These included the most nominated shows in all major categories: feature film, TV comedy, TV drama, soap, and telenovela.
“We’ve got a simple goal for MultiChoice – to be the most-loved teller of African stories,” says Yolisa Phahle, CEO for General Entertainment at MultiChoice. “It takes a portfolio of production teams to faithfully cover the breadth of Africa’s stories and I’m proud to say that as all of these nominations for MultiChoice entities show, the talented people at M-Net, 1Magic, kykNET, Mzansi Magic, and Showmax are the best in the industry. And this is just the beginning – we’ve got big plans for our original productions.”
Most nominated feature film: Five Fingers For Marseilles (Showmax) & Nommer37 (kykNET)
In the feature film category, Five Fingers For Marseilles, now streaming on Showmax, and Nommer37, produced by kykNET, are the most nominated, with seven nominees each.
kykNET is the most nominated channel overall in the category, with 26 nominations split between Nommer37; Ellen, Die Ellen Pakkies Storie (5); Kanarie (5); Raaiselkind (3); Meerkat Maantuig (2); Stroomop (2); Wonderlus and Susters.
Most nominated telenovela: ‘The River’ (1Magic)
1Magic is the most nominated channel overall in the category, with 17 nominations.
Most nominated comedy: ‘Tali’s Wedding Diary’ (Showmax)
Tali’s Wedding Diary had the most first-day views of any series on Showmax on its launch.
Most nominated drama: ‘Lockdown’ (Mzansi Magic)
Most nominated soap: ‘Isibaya’ (Mzansi Magic)
Mzansi Magic is the most nominated channel overall in the category, with 17 nominations split between Isibaya and Isithembiso (5).
M-Net has all the nominees for Best International format
MultiChoice dominates a number of other categories too: M-Net has all the nominees for Best International Format (Survivor South Africa: Philippines; My Kitchen Rules – South Africa Season 2; and Dancing With the Stars South Africa), while kykNET produced two of three talk shows nominated (Op die Spel and Parlement Parlement) and Mzansi Magic produced two of three made-for-TV movies (Thembi’s Trial and Mbalenhle).
Most nominated channel overall: kykNET
kykNET is the most nominated channel overall, with 56 nominations, followed by Mzansi Magic with 55.
The nominees were announced on 8 February 2019 at Ster-Kinekor, The Zone, in Johannesburg. Winners will be announced on 2 March 2019 at Sun City Superbowl.