’s “When They See Us
” burst into the Emmy race with 16 nominations, including Best Limited Series. Directed by Ava DuVernay
, it tells the true story of the Exonerated Five, who were wrongfully convicted of raping a jogger in New York City in 1989. Gold Derby recently spoke with several of the show’s contenders, including stars Jharrel Jerome
, Niecy Nash
, Asante Blackk
, Michael Kenneth Williams
and Marsha Stephanie Blake
, plus composer Kris Bowers
, as well as editors Terilyn Shropshire and Michelle Tesoro
. Scroll down and click on any name below to be taken to their full interview.
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The show was a particular challenge for Jerome, who was the only actor in the cast to play one of the accused as a young teenager and also as an adult.