Thuso Mbedu has won another Award

Thuso Mbedu has collected more awards

Thuso Mbedu has collected more awards

The Independent Filmmaker Project hosted the 31st annual Gotham Independent Film Awards on Monday in New York.

For her portrayal of Cora in The Underground Railroad, Thuso Mbedu of South Africa tied for Outstanding Performance in a New Series.

In Showtime’s The Good Lord Bird, the 30-year-old actor co-stars with Ethan Hawke.

“Waking up to a slew of missed calls from my manager, fearing I’d missed my pickup (for the first time in my life), only to be informed of this fantastic news.”

“What a delightful surprise. Mr. Ethan Hawke and I are tied for first place. @thegotham, thank you so much.
“It’s both humbling and inspiring,” Thuso wrote on Instagram after the announcement.

Thuso won the TV Breakout Star award at the Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards earlier this year for The Underground Railroad, and she will star with Academy Award winner Viola Davis in the upcoming feature picture The Woman King. Gina Prince-Bythewood, who most recently directed The Old Guard, will direct The Woman King.

Thuso Mbedu awards and nominations so far

Black Reel Awards for Television

Black Reel [Nominee] (2021)

Outstanding Actress, TV Movie/Limited Series

The Underground Railroad (2021)


GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics

Dorian Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best TV Performance

The Underground Railroad (2021)


Gotham Awards

Gotham Independent Film Award [Nominee] (2021)

Outstanding Performance in a New Series

The Underground Railroad (2021)


Hollywood Critics Association

Honorary Recognition [Winner] (2021)

TV Breakout Star Award

The Underground Railroad (2021)


HCA TV Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Movie

The Underground Railroad (2021)


International Emmy Awards

Emmy [Nominee] (2018)

Best Performance by an Actress

For season 2. South Africa

Is’Thunzi (2016)


Emmy [Nominee] (2017)

Best Performance by an Actress

Is’Thunzi (2016)


International Online Cinema Awards (INOCA)

INOCA TV [Nominee] (2021)

Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

The Underground Railroad (2021)


Online Film & Television Association

OFTA Television Award [Nominee] (2021)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture or Limited Series

The Underground Railroad (2021)


South African Film and Television Awards