Don Cheadle, star of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, responds to the Emmy nod controversy, saying, “I don’t get it.”
Don Cheadle, a guest star on FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, has weighed in on whether his brief cameo in the Disney+ series was deserving of an Emmy nomination.
Only the first episode of Marvel’s comic book miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier featured James “Rhodey” Rhodes (played by Don Cheadle). Despite the absence of nominations for co-stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan for the Disney+ series, Cheadle’s tiny cameo earned him his 11th Primetime Emmy nomination.
Don Cheadle has retaliated against Marvel fans who claimed he wasn’t deserved of an Emmy consideration for his cameo performance in Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
In March, the actor returned to the role of James Rhodes, aka War Machine, in the series premiere of the new comic book drama.
Despite the fact that Rhodey only had a brief interaction with Falcon (Anthony Mackie), his performance was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
Falcon and the Winter Soldier did not receive any more major nominations, with WandaVision, a fellow Marvel series, dominating this year’s prizes.
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While fans of comic books were delighted to see Rhodey in the new series, many viewers were perplexed when Cheadle’s brief appearance was nominated.
The fact that he was nominated with Courtney B. Vance (Lovecraft Country) and Timothy Olyphant (The Mandalorian), both of whom had significantly greater screen time, stirred some feathers as well.
After seeing the backlash to his Emmy nomination, Cheadle moved to Twitter to retaliate against the “haters.”
The Marvel star, on the other hand, said that he “didn’t fully comprehend” the reasons for his nominations.
Some fans even urged the actor to decline his candidacy in order for a more deserving guest star to take his place.
Supporting actor Carl Lumbly, for example, made a considerably bigger impression as the tortured super soldier Isaiah Bradley, according to fans of the series.
“Step down?!?!” argued Cheadle. You have no idea how this Emmy thing works, do you?”
Even if he agreed with the backlash, the actor cannot withdraw his award nomination because the nominees have already been released.
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