Marvel Fans React to ‘Falcon and Winter Soldier’ Emmy Shock

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On July 13, 2021, the nominations for the 73rd Emmy Awards were announced. Both Star Wars and Marvel cleaned up, with Marvel’s new series’ WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier receiving an astounding 28 nominations, and The Mandalorian receiving a whopping 24. Although, Gina Carano was not nominated as many of her supporters had hoped she would be.

And, additionally, Marvel fans were upset to see some noticeable snubs when it came to one of the incredible series.

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Marvel fans were shocked to see that neither Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan — who played Sam Wilson AKA Falcon and Bucky Barnes AKA The Winter Soldier — nor special guest Carl Lumbly (Isaiah Bradley) — receive Emmy nominations for their roles in The Falcon and the Winter SoldierMackie took on the mantle of Captain America in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier finale episode, vowing to bring awareness to the fact that Bradley was, in fact, a forgotten Super Soldier himself.

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Fans took to social media to share their shock and anger at the nomination snubs. Twitter user Abby (@88abbyn) wondered if the Emmy committee watched the show at all before deciding on nominations:

I guess the people who decide the #Emmys watched a different show than the rest of us because how do you watch Anthony Mackie’s monologue in ep 6 and not automatically give that man an award? #tfatws

Small Screen Girl (@KiraJW) was shocked that Carl Lumbly was ignored for his emotional portrayal of Isaiah Bradley in the series:

I can’t believe Carl Lumbly was so egregiously snubbed for his unflinching performance in #TFATWS.

Fans were equally upset that Sebastian Stan was left out of the Emmy nominations. Stan’s reprisal of Avenger Bucky Barnes was celebrated as Stan took a deep dive into Bucky healing from all of the trauma from his past.

One upset Twitter user Ami Harrison-Orme (@Amilois) shared just how deep this show went in tackling modern-day issues and how she felt the series had been robbed of numerous nominations:

The #EmmyAwards confuse me. How have @AnthonyMackie and #sebastianstan not been nominated? These guys are kings, talented, beautiful, respectful kings. #TFATWS is one of the most incredible shows and tackles so many important issues. #robbed

Some fans were also surprised that Don Cheadle — reprising his role as James Rhodes/War Machine — received a nomination for his small part in the show as opposed to Lumbly, who had a much more prominent role in the series.

Twitter user Daniela (@danielaroselle1) wondered if Lumbly wasn’t nominated because Marvel tried to nominate him in the wrong category:

Timeline talking about Emily in Paris but I’m literally about to square up on the #Emmys for snubbing Carl Lumbly.

Are y’all insane?! I love Don Cheadle but he didn’t do half as much as Carl in #TFATWS! Did they campaign Carl as supporting instead of guest or sumn? What gives??

Mackie, Stan, and Lumbly have not addressed the nominations, but fans can continue to appreciate the work that they put into the roles that they played. Both The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision, as well as Marvel’s newest series Loki, are all available to stream on Disney+.

The 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air on September 19 at 8 p.m. EST, so make sure to tune in to see if your favorite shows take home any awards.

Were you upset that Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, and Carl Lumbly were snubbed for Emmy nominations? Let us know in the comments!

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