2015 Royalty Soapie Awards nominees were revealed at a swanky ceremony on Thursday evening.

Isibaya and Scandal scooped 16 nominations each while 7 de Laan took 14.

Rhythm City, Skeem Saam and Zabalaza did not enter any of their actors while new soapies Generations – The Legacy and Skeem Saam didn’t fall within the timeframe to be eligible to participate.

The awards’s project director Sindile Xulu said some productions chose not to enter “for variety of reasons”.

The awards will be held on the28th of March at the Durban International Convention Centre (Durban, ICC) and will be hosted by comic duo Goliath and Goliath (Donavan and Jason Goliath).

This year Mzansi Magic will be the broadcast partner of the awards.

Voting will be done by SMS from 19 February to 20 March and details can be found on the website www.royaltysa.co.za, Facebook and Twitter.

The nominees for the 2015 Royalty Soapie Awards are:

PERFORMANCE CATEGORIES

Outstanding Lead Actor

  • Motlatsi Mafatshe as Sechaba for Isidingo
  • Siyabonga Thwala as Mpiyakhe Zungu for Isibaya
  • Theodore Jantjies as Xander Meintjies for 7de Laan
  • Vusi Kunene as Jefferson Sibeko for Isidingo
  • Zane Meas as Neville Meintjies for 7de Laan

Outstanding Lead Actress

  • Kgomotso Christopher as Katlego for Isidingo
  • Marjorie Langa as Gloria Rangaka for Scandal
  • Masasa Mbangeni as Thembeka Shezi for Scandal
  • Thembi Nyandeni as Mkabayi Zungu for Isibaya
  • Vinette Ebrahim as Charmaine Meintjies for 7de Laan

Outstanding Male Villain

  • André Lötter as Liamle Roux for Villa Rosa
  • Robert Whitehead as Barker Haines for Isidingo
  • Sello Maake Ka-Ncube as Lucas Nyathi for Scandal
  • Vusi Kunene as Bhekifa for Isibaya
  • Wilhelm van der Walt as Tyrone (TY) for 7de Laan

Outstanding Female Villain

  • Dawn Matthews as Shakira Willemse for Scandal
  • Jo da Silva as Gita McGregor for 7de Laan
  • Mampho Brescia as Iris for Isibaya
  • Therese Benadé as Astrid Wentzel for Villa Rosa

Outstanding Supporting Actor

  • Andile Sithole as Ndumiso Ngcobo for Scandal
  • Bongani Gumede as Mandla Ndlovu for Isibaya
  • Jody Abrahams as Marcel Beauchamp for Scandal
  • Kaz McFadden as Dewald for 7de Laan
  • Zakhele Mabasa as S’khaleni for Isibaya

Outstanding Supporting Actress

  • Dorette Potgieter as Wanda for Villa Rosa
  • Mampho Brescia as Iris for Isibaya
  • Mapaseka Koetle as Dintle Setuke for Scandal
  • Natasha Sutherland as Layla Mckenzie for Scandal
  • Nomzamo Mbatha as Thandeka for Isibaya

Outstanding Newcomer

  • Andile Gumbi as Zweli for Isibaya
  • Buhle Samuels as Matshidiso for Muvhango
  • Fulu Mugovhani as Anzani Muneri for Scandal
  • Izak Davel as Bradley for Isidingo
  • Tessa Holloway as Sonja for 7de Laan

PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD

  • Most Popular Soapie
  • 7de Laan
  • Generations
  • Isibaya
  • Isidingo
  • Muvhango
  • Rhythm City
  • Scandal
  • Villa Rosa
  • Zabalaza

CREATIVE AWARDS

  • Outstanding Soapie
  • 7de Laan
  • Isibaya
  • Scandal
  • Villa Rosa

Outstanding Set Design

  • 7de Laan
  • Isibaya
  • Scandal

Outstanding Writing Team

  • 7de Laan
  • Isibaya
  • Scandal

Outstanding Wardrobe

  • 7de Laan
  • Isibaya
  • Scandal

TECHNICAL AWARDS

Outstanding Directing Team

  • 7de Laan
  • Isibaya
  • Isidingo
  • Scandal

Outstanding Editing Team

  • 7de Laan
  • Isibaya
  • Scandal

Outstanding Lighting

  • 7de Laan
  • Isibaya
  • Scandal

Certificates will be awarded in the following categories and the nominees are:

Outstanding Couple

  • Celeste Ntuli & Ayanda Borotho for Isibaya
  • Jessica Nkosi & Andile Mxakaza for Isibaya

Outstanding Make-up & Hair

  • Amy Sprawson for Isidingo
  • Sheila Petlele for Isibaya

Outstanding Art Direction

  • Rohan Horn for 7de Laan
  • Dylan Lloyd for Isibaya

Outstanding Casting Director

  • Angus Gibson for Isibaya
  • Kutlwano Ditsele for Isibaya

Outstanding Audio

  • Joel Kapend, Mark Phillips for Isibaya
  • & Vaughn Phillips

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