NEW YORK — The searing TV series about the plight of the Central Park Five created a memorable Emmy moment Sunday when the five exonerated men stood and were honoured at the awards show.
The four-part Netflix series explores the true story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were coerced into confessing to a rape they didn’t commit in 1989.
Show creator Ava DuVernay lost in the directing and writing categories but Jharrel Jerome won for best lead actor in a limited series.
He then acknowledged the five — Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, and Korey Wise — who had been invited.
“This is for Raymond, Yusef, Antron, Kevin, and King Korey Wise. Thank you so much, it’s an honour. It’s a blessing,” said Jerome.
Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press