Two True Blood Actresses Nominated For The Tressie Souders Award

January 7, 2009 by  

rutinawesleyThe Tressie Souders Awards are hosted by the International Black Women’s Film Festival and is dedicated to the recognition and accomplishments of African American Women in Film, Television and Media.  It pays homage to the first African American women filmmakers and is named after one of the pioneers, Tressie Souders, who wrote and directed A Woman’s Error in 1922.  This year two actresses from HBO’s “True Blood” have been nominated for Best Actress in a Cable Series, Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton) and Adina Porter (Lettie Mae Thornton). The Tressie Awards are judged by the general public and by a select jury of peers and nominations will end on March 31, 2009 at 11:59 p.m with winners being selected by April 30, 2009. The deadline for choosing a winner will coincide with the award host’s call for films deadline.  You can cast your vote by clicking the link here.


Tressie Souders Award for Best Actress in a Cable Series

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  • trubld4lfe

    I love both Adina nd Rutina and I am honored by their talent. It is rare that you get to see such gifts on the small screen. Congrats to both, I just wish they could both win!

  • Congrats to Rutina and Adina on their nominations! Rutina Wesley has quickly become one of my faves on True Blood! Her portrayal as Tara, Sookie’s best friend who speaks her mind, has really brought added dimension to the show. Adina Porter’s portrayal as her alcoholic mother is wonderful, too!

    • AdoreBill

      I agree with you paranormalhairstylist! I think it is great that Rutina is being recognized for her work on “True Blood” and Adina does such a convincing job playing the role of an alcoholic mother.