M-Net walked away with top honours at the 2015 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), held last night at Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg. In total, M-Net’s productions scooped 17 awards at the leading industry awards event, which celebrates talent and production quality nationally.
The SAFTAs are the country’s most prestigious and highly sought-after television and film awards and reflect the very best in the South African TV and film industry, with peer nominations further confirming the credibility of the occasion. In its 9th year, and with 438 entries received in 2015, the SAFTAs are by far the industry’s most illustrious awards ceremony.
“The many nominations M-Net received this year, across such a wide variety of genres demonstrates our ability to provide diverse, high quality content that appeals to all our local audiences. Last night’s performance was again testament to M-Net’s priority of creating and funding content that people connect to, appreciate, and most importantly, identify with. M-Net aims to continue investing in, developing, and nurturing the local film and television industry by commissioning and backing more of these award-winning productions in years to come,” said M-Net’s Corporate Affairs Director, Kershnee Govender.
A favourite among M-Net viewers, Mzansi Magic’s popular drama series, Isibaya walked off with the majority of M-Net’s prizes with 6 awards.
M-Net received awards in the following categories:
Best Achievement in Scriptwriting -TV Comedy – Check coast
Mpho Osei- Tutu
Best Achievement in Make-Up and Hairstyling – TV Drama – Donkerland
Best Achievement in Costume Design – TV Drama – Donkerland
Best International Format Show – Clash of the Choirs SA
Endemol South Africa
Best Achievement in Make-Up and Hair Styling – TV Soap
Elzette Van der Schyff
Best Achievement in Costume Design – TV Soap – Isibaya
Best Achievement in Art / Design Production – TV Soap – Isibaya
Best Achievement in Editing – TV Soap – Isibaya
Best Achievement in Cinematography – TV Soap – Isibaya
Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – TV Soap – Isibaya
Best Current Affairs / Actuality Programme – Safe Haven
Best Supporting Actor -TV Drama
Fezile Mpela as “Zwide” in Donkerland
Best Supporting Actress -TV drama
Brenda Ngxoli as “Gladys” in Rockville
Best Achievement in Directing – TV Soap – Isibaya
Best TV Soap – Isibaya
The Bomb Shelter
Best Achievement in Make-up and Hairstyling in an Existing Film – Faan se Trein
Best Achievement in Art/Production Design in an Existing Film – Faan se Trein
ISSUED BY: MNET CORPORATE