Give Don Cheadle a break. It’s not his fault that he got an Emmy nomination for his short cameo (98 seconds to be exact) in Marvel’s Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier”.
In fact, the 56-year-old actor doesn’t get for the Emmys nominated him either. Cheadle expressed his surprise by posting his reaction on Twitter. “Thanks, well wishers. sorry, haters. agreed, 🤷🏿♂️ers. i don’t really get it either. buuuuuuuuuut on we go…” he wrote.
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) July 13, 2021
Perhaps after 11 Emmy nominations and no wins, the Emmys thought that Cheadle deserved some love for his MCU role as James Rhodes, a.k.a. War Machine. In the show’s premiere episode, James Rhodes had a pivotal conversation with Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson about his concerns of taking up the Captain America mantle.
It’s crazy to think that Cheadle’s less than 2-minute cameo could possibly earn him his first ever Emmy win. In case you’re curious, the Emmy nominees for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series are:
Don Cheadle – “Falcon and The Winter Soldier”
Carl Weathers – “Mandalorian”
Timothy Olyphant – “Mandalorian”
Charles Dance – “The Crown”
Courtney B Vance – “Lovecraft Country”
Emmy nominated don Cheadle scene and there's nothing you can do about it pic.twitter.com/M90Zsaad1F
— Stark (@StarkOnDead) July 13, 2021
In related news, Marvel also achieved a breakthrough with its first major Emmy nominations – “WandaVision” scored 23 noms and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” with 5 noms.
Marvel fans would be delighted to know that this is Elizabeth Olsen’s first Emmy nom in the lead actress category as Wanda Maximoff. Co-stars Paul Bettany and Kathryn Hahn were also nominated for their roles as Vision and Agatha respectively.
all 23 of #wandavision’s emmy nominations for a limited series — thread:
– Best Limited Series
– Lead Actress (Elizabeth)
– Lead Actor (Paul)
– Supporting Actress (Kathryn)
– Best Directing
– Best Writing (x3)
– Best Production Design
– Best Casting
– Best Fantasy Costumes pic.twitter.com/rKksfKLrL1
— ً (@furyofthegod) July 13, 2021
The 2021 Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast live on 19th September. Check out the full list of nominations here.