Afro-Latino Jharrel Jerome Reflects on His Historic Emmy Win

Lawrence Kim
September 23, 2019

The series has had real-life consequences for former "Central Park Five" prosecutor Linda Fairstein.

Leading up to the moment, "When They See Us" also failed to garner Emmys for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in a Limited Series. "But I'm here in front of my inspirations, I'm here in front of people who I'm so motivated by, and the reason I'm here is because [of] actors like the people I was in the category with".

Even if just one person says "Wow, I can relate, and I can feel" - it moves me. "That's an honor. You know, kids are smart, too".

Antron McCay, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Ava DuVernay, Korey Wise, and Yusef Salaam attend the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.

Some of the men raised fists in the air, while others, including Wise, had tears in their eyes. But HBO again showed its strength, including with the trophies for "Chernobyl", "Barry" and John Oliver's best variety-talk win. Onstage, Jharrel choked up while thanking his "beautiful mother", saying, "I couldn't do it without her". "The truth is our pain needs to be told". Her grandmother survived because she was courageous enough to step out of a line that, Borstein intimated, would have led to her death at the hands of Nazi Germany.

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