Don Cheadle Responds to Emmy Nomination for 98-Second Appearance in Falcon and the Winter Soldier: ‘I Don’t Get It’

Don Cheadle is as surprised as anyone about his latest Emmy nomination for his 98-second turn in the premiere episode of the Marvel Studios TV series, Falcon and the Winter Soldier. In the series, Falcon and War Machine discuss Sam Wilson’s new turn as a black Captain America.

While some felt he deserved the nomination, most people didn’t know how to react to the news. This included the Hollywood star herself, who took to Twitter to respond to the good news. The actor wrote: “Thank you benefactors. sorry haters. agree, ️ers. I don’t really get it either. buuuuuuuuuuut we’re going…”

thanks, benefactors. sorry haters. agree, guys. I don’t really get it either. buuuuuuuuuut we go…

— Don’t ask me Google questions” Cheadle (@DonCheadle) July 13, 2021

Cheadle had first appeared as Colonel James ‘Rhodey’ Rhodes in Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man 2 (2010) over a decade ago. Since then, he has appeared in a total of seven Marvel Cinematic Universe films.

step down?!? 😂😂 you really don’t know how this emmy thing works, do you? https://t.co/JRTgDcV333

— Don’t ask me Google questions” Cheadle (@DonCheadle) July 13, 2021

He also responded to tweets about his nomination. “Bro get off and make a place for someone who did a little bit more,” wrote one follower, to which Cheadle replied, “Resign?!? You really don’t know how that Emmy thing works, do you?” Another person wrote, “yes…just Hollywood is stupid…again. And no blame to the man, IMO he deserves every credit. Just sad that the idiot Emmy commission beeps are just that: idiots.”

Interestingly enough, this is Cheadle’s 12th Emmy nomination. He has not yet won the coveted trophy. Maybe this time?

On the other hand, Marvel Studios had quite the run at this year’s Emmys, with their unique show WandaVision being nominated in 23 categories. The show featured Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Kathryn Hahn and Kat Dennings in pivotal roles. The nine-episode series first premiered on January 15 of this year. It is directed by Matt Shakman.

WandaVision has been nominated in the Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series category, while Olsen, Bettany and Kathryn Hahn have all earned acting nods in the recently announced Emmy nominations.

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