Domingo won the award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role in HBO’s Euphoria. In the series, Domingo plays Ali, a sponsor helping Zendaya’s character Rue through her drug addiction.
During interviews backstage, Domingo spoke about representing Afro-Latine actors and how excited his late father’s side of the family probably is after his big win.
“They’re from Belize and Guatemala and all over Central America and I feel very proud,” he said. “I’m sure they’re screaming in the streets for me. They’re very proud of me being a part of this and representing not only Afro-Latinos, but also representing humble people for West Philadelphia as well. You know, working class parents and stepfathers and mothers, so I think I represent so many of them, so it feels really good.”
In an Instagram message, Colman Domingo thanked Euphoria creator Sam Levinson and actors Zendaya, Nika, and Storm Reid, and everyone involved with the series – from the producers to the craftspeople. He also gave a shout-out to his management and dedicated the win to the memory of his parents, “who gave me the most incredible gift…an imagination.”
Euphoria was one of the big winners during the two-night ceremony. It tied Netflix’s Stranger Things and fellow HBO series The White Lotus with five wins. The other awards Euphoria picked up were for cinematography, contemporary makeup, single-camera picture editing, and choreography.
The 74th Primetime Emmy Awards take place on September 12, 2022, at 8 p.m. ET.