Bronx-Born Jharrel Jerome Make History With EMMY Win

September 23rd, 2019 By HG 0

The Exonerated Five were shown giving a standing ovation during Sunday night’s Emmy Awards ceremony after Jharrel Jerome took home the award for lead actor in a limited series forWhen They See Us.

“I feel like I should just be in the Bronx right now, chillin,’ waiting for my mom’s cooking but I’m here,” the actor said as he accepted his award f for his AMAZING portrayal of both young and adult Korey Wise in the Netflix’s series.

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).

This marks the first time an Afro-Latino wins an acting award at the Emmys.