Hollywood Critics Association recognises Thuso Mbedu with TV breakout award

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The star of The underground railroad Thuso Mbedu has received a breakout star award from the Hollywood Critics Association
The star of The underground railroad Thuso Mbedu has received a breakout star award from the Hollywood Critics Association
Leon Bennet

She truly is Hollywood's breakout star. South African actress Thuso Mbedu is firmly making her mark in, all thanks to her first international gig. 

Her international debut series, The Underground Railroad, based on a historical fiction novel has already swooped many awards including seven Emmy nominations. 

Now the star has been recognised with a Hollywood Critic Association TV award for her role as Cora on The Underground Railroad.

Thuso's stellar performance on the limited short series also earned her an HCA Best Actress nomination alongside Hollywood A-list actresses, Kate Winslet, Elizabeth Olsen, Zendaya, Anya Taylor-Joy, Cynthia Erivo, and Michaela Coel. 

Read more | From awarding winning book to highly anticipated series: Why The Underground Railroad is the show to watch

The awards ceremony took place virtually and Thuso also presented the HCA best actor in a broadcast network or cable series comedy award.

Thuso shared on Instagram that it had been an amazing journey being part of the series, from start to finish. 

"I could not have asked for a better introduction to storytelling on this side of the world. I am truly honoured. Truly," she wrote. 

The star also thanked every single person that has walked this journey with her. "You're loved by me. Forever."  

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