MCU Fans Berate Don Cheadle After Emmy Nomination for Falcon and Winter Soldier

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By Bri Constantino | More Articles Socially awkward straightedge fraud.
July 14, 2021  08:59 PM

Marvel Studios has all the momentum in the world ahead of the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards. The studios' first Phase Four offering WandaVision nabbed a whopping 23 nominations at the upcoming award spectacle and that alone is already a monumental feat. On the other hand, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier didn't get that many nods but the show is causing controversy on social media following the nomination of one of its guest stars.


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War Machine actor Don Cheadle earned an Emmy nomination for his cameo in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier's first episode much to the chagrin of fans who believe he doesn't deserve the nod. Understandably irate, MCU fans took to Twitter to criticize the Emmys committee for choosing to give the nomination to Cheadle when actor Carl Lumbly had more screen time, not to mention a more significant role than Rhodey himself. Check out the reactions here:


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Following the announcement of nominees, Don took to his Twitter account to celebrate the milestone. However, he shares the sentiment of most fans and even he is confused as to how he got the nomination. 


I guess the Emmys committee saw Cheadle's cameo as a much bigger deal than that of Lumbly's but man, I gotta agree with the fandom. Isaiah Bradley deserved the nod but hey, it is what it is. But instead of feeling angry and bitter over Don's "confusing" nomination, let's just appreciate the fact that the MCU dominated the nominations and I'm predicting they'll take home quite a few awards if not all the honors at the ceremony.

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is streaming on Disney+.

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