Late actor Michael K. Williams Nominated for four Emmy Awards. Now, he can finally secure a win at the 73rd Emmy Awards, which are set to air on Sunday (September 19).
Williams was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his role in the HBO series Lovecraft Country. According to Hollywood ReporterIf he wins, his nephew, Dominic Dupont Will receive a prestigious award on his behalf. Williams will be the seventh nominee to win the posthumous award.
One of Williams’ four nominations came through his production in the VICE documentary, Rise in the System. The document focuses on Williams’ nephew and Menti Dupont, who was sentenced to more than 20 years in prison in 2017 before being pardoned by former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
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Dupont, 43, recently talked about his uncle New York Post“Michael helped me go through the prison experience process. He will work really hard to be one of my mentors and encourage me to focus on the important things,” he said.
Williams, 5, was found dead in his New York City apartment in Brooklyn in September. He was laid to rest at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Cathedral in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, about a week later.
Next to Lovecraft countery, also known for his role in the Williams Baltimore-based, HBO series, Wire. Williams played the role of the infamous Omar Little, an outspoken gay stick-up who was terrified on the streets of Baltimore. Basically, WireCreator David Simon had William’s character Omar, scheduled for seven episodes in the first season, but William’s Omar’s character was so strong, he extended his run.