Monday, September 23, 2019

Jharrel Jerome Wins Emmy for Lead Actor in 'When They See Us'

Jharrel Jerome took home the award for lead actor in a limited series for When They See Us during Sunday night's Emmy Awards.

Jerome beat out other nominees Mahershala Ali (True Detective), Benicio Del Toro (Escape at Dannemora), Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal), Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon).

While his acceptance speech included the usual suspects, such as his peers, cast and crew, and family, Jerome took a moment to dedicate his win to the true inspirations whose harrowing life experiences brought this story to life.

"Most important[ly], this is for the men known as the Exonerated Five," he said. "Thank you so much. It's an honor, it's a blessing."

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