How to Steal 2 Million which stars Menzi Ngubane, Terry Pheto and Rapulana Seiphemo was named the Best African movie at the ceremony. South African beauty, Pheto who stars in American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful, received the Best Supporting Actress award for her role in How to Steal 2 Million while Charlie Vundla scooped the Best Director award for his work on the film. The movie was Vundla’s directorial debut. Film editor, Garreth Fradgely, received the Best Achievement in Editing award, making How to Steal 2 Million the biggest winner on the night with four trophies.
Fana Mokoena received the Best Supporting Actor award for Man on Ground which is a South Africa/Nigeria co-production film about xenophobia.
Drama, Otelo Burning which is based on a true story about a group of black surfers during apartheid, received the prize for Achievement In Cinematography while the Best Child Actor Award went to Tsepang Mohlomi for her role in the movie.
Other nominees representing South Africa at the event were Akin Omotoso, Khalo Matabane, Hakeem Kae Kazim, Keith Fleisher, Bonginhlanhla ‘Mr B’ Ncube, Neo Ntlatleng, Rosie Motene and Megan Gill.