Marvel Fans Confused By Don Cheadle’s Falcon And The Winter Soldier Emmy Nomination
itemprop=”headline name”>Marvel Fans Confused By Don Cheadle’s Falcon And The Winter Soldier Emmy Nomination
Jul 14, 2021 10:35 am2021-07-14T10:35:15-05:00
The nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards are out and it’s been a great night for Marvel Studios. Their first two Disney Plus shows picked up a combined 28 nominations, with WandaVision picking up 23 andthe other 5.
But eyebrows have been raised at one of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier noms. The show was primarily recognized for its technical achievements, receiving nods for VFX, stunts, and sound editing, with its sole acting nomination for Don Cheadle as James Rhodes in the Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series Category.
Any MCU fan will recognize Cheadle’s talents and he’s been a charismatic presence across multiple movies, but he’s only in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for less than two minutes. Given how much Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Shaw put into their performances it feels a little like a snub, and fans aren’t particularly happy on social media. Here’s a selection of how it’s going down:
This Don Cheadle thing highlights just how much of a joke the Emmys are.
— Simon James (@SJames)
don cheadle’s emmy nomination is so funny he really girlbossed that 3 minutes of screen time
— emma – fear street brainrot (@90smikhailo)
Marvel stans defending Don Cheadle's Emmy nom, saying how much he "stole the show" in his 3 minutes of screentime, when Carl Lumbly was RIGHT THERE pains me. Please, just kill award shows…
— Nicolò Grasso (@nickygra97)
It is unfathomable to me that Don Cheadle is Emmy nominated for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Dude was in like two scenes. If any guest actor deserves an Emmy, it's Carl Lumbly. His Isaiah Bradley was powerful and tragic and raw.
— Scott MacHenry (@scott_machenry)
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Wait, how did Don Cheadle get nominated for a Emmy for 3 minute screen time but the stars of the show didn’t????
— Michaela Sechi (@micsechi)
i have spent longer time sitting on the toilet than don cheadle spent at the fatws set and he was nominated for an emmy
— hannah (derogatory) ｡ ﾟ♡ (@coleslawslut)
Don Cheadle be like:
>Shows up at Falcon And The Winter Soldier set
>Works for three minutes
>Gets Emmy Nomination
— Albert Santos (Taylor's Version) (@albertinho)
Don Cheadle getting annomination for a 90 second Marvel cameo leads me to believe the voters have not watched a single one of these shows…that being said please let Ted Lasso win everything
— Valley Boy T 💜🧡 (@tanman1)
Don Cheadle gets an Emmy nomination for guest actor in Falcon and Winter Soldier…but NO nominations for Black Monday. And the two lead actors in FWS get NO noms as well…🤔🧐
— Kainene (@missforson)
Even Cheadle himself is confused, though has thanked everyone for congratulating him:
thanks, well wishers. sorry, haters. agreed, 🤷🏿♂️ers. i don't really get it either. buuuuuuuuuut on we go …
— Don" 't ask me google questions" Cheadle (@DonCheadle)
Regardless, champagne corks will likely have popped in Kevin Feige’s office when the news broke. The studio’s push into streaming TV has been somewhat circuitous, with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Netflix shows eventually proving to be dead-ends in their connection with the MCU. But with WandaVision scoring coveted Best Actress and Actor nominations for Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, they’ll be feeling vindicated in their decision to start the Disney Plus MCU plan with such an offbeat show.
Now all that remains to be seen is how many of these nominations will convert into wins. Without sounding too pessimistic I suspect both Marvel shows will be edged out by more highbrow prestige drama, but my fingers are crossed.
We’ll find out on September 19, 2021 when the 73rd Emmy Awards are broadcast live on CBS and streamed live on Paramount Plus.