The nominees for the Feather Awards have been announced. Each year, the dramatic awards ceremony celebrates and recognises all those who support, inspire and empower the LGBTI community.
The nominees of this year’s awards were revealed at Constitution Court and celebrities were high in attendance, such as Gomora star Connie Chiume, Generations: The Legacy actor Nomsa Buthelezi, YFM’s radio host Anati Seyisi as well as presenter Lumko Johnson.
Leading the pack at this year’s awards is reality TV star Shauwn Mkhize and TV Presenter Siv Ngesi who scored two nominations in the Fag Hag of The Year, Socialite of The Year and Social Media Personality of The Year categories.
Somizi Mhlongo, who recently found himself making headlines for the wrong reasons when Hastings Moeng accused him of stealing his concept for Dinner at Somizi’s, has been nominated in the Drama Queen of The Year category.
Speaking to Daily Sun, Human rights activist and founder of the Feather Awards Thami Kotlolo said: “This year people can expect more awakening of the LGBTI experience and also an incredible safe space for all energies to co-exist.”
Due to the Covid-19 regulations, Thami said the awards ceremony has been scaled back to a one-day event.
“Last year, the awards were a three-day festival, but because of Covid-19, we have decided to take it back to a one-day event and adhere to the regulations.”
AND THE FEATHER AWARDS 2020 NOMINEES ARE……
Best Styled Individual
Hunk of The Year
Ryle Rene De Morny
Dr. Fezile Mkhize
Hot Chick of The Year
Sports Personality of The Year
Best Rainbow Parenting
Hlubi Mthimkhulu and Mduduzi Motaung
Buhlebendalo and Botshelo
Best LGBTIQ Student Movement
NWU LGBTI: Transformation Association
Best LGBTIQ Initiative: Public Sector
Best LGBTIQ Initiative: Private Sector
Queer Wellness Centre
Engage Mens Health
Diva Extraordinaire of The Year
Media Award of The Year
Blood & WaterThe River
Social Media Personality of The Year
Cutest Couple of The Year
Nomsa & Zandile
Ricky & Tony
Sape & Vaivi
Role Model of The Year
Dr Dulcy Stapler Rakumakoe
Drama Queen of The Year
COVID-19 Solidarity Fund
Somizi and Dinner kwa Somizi
Socialite of The Year
Musician of The Year
Fag Hag of The Year
African Feather of the Year