In a Sunday night full of surprises, one of our favorite moments came when Jharrel Jerome won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie.
Jharrel Jerome reflects on becoming the first Afro-Latino to win an acting #Emmy: "I hope this is a step forward for Dominicans, for Latinos, for Afro-Latinos. It's about time we are here" | https://t.co/wKARQy4lP8 pic.twitter.com/RKNbIAhWqj
— Variety (@Variety) September 23, 2019
Jharrel won for his role as Korey Wise in the Netflix series “When They See Us,” which is centered around the false accused Central Park Five. This made him the first Afro-Latino to win an Emmy.
Here are some of our favorite reactions to Jerome’s big moment.
— Miranda J. (@randa_writes) September 23, 2019
— Tre'vell Anderson (@TrevellAnderson) September 23, 2019
— Dascha Polanco (@SheIsDash) September 23, 2019
“When They See Us” also won for Outstanding Casting for a Limited Series and was nominated a total of 16 times.
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