Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana attend a private screening of the Central Park5 story titled “WHEN THEY SEE US” directed by Ava Duveray now showing on Netflix. No one was prepared for what would be eye witnessed on the incredible Netflix series .
Everyone knew the Central Park 5 Story when the 5 teenagers from NYC were sentenced in 1989 but to see this story unfold on the big screen and feel the pain and injustice these boys endured; especially Korey Wise. We were simply not prepared.
With the Big WINS of the OWN Network’s “Queen Sugar” from the NAACP Image Awards and BET awards, the viewers were just thinking an Emmy nod was in order. Typically whenever Oprah graces the cameras in a production it’s a sure Award nod and stellar performance. Not this year! There was no nomination this year for the Talk Show Guru. According to Variety :
You may have thought the Academy could never snub Winfrey — voters just spot her name on the ballot, and even if they haven’t seen her in the role for which she’s nominated, they’ll usually still give her the nod. But this year that proved not to be true, as Winfrey was overlooked for limited series “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”