Big things are happening for actor, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II. After starring in the likes of Us, Aquaman and the forthcoming horror film Candyman, the 34-year-old has joined the winners list for the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards, for his role in Watchmen. Tuning in to the virtual ceremony from an undisclosed location, Abdul-Mateen scored the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie.
In addition, the actor took to social media to share his 2020 Emmys look, and of course, it had to be Louis Vuitton. Dressed by Virgil Abloh, Abdul-Mateen donned a striped double-breasted blazer and slim-fit pants combo, while a white shirt with cutoff collars was paired underneath. He was clutching a Louis Vuitton ‘man bag’, and finished the look with chunky black leather loafers, emblazoned with gold chain.
The Watchmen star delivered a speech following the win, saying, “It was a story about police corruption and brutality, but in the midst of all that, it was also the story of a guy who came down to earth to reciprocate to a black woman all the love that she deserved. He’d offer her sacrifice and support. Passion and protection. He did all that in the body of a black man and I’m so proud that I was able to walk into those shoes.”
He continued, “So I dedicate this award to all the black women in my life. The people who believed in me first I call you all my early investors. I love you I appreciate you. This is for you.”
Watchmen creator Damon Lindelof has stepped away from a second season, just nine episodes after the series began. HBO was given the green light to continue without the filmmaker, but has since cancelled the show.