Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us leads the 2019 Emmy nominations

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Ava DuVernay's When They See Us leads the 2019 Emmy nominations

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.

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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!

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