Ava DuVernay‘s series, When They See Us, is leading the 2019 Emmy nominations. The critically acclaimed series earned a staggering 16 nominations, making it Netflix‘s most-nominated series at the 2019 Emmys. The nominations include outstanding limited series, lead actor & actress in a limited series or movie, and a directing nomination for Ava.
Image: When They See Us IG
The four-part series is based on a group of five black teenagers, known as the Central Park Five, who were wrongfully convicted for the rape of a jogger in New York in 1989.
Ava took to social media to celebrate the exciting news.
Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us leads the 2019 Emmy nominations. Congratulations!
It all started here. Thank you to the real men for inviting me to tell their story. 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. #WhenTheySeeUs https://t.co/dkh1EYy1fA
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) July 16, 2019
Beautiful! #WhenTheySeeUs is officially nominated for 16 #Emmy Awards! Congratulations to the entire cast and crew, the Exonerated Five and our fearless leader @Ava on today’s news! pic.twitter.com/Np2UxFFDFg
— ARRAY (@ARRAYNow) July 16, 2019