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Full nominees list for the Simon Sabela Awards. Image: supplied

Simon Mabhunu Sabela Awards 2024: Full list of nominees

KZN Tourism and Film announced the nominees for the 2024 Simon Mabhunu Sabela KZN Film and Television Awards.

Simon Sabela

Full nominees list for the Simon Sabela Awards. Image: supplied

KwaZulu-Natal Tourism and Film announced the nominees for the 2024 Simon Mabhunu Sabela KZN Film and Television Awards to be held on 20 July.

THE 2024 SIMON SABELA AWARDS

KZN Tourism and Film announced the nominees for the 2024 Simon Mabhunu Sabela KZN Film and Television Awards. The awards ceremony is set to take place on 20 July. The Simon Mabhunu Sabela awards recognise outstanding achievement and excellence within the South African film and television industry, focusing on KwaZulu-Natal. The nominees include actors, producers, directors, and various film and television technicians.

This year there is a new public participation category, focusing on reality TV. The public can engage in the nomination and judging process through social media public voting system, entries are currently open until 28 June.

This year’s nominees reflect the remarkable journey and significant contributions of the country’s Film and Television industry, inspired by visionaries like Simon Mabhunu Sabela, whose pioneering efforts have shaped South African entertainment for generations.

The nominees were announced at Coastlands Skye Hotel in Umhlanga by KZN Tourism and Film Authority on behalf of the Economic Development, Tourism, and Environmental Affairs department.

FULL LIST OF NOMINEES

TV NOMINEES

Best actor – TV

  • Thembinkosi Mthembu (Shaka iLembe)
  • Wiseman Mncube (Shaka iLembe)
  • Wiseman Mncube (Uzalo)

Best actress – TV

  • Deli Malinga (Umkhokha the Curse)
  • Nirvana Nokwe-Mseluku (Outlaws)
  • Nomzamo Mbatha (SHaka iLembe)

Best supporting actor – TV

  • Ernest Ndlovu (uZulu no Mhlaba)
  • Khayelihle Dladla (House of Zwide)
  • Melusi Yeni (Sibongile and the Dlaminis)

Best supporting actress – TV

  • Dawn Thandeka King (Shaka iLembe)
  • Hope Mbhele (Shaka iLembe)
  • Slindile Nodangala (Outlaws)

FILM NOMINEES

Best actor – film

  • Kwenzo Ngcobo (Freedom Street)
  • Masoja Msiza (Dear Future Wife)
  • Mpho Sebeng (Ingoma)
  • Siyabonga Shibe (Blind Eye)

Best actress – film

  • Jo-Anne Reyneke (A Queen’s Lobola)
  • Leleti Khumalo (Dear Future Wife)
  • Phumzile Puting (Why it Came)

Best supporting actor – film

  • Mbongeni Ngema (A Queen’s Lobola)
  • Nkosinathi Keswa (Inkabi)
  • Muzi Mthabela (Inkabi)

Best supporting actress – film

  • Tumelo Nkwanca (London Recruits)
  • Nqobile Dhlomo (Amathambo)
  • Thembi Mtshali-Jones (Blind Eye)

Best director

  • Mengameli Nhlabathi (Blind Eye)
  • Obett Motaung (Dear Future Wife)
  • Tumelo Lekena (Father’s Day)
  • Vivek Mehta (A Queen’s Lobola)

Best pan-African film

  • Norman Maake (Inkabi)
  • Jacintha De Nobrega (London Recruits)
  • Daudi Anguka (Mvera)

Best isiZulu film

  • Joe Spirit (Amathambo)
  • Caroline Doherty (Dear Future Wife)
  • Zamani Mthiyane (Ingodusoyami)

Best micro-budget film

  • Zamani Mthiyane (Ingodusoyami)
  • Sanele Ndlovu (Intandokazi)
  • Lwazi Duma (Thulebona)

Best feature film

  • Ashish Gangapersad (A Queen’s Lobola)
  • Joe Spirit (Amathambo)
  • Sans Moonsamy (Who’s my Daddy?)

Best screenplay

  • Obett Motaung & Caroline Doherty (Dear Future Wife)
  • Tumelo Lekena (Father’s Day)
  • Mli Dube (Freedom Street)

Best student film

  • Sithabiso Ndlovu (Cipher)
  • Sithabiso Ndlovu (hobo)
  • Lindani Msibi (Isibazi)
  • Jarnell Kisten (The Captive)

Best newcomer – actor

  • Bonga Mhlongo (Father’s Day)
  • Ntando Zondi (Shaka iLembe)
  • Ntokozo Mthembu (Uzalo)
  • Ntokozo Vilakazi (uZulu no Mhlaba)

Best newcomer – actress

  • Nirvana Nokwe-Mseleku (Outlaws)
  • Zamuntu Khoza (Sibongile and the Dlaminis)
  • Ziya Zulu (Shaka iLembe)

Best use of cinematography

  • Tiyane Nyembe (A Queen’s Lobola)
  • Jimmy Reynolds (Dear Future Wife)
  • Jimmy Reynolds (Freedom Street)

Best production design

  • Boitumelo Nhlapo (A Queen’s Lobola)
  • Dylan Lloyd (Shaka iLembe)
  • Shalen Haluman (Who’s my Daddy?)

Best use of KZN as filming location

  • Caroline Doherty (Dear Future Wife)
  • Gabhisa Khuluse (Ithesho Lami – My Hustle)
  • Christy Denn (Sibongile and the Dlaminis)

Best documentary short film

  • Sibusisiwe Buthelezi (Checkpoint)
  • Enver Samuel (Truth Be Told – Ntombi Kubheka – Bones of Memory)
  • Enver Samuel (Truth Be Told – Phila Portia Ndwandwe – The Breastfeeding Warrior)

Best documentary feature film

  • Jacintha De Nobrega (London Recruits)
  • Carolyn Carew (Music Is My Life – Joseph Shabalala And Ladysmith Black Mambazo)
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