Don Cheadle’s Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series for his role as Colonel James Rhodes/War Machine in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier seems to have gotten some hate online.
The actor took to Twitter to address his Emmy nom in episode “New World Order” of the Disney Plus series writing, “thanks, well wishers. sorry, haters. agreed, 🤷🏿♂️ers. i don’t really get it either. buuuuuuuuuut on we go …”
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
One fan wrote, “DESERVED THOUGH” in response to the Hotel Rwanda actor’s tweet.
One person tried to mock Cheadle’s nomination, urging him to “step down and make a spot for someone that did a bit more,” to which another user pointed out, “Tell me you don’t understand award nominations without saying you don’t understand award nominations” to the guest appearance category.
Tell me you don't understand award nominations without saying you don't understand award nominations— Josh (Hotep) (@Chevyguy3Point0) July 13, 2021
56-year-old Cheadle slammed the above Twitter user writing, “step down?!? you really don’t know how this emmy thing works, huh?”
step down?!? 😂😂 you really don't know how this emmy thing works, huh? https://t.co/JRTgDcV333— Don" 't ask me google questions" Cheadle (@DonCheadle) July 13, 2021
Check out some other Twitter reactions below:
don cheadle cinematic universe! congratulations on the nomination don !!!!!— rai ⧗ bw era (@agathasvision) July 13, 2021
Judi Dench won an Oscar with only 8 minutes of screen time. You could win with only 2 mins. That would make you 4x better than Judi! pic.twitter.com/dyrOF7s7dR— Jeremy Morgan ; 🏴☠️ (@porpster) July 13, 2021
Other nominations in the guest actor category include:
Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten The Crown episode “Gold Stick”
Courtney B. Vance as George Freeman in Lovecraft Country episode “Whitey’s On The Moon”
Carl Weathers as Greef Karga in The Mandalorian episode “Chapter 12: The Siege”
Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth in The Mandalorian episode “Chapter 9: The Marshal”
The Emmys will air Sunday, September 19 at 8 p.m. ET on CBS and available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. Check out the rest of this year’s nominations here.
By the way, Cheadle will return to his role as James Rhodes in the Disney+ show Armor Wars, which they have announced on their website.