ICYMI, actress Thuso Mbedu has been nominated for an International Emmy Award for her role in Is’thunzi.
The 26-year-old has been nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress category for her role in the teen drama, and is the only African to be nominated.
She shared the exciting news on Instagram, where she took the time to thank all those involved in making her journey and the nomination possible.
So it’s been brought to my attention that I’ve been nominated for the INTERNATIONAL EMMY AWARDS which is kind of a BIG DEAL for me ?? I have to say my thank yous ??♀️ I am here by the Grace of God! So before I say anything else : Thank you Jesus. I don’t know how to put this into words. I’ve screamed, I’ve danced and jumped, I’ve prayed (and my vocabulary wouldn’t rise to the occasion) and I’ve cried. I am so humbled. To my sister, Masentle Nomalungelo Mbedu, @noma.mbedu I love you more than words can explain. I am here because of God through you. To my agent, Anna, @annzo_duck thank you for taking me in and believing in me when all the other “big” agencies turned me away. God willed it and so we live purpose. RAPID BLUE! God bless and increase you. Thank you for believing in all of us by casting us. I definitely wouldn’t have been able to rise to the occasion without my wonderful cast. My support system. AMANDA LANE! My words fall short but I’m gonna squeeze you so hard when I see you tomorrow! The crew! Thank you for being patient with us and making us look like the best versions of ourselves. Mzansi Magic: @mzansimagic the channel that gave me my very first acting break. Humbly, I thank you. To my family and ALL my friends: thank you humbly and I love you. Vuyelwa Mpakanyiswa, my friend and guide (and manager) this is just the beginning. Thank you for putting up with me for so long. @sdumo.mtshali Season 1 bhuti, you were my go-to person. You were never tired of helping me when I was frustrated or confused by my offers. You were always willing to talk it out and suggest different ways of playing it. We need more people like you! Thank you so much. Obviously, I could go on and on and on and on! But simply: Abahlali bezishebo (niyazazi). PMB. KZN. SATAFRIKA! Ngiyanithanda. Kubonga mina umntana kagogo. Glory be to God. Never lose heart. Keep pushing. Your dream is just a stepping stone to the greater things God has in store for you. From South Africa to the World. #IWill #daretobedifferent #internatonalemmys2017 #iemmysnominee #ThusoMbedu #ThisIsUs #TeachMeHowTo #iemmyNOM AMANINJA! @MakgotsoM1 @zikhona_bali @YolandaKgaka @tkaula
News of Thuso’s nomination soon went viral, with many fans and fellow celebs sharing their messages of support and congratulations on social media.
Incredible! Can we please take a moment to celebrate South Africa’s Thuso Mbedu for her International Emmy nomination. Huge congrats! ????❤️ pic.twitter.com/tJgKkdpeiE
— Ulrich J van Vuuren (@UlrichJvV) September 27, 2017
???South African’s making us proud ???
— Karabo Mokgoko ? (@Karabo_Mokgoko) September 27, 2017
— Terry Pheto (@TerryPheto) September 27, 2017
— robertmarawa (@robertmarawa) September 28, 2017
— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) September 27, 2017
— Blue Mbombo (@bluembombo) September 27, 2017
The awards ceremony will take place on 20 November in New York.
Congratulations, Thuso! ?
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