SAFTAs 2021 Red Carpet: See all the looks

The 15th South Africa Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) took place on Saturday night. The biggest night in the entertainment industry,  all the biggest stars graced the virtual red carpet in their glamours and elegant looks while others, well… We will let you judge for yourself.

The SAFTAs adopted the new way of hosting award ceremonies with the COVID-19 protocols with a combination of live presenters and virtual audience.

The red carpet was hosted by TV celebrities Lasizwe Dambuza and Lerato Kganyago and was live-streamed on YouTube on Saturday.

Here are some of our favourite looks:

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Here are some looks that had mixed reactions online. Go to the Kaya 959 Facebook page and tell us if it is a yay or nay from you for the following looks:


Full list of the winners:

Best Short Film

Address Unknown (Green Leaf Films Pty) Ltd)

Best Student Film

Fowl Goblin from The Animation School


Best Achievement in Directing – Telenovela

Gomora Season 1 (Mzansi Magic)

Best Achievement in Directing – TV Soap

Binnelanders (kykNET)

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – Telenovela

The River (1Magic)

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – TV, Soap

Scandal!  (E.tv)

Best Achievement in Original Music/Score – Telenovela

The River (1Magic)

Best Achievement in Editing – Telenovela

The River (1Magic)

Best Achievement in Sound – TV, Soap/Telenovela

The River (1Magic)

Best Achievement in Cinematography – Telenovela

Legacy (M-Net)

Best Achievement in Wardrobe – TV Soap/Telenovela

Legacy (M-Net)

Best Achievement in Make-Up and Hairstyling- TV Soap/Telenovela

Legacy (M-Net)

Best Achievement in Art Direction – TV Soap/Telenovela

Legacy (M-Net)

Best Actress – Telenovela

Sindi Dlathu, The River (1Magic)

Best Actor – Telenovela

Menzi Ngubane, Isibaya (Mzansi Magic)

Best Supporting Actress – Telenovela

Michelle Botes, Legacy (M-Net)

Best Supporting Actor – Telenovela

Meshack Mavuso Magabane, The River (1Magic)

Best Actress – TV Soap

Petronella Tshuma, Rhythm City (etv)

Best Actor – TV Soap

Clint Brink, Binnelanders (kykNET)

Best Supporting Actress – TV Soap

Masasa Mbangeni, Scandal (etv)

Best Supporting Actor – TV Soap

Mothusi Magano, Skeem Saam (SABC 1)

Best TV Soap

Rhythm City (etv)

Best Telenovela

Legacy (M-Net)



Best Achievement in Directing – TV Drama

Tydelik Terminaal (kykNET)

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – TV Drama

Housekeepers Season 2 (Mzansi Magic)

Best Achievement in Editing – TV Drama

Still Breathing (M-Net)

Best Achievement in Sound – TV Drama

Blood and Water Season 1 (Netflix)

Best Achievement in Original Music/Score – TV Drama

Lockdown Season 5 (Mzansi Magic)

Best Achievement in Art Direction – TV Drama

Agent (Netflix)

Best Achievement in Wardrobe – TV Drama

Queen Sono Season 1 (Netflix)

Best Achievement in Make-Up and Hairstyling – TV Drama

Trackers (Mzansi Magic)

Best Achievement in Cinematography – TV Drama

Blood and Water Season 1 (Netflix)

Practitioner: Zenn van Zyl

Best Actress – TV Drama

Kate Liquorish, Still Breathing (M-Net)

Character: Abi

Best Actor – TV Drama

Brandon Auret, Still Breathing (M-Net)

Character: Danny

Best Supporting Actress – TV Drama

June van Merch, Sara se Geheim Season 3 (kykNET)

Character: Sara

Best Supporting Actor – TV Drama

James Ngcobo, Queen Sono Season 1 (Netflix)

Production: President Malunga

Best TV Drama

Blood and Water Season 1 (Netflix)

Production House: Gambit Films


Best Achievement in Directing – TV Comedy

The Riviera (SABC 2)

Practitioners: Lucilla Blankenberg & Lederle Bosch

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – TV Comedy

Black Tax (BET Africa)

Practitioners: Byron Abrahams, Lwazi Mvusi, Joshua Rous & Meren Reddy

Best Achievement in Editing – TV Comedy

How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding (Netflix)

Practitioners: Tessa Verfuss, Gugulethu Sibandze & Melanie Jankes

Best Achievement in Sound – TV Comedy

How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding (Netflix)

Practitioners: Janno Muller, Thapelo Makhubo, Jeanre Greyling & Jonty Everton

Best Achievement in Art Direction – TV Comedy

How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding (Netflix)

Practitioners: Martha Sibanyoni, Thabiso Senne & Savannah Geldenhuys

Best Achievement in Wardrobe – TV Comedy

How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding (Netflix)

Practitioner: Sheli Masondo

Best Achievement in Make-Up and Hairstyling – TV Comedy

How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding (Netflix)

Practitioners: Babalwa Mtshiselwa

Best Achievement in Cinematography – TV Comedy

How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding (Netflix)

Practitioner: Lance Gewer

Best Actress – TV Comedy

Busisiwe Lurayi, How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding (Netflix)

Character: Tumi

Best Actor – TV Comedy

James Borthwick, Hotel (kykNET)

Character: Ferdie

Best Supporting Actress – TV Comedy

Martelize Kolver, Hotel (kykNET)

Character: Brenda

Best Supporting Actor – TV Comedy

Desmond Dube, How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding (Netflix)

Character: Shadrack

Best TV Comedy

The Riviera (SABC 2)

Production House: Community Media Trust

Documentary Feature

Best Achievement in Directing – Documentary

How to Steal a Country

Practitioners: Rehad Desai & Mark Kaplan

Best Achievement in Cinematography – Documentary

Chasing the Sun

Practitioner: Devin Carter

Best Achievement in Editing – Documentary

How to Steal a Country

Practitioner: Megan Gill

Best Achievement in Sound – Documentary Feature

Documentary Feature – How to Steal a Country

Practitioner: Charlotte Buys

Best Documentary Feature

How to Steal a Country

Production House: Uhuru Productions

Best Documentary Short

Lindela Under Lockdown

Production House: Passion Seed Communications

Best Made for TV Documentary

Chasing the Sun

Production House: SuperSport, SA Rugby and T+W

Best Natural History and Environmental Programme

My Octopus Teacher

Production House: Sea Change Project

Best Children’s Programme

Takalani Sesame Season 11 (SABC 2)

Production House: Ochre Media and Pulp Films

Best Competition Reality Show

Celebrity Mystery Box (Mzansi Magic)

Production House: Brightfire Pictures

Best Structured or Docu-reality Show

Pale Ya Koša (SABC 2)

Production House: Full Circle Productions

Best Structured Soapie Reality Show

Life with Kelly Khumalo (Showmax)

Production House: Barleader TV

Best International Format Show

Hoor my, sien my, soen my (kykNET)

Production House: Afrokaans Film & Television

Best Educational Programme

Made In SA Season 6 (S3)

Production House: Ochre Media

Best Factual Programme

The Devi Show (etv)

Production House: etv

Best Current Affairs Programme

CARTE BLANCHE: Women’s Month Special (M-Net)

Production House: Combined Artists

Best Variety Show

Republiek van Zoid Afrika (kykNET)

Production House: Brainwave Productions

Best Youth Programme

Africa’s biggest Brags (MTV Base)

Production House:VIS

Best Entertainment Programme

Maak My Famous – Showcase (kykNET)

Production House: All Star Entertainment

Best Lifestyle Programme

Come Again (SABC 1)

Production House: Tshedza Media

Best Made for TV Movie

Loving Thokoza (Mzansi Magic)

Production House: Black Brain Pictures

Best Online Content

The Adventures of Noko Mashaba – Lockdown Shandis (YouTube)

Production House: Rams Comics

Best Achievement in Directing – Feature Film

Griekwastad (kykNET)

Practitioner: Jozua Malherbe

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – Feature Film

Toorbos (kykNET)

Practitioner: René van Rooyen

Best Achievement in Cinematography – Feature Film

Riding with Sugar (Netflix)

Practitioner: Rory O’Grady

Best Achievement in Sound Design – Feature Film

Riding with Sugar (Netflix)

Practitioners: Sound & Motion Studios Sound Team

Best Achievement in Original Music/Score – Feature Film

Toorbos (kykNET)

Practitioner: Andries Smit

Best Achievement in Editing – Feature Film

Griekwastad (kykNET)

Practitioner: Lucian Barnard

Best Achievement in Production Design – Feature Film

Riding with Sugar (Netflix)

Practitioner: Kate van der Merwe

Best Achievement in Costume Design – Feature Film

Riding with Sugar (Netflix)

Practitioner: Annie Seegers

Best Achievement in Make-Up and Hairstyling – Feature Film

Triggered (Amazon Prime, Vudu, iTunes, Google Play)

Practitioners: Menio Kalymnios, Stella Kalymnios, & Hannes Oosthuizen

Best Actress – Feature Film

Tinarie Van Wyk Loots, Gat In Die Muur (Hole In The Wall) (Netflix)

Character Name: Ava

Best Actor – Feature Film

Tshamano Sebe, 8 (Netflix)

Character Name: Lazarus

Best Supporting Actress – Feature Film

Tarryn Wyngaard, Stam (DSTV Box office)

Character Name: Samiah

Best Supporting Actor – Feature Film

Hakeem Kae Kazim, Riding with Sugar (Netflix)

Character Name: Mambo

Best Feature Film


SCENE23 (kykNET)

Best TV Presenter (Public Vote Category)

Entle Bizana, Hectic on 3 (SABC 3)

Most Popular TV Soap/Telenovela (Public Vote Category)

Gomora, Seriti Films (Mzansi Magic)

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