The categories and finalists of the 2019 Feather Awards are:
Best Styled Individual – This category is for individuals who have consistently kept to their style throughout the year.
Hunk of the Year – These men just ooze the X-factor, you look at them and you just want a strong hug.
Hot Chick of the Year – these are women who ooze a lot of sex appeal.
Sports Personality of the Year – People that have inspired in the world of sports
Janine Van Wyk
National Netball Team
Best Rainbow Parenting – Powerful Examples of parents who have accepted their children’s sexual identity and championed for inclusion and acceptance of the LGBTIQ community
Nozuko Bala and Nomalinde Ndiki – Moshe Ndiki & Phelo Bala’s Moms
Mally Simelane (posthumous nomination) – mother to the late Banyana Banyana player and LGBTIQ+ activist Eudy Simelane.
Felicia Leqela – Lumko Johnson’s Mother
Best LGBTIQ Student Movement –
Best LGBTIQ Initiative: Public Sector –.
Gauteng Department of Community Safety
Dep of Health: Gender Realignment Program
Gauteng Enterprise Propeller: Pink Pitching Booster
Best LGBTIQ Initiative: Private Sector –.
Shell SA – LGBT Network
Nike -Be True
Unilever – Unilever Inclusion Forum, PRIDE
Diva Extraordinaire of the Year – These individuals always carry themselves well and they have a strong presence.
Media Award of the Year.
One Night with my Ex – Mzansi Magic
Inkanyiso.org – online publication
We’re Queer My Dear – online web series
Social Media Personality Of the Year –
Dr Sindi Van Zyl
The Funny Chef
Cutest Couple – these are couples people adore and look up to.
Moshe Ndiki & Phelo Bala
Sylvester Chauke & Tumelo Mmusi
Dineo Moeketsi & Solo
Role model of the Year – They never put their foot wrong in the public eye, they continue to contribute positively to society.
Drama Queen – These are personalities we read about every Sunday over breakfast, their lives revolve around a lot of dramatic behavior or situation.
Bujy & Nandos
Metro FM & the Msunery drama
Socialite – Seen at every opening of an envelope or an erection of a stop sign.
Musician – musician we love to listen to on and off stage.
Fag hag of the Year – Need we say more, they never leave their home without their favorite accessories, a gay friend.
Feather Of The Year – Justice Edwin Cameron
African Feather Of Year – Linda RM Baumann (Namibia)
Category finalists and winners are selected and adjudicated by a panel consisting of members of the media and entertainment industry who’re firmly in touch with what’s hot on the South African social circuit.