People September 23, 2019 | 10:49 am

Dominican-American wins best actor Emmy

Los Angeles.- American actor of Dominican descent Jharrel Jerome on Sunday took the Emmy to the best actor in a film or television series for his role in “When They See Us.”

Jerome, who appeared at the gala held in Los Angeles with the first Emmy nomination of his career, won the highly contested Latino category over Benicio del Toro (Escape from Dannemora) and the also nominees Mahershala Ali (True Detective), Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal), Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon).

“I feel like I should be in the relaxed Bronx right now (…) but I am now in front of those who inspired me,” said a very excited Jerome, who could hardly find words to articulate his speech as soon as he took the stage.