The nominees for the 2024 Simon Mabhunu Sabela KZN Film and TV Awards have been unveiled, marking a significant milestone in South Africa’s entertainment industry. Held at the esteemed Coastlands Skye Hotel in Umhlanga, the event was hosted by KZN Tourism and Film Authority in partnership with the Economic Development, Tourism, and Environmental Affairs department. It showcased the exceptional talent and creativity thriving within KwaZulu-Natal’s dynamic film and television sector.

Simon Mabhunu Sabela KZN Film Television Awards

“We are excited to announce the nominees for the 2024 Simon Mabhunu Sabela KZN Film and TV Awards,” stated Ms. Jackie Motsepe, emphasizing the awards’ pivotal role in fostering local filmmaking. The addition of new Technical Award categories, such as Best Use of Cinematography and Best Production Design, underscores the industry’s commitment to recognizing diverse creative contributions.

Leading the nominations is the Bomb Production series Shaka Ilembe, recognized in multiple categories including Best Actor TV and Best Production Design. Esteemed figures like Nomzamo Mbatha, Deli Malinga, and Hope Mbele have been acknowledged for their outstanding performances and contributions.

“I’m thrilled and deeply honored to receive a nomination for the Simon Mabhunu Sabela Awards. The recognition for Thulebona validates the hard work and dedication put into a story that resonates with many. The film’s ability to connect across different audiences is something I’m incredibly proud of. Winning would be a remarkable validation of our efforts, but for now, I’m grateful to be part of such a talented group of nominees. I eagerly anticipate the ceremony and celebrating the best of our industry,”expressed Lwazi Duma

These awards not only commemorate the legacy of Simon Mabhunu Sabela but also reaffirm KwaZulu-Natal’s stature as a center of innovation and storytelling prowess. With a record-breaking number of entries and the introduction of a public voting category, this year’s event promises to be a celebration of excellence and community engagement in South African television and film.

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