This was a major win for the Netflix docuseries, which has been largely snubbed for most of the awards season.
The director was actually relieved she didn't have to "juggle getting into hair, makeup and gown" while thinking about Trump's impending war.
Although many, including Beyoncé and Cynthia Erivo, were nominated, "When They See Us" was completely shut out.
The Bronx native won 'Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series'
The Ava DuVernay series took home the award during the second night of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, ahead of the Primetime Emmys.
Nearly everyone with a Netflix account has seen the heartbreaking series, whose stars earned various nominations.
Trump recently doubled down on his stance on the then teens, which didn't surprise the award-winning director.
Nicholas Simon was bouncing a basketball on his way home from the park when NYPD officers manhandled the young teen to the ground with no explanation.
The former prosecutor of the Central Park Five case continues to experience the fallout of the critically acclaimed Netflix series.
Fairstein wrote in a new op-ed that the dramatization of the infamous Central Park Five case also contains “falsehoods.”
The “When They See Us” director said critics shouldn’t only focus on Linda Fairstein. “It’s not about her,” she told Oprah Winfrey.
The former prosecutor has become a bestselling author of the Alexandra Cooper series of mystery novels.
The disgraced author also stepped down from several boards in the wake of the backlash.
The now-author has had to close down her accounts following the backlash over her involvement of the Central Park Five investigation.
Central Park Five Prosecutor Linda Fairstein Tried To Negotiate Her Involvement In 'When They See Us'
There's also a growing call to boycott Fairstein, who's also the author of mystery books, currently on shelves.
In this op-ed, Senior Entertainment Editor Joi-Marie McKenzie reflects on Ava DuVernay's latest must-see series, premiering on Netflix today.
Still, the cast of the upcoming Netflix series makes it clear that this story is not about Trump, but about the five men at the center of a mighty injustice.
Ava DuVernay Set Donald Trump Straight After He Pretended To Have Amnesia About His Part In The 1994 Crime Bill
Donald Trump may not have voted for the bill that disproportionately affected African-American communities, but he helped it come to pass.
The director says she wanted to show viewers how the Central Park Five and their families experienced Trump.