Michael k williamsThe family are convinced that a posthumous Oscar and Emmy are in the cards… based on yet to be released projects he starred in before his tragic passing.
Dominique Dupont, Michael’s nephew, told TMZ … while the disappointed family Michael did not win the title of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for “Lovecraft Country”, they are hoping that a few projects will come to the fore. could bring him the coveted golden statues.
To begin with, Dominic points to two upcoming films that Michael has played in… the Indian thriller “892” and the civil war drama “Surrounded”. Dominic hasn’t screened either of the two films, but believes the films give Michael a shot at an Oscar. As to why Dominic feels this way… he says it’s because Michael had the unmatched ability to bring characters to life.
As for a future Emmy … Dominic says his role in Season 2 of the Vice TV docuseries “Black Market” could sway voters. Dominic, who traveled with Michael while filming “Black Market,” says after 5 Emmy nominations … it’s all set for an Emmy win next year.
Dominic says everyone at the Emmys were kind to him and his wife… and that they felt Michael’s energy in the room. Dominique tells us Billy Porter and Jurnee Smollett Greeted him and his family and expressed their sympathy… all the while making it clear that they wanted Michael’s legacy to continue.
We caught up with Dominic after the Emmys and he told us he was disappointed his uncle didn’t have an Emmy (he went to Tobias Menzies for his portrait of Prince Philippe in “The Crown”), but he told us he really enjoyed Kerry Washingtongesture of him in honor on stage.
Maybe soon … Dominic will accept a statue in Michael’s name.