'Inxeba (The Wound)' star Nakhane Touré shared his mom's in a voice note reaction to him winning the Best Actor award at the SAFTAs on Saturday.
The controversial film, which returned to cinemas earlier this month, bagged six golden horns at the prestigious awards ceremony.
The award-winning film has faced an uphill battle to stay in cinemas after Film and Publication Board gave the film an X18 rating following complaints from CONTRALESA (Congress of Traditional Leaders).
Touré is currently on tour in Europe and the singer/actor received the news of winning the Best Actor award via social media and posted his reaction on Twitter.
I’m on the Eurotunnel from Switzerland. And I’m finding out through Twitter that I just won a @SAFTAS1 . I didn’t think I was going to be this emotional. ❤️😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️❤️ F*ck!! Thank yooouuu pic.twitter.com/TtIHo5jWXu
He then shared a screen recording of a voice note of his mother congratulating him on his win.
The Twitterverse was overjoyed with the multiple wins and saw it a great triumph LGBTQI+ community.
#Inxeba wins Best Actor in a Feature Film. This movie didn't come to the #SAFTAS12 to play 😊😊😊😊
Phakama #LGBTI community phakama!!!
4 awards and counting!! How are you doing homophobes??? pic.twitter.com/fUu5FN4Rz8
😂😂😂Somewhere out there eMzansi there is a xhosa man who is so angry switchd off TV, broke a cup or threw remote against the wall all because #Inxeba is winning these awards pic.twitter.com/ssi0BcQo5W
#InxebaHasRisen Flying in the face of the status quo!
Tonight we celebrate!!!! @TheWound_SAfilm THE QUEER COMMUNITY OF SA is celebrating this #SAFTAs12 win! YAAAS! 🏳️🌈🇿🇦 #Inxeba pic.twitter.com/NiTkXJg9jK