Ava DuVernay’s ‘When They See Us’ Wins Emmy for Casting

Maria Perez
Sep 19, 2019 - 9:00

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s four-part Netflix series, “When They See Us,” won its first Emmy for Outstanding Movie/Limited Series Casting. The series, which earned 16 Emmy nominations, recounts the story of the Central Park Five, the five teenage boys who were wrongly accused of sexually assaulting a Central Park jogger in 1989. Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Jr., and Korey Wise spent years in prison for a crime they did not commit. In 2002, all five men’s charges were vacated after another man confessed to the rape and DNA evidence was found linking him to the...

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