Press: Fiestas Nominations are out!

November 28, 2015

The Fiëstas are  the only awards of its kind in South Africa and awards actors, directors, writers, musicians and visual artists for their work at the country’s biggest arts festivals.

 

The Fiëstas will be held on 18 February 2016 at the State Theatre in Pretoria. The masters of ceremonies will be Pierre Breytenbach and June van Merch. Deon Lotz, Rozanne McKenzie, Leandie du Randt, Erik Holm and Marlo Minnaar will be guest presenters.  

 

BEST ACTOR

Albert Pretorius ‒ Buite Blaf die Honde Swart (KKNK)

André Odendaal ‒ Skuldeiser (Woordfees)

Stian Bam ‒ In Glas (KKNK)

Wilhelm van der Walt – Son. Maan. Sterre. (Woordfees)

 

BEST ACTRESS

Anna-Mart van der Merwe  – Skuldeisers (Woordfees)

Milan Murray – Amper, Vrystaat (Vrystaat)

Sandra Prinsloo ‒ Die Dag is Bros (Innibos)

Tinarie van Wyk Loots ‒ Hemelruim and In Glas (Aardklop en KKNK)

 

BEST SUPPORTING MALE ACTOR

Dean Smith – Die Dag is Bros (Innibos)

De Klerk Oelofse – Liewe Heksie: Flower Power (KKNK)

Louis van Niekerk – Son. Maan. Sterre. (Woordfees)

Loukmaan Adams – Liewe Heksie: Flower Power (KKNK)

 

BEST SUPPORTING FEMALE ACTOR

Greta Pietersen – Son. Maan. Sterre. (Woordfees)

Nicola Hanekom – Son. Maan. Sterre. (Woordfees)

Tinarie van Wyk Loots – Buite Blaf die Honde Swart (KKNK)

Wilna Snyman – Son. Maan. Sterre. (Woordfees)

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Christiaan Olwagen – Son. Maan. Sterre. (Woordfees)

Jaco Bouwer – Santa Gamka (KKNK)

Nico Scheepers – Amper, Vrystaat (Vrystaat)

Nicola Hanekom – In Glas (KKNK)

 

BEST DESIGN

Birrie le Roux – Skuldeiser (Woordfees)

Christiaan Olwagen – Son. Maan. Sterre. (Woordfees)

Nico Scheepers – Amper, Vrystaat and Die Dag is Bros (Vrystaat and Innibos)

Nicola Hanekom – In Glas (KKNK)

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN A MUSIC PRODUCTION

Amanda Strydom – Amanda Strydom: Die Hele Boksemdaais (KKNK)

Laurika Rauch – Nie As Ek Sing Nie: Laurika Rauch (Aardklop)

Margit Meyer-Rödenbeck (concept) ‒ Liewe Heksie: Flower Power (KKNK)

Schalk Joubert (music production) – Al Lê die Berge Nog So Blou (KKNK)

 

BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE

Gys de Villiers – Elsie se Nommers (Innibos)

Marion Holm – Die Kaap is Weer Holms (KKNK)

Marlo Minnaar – Santa Gamka (KKNK)

Wessel Pretorius – Adam 2 (Woordfees)

 

BEST NEW AFRIKAANS PRODUCTION

Eben Venter, Marlo Minnaar and Jaco Bouwer – Santa Gamka (KKNK)

Nico Scheepers – Amper, Vrystaat (Vrystaat)

Nicola Hanekom – In Glas (KKNK)

Wessel Pretorius – Die Dag is Bros (Innibos)

 

BESTE ACHIEVEMENT IN CLASSICAL MUSIC

Esthea Kruger – Rising Star (Woordfees)

Cape Youth Choir conducted by Leon Starker – Na Waters Waar Rus Is (Woordfees)

US Choir conducted by André van der Merwe – US Choir (Woordfees)

Zanne Stapelberg and Odeion String Quartette –  Odeion String Quartette with Zanne Stapelberg (SOF)

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL ARTS

Alex Hamilton – Jou Daaglikse Dosis and Opskiet by die Museum (Aardklop and Woordfees)

Nathani Luneburg – As die Vlooie Byt in La La Land (KKNK)

Sanell Aggenbach – Atopia (Aardklop)

Sandra Hanekom – Die Burger 100 Jaar-uitstalling (SOF)

 

BEST MUSIC PRODUCTION

Al Lê die Berge Nog So Blou (KKNK)

In die Grond van die Wind (Aardklop)

Liewe Heksie: Flower Power (KKNK)

Nie As Ek Sing Nie: Laurika Rauch (Aardklop)

 

BEST PRODUCTION

Amper, Vrystaat (Vrystaat)

Die Dag is Bros (Innibos)

In Glas (KKNK)

Son. Maan. Sterre. (Woordfees)

 

Lida Botha (theatre), Ronnie Samaai (music) and Pieter Fourie (writing) will be awarded lifetime achievement awards. The award for the most popular festival and the Blou Stoel award will be announced at the awards ceremony.

 

The winners in 2015 were:

Most popular festival: Aardklop

Best production: Bloed en Rose (Aardklop)

Beste director: Marthinus Basson for Bloed en Rose (Aardklop)

Best actress: Rolanda Marais for Dogma and Die Seeumeeu (KKNK and Aardklop)

Best actor: Albert Pretorius for Die Seeumeeu and Playland (Aardklop and Suidoosterfees)

Blou Stoel award: Saartjie Botha for the translation of Die Seeumeeu and the adaptation of Die Rolbalspeler

Best up-and-coming actor: Richard September for Rondomskrik (KKNK)

Best design: Jaco Bouwer for Poskantoor and Samsa-masjien (Aardklop and KKNK)

Best achievement in a music production: Emo Adams for Finding Emo

Best supporting actress: Lee-Ann van Rooi for Rondomskrik (KKNK)

Best supporting actor: Stian Bam for Bloed en Rose (Aardklop)

Best solo performance: Frank Opperman for Die Klaagliedere van ds. Tienie Benade

Best achievement in visual arts: Gerhard Marx for The Garden at Night (Aardklop)

Best achievement in classical music: Braam du Toit for Poskantoor (Aardklop)

Best music production: Emo Adams for Finding Emo

Best new Afrikaans production: Christiaan Olwagen for Dogma (KKNK)

Lifetime achievement for theatre: Marius Weyers

Lifetime achievement for theatre and writing: Prof. Adam Small

Lifetime achievement for theatre and writing: Wilma Stockenström

Lifetime achievement for music and writing: Philip de Vos

 

 

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