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Saturday, February 20, 2016


The M-Net channels received an impressive 97 nominations for the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), announced in Johannesburg on February 18, 2016.

The Local Entertainment channel cluster received 59 nominations. Three local productions on Mzansi Magic, namely Isibaya, Saints and Sinners, For Love and Broken Bones, received six nominations each. These include Best TV Soap, Best TV Drama, Best Achievement by a Lead Actor in a TV Drama, Best Achievement by a Lead Actress in a TV Drama and Best Feature Film. Kota Life Crisis was nominated in eight different categories, including Best TV Comedy.

There were 31 nominations for the kykNET channels. The drama based on two top-selling novels, Dis ek, Anna, received seven nominations, including Best Feature Film. The channel’s popular soap, Binnelanders, was nominated for five awards.

“This is a phenomenal achievement and we are extremely proud of the SAFTA nominations we received. It is an affirmation that the stories we tell reflect our society, which informs and entertains South African audiences. Congratulations to our channels, nominees and production houses. We are encouraged to continue investing in local productions and to play our part in building the local industry. We wish all nominees well for the awards,” said Yolisa Phahle, M-Net CEO.

M-Net is a proud sponsor of this important industry event. The awards ceremony, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, will take place at Gallagher Estate on March 18 and 20, 2016.