The entrance to the Market Theatre was transformed into a pink floral wonderland, with Pink Carpet hosts Rorisang Thandekiso, Zanele Potelwa and Ayanda Makuzeni welcoming guests as they entered the precinct. The fashion moments turned the house down in this year's theme Solid and Fabulous.
Award hosts Lumko Johnson alongside Penny Lebyane, Ditshego Ditsego and Zizo Tshwete kept the audience entertained for the 3-hour long ceremony. Live performances by Tamara Dey, Amstel, Lady Du and Holly Rey alongside the Mzansi Gay Choir brought the roof down.
“Now in our 13th year, the main reason for hosting these awards during this trying period in our community, is as always to continue celebrating life. More importantly in 2021 we are also celebrating queer lives because we as a community matter. Tonight we celebrated diversity and inclusion for all,” said Feathers co-founder Thami Kotlolo. As always post the awards, the work still goes go on. The ongoing LGBTIQ+ dialogues across the country continues to give the community a voice.
Best Styled Individual: Zozibini Tunzi and Rich Mnisi
Hunk of the Year: Wiseman Zithar
Diva Extraordinaire of the Year: Johanna Mukoki
Sport personality of the Year: Phuti "Minaj" Lekoloane
Role Model of the Year: Roche Kester
Cutest Couple: Sylvester Chauke & Tumelo Mmusi
Hot Chick of the Year: Shudufadzo Musida
Media Award of the Year: Becoming
Fag Hag of the Year: Lady Du
Musician: Makhadzi and Lady Du
Socialite: Lelo WhatsGood
Drama Queen: Khanyi Mbau
Social Media Personality of the Year: Coachella Randy
Best LGBTIQ Initiative (Private Sector): Ernest & Young
Best LGBTIQ initiative (Public Sector): Gauteng Department of Education
Best LGBTIQ Youth Movement: Vaal LGBT
Best Rainbow Parenting: Virginia Magwaza
African Feather Award: Dr Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka
Simon Nkoli Award: David Tlale