Jharrel Jerome Deserves a Never-Ending Round of Applause For His Outstanding Emmys Night

Jharrel Jerome got his moment in the Emmys spotlight on Sunday, and we loved to see it. Looking debonair in a black and white suit, the 21-year-old actor hit up the LA event, representing for the cast of Ava DuVernay's When They See Us. The highlight of Jharrel's night came when he won his first-ever Emmy, snagging the honor for lead actor in a limited series. He dedicated the award to the Exonerated Five — the real-life inspirations behind the Netflix series — and expressed his gratitude for the recognition. "I'm here in front of the people I'm so motivated by, and the reason I'm here is because of actors like the ones I was in the category with," he said. He even received a standing ovation following his heartwarming speech. Honestly, we're still applauding. Look ahead to see more photos from Jharrel's outstanding night!