Jharrel Jerome nabbed his first Emmy on Sunday for his portrayal of Korey Wise in the Ava DuVerney miniseries When They See Us.
Jerome beat out other nominees Mahershala Ali (True Detective), Benicio Del Toro (Escape at Dannemora), Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal), Jared Harris (Chernobyl) and Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon) to win the award for the best lead actor in a limited series.
"I feel like I should just be in the Bronx right now, chillin,' waiting for my mom's cooking but I'm here," an emotional Jerome said as he accepted his award.
During his speech, he also shouted out the Exonerated Five, whom the series was based on:
"Most important[ly], this is for the men known as the Exonerated Five," he said. "Thank you so much. It's an honor, it's a blessing."
Jerome makes history as he is not only the youngest person to win an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie he is also the first Afro-Latino to win for acting.