Tuesday, November 11, 2014

The drama continues. The Royalty Soapie Awards are back! Entries open Monday, 10 November


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Image: Outstanding Lead Actress 2014 - Thembi Nyandeni for Isibaya
If this year’s headlines are anything to go by, the drama off set in soapie land unfolded like an intense close-up of a villainess scorned by her lover. Impressive storylines both on and off screen have grabbed the attention of the media and the general public, proving soap operas are still keeping South Africans entertained.

And what better way to celebrate this genre than the return of the Royalty Soapie Awards which this year, boasts two new categories – outstanding audio and, what is certainly going to be one of the most eagerly anticipated awards, Most Popular Soapie.

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Image: Outstand Lead Actor 2014 - Siyabonga Twala for Isibaya
The 2015 awards will again seek to promote creativity, quality and excellence of South African soapie productions. Its top stars, industry heavyweights, celebrities and socialites will gather to celebrate the industry’s finest on Saturday, 28 March 2015 at the Zulu Kingdom’s Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC)

The call for entries opens on Monday, 10 November and closes on Friday, 28 November. All production houses who feel they have produced outstanding work are encouraged to submit their applications.

This year’s awards will see a total of 20 categories including Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Actress and the coveted Outstanding Soapie.
Says Sindile Xulu, project director, for the Royalty Soapie Awards, “We are beyond excited about the second awards. This year promises to bring the glitz and glamour like no other awards ceremony. Every year millions of people tune into their favourite soapies and the RSAs wishes to recognise accomplishment in the South African television industry and celebrate the stars of this genre”.

Performance Categories
Outstanding Lead Actor
Outstanding Lead Actress
Outstanding Male Villain
Outstanding Female Villain
Outstanding Soapie
Outstanding Supporting Actor 
Outstanding Supporting Actress 
Outstanding Couple
Outstanding Newcomer

Technical and Creative Categories
Outstanding Make-up & Hair
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Writing Team
Outstanding Wardrobe
Outstanding Art Direction  
Outstanding Directing Team
Outstanding Editing Team
Outstanding Audio
Outstanding Casting Director
Outstanding Lighting

The Royalty Soapie Awards 2015 will partner with KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture, the National Department of Arts and Culture, and SMG BMW.


Issued by:
011 788 8725

Refilwe Ntuku
011 788 8725

On behalf of:
The Royalty Soapie Awards

Editor’s Notes:
• Over 100 nominations were received for the Royalty Soapie Awards in 2013.
• All South African soapies broadcast on South African television screens are eligible for entry.
• A representative judging panel comprising individuals with an affinity for the arts and experts in the TV production industry, photographers, actors, TV and radio personalities and entertainment media.
• Auditing firm KPMG will audit the judging process.

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