Thuso Mbedu is striding along a powerful path toward television royalty, with nominations and accolades fueling her journey to acclaimed status.
Since her brilliant performance in The Underground Railroad debuted, she has gained nominee-predictors nods of approval for the fiercest competition in television: The 73rd Prime Time Emmys.
And with her recent nominations for the Dorian and Black Reel TV Awards, Thuso is definitely paving her starry way to the Emmys.
- Best TV performance in this year’s Dorian Awards.
- Outstanding Actress in a TV, Movie or Limited Series for the Black Reel Awards for Television (BRATs).
The Dorian Awards are given by GALECA, The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics. Monika Estrella Negra on behalf of GALECA said that:
“Our group’s nominations are diverse and fresh, signaling the overhaul of invisibility of marginalized communities and the heralding of a new generation of entertainment journalists,” as per Diaspora.
Mbedu’s competition for the Dorian Awards is Pose’s Billy Porter and Mj Rodgriuez, Michaela Cole (I May Destroy You) and Bowen Yang (Saturday Night Live).
The Black Reel Awards, or BRAs are hosted by the Foundation for the Augmentation of African-Americans in Film to recognize the excellence of African Americans.
Mbedu’s competition? Nicole Beharie (Monsterland), Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You), Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha Franklin)and Tessa Thompson ( Sylvie’s Love).
The winners for Black Reel Awards will be announced on August 15, while The Dorian’s champions will be revealed on August 29.
On the way to the Emmy’s
Thuso is already a two-time International Emmy nominee, for both 2017 and 2018, but many are hoping that this will be the year she wins.
With Mbedu being has been at the heart of praise for her role as Cora, it’s not unlucky that she will secure another nomination according to various predictions. She has been called a “revelation” by the New Yorker, and “magnetic” by the New York times.
Predictions say that Mbedu is a strong contestant for nominations, trailing behind Anya Taylor Joe Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Queen’s Gambit”), Michaela Coel (“I May Destroy You”), Elizabeth Olsen(“WandaVision”), Winslet (“Mare of Easttown”) and Cynthia Erivo(“Genius: Aretha”).
Ellen De Generes also commended Mbedu on the Underground Railroad’s “fantastic reviews”, and told Thuso that she’s a shoo-in to win an Emmy.
The Emmy nominations will be announced on July 13 as per IndieWire.