Multichoice was the big winner at the 2019 South African Film and Television Awards, taking home 48 trophies from more than 150 SAFTA nominations.
Mzansi Magic was the most awarded channel overall, with 15 wins.
Here is where you can stream the most awarded SAFTA winners:
In the telenovela category, 1Magic’s The River was the most awarded series, with 11 wins, including Best Telenovela and Most Popular TV Soap / Telenovela. This made The River the most awarded production overall, across all categories.
The first Showmax original made history, as the first streaming service to win a SAFTA. It was the most-awarded comedy, taking home five SAFTAs in total, including Best TV Comedy, Best Director for a TV Comedy – Ari Kruger, and Best Actress for a TV Comedy – Julia Anastasopoulos, as well as trophies for editing and cinematography.
In the drama category, Mzansi Magic’s Lockdown, which is set in a women’s prison, was the most awarded series, with five awards from eight nominations, including Best TV Drama. For her role as Mazet, Dawn Thandeka King beat two-time International Emmy nominee Thuso Mbedu (Is’Thunzi) to win Best Actress, while Lorcia Cooper took home Best Supporting Actress as Tyson, Gisellah Mcleod won Best Wardrobe and Babalwa Carol Djieutcheu won Best Hair and Make-up.
This popular Mzansi Magic youth drama that tells the story of two young people from rural SA trying to make it in the dazzling city of eGoli but all that glitters is not always gold. It won SAFTAs for Best Script, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Sound.
The African spin on a classic western won two awards: Best Production Design (J. Franz Lewis) and Costume Design (Pierre Vienings).
Vele Manenje was named Best Supporting Actress for her role as Shandukani in Ring of Lies.
This Afrikaans kyknet production about Gideonette, a young girl who loses her father and believes she is cursed, won Best Cinematography (Willie Nel). Watch it for the beautiful scenes and touching story.
S’dumo Mtshali won the SAFTA for Best Supporting Actor in a TV Drama in Is’thuzi, a story about four friends who pursue their dreams and form a bond that will push them over the edge.
Hannes Brummer won Best Actor for his role as Benny Botha in Elke Skewe Pot produced by kykNET. Watch Seasons 1 and 2 of this hilarious comedy about four women and their matchmaking agency.
An Afrikaans drama revolving around the happenings at the law firm Van Wyk & Vennote, Fynskrif took home a SAFTA for Best Sound (Stef Albertyn) and Best Music/Score (Braam du Toit).
Mzansi Magic’s highly popular series took home multiple SAFTAs in the TV Soap category, including for Best Supporting Actress (Gcina Mkhize) and Supporting Actor (Abdul Khoza) and Best Achievement in Art Directing.
The Afrikaans drama about life and competition on the rugby field won a SAFTA for Best Achievement in Art Direction for a TV Soap (Michelle Cronje).