As the curtain call for 2020 entries, Royalty Soapie Awards introduces two new categories.

This year the RSAs have added two Recognition Awards namely Social Cohesion, which will be awarded to a soapie production that has demonstrated and/or addressed the most current social affairs/social ills affecting our communities. The second recognition award will be awarded to a Background Actor in a soapie production that has been essential in creating the tone, mood and atmosphere of the soapie scene(s).

“Soapies have taken the educational role as they reflect our daily reality by including storylines that tackle our social ills head-on and challenges South Africans to have tough conversations. The Royalty Soapie Awards would like to recognize the show for their commitment to uplift and encourage Mzansi to do better” – Winnie Ntshaba, Founder and CEO of RSAs.

“The Background Actor Award is the beginning of the journey to opening the industry by showing appreciation to those that play a vital part in the background” – Ntshaba

Awards will be presented in the following categories:

LEAD ROLES                                            SUPPORTING ROLES

Outstanding Lead Actor                             Outstanding Supporting Actor

Outstanding Lead Actress                         Outstanding Supporting Actress

Outstanding Male Villain                            Outstanding Couple

Outstanding Female Villain                       Outstanding Newcomer

Outstanding Soapie

CREATIVE AWARDS                                TECHNICAL AWARDS

Outstanding Make-up & Hair                     Outstanding Art Direction

Outstanding Writing Team                         Outstanding Directing team

Outstanding Wardrobe                              Outstanding Editing Team

Outstanding Lighting

SPECIAL AWARDS                                     RECOGNITION AWARDS

Most Popular Soapie of the Year                 
Social Cohesion

Lifetime Achievement Award                       Background Actor

Nominees will be announced on the 27 of August on SABC 1. From today, 16 July 2020 until 30 of July midnight production companies can submit their online entries on