Off the back of being nominated for an international Black Reel Award this past weekend in the same category as global power house, Oprah Winfrey and outstanding Hollywood ensemble of actresses Sanaa Lathan, Loretta Devine and Nia Long for Outstanding Actress in TV Movie/Limited Series; internationally award-winning South African actress, Terry Pheto, is now leading the International Achievement Recognition Awards (IARA Awards) as the most nominated actor this year.
Terry Pheto this evening received three nominations for the upcoming 4th annual IARA Awards in the categories: Best Actress 2017 and Best International Actress 2017 for her role in A United Kingdom, and Best Actress – TV or Drama 2017 for her role in the BET Nelson Mandelaseries.
The IARA Awards recognises and celebrates the exceptional work of extraordinary positive role models who have excelled within their respective industries, and will take place in London on 2 September 2017.
“There are no words to express how I‘ve felt over the past few days. It’s always extremely humbling to be recognised for the work I do and more so on internationally recognised platforms. Who would ever have thought that a girl from the Vaal would one day be nominated in the same category as the likes of Oprah Winfrey and lead with the most nominations on internationally recognised award platforms like the IARA Awards,” shares Terry Pheto.
2017 has been a year of international acknowledgement for Terry Pheto. Having started the year off with winning Best Supporting Actress at the National Film Awards UK for her role in A United Kingdom, and recently being invited to be a part of the internationally recognised luxury watch company, Longines’ family; Terry Pheto’s recent award nominations are further testament to her brand power and international appeal.