Jharrel Jerome won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his portrayal of Korey Wise in When They See Us at The 2019 Emmy Awards. His inspiring performance has had many rooting for him to win. Jerome dedicated his award to the Exonerated Central Five who all attended the event.

With a heartfelt acceptance speech

“I feel like I should just be in the Bronx right now chilling, waiting for my mom’s cooking or something, but I’m here in front of my inspirations,” he said before thanking his family.

“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.”

When They See Us  was nominated for 16 awards