CAPE TOWN – 18 February 2016 – For Immediate Release

Both Worlds are super proud to announce that ZANEWS: Puppet Nation leads the way this year with 11 nominations for the 2016 South African Film and Television Awards (18 and 20 March).

“A show like ours is not possible without a huge amount of teamwork, and these nominations recognise every single person who puts their time, sweat, and tears into making this show happen, week after week. Thank you to the judges and to you bloody agents, for your support, and for inspiring us to keep on bringing you the laughs every week” said Thierry Cassuto, the show’s executive producer and creator.

Now in its tenth season, ZANEWS: Puppet Nation is broadcast weekly on StarSat’s Star One (channel 110) on Saturdays at 21:00 and 20:00 on Sundays. It is also available daily via the web and mobile at, YouTube, DailyMotion, as a podcast on the iTunes store and on DVD at Ma Khumalo’s tuck-shop at Nkandla.

Best Achievement by a Lead Actor in a TV Comedy
Aggrey Lonake
Nik Rabinowitz
Best Achievement by a Supporting Actor in a TV Comedy
The Puppet Nation Puppeteers
Best Achievement in Art/Production Design in a TV Comedy
Franci van den Heever, Roxanne Hand, Matthew Sanna
Best Achievement Costume Design in a TV Comedy
San-Mari Compton
Best Achievement in Cinematography in a TV Comedy
Tonga Isango
Best Achievement in Editing in a TV Comedy
Aurora Drummer, Alex Fynn, Nicolai Groudev
Best Achievement in Sound Design in a TV Comedy
Lyle Bennet
Best Achievement in Scriptwriting in a TV Comedy
The Puppet Nation Writing Team
Best Achievement in Directing in a TV Comedy
Alex Fynn
Best TV Comedy
ZANews: Puppet Nation
Thierry Cassuto

PS…our writers are up for a Writers Guild SA Muse Award too!