From Hugh Grant to Jharrel Jerome, 2019 Emmys Celebrate a Slew of First-Time Nominees

  • Variety
From Hugh Grant to Jharrel Jerome, 2019 Emmys Celebrate a Slew of First-Time Nominees
An Emmy nomination is always a thrill, but for a surprisingly large list of performers, this year’s nods hold special significance: They include their first.

Among the most notable are four actors from the critically acclaimed “When They See Us” from Ava DuVernay and Netflix: Asante Blackk, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Aunjanue Ellis and Jharrel Jerome were all nominated for their work on the show, which tells the story of the wrongful conviction of the young men who came to be known as the Central Park Five. The nom is particularly noteworthy for Blackk, as “When They See Us” is his first-ever credited onscreen role, as well as for Jerome, who portrays the real-life Korey Wise across the decades depicted in the limited series. Jerome was the only actor to play his role at more than one age.

Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”) and Sarah Goldberg and Anthony Carrigan (“Barry
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