Dominican Jharrel Jerome Is First Afro-Latino to Win Emmy for Acting

Jharrel Jerome accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for

Jharrel Jerome accepts the award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for"When They See Us at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles2019 Primetime Emmy Awards- Show Los Angeles USA- 22 Sep 2019

These were the words spoken by Jharrel Jerome as he accepted his first Emmy award for "Best Actor in a Mini-Series" for his role as Korey Wise in the Netflix series "When They See Us".

Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon), Jerome, 21, took the stage while receiving a standing ovation. Even if just one person says "Wow, I can relate, and I can feel" - it moves me. "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". I couldn't do it without her.

"Of course Ava [DuVernay], thank you for giving me this opportunity... Most importantly, this is for the men that we know as the Exonerated Five". "I prayed that the title would come to fruition, and that we would actually see these men for who they are by name, not by the moniker given to them, "the Central Park Five.' So in terms of seeing the impact reach the world, that right there is a job done for me".