Henry Bromell, the writer and executive producer of Homeland, was awarded a posthumous Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series – his Emmy was accepted by his widow, Sarah Bromell.

“I accept this award on behalf of Henry with, um, deep appreciation to the academy. Thank you so much,” Bromell expressed.

In the press room, Bromell expanded on her husband’s work and spoke about the episode he won for, “Q&A.”

“It contains a 20-page interrogation scene where Carrie interrogates Brody, so it was really difficult to figure out how to do that. When they’d finally gotten it just the way they wanted it… [it was] the turning point to that episode and a huge puzzle piece in the season,” Bromell said.

Bromell died of a heart condition in March at the age of 65 after working for Homeland since its inception.

Star of Homeland, Claire Danes thanked Bromell in her acceptance speech when she won Best Leading Actress in a Drama Series later in the evening.

“I have to take this moment to acknowledge… one of our very most treasured writers, Henry Bromell… We just love him so much. He was a brilliant person, and so kind, and we think of him every day as we continue to work on the show that he helped define,” Danes said.

Olivia Truffaut-Wong

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