2017 Simon ‘Mabhunu’ Sabela Awards Nominees Announced

The Kwazulu Natal Film Commission last night announced the nominees for the 2017 installment of the Simon ‘Mabhunu’ Sabela Film and Television Awards. The event, attended by the ‘who’s who’ of the film and television industries, stakeholders including government officials and media was held at a special dinner at Musgrave in Durban.

The awards have been scheduled to take place on the 15th of July 2017 at the Durban Convention Centre, where all the winners will be revealed. 23 awards will be handed out to winners who were carefully selected through an extensive adjudication process.

Full List of the Simon ‘Mabhunu’ Sabela Awards Nominees
Best Emerging Director
1. Kundai Vera  – Stranger Danger
2. Jabu Dlamin  – This Love
3. Sphamandla Mngoma – Prince

Best Actress – TV
1. Cebile Mlaba – Alliance
2. Nomzamo Mbatha – Isibaya
3. Leleti Khumalo – Uzalo
4. Dawn Thandeka King – Uzalo
5. Thembi Nyandeni      Isibaya

Best Actor – TV
1. Siyabonga Twala – Isibaya
2. Kay Sibiya – Uzalo
3. Nay Maps     – Uzalo
4. Sifiso Simamdue – Alliance
5. Menzi Ngubane – Isibaya
6. Sdumo Mathe – Isibaya

Best Supporting Actress – TV
1. Gugu Gumede – Uzalo
2. Gugu Zulu    – Alliance
3. Gcina Mkhize – Isibaya
4. Sihle Ndaba – Uzalo

Best Supporting Actor – TV
1. Abdul Khoza – Isibaya
2. Ntokozo Dlamini – Uzalo
3. Ashish Gangerpersad – Alliance
4 Andile Mxakaza – Isibaya

Best Newcomer
1. Londeka Mlaba – Uzalo
2. Linda Mtoba – Isibaya

Best Student Film
1. Amandiya
2. Stray
3. Affirmation in Smoke
4. Renaissance

Best Documentary
1. The Scar of Seven Day War
2. Durban Beach Rescue
3. Doc-u-mentally
4. Masihambisane

Best use of KZN location
1. Trust No one
2. Imbali ka Baba
3. Inkinga Isibongo

Best IsiZulu
1. Buchitheke Bugayiwe
2. This Love
3. Ebuhleni Nasebubini

Best Screenplay
1. This Love
2. Umfelokazi
3. Imbali ka Baba
4. Ebuhleni Nasebubini
5. Buchitheke Bugayiwe

Best Microbudget
1. Mashaya
2. Ikhaya Lami
3. Stranger Danger

Best Feature
1. Happiness is a Four-letter Word
2. Shepherds and Butchers

Best Newcomer Actress ( Film)
1. Ayanda Mngoma – Imbali ka Baba
2. Zikhona Mkhize – Izwi lofileyo
3. Thando Ngcobo – The swallow falls on
4. Xolile Gumede        – Ebuhleni Nase bubhini

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