Sunday, February 21, 2010
The 4th Saftas (South African Film and Television Awards) was held on Saturday night at the Pretoria State theatre. The hours long boring broadcast on SABC2 was marred by a horrible host in the form of John Vlismas. The 4th Safta awards produced by Clive Morris Productions were plagued by obvious production and sound problems, as well as a restless crowd and empty red seats.
The Saftas did however dish out a lot of love for Isidingo and Generations. 7de Laan went home as the ''best soapie'' after it got the most SMS viewer votes and veteran writer, director and actor John Kani lashed out with a scathing rebuke at the local TV and film industry.
For the list of TV winners in prominent categories, click on READ MORE below.
Big Up (SABC1)
Best youth and childrens show
Best factual entertainment show
Carte Blanche (M-Net)
Best news and actuality show
Strictly Come Dancing (SABC2)
Best variety show
Sade Giliberti (for SABC1 So You think you can dance)
Best presenter in a variety show
Dis hoe dit is met Steve (kykNET)
Our House (SABC1)
Best reality show
Noot vir Noot (SABC2)
Best game show
Family Bonds (SABC1)
Sokhulu & Partners (SABC1)
Best drama show
Fana Mokoena and Linda Sokhulu
Best actor (The Lab) and actress (Sokhulu & Partners) in a drama
Best ensemble cast in a drama
Seputla Sebogodi and Katlego Danke
Best actor (Generations) and actress (Generations) in a soapie
Jack Devnarain and Kim Engelbrecht
Best supporting actor (Isidingo) and best supporting actress (Isidingo) in a soapie
E.tv's Rhythm City and Scandal each one won one Safta award as well, while more technical awards for various soapies, as well as documentaries and film were awarded.
Best soapie (as chosen by the soapie with the highest number of SMS viewer votes)