ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” Star Quinta Brunson just received a huge honor by Critics Choice!!
The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the honorees for the 5th annual Celebration of Black Cinema & Television. Hosted by actor, stand-up comedian, and hip-hop icon Bill Bellamy, the event will take place on Monday, December 5, 2022 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles, CA.
Critic Choice shared:
“Emmy award-winning writer, producer, and actress, Quinta Brunson will be presented with the Actress Award for Television for her role as Janine Teagues on ABC’s hit series, Abbott Elementary, which she created and also executive produces.”
Congratulations are in order!
Abbott Elementary stars series creator Quinta Brunson, as well as Tyler James Williams, Janelle James, Chris Perfetti, Lisa Ann Walter, Sheryl Lee Ralph, and William Stanford Davis.
The story follows a group of dedicated, passionate teachers (as well as a slightly tone-deaf principal) as they navigate the Philadelphia public school system. Despite the odds stacked against them, the staff at Willard R. Abbott Public School is determined to help their students succeed in life. Though these public servants may be outnumbered and underfunded, they love what they do — even if they don’t love the school district’s less-than-stellar attitude toward educating children. The teachers include Janine Teagues (Brunson), Gregory Eddie (Williams), Melissa Schemmenti (Walter), Jacob Hill (Perfetti), and Barbara Howard (Ralph). Ava Coleman (James) is the school’s inept principal, and Mr. Johnson (Davis) is the eccentric janitor.