Angry Skeem Saam Director calls the SAFTAS mediocre

Neo Matsunyane Angry Skeem Saam Director at the South African Film and Television Awards.

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In an interview Neo Matsunyane did with MR P he said “This is a category that was announced at a very last minute because the people were not happy that Skeem Saam did not get any nominations in any other category except one which was best director, I don’t know whether it is coming as a consolation award but it makes us look at this awards and make them look like they are a joke, and that’s exactly what the SAFTAS are going to become.

There are programmes that were moved to accommodate Skeem Saam because they couldn’t cope with the pressure that Skeem Saam was giving them. However they got like more than four nominations and they are winning as best soapie or whatever they are, so I am saying until they get the politics right we will never take this thing seriously. We cannot continue to reward mediocrity at an expense of the people who work hard in this industry otherwise we will never get anywhere”.

He mentioned that he is unhappy and that they deserve better credit than they are getting and walked away from the interview.

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There are programmes that were moved to accommodate Skeem Saam because they couldn’t cope with the pressure that Skeem Saam was giving them. However they got like more than four nominations and they are winning as best soapie or whatever they are, so I am saying until they get the politics right we will never take this thing seriously. We cannot continue to reward mediocrity at an expense of the people who work hard in this industry otherwise we will never get anywhere”.

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