“Gomora”, “The River” and More Win Big at Royal Soapie Awards

This years 4th annual Royal Soapie Awards show was pre-recorded, due to the Coronavirus outbreak. The show was aired on SABC 1 on Saturday 26 September at 8pm, hosted by Lerato Kganyago and Mpho Popps. The nights biggest winners were “Gomora”, “The River” and “The Queen”.

Legendary filmmaker & producer Angus Gibson took home the Lifetime Achievement Award.

“When I received the nomination, I was a little taken aback.

“I thought the Lifetime Achiever award, I thought that was for old people, at the end of their career. I thought that’s why Zola calls me, ‘Madala’.

“I suppose I have to accept that I’m on the old side of things but I’m not accepting that I’m at the end of my career. I think that there’s a whole lot ahead. So thank you so much, everybody, greatly appreciated.”

The Founder and CEO of the Royal Soapie Awards, Winnie Ntshaba looked stunning dressed by Keletso Moraba.

Shekinah was one of the entertainment acts.

Full list of winners below:


Outstanding Editing Team: Isibaya

Outstanding Lighting: The Queen

Outstanding Art Direction: Getroud met Rugby

Outstanding Directing Team: Gomora


Outstanding Make-Up & Hair: The River

Outstanding Wardrobe: The Queen

Outstanding Writing Team: Skeem Saam

Most Popular Soapie of the Year (Public Vote Category): Gomora


Outstanding Supporting Actor: Sthembiso Khoza as Shaka Khoza in The Queen

Outstanding Supporting Actress: Sannah Mchunu as Zodwa in Gomora

Outstanding Newcomer: Sicelo Buthelezi as Teddy in Gomora

Outstanding Couple: Sindi Dlathu & Hlomla Dandala as Lindiwe & Zweli in The River


Outstanding Lead Actor: Presley Chweneyagae as Cobra in The River

Outstanding Lead Actress: Dawn Thandeka King as MaNgcobo in Uzalo

Outstanding Male Villain: Dirk Stoltz as DeWet Basson in 7de Laan

Outstanding Female Villain: Sindi Dlathu as Lindiwe in The River

Outstanding Soapie: Binnelanders


Social Cohesion: Getroud met Rugby

Background Actor: Sphiwe Msebe

Lifetime Achievement Award: Angus Gibson


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