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Emmy Preview: Michael K. Williams Nominated for His Role in 'Lovecraft Country'

A funeral service for the late Michael K. Williams was head Tuesday in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. According to reports, over 175 attended to mourned the loss of the famed actor. Williams was found in his Brooklyn penthouse earlier this month from a suspected overdose.

The star was known for his brilliant performances across the entertainment medium, but one of his most recent performances is up for a nomination at the 2021 Emmy Awards. Portraying Montrose Freeman in HBO's Lovecraft Country, Williams earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

This past sunday, several Emmy awards were handed out, including Best Guest Actor. The award went to Lovecraft Country's Courtney B. Vance. The star a moment to praise the late Williams in his acceptance speech, saying:

""I love him. We recently met for the first time. I've been following him and he's been following me for a number of years. We met at an event in New Jersey about two and-a-half, three years ago. We were just overjoyed to share the dame dias and couldn't wait to get offstage so we could hug and just say how much we loved each other. And the idea that shortly after that we would be playing brothers in Lovecraft Country. This is his. We were brothers. I died in the series and we said goodbye to each other, so it's just too painful to really think about so I just honor him everywhere and every way I can."

Despite racked 18 nominations at this year's Emmys, Lovecraft Country was cancelled after only one season. The move has come with criticism, but the popularity of the series aid the story in finding another home.

Tune in Sunday, September 19th at 8pm on CBS for the Primetime Emmy Awards.

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