Quinta Bunson Wins Spirit Award for Best Performance in New Scripted Series, “Abbott Elementary”

by Joseph Omoniyi
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Quinta Brunson, a rising star in the entertainment industry, has been awarded the Spirit Award for Best Performance in a New Scripted Series for her role in Abbott Elementary.

The 31-year-old actress, comedian, and writer has been making waves in Hollywood since her breakout role on the web series “The Girl Who’s Never Been on a Nice Date” in 2014. Brunson has since starred in several television shows and movies, including “A Black Lady Sketch Show,” “iZombie,” and “Lazor Wulf.”

Her latest project, Abbott Elementary, premiered in December 2021 and has received critical acclaim for its humorous and realistic portrayal of life in a public school. The series follows a group of dedicated educators as they navigate the challenges and triumphs of teaching in a low-income community.

In Abbott Elementary, Brunson plays Ms. Caroline Watson, a young and passionate teacher who is eager to make a difference in her students’ lives. Her performance has been hailed as “brilliant” and “heartfelt,” with critics praising her ability to balance humor and emotion in her portrayal of the character.

The Spirit Awards, which celebrate independent film and television, announced the winners of their 2022 ceremony on March 3. Brunson was among the honorees, receiving the award for Best Performance in a New Scripted Series.

In her acceptance speech, Brunson expressed gratitude for the recognition and highlighted the importance of representation in the entertainment industry. “I’m so grateful to be part of a show that tells the stories of Black and brown educators in a way that is authentic and relatable,” she said. “Representation matters, and I’m honored to be part of a movement that is working towards more diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.”

Brunson’s win is a testament to her talent and dedication as an actress and writer. She continues to be a trailblazer for Black and African women in the entertainment industry, inspiring and uplifting others with her work and her words.


Joseph Omoniyi



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