Ron and Jasmine Cephas Jones are Hollywood’s golden father-daughter duo of the moment. In a historic Emmys’ first, the two are the first daughter duo to win Emmys in the same year.
During this week’s Creative Arts Emmys, Ron Cephas Jones won Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for This Is Us and his daughter Jasmine Cephas Jones walked away with Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Comedy or Drama Series for Quibi’s #freerayshawn.
After his win on Saturday, Jones said, “As a parent that’s the most fulfilling that I could ever feel at the moment. Winning another Emmy is the icing on the cake, but to see my daughter progress and move into this place where she’s earned an Emmy is beyond words and I tear up every time I think about it, to be honest with you. To see my daughter become healthy and happy, that’s a parent’s dream.”
He continued, “We always focused on the work ever since she was a little girl, and coming from the theater it’s always been about trying to do good work…when you do what you want to do and you’re happy and you’re healthy that’s the win in itself…
“When we found out she was nominated, I was expressing to her that’s the win in itself when your work gets acknowledged and the win itself is the icing on the cake that keeps you humble and keeps you hungry.”
The Emmys’ main category winners will be announced Sunday night on ABC in the main ceremony.
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This is indeed wonderful! Congrats to Ron and Jasmine Cephas Jones!