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Queen Sugar
Created byAva DuVernay
Based onQueen Sugar
by Natalie Baszile
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons3
No. of episodes42 (list of episodes)
Executive producer(s)
Running time42 minutes
Production company(s)Warner Horizon Television
Harpo Films
Forward Movement
DistributorWarner Bros. Television Distribution
Original networkOprah Winfrey Network
Picture format480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original releaseSeptember 6, 2016 (2016-09-06) –
present (present)
External links

Queen Sugar is an American drama television series created and executive produced by Ava DuVernay, with Oprah Winfrey serving as an executive producer. DuVernay also directs many episodes. The series is based on the novel of the same name by Natalie Baszile.[1] The series airs on Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and premiered on September 6, 2016.[1][2][3]

The series follows the life of three siblings: two sisters, Nova Bordelon (played by Rutina Wesley), a formidable journalist and activist from New Orleans, and Charley Bordelon (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), a working wife and mother, who, with her teenaged son Micah, leaves her upscale home in Los Angeles and moves to the heart of Louisiana to claim an inheritance from her recently departed father – an 800-acre sugarcane farm; and their brother, Ralph Angel Bordelon (Kofi Siriboe), a single parent struggling with unemployment and raising his son alone after his father's death.

Queen Sugar has been speculated to be the first television show to feature female directors for every episode of the series.[4] Critics have highlighted that the show's predominantly Black cast does not preclude storylines that tackle universal issues like culture, class, and gender.[5] The mainstream themes in the series often go hand in hand with episodes on racial profiling, the inheritance of chattel slavery, and other issues related to African Americans. [6]

In August 2018, OWN renewed the series for a fourth season.[7] The fourth season of Queen Sugar will premiere on June 12, 2019 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.[8]

Cast and characters[edit]


  • Rutina Wesley as Nova Bordelon, the eldest Bordelon child, a journalist, activist and herbal healer
  • Dawn-Lyen Gardner as Charlotte "Charley" Bordelon West, the middle Bordelon child - half sibling to Nova and Ralph Angel, a sports manager, mother of Micah and ex-wife of Davis
  • Kofi Siriboe as Ralph Angel Bordelon, the youngest Bordelon child, the face-forward brother of Bordelon sisters looking to better himself after recently being released from prison
  • Tina Lifford as Violet Bordelon, Ernest's younger sister, aunt to the Bordelon children, and Hollywood's girlfriend
  • Omar Dorsey as Hollingsworth "Hollywood" Desonier, Violet's much younger oil rig worker boyfriend and friend of the Bordelon family
  • Dondre Whitfield as Remy Newell, an irrigation specialist who was a friend and confidante to Ernest who soon becomes a helping hand to Ernest's children and soon becomes Charley's love interest
  • Bianca Lawson as Darla, Ralph Angel's ex-girlfriend and Blue's mother, seeking to reconnect with them both as she is in recovery from a drug addiction
  • Nicholas L. Ashe as Micah West, Charley's and Davis's teenage son
  • Ethan Hutchison as Blue Bordelon, Ralph Angel and Darla's 6-year-old son
  • Henry G. Sanders as Prosper Denton, a lifelong friend to Ernest and fellow farmer (Season 3; Recurring Seasons 1-2)
  • Timon Kyle Durrett as Davis West, Charley's charismatic star basketball player ex-husband, client, and Micah's father whose involvement in a sex scandal leads to the dissolution of their marriage (Seasons 1-3)
  • Greg Vaughan as Calvin, a married police officer and Nova's longtime secret lover (Season 1; Guest Season 2)
  • Marycarmen Lopez as Reyna Velez, Blue's elementary school teacher (Season 1)


  • Glynn Turman as Ernest Bordelon, the patriarch of the Bordelon family and older brother of Violet (season 1)
  • True O'Brien as Stella, Micah's girlfriend before he leaves Los Angeles (season 1)[9]
  • Reagan Gomez-Preston as Chantal Williams, Nova's friend
  • Issac White as Devonte "Too Sweet" Bonclair, a teen who after being falsely imprisoned becomes the main focus of Nova's current crusade on how the parish DA has been railroading African-Americans (season 1; guest, season 3)
  • Tanyell Waivers as Keke Raymond, a teenage friend of the family who Micah sets his sights on after meeting her at a family cook-out[10]
  • Deja Dee as Sierra, Nova's college roommate
  • Sharon Lawrence as Lorna Prescott, Charley's mother
  • Michael Michele as Darlene, Darla's mother
  • Roger Guenveur Smith as Quincy, Darla's father
  • Alimi Ballard as Dr. Robert Dubois, an activist, who becomes Nova's love interest briefly in the second season
  • Lea Coco as Jacob Boudreaux, a member of the Landry family who takes a special interest in Charley
  • David Jensen as Samuel Landry, the owner of the most popular mill, the Landry mills, in the county who Charley and Ralph-Angel go up against
  • Walter Perez as Romero, a doctor and love interest to Charley (season 3)
  • Vivien Ngô as Trinh Phan, a young woman who returns to help her parents with their seafood plant who becomes Ralph Angel's love interest. (season 3) [11][12]
  • Tony Aidan Vo as Khanh Phan, the younger brother to Trinh and son of Mrs. Phan (season 3) [11]
  • Elyse Dinh McCrillis as Mrs. Phan, a Vietnamese American refugee and the mother to Khanh and Trinh; also Ralph Angel's boss at the seafood plant (season 3) [11]



On February 2, 2015, it was announced that Oprah Winfrey Network had ordered a straight-to-series TV drama based on Queen Sugar, the novel by Natalie Baszile.[1][2][13][14] Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey, who worked on the 2014 film Selma, co-created the series, while DuVernay was set to write and direct the initial episodes. The first season began filming in February 2016[15] and contained 13 episodes. DuVernay announced on January 27, 2016 that the series would feature an all-women directorial team.[16] On February 15, 2016, Neema Barnette joined the series as director and producer.[17] Award-winning director Tina Mabry is a producer and will also direct two episodes, and Anthony Sparks,[18] an award-winning TV writer and professor, is a co-executive producer for the series.[19] It was later announced that singer-songwriter Meshell Ndegeocello would provide the score for the series.[20]


On January 13, 2016, it was announced that Rutina Wesley would play the role of Nova Bordelon.[21][22][23] Further casting was announced January 27, 2016. Dawn-Lyen Gardner, Kofi Siriboe, and Omar Dorsey, who co-starred in Selma, were all announced in leading roles.[24][25] On February 1, 2016, it was announced that Emmy Award-winner Glynn Turman will guest-star as Ernest Bordelon, the patriarch of the family who died in the first episode.[26] On February 16, 2016, it was announced that Tina Lifford, Dondre Whitfield, Timon Kyle Durrett and Nicholas L. Ashe were cast as series regulars.[27] On February 23, 2016, Bianca Lawson and Greg Vaughan joined the cast as regulars, while Henry G. Sanders joined in a recurring role. Meanwhile, Oprah Winfrey Network said that Oprah Winfrey, who earlier was announced as a recurring character, would not have an onscreen role.[28] On March 11, 2016, it was announced that Marycarmen Lopez also was cast as regular.[29]


On August 1, 2016, the series was renewed for a second season ahead of its television premiere which aired in a two-night premiere on June 20 and June 21, 2017.[30][31] The second season premiered on OWN in a two episode special on June 20 and 21, 2017. The show was renewed for a third season on July 26, 2017.[32] The third season premiered in a two-night special on May 29 and May 30, 2018. On August 8, 2018, the series was renewed for a fourth season. Following the renewal co-executive producer Anthony Sparks was revealed to be the new showrunner, replacing the current showrunner Kat Candler.[7] The fourth season is set to premiere on June 12, 2019.


Series Overview[edit]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
113September 6, 2016 (2016-09-06)November 30, 2016 (2016-11-30)
216June 20, 2017 (2017-06-20)November 15, 2017 (2017-11-15)
313May 29, 2018 (2018-05-29)August 22, 2018 (2018-08-22)

Season 1 (2016)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
11"First Things First"Ava DuVernayAva DuVernaySeptember 6, 2016 (2016-09-06)2.69[33]
The estranged Bordelon siblings Nova (Rutina Wesley), Charley (Dawn-Lyen Gardner), and Ralph Angel (Kofi Siriboe) must come together to save their family's ailing sugarcane farm in Louisiana. Charley leaves her upscale L.A. lifestyle to return to her family home in Louisiana after her dad suffers a stroke and she receives unwelcome news about her husband.
22"Evergreen"Ava DuVernayTina MabrySeptember 7, 2016 (2016-09-07)2.14[34]
The siblings plan the funeral, but Charley and Nova disagree about how best to honor their father; and Ralph Angel and Aunt Violet are at odds over whether it's okay for his young son to attend the funeral service. In other events, Charley faces the fallout from the news about her husband and also learns there are things they don't know about their father's farm.
33"Thy Will Be Done"Neema BarnetteJason WilbornSeptember 14, 2016 (2016-09-14)2.00[35]
Charley, Nova and Ralph Angel learn the contents of their father's will and contemplate running the farm together; someone attempts to repossess one of the father's possessions; and the family considers a low offer for the land from a local buyer.
44"The Darker Sooner"So Yong KimKay OyegunSeptember 21, 2016 (2016-09-21)1.52[36]
The Bordelon siblings return to their everyday lives: Ralph Angel struggles to run the family farm; Charley resumes managing her husband's basketball career; and Nova seeks justice for a friend's son who she believes was wrongfully imprisoned.
55"By Any Chance"Victoria MahoneyAnthony SparksSeptember 28, 2016 (2016-09-28)1.59[37]
Nova's relationship suffers because of her pursuit of justice; Charley confronts her husband's accuser; Ralph Angel faces a moral quandary; and Hollywood resumes contact with someone from his past.
66"As Promised"Tanya HamiltonMelissa CarterOctober 5, 2016 (2016-10-05)1.44[38]
Nova and Charley clash over Nova's comments regarding Charley's marriage; Ralph Angel wants out of an illegal arrangement; and Charley discovers what Davis did on the night in question.
77"In No Uncertain Terms"Neema BarnetteDenise HarkavyOctober 12, 2016 (2016-10-12)1.68[39]
Charley faces up to the state of her marriage; Ralph Angel wants to farm full time; and Aunt Violet uncovers information about Hollywood that jeopardizes their relationship.
88"Where With All"Kat CandlerTina MabryOctober 26, 2016 (2016-10-26)1.71[40]
The family prepares for a hurricane; Remy questions Charley's treatment of her staff; Aunt Violet worries about Nova's safety; and Ralph Angel quarrels with Darla.
99"Next to Nothing"Kat CandlerJason WilbornNovember 2, 2016 (2016-11-02)1.69[41]
The siblings find two dead bodies on the property while repairing damage caused by the storm. In other events, Ralph Angel continues to push for custody of Blue.
1010"So Far"Salli Richardson-WhitfieldAnthony SparksNovember 9, 2016 (2016-11-09)1.50[42]
Charlie searches for a new mill; and realizes that there's more to the story of the land than originally thought. In other events, Hollywood again tries to mend his relationship with Aunt Violet.
1111"All Good"Salli Richardson-WhitfieldKay OyegunNovember 16, 2016 (2016-11-16)1.64[43]
The siblings search for a new mill; Charley is prepared to put her past with Davis behind her; Ralph Angel and Darla help Blue with issues at school; and Aunt Violet makes changes to the diner.
1212"Far Too Long"Tina MabryMelissa Carter & Ali Gordon-GoldsteinNovember 23, 2016 (2016-11-23)1.50[44]
Charley makes a cunning decision as a result of the siblings' quest for a new mill; Ralph Angel locks heads with Charley; Hollywood and Aunt Violet's relationship hits a roadblock; and Nova's ex, Calvin, returns.
1313"Give Us This Day"Tina MabryAva DuVernayNovember 30, 2016 (2016-11-30)1.91[45]
In the Season 1 finale, Charley goes all out to secure an investor; Nova and Calvin reunite, but not everyone is pleased; Davis attempts to repair his relationship with Micah; Aunt Violet tries to make amends with Hollywood; and Ralph Angel makes a shocking discovery.

Season 2 (2017)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
141"After the Winter"Kat CandlerMonica MacerJune 20, 2017 (2017-06-20)2.31[46]
Charley and Davis remain entangled; Ralph Angel tries to find his footing on the family farm; Aunt Violet confronts her feelings for Hollywood; and Micah has a dangerous encounter with a police officer. In other events, Nova deals with the loss of her relationship with Calvin and later holds a community fundraiser.
152"To Usward"Cheryl DunyeJason WilbornJune 21, 2017 (2017-06-21)1.69[47]
Ralph Angel has an idea for the farm; Charley is blindsided during her final divorce mediation with Davis; Nova holds a community fundraiser; and Aunt Violet learns that Hollywood might have been involved in a life-threatening accident.
163"What Do I Care For Morning"Aurora GuerreroAnthony SparksJune 28, 2017 (2017-06-28)1.55[48]
Micah finds solace at Nova's place; Charley confronts Davis about their custody arrangement; Aunt Violet's time with Hollywood might be short-lived; Nova meets someone at a symposium; and Ralph Angel confronts Jacob Boudreaux about spying on his property.
174"My Soul's High Song"Maryam KeshavarzAva DuVernayJuly 5, 2017 (2017-07-05)1.46[49]
Charley searches for a more permanent home for Micah; a whitefly infestation threatens the farm; Nova adjusts to a new editor who wants her to change her approach; and Darla makes a decision that has serious consequences.
185"Caroling Dusk"Amanda MarsalisDavita ScarlettJuly 12, 2017 (2017-07-12)1.52[50]
Charley's therapist appointment brings to light childhood issues; Nova reunites with Dr. Robert Dubois; Davis meets an intriguing singer; Ralph Angel meets an old friend during a high-pressured situation; and Darla finds an unexpected job.
196"Line of Our Elders"DeMane DavisMimi Won TechentinJuly 19, 2017 (2017-07-19)1.56[51]
Charley's opening celebration of the Queen Sugar Mill suffers a setback; Nova learns something surprising about her late father; and Ralph Angel has a run-in with someone he previously robbed and later makes a huge confession to his sisters.
207"I Know My Soul"Kat CandlerMaria Elena RodriguezJuly 26, 2017 (2017-07-26)1.57[52]
Ralph Angel's confession continues to cause unrest and his appeal to Darla for emotional support conflicts with Charley's wishes. Plus, Nova learns something surprising about Violet.
218"Freedom's Plow"Amanda MarsalisAnthony SparksAugust 2, 2017 (2017-08-02)1.59[53]
In the mid-season finale, Darla celebrates her two-year sober anniversary; Violet has a health issue; Nova and Dr. Robert Dubois' reunion hits a roadblock; Micah finally comes to terms with his emotions; Charley confesses her feelings for Remy; and Ralph Angel makes a life-changing confession to Darla.
229"Yet Do I Marvel"Julie DashJason WilbornOctober 3, 2017 (2017-10-03)1.74[54]
In the mid-season premiere, Darla reaches out to her family to share her engagement news; Violet's condition worsens; Nova's Zika story causes concern in the community; Micah tells his family about the police incident; and Charley receives an unexpected visit from her mother, and the two have an honest conversation about Charley's upbringing.
2310"Drums at Dusk"Julie DashValerie ChuOctober 4, 2017 (2017-10-04)1.20[55]
An unexpected encounter creates issues between Ralph Angel and Darla. Meanwhile, the presence of Charley's mother, Lorna gives rise to old tensions in the family; and Violet finally sees a doctor about her recurring symptoms.
2411"Fruit of the Flower"Cheryl DunyeDana GreenblattOctober 11, 2017 (2017-10-11)1.31[56]
Nova and Robert's relationship begins to shift; Ralph Angel feels humiliated by Remy; Hollywood and Violet clash over Hollywood's new friend; and Lorna finally reveals the true history of her relationship with Nova and Ralph Angel's father.
2512"Live in the All Along"Garrett BradleyMimi Won TechentinOctober 18, 2017 (2017-10-18)1.14[57]
Nova and Robert's relationship hits a major setback; Darla and Ralph Angel plan their upcoming wedding; Davis offers Charley help with her harvest festival and they both realize they have moved on in new relationships; Davis attempts to make amends.
2613"Heritage"Liesl TommyMonica Macer & Davita ScarlettOctober 25, 2017 (2017-10-25)1.34[58]
Charley and Remy discuss their future; Violet receives a life changing diagnosis; Nova and Calvin come face-to-face for the first time in months; Darla reunites with her parents, and reveals a devastating secret to Ralph Angel.
2714"On These I Stand"Christina VorosJason Wilborn & Anthony SparksNovember 1, 2017 (2017-11-01)1.28[59]
Ralph Angel is left devastated by Darla's news; Charley's business is threatened; Micah has an issue with his school; Nova receives a new opportunity; and Violet reveals her diagnosis to Hollywood.
2815"Copper Sun"DeMane DavisMonica Macer & Dana GreenblattNovember 8, 2017 (2017-11-08)1.22[60]
Charley fires Darla after learning that she's lied to her family; Micah gets suspended from school; Hollywood promises to fulfill Violet's wish list; and Jacob Boudreaux suggests he and Charley form a partnership.
2916"Dream Variations"Kat CandlerAva DuVernayNovember 15, 2017 (2017-11-15)1.33[61]

In the Season 2 finale, Charley's shocking plan to save her business puts her relationship with Remy in jeopardy; Hollywood proposes to Violet; Nova and Remy share an unexpected moment; and Ralph Angel decides if he can forgive Darla.

Note: This episode is 90 minutes.

Season 3 (2018)[edit]

No. in
Title [62]Directed byWritten byOriginal air dateU.S. viewers
301"A Rock, a River, a Tree"DeMane DavisKat CandlerMay 29, 2018 (2018-05-29)1.48[63]
The biological connection between Ralph Angel and Blue is revealed; Charley reveals her hidden plan to Sam Landry and signs with his business; Nova gets a book deal offer and is propositioned by publishers; Violet and Hollywood announce their engagement.
312"Of Their Sojourn Here"Patricia CardosoAnthony SparksMay 30, 2018 (2018-05-30)1.04[64]
Violet gains a life-changing business offer; Nova's career decision hits a roadblock; Micah persuades his parents to let him transfer schools; Charley discovers shocking intel about Sam Landry.
323"Your Distant Destiny"Lauren WolksteinErika L. JohnsonJune 6, 2018 (2018-06-06)0.92[65]
Micah begins his new school with excitement; Blue encounters Ralph Angel in a guilt-ridden situation; Nova finds new material for her book; Charley exposes her plan for Sam Landry to Nova; and Darla returns back home.
334"No Haven in My Shadow"Maria GovanMike FlynnJune 13, 2018 (2018-06-13)1.13[66]
Fate brings Ralph Angel and Darla back together for the first time in months; Hollywood helps Violet with ideas for her business; Charley learns more information about the Landry and Boudreaux families; Davis reveals a life-changing hidden secret to Micah; Nova reveals something personal to Remy.
345"A Little Lower Than Angels"Shaz BennettChloé HungJune 20, 2018 (2018-06-20)1.14[67]
Davis reveals his secret to Charley; Nova and Remy act on their feelings for each other; Ralph Angel bonds with his boss' daughter, Trinh; Micah and his new friends come across a disturbing moment; Darla and Ralph Angel finally reveal their status of their relationship to Blue, leaving him heartbroken.
356"Delicate and Strangely Made"Christina ChoeChanning Godfrey PeoplesJune 27, 2018 (2018-06-27)1.17[68]
During a fishing date, Nova and Remy decide to address their feelings; Violet receives a business proposal; Blue is ready to talk about what happened at school; Charley learns something that raises suspicions; Ralph Angel goes on a date with Trinh.
367"Study War No More"DeMane DavisAnthony SparksJuly 11, 2018 (2018-07-11)1.20[69]
Nova and Remy grow closer, causing Nova to discuss her relationship with Remy to Charley; Darla and Ralph Angel go over custody arrangements; Violet learns more intel about her new business arrangement; the Landrys' new plan for the land leaves the Bordelon family on devastating terms.
378"Come, Clad in Peace"DeMane DavisErika L. JohnsonJuly 18, 2018 (2018-07-18)1.01[70]
Just as she's ready to celebrate her 60th birthday, Violet learns something has gone wrong with her pie business; Micah gets involved in a new protest with his friends; Charley threatens the Landry Enterprises board and is not ready to give up on what appears to a downfall.
389"The Tree and Stone Were One"Nijla MuminAnthony SparksJuly 25, 2018 (2018-07-25)1.05[71]
Charley gains an unexpected ally in her fight against Sam Landry; Nova receives an non-refusal offer for her book and comes clean to Charley about Remy; Violet discovers the fate of her pie business; Micah and his friends execute their plan for the plantation.
3910"Here Beside the River"Ayoka ChenziraChloé HungAugust 1, 2018 (2018-08-01)1.02[72]
Information about Nova's article has Violet searching for answers; Ralph Angel receives an unsettling visit from the Department of Children & Family Services; Charley makes another move against Landry Enterprises, when Mr. Prosper is being foreclosed out of his home; Micah confesses to Keke about plans for the correctional facility; Nova and Remy learn the status of their future.
4011"Your Passages Have Been Paid"Rachel RaimistChanning Godfrey PeoplesAugust 8, 2018 (2018-08-08)1.05[73]
A custody mediation between Ralph Angel and Darla turns sour; Nova makes a confession; Charley confronts Micah about the fire and hits a major roadblock.
4112"The Horizon Leans Forward"Kat CandlerMike FlynnAugust 15, 2018 (2018-08-15)1.05[74]
Ralph Angel and Darla go to court but they both realize that they must reslove their issues for the count of Blue; With Hollywood's help, Violet finally reveals her lupus diagnosis to the family; and the Council makes a decision about the correctional facility.
4213"From on the Pulse of Morning"Kat CandlerAnthony SparksAugust 22, 2018 (2018-08-22)1.01[75]

In the Season 3 finale, Ralph Angel receives some unexpected news, regarding his probation; the fate of the correctional facility is revealed and Micah must fight the power to make this right; Charley makes a proposition on behalf of the farmers; Violet and Hollywood celebrate their wedding.

Note: This episode is 90 minutes.


Critical response[edit]

The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 93% approval rating for the first season, with an average rating of 7.4/10 based on 41 reviews. The website's critical consensus reads, "With an authenticity of culture and place and strong performances throughout, Queen Sugar rises above melodrama in this alluring, unhurried and powerful portrait of a fractious black American family."[76] Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned a score of 75 out of 100 based on 25 critics for the season, indicating what the website considers to be "generally favorable reviews".[77] A 100% approval rating for the second season was reported by Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 8.03/10 based on 7 reviews.[78]


UCLA graduate Natalie Baszile started writing Queen Sugar, the novel, in the early 1990s, but the text was only completed ten years later. She first presented the manuscript to publishers in 2009 but without any success. After revising the book for another two years, she resubmitted the text, with one agent agreeing to represent her.

Baszile took part in a women writer's retreat in Hedgebrook. A friend of hers who was also at the retreat, the novelist Sarah Manyika, suggested that she read part of Queen Sugar to fellow residents. Leigh Haber, O, The Oprah Magazine's book editor was attending and loved the novel and passed it to people at Oprah's Harpo Productions. A few months after that, Harpo called to say they wanted to option the book for a project.[79]

The book was published by Penguin in 2014 as Baszile's debut novel and, a few months later, OWN negotiated the deal to turn the book into a television series.


Year Award Category Recipient(s) Result
48th NAACP Image Awards[80] Outstanding Drama Series Queen Sugar Won
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Kofi Siriboe Nominated
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Rutina Wesley Nominated
Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series Ava DuVernay (for "First Things First") Won
Anthony Sparks (for "By Any Chance") Nominated
2017 Hollywood Music in Media Awards[81] Original Score – TV Show/Limited Series Meshell Ndegeocello Nominated
49th NAACP Image Awards[82] Outstanding Drama Series Queen Sugar Nominated
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series Kofi Siriboe Nominated
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series Rutina Wesley Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Dondre Whitfield Nominated
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Tina Lifford Nominated


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