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The powerful and devastating Netflix mini-series When They See Us is getting all the shine this Emmy season.

The project — which covers the life of five New York teens who were falsely convicted on rape and assault charges — was nominated for a whopping 16 Emmys.

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Helmed by filmmaker extraordinaire Ava DuVernay, the series earned Emmy nods for Jharrel Jerome in Lead Actor in a Limited Series/TV Movie and Niecy Nash for Lead Actress in a Limited Series. The show also earned a Best Limited Series nomination.

Although the lead actors are rightfully getting their praise, another standout role came from 17-year-old Asante Blackk who played a young Kevin Richardson. Blackk’s performance as a helpless kid being harassed and interrogated by the police earned him an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie nomination.

With his recent recognition, Blackk has a promising career and we’ll definitely be witnessing his talents in the future.

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Before Blackk hits megastar status, hit the flip for five facts you might not have known about the stellar performer.

Rising Star: 5 Facts About Emmy-Nominated Maryland Actor & ‘When They See Us’ Star Asante Blackk  was originally published on globalgrind.com

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