The nominees of the 2019 Feather Awards were announced on Thursday at Constitution Hill.
The list comprises a representation of the creative, business and entertainments sector’s most inspiring, amusing, controversial and coveted personalities.
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Best Styled Individual – This category is for individuals who have consistently kept to their style throughout the year.
- Manthe Ribane
- Karabo Poppy
- Dr Sivu
Hunk of the Year – These men just ooze the X-factor, you look at them and you just want a strong hug.
- Cedric Fourie
- Thabiso Makhubela
- Rich Mnisi
Hot Chick of the Year – these are women who ooze a lot of sex appeal.
- Zola Nombona
- Krayzie K
- Thuso Mbedu
Sports Personality of the Year – People that have inspired in the world of sports
- Janine Van Wyk
- National Netball Team
- Thembi Kgatlana
Best Rainbow Parenting – Powerful Examples of parents who have accepted their children’s sexual identity and championed for inclusion and acceptance of the LGBTQI+ community
- Nozuko Bala and Nomalinde Ndiki – Moshe Ndiki & Phelo Bala’s Moms
- Mally Simelane (posthumous nomination) – mother to the late Banyana Banyana player and LGBTQI+ activist Eudy Simelane.
- Felicia Leqela – Lumko Johnson’s Mother
Diva Extraordinaire of the Year – These individuals always carry themselves well and they have a strong presence.
- Somizi Mhlongo
- Bonang Matheba
- Bonnie Mbuli
Social Media Personality Of the Year
- Dr Sindi Van Zyl
- The Funny Chef
Cutest Couple – these are couples people adore and look up to.
- Moshe Ndiki & Phelo Bala
- Sylvester Chauke & Tumelo Mmusi
- Dineo Moeketsi & Solo
Role model of the Year – They never put their foot wrong in the public eye, they continue to contribute positively to society.
- Landa Mabenge
- Mandisa Mfeka
- Glenton Matthyse
Drama Queen – These are personalities we read about every Sunday over breakfast, their lives revolve around a lot of dramatic behavior or situation.
- Rachel Kolisi
- Bujy & Nandos
- Metro FM & the Msunery drama
Socialite – Seen at every opening of an envelope or an erection of a stop sign.
- Mihlali Ndamase
- Musa Mthombeni
- Lerato Sengadi
Musician – musician we love to listen to on and off stage
- Sho Majozi
- Langa Mavuso
- Moonchild Sanelly
Fag hag of the Year – Need we say more, they never leave their home without their favorite accessories, a gay friend.
- Penny Lebyane
- Cedric Fourie
Feather Of The Year – Justice Edwin Cameron
- African Feather Of Year – Linda RM Baumann (Namibia)
Category finalists and winners are selected and adjudicated by a panel consisting of members of the media and entertainment industry who’re firmly in touch with what’s hot on the South African social circuit.