Full list of winners at the annual 5th Royalty Soapie Awards

The 5th Annual Royalty Soapie Awards have taken place at the Radisson Hotel & Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo

The ceremony, hosted by talented actress Enhle-Mbali Mlotshwa and popular comedian and radio personality, Felix Hlophe., featured performances by Makhadzi, Vusi Nova, Rethabile Khumalo and Mafikizolo. As expected, the awards lived by its name and gave attendees nothing short of a royal experience.

Image Credit: Mr Ho Tlaba Busy / Tebogo Moprabe
Image Credit: Mr Ho Tlaba Busy / Tebogo Morabe

The Royalty Soapie Awards are supported by SABC1, Tammy Tailer Nails South Africa, MGG Productions and venue partner the Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre

The awards celebrate excellence in the entertainment industry — from Art Directors, Make-Up, Supporting Cast, Broadcast and Favourite Soapies — encouraging honesty and fairness within an unjust industry.

Category winners were determined by their peers, with 2021 being marked by record industry voting under their Viewers Choice category.

Founder and CEO of RSA, Winnie Ntshaba, “My heartiest salutation to all the winners tonight, these awards recognize and celebrate the diligence and devotion to your craft. Notwithstanding the difficult period we find ourselves in due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we still managed to attain a lot. It is through film and television that life becomes, and for that, we thank our cast and crew who continue to redefine, reinvent and reimagine their crafts for the viewers.”

Image Credit: Mr Ho Tlaba Busy / Tebogo Moprabe
Image Credit: Mr Ho Tlaba Busy / Tebogo Morabe

“This five-year milestone has been a fantastic journey of seeing a dream coming to fruition. As an actress, I saw a need to create a platform to celebrate the hard work of individuals and productions behind the daily tv drama industry and the success it enjoys in the television industry currently. Make the most of your Royalty Soapie Award and wear your title with respect! Congratulations once again,” she adds.

Image Credit: Mr Ho Tlaba Busy / Tebogo Moprabe
Image Credit: Mr Ho Tlaba Busy / Tebogo Morabe

Here is the full list of the 5th Royalty Soapie Award winners are:

OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION
Binnerlanders

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM
DiepCity

OUTSTANDING EDITING TEAM
The Queen

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION
uBettina Wethu

OUTSTANDING CASTING
DiepCity

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING & EDITING
Getroud met Rugby

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY
Imbewu

Image Credit: Mr Ho Tlaba Busy / Tebogo Moprabe
Image Credit: Mr Ho Tlaba Busy / Tebogo Morabe

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING
Gomora Season 2

OUTSTANDING WARDROBE
The Estate

OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM
The Estate

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR
Emmanuel Castis as Sergio de Freitas
in Binnelanders

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Elizabeth Serunye as Principal
in Skeem Saam

OUTSTANDING ONSCREEN COUPLE
Zolisa Xaluva and Thembi Seete as
Melusi Dlamini and Gladys Dlamini
in Gomora Season 2

OUTSTANDING NEWCOMER
Nompumelelo Vilakazi as Sne Gwala
in DiepCity

OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERFORMER
Ditebogo Ledwaba as Mbali
in Generations: The Legacy

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR
Aubrey Poo as Castro Kamanga
in The Estate

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS
Lusanda Mbane as Boniswa Langa
in Scandal

OUTSTANDING MALE VILLAIN
Vusi Kunene as Jack Mabaso
in Generations: The Legacy

OUTSTANDING FEMALE VILLAIN
Jessica Nkosi as Thando Sebata
in The Queen

OUTSTANDING DAILY TV DRAMA
DiepCity

VIEWER’S CHOICE: MOST POPULAR SHOW
Skeem Saam

Image Credit: Mr Ho Tlaba Busy / Tebogo Moprabe
Image Credit: Mr Ho Tlaba Busy / Tebogo Morabe

VIEWER’S CHOICE BEST ACTOR
Chrispen Nyathi as Charleston Ncube
DiepCity

VIEWER’S CHOICE BEST ACTRESS
Lebohang Mpyana as Khelina Maponya
DiepCity

SOCIAL COHESION RECOGNITION AWARD
Suidooster

BACKGROUND ACTOR
Themba Sibanyoni as Sanger
Diepcity

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS RECIPIENT
Dr Lillian Dube

The glitz and glam of the red carpet and the awards ceremony will be broadcast on the 2nd of October 2021 from 7.30 pm on SABC 1 Mzansi Fo Sho!

Main Image: Mr Ho Tlaba Busy / Tebogo Morabe