If this year’s headlines are anything to go by, the drama off set in soapie land unfolded like an intense close-up of a villainess scorned by her lover.
Impressive storylines both on and off screen have grabbed the attention of the media and the general public, proving soap operas are still keeping South Africans entertained. And what better way to celebrate this genre than the return of the Royalty Soapie Awards which this year, boasts two new categories – outstanding audio and, what is certainly going to be one of the most eagerly anticipated awards, Most Popular Soapie
The 2015 awards will again seek to promote creativity, quality and excellence of South African soapie productions. Its top stars, industry heavyweights, celebrities and socialites will gather to celebrate the industry’s finest on Saturday, 28 March 2015 at the Zulu Kingdom’s Durban International Convention Centre (Durban ICC)
The call for entries opens on Monday, 10 November and closes on Friday, 28 November. All production houses who feel they have produced outstanding work are encouraged to submit their applications.
This year’s awards will see a total of 20 categories including Outstanding Actor, Outstanding Actress and the coveted Outstanding Soapie.
Says Sindile Xulu, project director, for the Royalty Soapie Awards, “We are beyond excited about the second awards. This year promises to bring the glitz and glamour like no other awards ceremony. Every year millions of people tune into their favourite soapies and the RSAs wishes to recognise accomplishment in the South African television industry and celebrate the stars of this genre”.
Outstanding Lead Actor
Outstanding Lead Actress
Outstanding Male Villain
Outstanding Female Villain
Outstanding Supporting Actor
Outstanding Supporting Actress
Technical and Creative Categories
Outstanding Make-up & Hair
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Writing Team
Outstanding Art Direction
Outstanding Directing Team
Outstanding Editing Team
Outstanding Casting Director
The Royalty Soapie Awards 2015 will partner with KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture, the National Department of Arts and Culture, and SMG BMW