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All the 2009 Golden Horn winners

Over 70 Golden Horns were awarded at the third South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs), held at the Pretoria State Theatre on Saturday, 7 February 2009. Both Cynthia Shange and Carl Fischer received Lifetime Achievement Awards.
Shange was honoured for her outstanding performance throughout her acting career, while Fisher, currently M-Net Head of Original Productions, was honoured for leadership and entrepreneurship.

Held to recognise and give accolade to practitioners in the South African film and television industry, SAFTAs categories included Feature films, Documentary, Student and Short films as well as TV Dramas, Soapies, Comedies, Reality, Gameshows, Wildlife shows, Talkshows, Magazine shows and News and Actuality Programmes, Animation, Variety shows and Sports Shows, with the addition of Music Shows.

The public participation in the category of Best Soapie showed that South Africans are loyal and support their local soapies. The public was encouraged to vote for their favourites in the following categories: Best Soapie, Best Comic, Best Dressed, Best Villain/Villainess, Best Hero/Heroine.

Commented Eddie Mbalo, NFVF CEO and SAFTAs committee chairperson, “We are encouraged by the level of enthusiasm and commitment shown by industry participants who continuously develop and enhance their own talents, and in so doing add to the value of winning the coveted Golden Horn trophy.

“As we continue to raise the bar in terms of increasing the quality of both what we put into the industry and what comes out of it, we look forward to realising our goal of developing the SAFTAs into a fully-fledged academy that will be responsible for the awards.”

Golden Horn 2009 winners

CategoryAward Programme/filmReal name/practitionerCharacter name
Best Documentary FeatureIngrid Jonker Story
Best Documentary Short Blues for Tiro
Best TV Wildlife Programme Cheetah Blood Brothers
Best Youth & Children Programme Which Way?
Best Educational Programme Making Moves
Best Factual Educational EntertainmentKhumbul'ekhaya
Best News & Actuality programme Carte Blanche - Private Hospital Fees
Best Magazine Programme Pasella
Best Variety Show Roer!
Best Music Show Starlight Classics
Best Sports Show Shosholoza
Best Talkshow Big Up!
Best Reality Show Revlon Supermodel
Best Game Show Crazy Games
Lifetime AchievementPerformanceCynthia Shange
Lifetime AchievementLeadership & EntrepreneurshipCarl Fischer
DramaBest Mini Drama Mini Series Riemvasmaak
DramaBest Full-Length Drama Bay of Plenty
DramaBest Directors RiemvasmaakPeter Goldsmid & Xoli
DramaBest Actor Bay of PlentyThomas GumedeCiao
DramaBest Supporting Actor CrossroadsNick BoraineLuke
DramaBest Actress Ubizo "The Calling"Linda SokhuluNoma
DramaBest Supporting Actress Zone 14Connie ChiumeStella Moloi
DramaBest Ensemble Bay of Plenty
SoapieBest Director Generations
SoapieBest Actor Rhythm CityJamie Barlett
SoapieBest Supporting Actor Rhythm CityMduduzi Mabaso
SoapieBest Actress GenerationsSonia Sedibe
SoapieBest Supporting Actress MuvhangoCandy Moloi
SoapieBest Ensemble Isidingo
Public votingBest SoapieIsidingo
Public votingBest Hero/HeroineIsidingoRajesh KumarJack Devnarain
Public votingBest Comic GenerationsQueenSophie Ndaba
Public votingBest Dressed GenerationsKarabo MorokaConnie Ferguson
Public votingBest Villain/Villainess IsidingoBarker HaynesRobert Whitehead
ComedyBest directors City Ses'laJoshua Rous
ComedyBest actors City Ses'laMeren ReddyGary
ComedyBest supporting actor City Ses'laOwen SwansonLou
ComedyBest actress City Ses'laThuli ThabethePhumzile
ComedyBest supporting actress City Ses'laNkuli SibekoDana
ComedyBest ensemble Font
ComedyBest overall genre award for ComedyCity Ses'La
FilmBest Direction Special Student AwardShadow Boy
FilmBest Cinematography Special Student AwardService Pistol
FilmBest Student Film Shadow boy
FilmAnimation Special Short Film AwardAgenda
FilmBest Performance Special Short Film AwardDream Flight - Jabu
FilmBest Short Film No nomination. No award
FilmBest Animation Backyard Stories
Feature filmBest director The World UnseenShamim Sarif
Feature filmBest actorNo nomination. No Winner
Feature filmBest supporting actor The World UnseenDavid Dennis Jacob
Feature filmBest actressNo nomination. No Winner
Feature filmBest supporting actress The World UnseenNatalie BeckerFarah
Feature filmBest ensemble The World Unseen
Feature filmBest writing team The World UnseenShamim Sarif
Feature filmBest cinematographer The World UnseenMike DownieAmelia
Feature filmBest Editor in feature film The World UnseenRonelle LootsD Martin
Feature filmBest Production designer The World UnseenTanya Van Tonder
Feature filmBest Music composition ConfessionsGhalik Jacobs
Feature filmBest costume designer The World UnseenDanielle Knox
Feature filmBest make up/hair stylist in a feature film The World UnseenCaera O'Shaughneey
Feature filmBest sound designer The World UnseenBarry Donnelly
Feature filmBest feature film No Best Feature
CraftDocumentary editing Ingrid Jonker
CraftSpecial mention for documentaryA Pair of Boots and a Bicycle
CraftEducational programme: photographyJourney to a Dream
CraftSports show: editingShosholoza
CraftTalkshow programme: original conceptZiyawala
CraftBest Writing Team: dramaRiemvasmaakPeter Goldsmid & Xoli Norman
CraftBest DOP: dramaUsindisoTrevor Clavery
CraftBest Editor: dramaUsindisoKholofelo Malatshi& Sipho Mdhluli
CraftBest Art Direction: dramaBay of PlentyAnita van Hermert
CraftBest Music Composition: dramaZone 14Phillip Miller
CraftBest Costume: dramaUsindisoSonica Moolman
CraftBest Makeup & Hair stylist: dramaUsindisoLucy Ngwira
CraftBest Sound Design: dramaUbizoWarrick Sony
CraftBest Writing Team: soapieRhythm City
CraftBest Multi Camera team: soapieGenerationsGenerations Team
CraftBest Art Direction: soapieRhythm CityKagiso Malefane
CraftBest Music Composition: soapieMuvhangoMuvhango Team
CraftBest Costume Composition: soapie7de Laan7de Laan Team

Hosted by comedian and TV personality Trevor Noah, the event was broadcast live on SABC 2 and produced by Clive Morris Productions and attracted persons from the film and television industry, LOC representatives, Government, business and celebrities.

“I would like to thank and pay tribute to all those who work tirelessly to realise the enormous potential of our film and television industry. It is not an easy task to fulfill but we hope that with the honour and recognition of the SAFTAs, you accept our acknowledgement of the worth and value you bring to the industry,” concluded Mandla Langa, SAFTAs chairperson.

The South African Film and Television Awards is a partnership of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), SABC and City Press. All the SAFTAs results are audited by Price Waterhouse Coopers.
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Cant we narrow this down? Do we really need 100 best actors and 100 best supporting actors? Why cant we just narrow it down to one over-all winner?
Posted on 9 Feb 2009 15:08
tooo long-
no no no no ..this show was too long.....& tiring...it was good though...i loved da joke about Generation 'not showing up.
Posted on 10 Feb 2009 09:19
Respect for writers-
I find it sad that writers have been relegated to the less glamorous version of the behind the scenes SAFTA awards. How can we honestly put a creative like a WRITER, essentially the person who gives life to the story, and sometimes creates the story, in the same league as a make up artist? I mean COME ON!! Surely people are also interested in the geniuses behind their favorite lines and gripping stories? Just a thought, use it, don't use it. I hope next year's SAFTA's can compare to the quality and true glam that we've seen with BAFTAs and EMMY's.
Posted on 24 Aug 2009 13:22