Right now’s Emmy Award nominations got here with loads of snubs and surprises, however one of many extra surprising nods was Don Cheadle‘s nomination for a two-minute cameo. The actor was acknowledged within the class Excellent Visitor Actor in a Drama Collection for his position as James Rhodes in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode titled “New World Order.”
Cheadle reprised his position for the Disney+ collection after taking part in Rhodes in Iron Man 2 and occurring to seem in seven Marvel movies because the character. However his sliver of display screen time in Falcon and the Winter Soldier — which options his character with Sam (Anthony Mackie), asking him why he gave up the protect given to him by Captain America (Chris Evans) — was sufficient to land him his eleventh Emmy nomination.
If it looks like an odd alternative for the awards to you, Cheadle agrees. After this morning’s nominations have been introduced, he wrote on Twitter, “Thanks, nicely wishers. sorry, haters. agreed, 🤷🏿♂️ers. i don’t actually get it both. buuuuuuuuuut on we go …”
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier head author Malcolm Spellman beforehand told Decider that placing Mackie and Cheadle in a scene collectively created “a poignant second” within the collection. He added, “We didn’t wish to hit anyone on the top, however we thought it will be very, very obvious. These are the 2 foremost Black superheroes within the Marvel Universe, having a quiet second collectively. And due to the extent that Don Cheadle and Anthony are [at] as actors, a ton is conveyed in simply moments and glances between them.”
Cheadle’s nomination is one other shot on the actor securing his very first Emmy. He’s been beforehand nominated for his roles in Black Monday, Home of Lies, ER, Issues Behind the Solar, A Lesson Earlier than Dying and The Rat Pack. Cheadle additionally earned an Oscar nod for his position within the 2004 drama Lodge Rwanda.
Together with Cheadle, the Excellent Visitor Actor in a Drama Collection class is full of all-star expertise this 12 months. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier actor is joined by Courtney B. Vance (Lovecraft Nation), Charles Dance (The Crown), Timothy Olyphant (The Mandalorian) and Carl Weathers (The Mandalorian).
This 12 months’s Emmy Awards will likely be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and can happen with a restricted in-person viewers made up of nominees and their visitors. The 73rd Emmys will likely be broadcast reside Sunday, Sep. 19 at 8/7c on CBS.