Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's 'Of Good Report' Is Big Winner at South African Film and TV Awards (SAFTAs)
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Jahmil X.T. Qubeka's 'Of Good Report' Is Big Winner at South African Film and TV Awards (SAFTAs)

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The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), considered to be South Africa’s equivalent of the Oscars, and the premier film and television industry awards in the country, announced its winners this past weekend. 

The SAFTAs are under the custodianship of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), and only South African film and television productions are eligible for the awards.


Jamil X.T. Qubeka‘s controversial film Of Good Report won big at the awards, winning best supporting actor (Tshamano Sebe), best supporting actress (Tina Jaxa), best actor (Mothusi Magano), best writing and directing (Jahmil X.T. Qubeka), and last but not least, best film!

Tambay reviewed the film back when it screened at the Toronto International Film Festival last September; you can read that piece HERE

Here is the list of winners in all the major categories below:

1. BEST ACTRESS IN A TV COMEDY

Tsholo Monedi (Tiny) – Skwizas : Season 2 

2. BEST ACTOR IN A TV COMEDY

Obed Baloyi (Tsutsuma) – Ga Re Dumele 

3. BEST ENSEMBLE IN A TV COMEDY

Late Nite News (Diprente Films) 

4. BEST WRITING TEAM OF A TV COMEDY

ZA NEWS

Andrew Donaldson

Anne Hirsch

Marianne Thamm

Thierry Cassuto 

5. BEST DIRECTOR OF A TV COMEDY

ZA NEWS – Aaron Naidoo & Thierry Cassuto 

6. BEST TV COMEDY

ZA News – Both Worlds 

7. BEST ANIMATION

Khumba – Triggerfish Animation Studios 

8. BEST SUPPORTING

ACTOR IN A TV DRAMA

Akhumzi

Jezile (Ngulube) – Tempy Pushas 

9. BEST SUPPORTING

ACTRESS IN A TV DRAMA

Harriet Manamela (Meike Maputla) – Skeem Saam 

10. BEST ACTOR IN A

TV DRAMA

Siyabonga

Thwala (Musa) – Intersexions :

Season

11. BEST ACTRESS IN A

TV DRAMA

Tina Jaxa (Nokuthula) – Intersexions :

Season 2 

12. BEST WRITING TEAM

OF A TV DRAMA

Room 9 – Athos Kyriakides & Thuso Sibisi 

13. BEST DIRECTOR OF

A TV DRAMA

Tempy Pushas – Libby Dougherty & Tebogo Malope 

14. BEST TV DRAMA

Intersexions: Season 2 – Quizzical Pictures 

15. BEST WRITING TEAM

OF A TV SOAP

Writing Team Isibaya 

16. BEST DIRECTOR OF

A TV SOAP

Adze Ugah & Denny Miller – Isibaya 

17. BEST ENSEMBLE TV

SOAP

Scandal – Ochre Media 

18. BEST ACTOR TV

SOAP

Siyabonga Thwala (Mpiyakhe Zungu) – Isibaya 

19. BEST ACTRESS TV

SOAP

Thembi Nyandeni (Mkabayi Zungu) – Isibaya 

20. BEST WRITER IN A MADE

FOR TV MOVIE

Writing Team Inside Story 

21. BEST DIRECTOR IN

A MADE FOR TV MOVIE

Rolisizwe Nikiwe – Inside Story 

22. BEST SUPPORTING

ACTOR IN A FEATURE FILM

Tshamano

Sebe (Vuyani) – Of Good

report 

23. BEST SUPPORTING

ACTRESS IN A FEATURE FILM

Tina

Jaxa (Head

Mistress) – Of Good

Report 

24. BEST ACTOR IN A FEATURE

FILM

Mothusi Magano (Parker Sithole) – Of Good Report 

25. BEST ACTRESS IN A

FEATURE FILM

Antoinette Louw (Elle Winter) – Die Laaste Tango 

26. BEST WRITING TEAM

OF A FEATURE FILM

Jahmil X.T. Qubeka – Of Good Report 

27. BEST DIRECTOR OF

A FEATURE FILM

Jahmil X.T. Qubeka – Of Good Report 

28. BEST FEATURE FILM

Of Good Report – Spier Films & New Brighton Pictures 

29. BEST TV SOAPIE

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