Emmy winner for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series at this past Sunday’s Daytime Emmy Awards, James Reynolds, hit the ground running Monday morning with national and international news and talk shows calmouring for interviews. Reynolds called the win “extraordinarily gratifying” to thunderous applause from the audience on the morning show The Talk on CBS. He went on to say, “it means so much. As you know Darnell Williams won it over 30 years ago, A. Martinez was the last person of color…this is such a great moment.”
Reynolds is referring to the honor of being one of only four actors of color to ever receive this honor along with Al Freeman Jr, the last one being over 30 years ago. A long time coming indeed and Reynolds is cognizant of the moment and taking it all in. “I used to look at Al Freeman Jr. with so much admiration” said Reynolds as he went on to explain how much of a legend Freeman was on the screen as well as on stage.
Julie Chen of The Talk said, “so elegant, so classy, so well deserved!”