LaPlace gets ‘Queen Sugar’ shout out on BET

Published 12:08 am Wednesday, March 1, 2017

LAPLACE — While the TV show “Queen Sugar” is set in the fictional town of St. Josephine, La., St. John the Baptist Parish got a shout-out from its cast at the American Black Film Festival Honors in Hollywood.

Queen Sugar received the award for Television Show of the Year, with several members of the cast taking the stage to accept.

After thanking producer Oprah Winfrey, Omar Dorsey, who plays Hollywood Desonier on the show, said “There’s a whole village of us,” referring to the cast, crew, writers and directors.

He then thanked the cities of New Orleans, Vacherie, Edgard and LaPlace.

“We are here for y’all,” Dorsey said. “Thank you so much.”

The awards were presented Feb. 17 but were not aired until Thursday night on BET. Queen Sugar airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) and has been renewed for the fall.