Quibi received its first Emmy awards in the short form acting categories. Quibi won for the show, Antoine Fuqua-produced drama #FreeRayshawn, about a Black Iraq war veteran who must talk his way out of a showdown with a New Orleans SWAT team.
Actor Lauren Fishburne, who stars Lt. Steven Poincy, took home the Emmy for best actor in a short form comedy or drama series. Actor Jasmine Cephas Jones won the Emmy for best actress in a short form comedy or drama series.
Quibi was launched in April by Meg Whitman and Jeffrey Katzenberg and was made as a mobile-first subscription service for short-form entertainment programming. Whereas Disney+ took home the Emmy for best short form animated program for Pixar’s Forky Asks a Question: What Is Love?
The best Short Form Variety Series was won by Carpool Karaoke by Apple TV. The best short form nonfiction series was received by National Geographic ‘s Cosmos: Creating Possible Worlds.