‘When They See Us’ Star Jharrel Jerome Becomes Emotional Over First Emmy Nomination

This image released by Netflix shows Jharrel Jerome in a scene from “When They See Us.” On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Jerome was nominated for an Emmy Award for outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie. (Atsushi Nishijima/Netflix via AP)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Emmy nominations (all times local):

12:44 p.m.

Actor Jharrel Jerome of “When They See Us” says he cried so much when he learned of his Emmy nomination that you would have thought he had lost a family member.

Jerome told The Associated Press that it “was just pure joy and pure happiness and pride” that drove him to tears Tuesday when he learned he was nominated for best actor in a limited series or movie.

His was one of 16 nominations for the Netflix show about the false accusations against the so-called Central Park Five.

The 21-year-old Jerome says he was in a restaurant with friends from high school when he learned he was nominated, which led to broken glasses and stunned customers amid the wild celebration.


10:50 a.m.

Star of Hulu’s “The Act” Joey King sobbed when she learned of her first Emmy nomination.

She says it’s the greatest moment of her life.

King told The Associated Press that “my whole body is shaking, I’m so excited” after hearing her name among the nominees Tuesday for best actress in a limited series or movie.

King played Gypsy Blanchard, a woman whose abusive mother keeps her permanently sick and childlike on the show based on a true story.

The actress says she’s in South Africa and shooting the film “The Kissing Booth 2” and was sitting in a transport vehicle watching the Emmys livestream on an old computer.

King said she had a phone call with co-star Patricia Arquette, who played her mother in “The Act” but was nominated in the same category for “Escape At Dannemora.”


9:44 a.m.

HBO has reclaimed its throne as king of Emmy nominations.

The cable network received a whopping 137 nominations Tuesday morning, riding the dragon wings of “Game of Thrones,” which received a record 32. The nominations include best actress in a drama for Emilia Clarke and best actor in a drama for Kit Harington.

HBO’s “Chernobyl” and “Barry” also brought in big numbers of nominations.

Netflix ended HBO’s 17-year reign last year to win the most nominations but was bumped to second this year with 117.

NBC was a distant third with 58 nods, a figure that led all broadcast networks. CBS had 43 and ABC 26.

Amazon’s Prime Video was second to Netflix among streamers with 47 nominations.


9:26 a.m.

Beyoncé’s “Homecoming” film has scored six Emmy nominations, while documentaries on Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and the disastrous Fyre Festival also picked up nods.

With Netflix’s “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé,” the pop star earned four of the six nominations Tuesday, including bids for producing, writing, co-directing and musical direction. “Homecoming” will compete with “Springsteen on Broadway” in the outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) category.

“Homecoming” also earned nominations for costumes and production design.

HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” and Netflix’s “FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” will compete for outstanding documentary or nonfiction special. Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” is up for outstanding informational series or special.

Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban share a nomination for their work on the Tony Awards. T Bone Burnett scored a nomination for his musical score of HBO’s “True Detective.”


9: 16 a.m.

The 2019 Emmy nominations for best television movie have been announced. 

The nominees include: “Bandersnatch (Black Mirror),” ”Brexit,” ”Deadwood: The Movie,” ”King Lear,” and “My Dinner with Herve.”


9 a.m.

The Emmy nominees for best actors in a comedy series have been announced.

The nominees for best actress in a comedy series include:

Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”; Natasha Lyonne, “Russian Doll”; Phoebe Waller-Bridge, “Fleabag;” Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me;” and Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek.”

The nominees for best actor in a comedy series include: Anthony Anderson, “black-ish” Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”; Ted Danson, “The Good Place”; Michael Douglas, “The Kominsky Method”; Bill Hader, “Barry”; and Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek.”


8:58 a.m.

The 2019 Emmy nominations for best limited series have been announced.

The nominees for best limited series include: “Chernobyl”; “Escape at Dannemora”; “Fosse/Verdon”; “When They See Us” and “Sharp Objects.”


This story has been corrected to show the year as 2019.


8:49 a.m.

The Emmy nominations for lead actor and actress in a drama series have been announced.

The nominees for best actor in a drama series are: Jason Bateman, “Ozark”; Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”; Kit Harington, “Game of Thrones”; Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”; Billy Porter, “Pose” and Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us.”  

The nominees for best actress in a drama series are: Emilia Clarke, “Game of Thrones”; Robin Wright, “House of Cards”; Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”; Sandra Oh, “Killing Eve”; Laura Linney, “Ozark”; Viola Davis, “How To Get Away With Murder” and Mandy Moore, “This Is Us.” 


8:45 a.m.

The Emmy nominations for the top television drama and comedy series have been announced.

The nominees for best drama series are: “Game of Thrones,” ”Better Call Saul,” ”Bodyguard,” ”Killing Eve,” ”Ozark,” ”Pose,” ”This Is Us” and “Succession.” 

The nominees for best comedy series are: “Barry,” ”The Good Place,” ”Fleabag,” ”The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” ”Russian Doll,” ”Schitt’s Creek” and “Veep.” 


8:41 a.m.

The Emmy nominations for lead actors in a limited series or movie have been announced

The nominees for best actress in a limited series or movie include: Amy Adams, “Sharp Objects”; Patricia Arquette, “Escape at Dannemora”; Aunjanue Ellis, “When They See Us”; Joey King, “The Act”; Niecy Nash, “When They See Us” and Michelle Williams, “Fosse/Verdon.”

The nominees for best actor in a limited series or movie include: Mahershala Ali, “True Detective”; Benicio Del Toro, “Escape at Dannemora”; Jared Harris, “Chernobyl”; Jharrel Jerome, “When They See Us” and Sam Rockwell, “Fosse/Verdon.”


8:22 a.m.

Everything is in place and the 2019 Emmy nominations are about to begin.

Actors D’Arcy Carden of “The Good Place” and Ken Jeong of “Dr. Ken” will announce the nominees Tuesday starting at 8:30 a.m. PDT.

Both presenters are potential nominees.

A pair of nearly 20-foot-tall Emmys are adorning the stage at the TV academy in Los Angeles where the nominees will be announced.

This year’s multiple nominees could include long-running shows that finished their final seasons such as “Game of Thrones,” ”Veep” and “The Big Bang Theory.”


12:01 a.m.

“Game of Thrones” is seeking to claim the Emmy Awards version of the Iron Throne one last time.

When the Emmy nominations are released Thursday, the HBO fantasy saga could be in the running for television’s top honor for its eighth and final season.

It’s earned three previous top drama series awards and is the defending champ.

Top contenders will be announced at the Television Academy in Los Angeles beginning at 8:30 a.m. Pacific.

“Veep,” which holds a trio of best comedy series Emmys, is after its final trophies after wrapping its seven-season run.

“The Big Bang Theory,” which ended this year after 12 seasons, is among its possible competitors.

The 71st Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 on Fox, with the host yet to be announced.

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