Emmys Week: Ava DuVernay & Michael K. Williams Ava DuVernay is the producer, writer and director of the Netflix series 'When They See Us,' which has 16 Emmy nominations. Told from the perspective of the "Central Park Five" — five black and brown teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of assault and rape in 1989 — the series examines how how officials manipulated the boys into giving false confessions.

We'll also hear from actor Michael K. Williams, who's nominated for his performance in 'When They See Us' as the father of Antron McCray, one of the five boys. Williams became famous for his role as Omar on 'The Wire.'
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Emmys Week: Ava DuVernay & Michael K. Williams

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Emmys Week: Ava DuVernay & Michael K. Williams

Emmys Week: Ava DuVernay & Michael K. Williams

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Ava DuVernay is the producer, writer and director of the Netflix series 'When They See Us,' which has 16 Emmy nominations. Told from the perspective of the "Central Park Five" — five black and brown teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of assault and rape in 1989 — the series examines how how officials manipulated the boys into giving false confessions.

We'll also hear from actor Michael K. Williams, who's nominated for his performance in 'When They See Us' as the father of Antron McCray, one of the five boys. Williams became famous for his role as Omar on 'The Wire.'