Actress lost for words over win

overwhelmed: Salamina Mosese won her first award at the Safta Awards last Saturday.
overwhelmed: Salamina Mosese won her first award at the Safta Awards last Saturday.

WINNING her first award at the seventh annual South African Film and Television Awards made actress Salamina Mosese run out of words with which to make her acceptance speech.

While on-stage to accept her best actress award in a TV comedy, she said: "Sekgowa se tshabile ( I'm struggling to express myself in English). I had not played a role in a comedy, so I had to work hard in this role.It gives me pleasure to have my work recognised," she said.

l Scandal actress Louise Barnes won the best actress in a TV soap award.

l Actor Kevin Smith was crowned best actor in a soap for his role as Frank Xavier in Isidingo, in absentia.

l 7de Laan was voted by the public as the best soap.

l The drama 4Play: Sex Tips for Girls won the best writing team of a drama award. Tiffany Jones-Barbuzano won the best actress in a drama award for her role as Danny and the best supporting actor award went to Pallance Dladla (Jimmy).

l The documentary Sobukwe: A Great Soul got the best director of a documentary film award, for Mickey Dube and the best documentary feature kudo.

l Riaad Moosa was crowned best actor in a feature film, Vincent Ebrahim best supporting actor and Craig Freimond best director, all for Material, while the film also won best feature film.

l Lindiwe Ndlovu won as best actress in a feature film.

l Filmmaker Tony Boyers and actor Jerry Mofokeng received lifetime achievement awards.

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