Prize presentation was pre-recorded and broadcast on SABC1 on Saturday.
The popular Mzansi Magic show Gomora walked away with four awards at the fourth Royalty Soapie Awards. The glitz and glam of the show – hosted by Mpho Popps and Lerato LKG Kganyago – was still very much present.
The pre-recorded show was aired for the public on Saturday evening on SABC 1.
Things were very different this year and due to the coronavirus pandemic no fans were present on the red carpet and there was only a small audience.
Despite all the production changes, the show must go on as they say in showbiz and that it did – with the biggest winners of the night being Gomora.
Shekinah performed her track What a Love as the technical categories started off the show.
Outstanding Editing Team went to Isibaya and Outstanding Directing Team was awarded to Gomora.
Presenters included the likes of LootLove, 7de Laan actress Nobuhle “Mimi” Mahlasela, who was stunning in her Gert Johan Coetzee dress.
Speaking to The Citizen, she said her 7de Laan character Aggie will be experiencing a lot of drama and audiences must tune in to view it all.
On her personal favourite shows, she said: “I love watching The River a lot and season two of Housekeepers.”
She also hinted that she would like to be in the next season of the hit show.
Break out star Sannah Mchunu won Outstanding Supporting Actress for her portrayal of popular and loved character Zodwa in Gomora.
She said the love she has received is like a dream.
“I feel like breakdancing yazini,” she joked.
“The fans love Zodwa. “She has really pushed along my career, and finally I am being recognised.”
The show also walked away with the most cherished prize, voted by the people, Most Popular Soapie of the Year.
In his acceptance speech, director and executive producer, Thabang Moleya said they did not predict winning the award.
“We did not see this one coming. I want to thank our writers for writing such good scripts for us, our producers, all the ladies in production and the other directors on the show.”
Gomora kept winning on the night, with Outstanding Newcomer going to Sicelo Buthelezi as Teddy.
The Queen was also given a nod, with Outstanding Supporting Actor going to Sthembiso Khoza as Shaka Khoza.
In his acceptance speech, the thrilled actor thanked the Royalty Soapie Awards.
– The Citizen