at the 56th Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles last night (September 20), as “Something
the Lord Made” starring Mos Def snagged an Emmy for Outstanding Made for
movie aired on premium cable channel HBO. The network dominated the evening,
snagging nine of the first 17 awards handed out.
Mos plays Vivien
Thomas in the movie, an African-American man who was a pioneer in the field
of heart surgery, despite never attending medical school.
In related news,
Mos Def will perform along side Robin Williams, Wyclef Jean and others for the
American Civil Liberties Union Freedom Concert on October 4th at New York City’s
Avery Fisher Hall.
On October 12,
Mos Def will also release The New Danger, the long awaited follow up
to 1999’s Black on Both Sides.