Mzansi celebrates Thuso Mbedu's international nod at Black Reel Awards
SA-born actress Thuso Mbedu’s performance in The Underground Railroad has earned her a nomination in the Outstanding Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series category at the upcoming Black Reel TV Awards.
Mzansi has been beaming with pride as they watched the world marvel at Thuso's talent since her Hollywood debut in May. The star showed the world what she's made off as Cora in Barry Jenkins' The Underground Railroad.
Thuso, who plays the lead role of Cora Randall in the series, will be going head-to-head with Nicole Beharie, Michaela Coel, Cynthia Erivo and Tessa Thompson.
Earlier this year, the star also got a nod at the Dorian Awards. The winners for the Black Reel Awards will be announced on August 15, while the winners of the Dorian awards will be revealed on August 29.
There is anticipation among those who watched Thuso shine as Cora that the actress will get more nominations for this year's awards season.
The actress' performance received global recognition, and left the likes of Oprah Winfrey teary.
Taking to social media to gush about Thuso’s stellar performance, Oprah said Thuso had given the “performance of a lifetime” and echoed many US publications that have predicted a bright future for the young star in Hollywood.
“I have been watching The Underground Railroad series all week and I have to say it is essential watching. Director Barry takes the already extraordinary novel by Colson Whitehead and turns it into a multi-part series that will live in your spirit. And Thuso Mbedu gives the performance of a lifetime. Great things are coming for her and everyone will be saying her name after watching her as the superhero that is Cora,” Oprah wrote.
Meanwhile, Mzansi is ready for their queen to take everything that has her name on it and the nomination left many excited.
Here are some of the reactions below: