The road towards the much-anticipated 5th Royalty Soapie Awards has officially begun with an open call for entry for all local talent in storytelling.
This year’s ceremony broadcast, taking place on Saturday, October 2 at 8pm on SABC 1, will see the Royalty Soapie Awards celebrates a momentous 5th year milestone of showcasing not only South Africa’s acting talent and local television storytelling at its best, but most importantly highlighting the importance of storytelling as an essential part of our everyday lives.
With over 25 million viewers daily, our local daily TV dramas display the human condition with style and depth, capturing our unique way of life through breathtaking scenes and incredible dialogue.
Nothing has painted a better picture of the importance of storytelling to society than 2020 overall winner Gomora, which tells the story of two families, one of a man who has made his riches and success by illegal means from a bank he owns, the other of a well-respected man in the community that struggles to make ends meet.
The Mzansi Magic drama series was declared South Africa’s most popular soapie during the 2020 Royalty Soapie Awards ceremony.
5th Royalty Soapie Awards; category groups
Now a call for entries for submissions from creative, technical, and acting has officially opened, starting Tuesday, June 29 until July 29, 2021. There are 6 category groups in total, broken down as follows:
- Outstanding Art Direction
- Outstanding Directing Team
- Outstanding Editing Team
- Outstanding Lighting Direction
- Outstanding Casting
- Outstanding Cinematography
- Outstanding Sound Mixing and Editing
- Outstanding Makeup and Hairstyling
- Outstanding Writing Team
- Outstanding Wardrobe
- Outstanding Lead Actor
- Outstanding Lead Actress
- Outstanding Male Villain
- Outstanding Female Villain
- Outstanding Daily TV Drama
- Outstanding Supporting Actor
- Outstanding Supporting Actress
- Outstanding Onscreen Couple
- Outstanding Newcomer
- Outstanding Young Performer
- Lifetime Achievement Awards
- Background Actor Recognition Award
- Social Cohesion Recognition Award
Viewers’ Choice Public Vote Categories
- Most Popular Show
- Viewers’ Choice: Best Actress
- Viewers’ Choice: Best Actor
For more information, visit www.royaltysa.com.