stars take home the coveted Golden Horn. The public can choose their Best TV Presenter and Most Popular TV Soap/Telenovela by dialling in to vote. Voting lines open today on 1 August 2022 at 12:00 and close on 25 August 2022 at 21:00. USSD is charged at R1.50 per minute, and free minutes do not apply. Ts&Cs apply.
Viewers can cast their ballots for their Best TV Presenter by dialling *120*32020# to choose from the following nominees:
1. Thembisa Mdoda-Nxumalo – Old Mutual Amazing Voices
2. Motlatsi Mafatshe – Unefa
3. Samora Mangesi – Real Goboza
4. Devi Sankaree Govender – The Devi Show
5. Lawrence Maleka – Too Hot To Be Single
6. Vicky Davis- Pasella
7. Nico Panagio – Survivor SA Immunity Island
8. Eckard – kN Verslag
9. Israel Matseke-Zulu – Kick It
To cast their vote for the Most Popular TV Soap/Telenovela, the public can dial 120*32020# and choose:
1. Giyani – Land of Blood
3. 7de Laan
5. Imbewu – The Seed
6. The Estate
9. Getroud Met Rugby
11. Skeem Saam
13. The River
14. Generations: The Legacy
15. The Wife
17. House of Zwide
19. Die Sentrum
20. Durban Gen
The #SAFTAs organisers would like to encourage the viewing public to cast their votes with the knowledge that they are an integral part of the success of the country’s film and television.
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Mzansi Magic – Twitter: @Mzansimagic; Facebook @Mzansimagic; Instagram: @mzansimagic
S3 – Twitter: @SABC3; Facebook: SABC3; Instagram: @sabc3
For further information:
National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF)
Acting Marketing and Communications Manager
Tel: +27 11 483 0880