Don Cheadle is a fantastic actor. For the last several years he's brought warmth and humour to the MCU as James Rhodes/War Machine, but he's rightfully swept up his share of acclaim and accolades outside of the world of Marvel for a number of memorable performances.
Cheadle is no stranger to the Emmy Awards, having been nominated no less than 11 times throughout his career. However, even he agrees that this latest nomination makes... well, it makes no sense.
The 2021 Emmy Award nominations are packed with the usual snubs and surprises, but pretty much everybody has been left scratching their head as to why exactly Don Cheadle is up for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his three-minute cameo on Disney Plus series The Falcon And The Winter Soldier.
For those who might not be aware, Cheadle makes a brief appearance as James Rhodes in the pilot episode of the MCU show. He has a brief conversation with Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) about why he didn't take up the mantle of Captain America, and leaves. That's it. Not exactly a major opportunity for Cheadle to show us what he can do as an actor, and he agrees!
"Thanks, well wishers. sorry, haters," Cheadle wrote on his Twitter page. "I don't really get it either. buuuuuuuuuut on we go...
Other actors in the category alongside Cheadle include Carl Weathers and Timothy Olyphant (The Mandalorian), Charles Dance (The Crown), and Courtney B. Vance (Lovecraft County). All of these actors were in their respective shows for considerably more than three minutes, so it's likely a safe bet that they're in with more of a chance. But we'll have to wait and see I guess.
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