Keivonn Montreal Woodard’s Emmy nomination for his position 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 collection, the second-youngest Emmy nominee in historical past, and is the primary Black deaf actor to be nominated, in keeping with Variety.
However anybody who adopted alongside carefully for updates doubtless discovered of this earlier than the younger actor. You see, the 10-year-old was at basketball camp, so it took some additional time to convey the information.
In an interview with Variety, co-creator and showrunner Craig Mazin stated he spoke to Montreal Woodard’s mom.
“(She) had no thought what was occurring at the moment. She’s like, “What? What occurred?” And he or she’s so excited, and might’t wait to speak Keivonn — who presently has no thought as a result of he’s in basketball camp,” Mazin stated to the outlet.
Woodard is rising as an actor, however his aspirations truly lie in sports activities — and never in basketball, however in hockey. In February, a video of his charming interaction with Alex Ovechkin went viral.
So regardless that he has change into better-known named, Woodard is continuous to do issues youngsters do — like ignore information of award reveals for basketball camp.