Keivonn Montreal Woodard’s Emmy nomination for his function as Sam Burrell in HBO present The Final of Us was notable for a number of causes: he’s the youngest actor to obtain a nomination for excellent visitor actor in a drama sequence, the second-youngest Emmy nominee in historical past, and is the primary Black deaf actor to be nominated, in line with Selection.
However anybody who adopted alongside carefully for updates seemingly realized of this earlier than the younger actor. You see, the 10-year-old was at basketball camp, so it took some further time to convey the information.
In an interview with Selection, co-creator and showrunner Craig Mazin mentioned he spoke to Montreal Woodard’s mom.
“(She) had no thought what was occurring as we speak. She’s like, “What? What occurred?” And he or she’s so excited, and might’t wait to speak Keivonn — who at present has no thought as a result of he’s in basketball camp,” Mazin mentioned to the outlet.
Woodard is rising as an actor, however his aspirations really lie in sports activities — and never in basketball, however in hockey. In February, a video of his charming interplay with Alex Ovechkin went viral.
So regardless that he has grow to be better-known named, Woodard is continuous to do issues youngsters do — like ignore information of award exhibits for basketball camp.