Blackk is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series. The nominations were announced Tuesday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
A student at Waldorf’s North Point High School and president of the Theater Club there, according to a bio on imdb.com, Blackk, 17, was nominated for playing Kevin Richardson, one of five teens arrested and convicted of a 1989 attack on a jogger in New York’s Central Park. The convictions were reversed and the men exonerated in 2002, after another man was identified as the attacker. The five later sued New York City and reached a $41 million settlement.
The four-part “When They See Us,” directed and co-written by Ava DuVernay and released on Netflix May 31, earned 16 Primetime Emmy nominations. Besides Blackk’s nod, the series was nominated for Outstanding Limited Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Jharrel Jerome), Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Niecy Nash and Aunjanue Ellis), Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie (Vera Farmiga and Marsha Stephanie Blake), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie (Michael Kenneth Williams and John Leguizamo) and Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or a Dramatic Special (DuVernay).
In more Maryland-related Emmy news, Robin Wright was again nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for playing first lady and later President Claire Underwood on Netflix’s “House of Cards.” Wright has been nominated six times (with no wins) for the filmed-in-Baltimore “House of Cards,” which ran for six seasons, the last debuting in 2018.