The Emmy nominated actor died on 6 September
Kerry Washington paid tribute to “brilliantly talented” Michael K Williams at the 2021 Emmy Awards nearly two weeks later. actor’s death.
“Michael Tha — it’s crazy to say ‘tha’ — was a wonderfully talented actor and a generous human being who has left us too soon,” she said while presenting the nominees on Sunday. Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. “Michael, I know you’re here because you won’t miss it. Your excellence, your artistry will live on.”
Soon after news of Williams’ death broke, the 44-year-old “Scandal” alum had already spoken out, Tweet, “Very heartbroken. @BKBMG Thank you for the beauty and joy you brought to the world. Sending love and prayers to your friends, family and everyone who loved me. We love you sir.”
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His nephew Dominique DuPont was set to win the award on behalf of his late uncle. However, that honor went to Tobias Menzies for “The Crown”.
The other nominees in the category were actor John Lithgow (“Perry Mason”); Max Minghella, Bradley Whitford and Oti Fagbenle (all of “The Handmaid’s Tale”); Giancarlo Esposito (“The Mandalorian”) and Chris Sullivan (“This Is Us”).
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Although Williams didn’t win, the “Wire” actor was no stranger to being nominated for Emmy Awards his entire life.
Earlier he was nominated four times. One nod was for the production of the Vice documentary “Rise in the System,” which focused on 43-year-old DuPont, who had served more than two decades in prison on murder charges before the then government. Andrew Cuomo commuted his sentence in 2017.
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Dupont spoke to the post Soon after Williams’ untimely death, he was called a “wonderful uncle” who supported him during prison.
“Michael was instrumental in helping me get through the process of the prison experience,” DuPont said.
The public speaker continued, “He will work really hard to be a mentor to me and encourage me to focus on the important things.”