Ava Duvernay’s ‘When They See Us’ Bags 16 Emmy Noms

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Highly watched four-part series, When They See Us earned the most nominations for Netflix with 16 Emmy noms including Outstanding Limited Series.

After the nominations were read, show director, co-writer, and producer Ava DuVernay went on Twitter to thank the real-life series subjects—Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise—affectionately dubbed The Exonerated Five.

“Thank you to the real men for inviting me to tell their story,” DuVernay wrote. “Thank you @TelevisionAcad for honoring the work. Saluting every single crew and cast member. And saluting Raymond, Korey, Antron, Yusef, and Kevin. Love you, brothers.”

https://twitter.com/ava/status/1151163970767560706?s=20

DuVernay also picked up writing and directing nominations for the series, while Jharrel Jerome, Aunjanue Ellis, Niecy Nash, Asante Black, John Leguizamo, and Michael K. Williams were among the series stars recognized for their acting performance.

When They See Us, is a Neflix limited series which follows the five Harlem teens who were incorrectly convicted first in the media and then twice in the courts for the brutal rape of a jogger in the NYC park. The series is one of the most popular series on the streaming platform, showing up on more than 23 million accounts worldwide

 

Culled from Deadline

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