Her stellar portrayal of ‘Winnie’ on acclaimed Mzansi Magic drama Is’thunzi has garnered much praise from critics and audiences, most recently scoring breakout actress Thuso Mbedu a nomination for Best Actress at the recent DStv Mzansi Magic Viewers Choice Awards.
But nothing can top the fact that Thuso Mbedu has just been nominated for Best Performance by an Actress at the upcoming International EMMY Awards!
This is Thuso’s first international award nomination, and it also happens to be one of the most coveted honours in the international film and television industry.
Taking to Instagram to celebrate the news, the actress shared thanked her loved ones, Rapid Blue (the production company), Mzansi Magic, fellow actor Sdumo Mtshali for his mentorship on set during the show’s first season, as well as South Africans for our continued support.
… If this does not prove new talent is exactly what the South African film and television industry need to leap forward, nothing will!