The fifth Royalty Soapie Awards (RSA) were announced at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Centre, Johannesburg, O.R. Tambo on the 18 September 2021.

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The gala event was hosted by actress Enhle-Mbali Mlotshwa and comedian and radio personality, Felix Hlophe.

TV and radio personality Candice Modiselle handled the red carpet duties.

Many South African celebrities attended the award ceremony which includes: Thembi Seete, Linda Mtoba, Thuli Phongola, Phuthi Kgomo, Khaya Dladla, Tumi Morake, Sophie Ndaba, Mduduzi Mabaso, Emmanuel Castis, Vusi Kunene.

The 5th Royalty Soapie Award winners are:
OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION:
Binnerlanders

OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM:
DiepCity

OUTSTANDING EDITING TEAM:
The Queen

OUTSTANDING LIGHTING DIRECTION:
uBettina Wethu

OUTSTANDING CASTING:
DiepCity

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING & EDITING:
Getroud met Rugby

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Imbewu

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP & HAIRSTYLING:
Gomora Season 2

OUTSTANDING WARDROBE:
The Estate

OUTSTANDING WRITING TEAM:
The Estate

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Emmanuel Castis as Sergio de Freitas in Binnelanders

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Elizabeth Serunye as principal in Skeem Saam

OUTSTANDING ONSCREEN COUPLE:
Zolisa Xaluva and Thembi Seete as Melusi Dlamini and Gladys Dlamini in Gomora Season 2

OUTSTANDING NEWCOMER:
Nompumelelo Vilakazi as Sne Gwala in DiepCity

OUTSTANDING YOUNG PERFORMER:
Ditebogo Ledwaba as Mbali in Generations: The Legacy

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTOR:
Aubrey Poo as Castro Kamanga in The Estate

OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS:
Lusanda Mbane as Boniswa Langa in Scandal

OUTSTANDING MALE VILLAIN:
Vusi Kunene as Jack Mabaso in Generations: The Legacy

OUTSTANDING FEMALE VILLAIN:
Jessica Nkosi as Thando Sebata in The Queen

OUTSTANDING DAILY TV DRAMA:
DiepCity

VIEWER’S CHOICE: MOST POPULAR SHOW:
Skeem Saam

VIEWER’S CHOICE BEST ACTOR:
Chrispen Nyathi as Charleston Ncube in DiepCity

VIEWER’S CHOICE BEST ACTRESS:
Lebohang Mpyana as Khelina Maponya in DiepCity

SOCIAL COHESION RECOGNITION AWARD:
Suidooster

BACKGROUND ACTOR:
Themba Sibanyoni as Sanger in Diepcity

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS RECIPIENT:
Dr Lillian Dube