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Emmys 2021 viewers ‘furious’ Michael K Williams didn’t win Best Supporting Actor award weeks after tragic death


MICHAEL K. Williams fans are “furious” the late actor didn’t get an award at the 2021 Emmys.

The actor- who was nominated for Best Supporting actor- tragically died just weeks ago.

Fans slammed the Emmys for snubbing Michael K. Williams

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Fans slammed the Emmys for snubbing Michael K. WilliamsCredit: HBO
The late actor was nominated for Best Supporting Actor

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The late actor was nominated for Best Supporting ActorCredit: AP

While many fans though Michael would win the award for his role in Lovecraft Country, the honor ended up going to The Crown’s Tobias Menzies.

After the category was announced, fans rushed to Twitter to slam the awards show for not giving the honor to Michael.

One fan wrote: “how did michael k williams not win ….”

Another added: “#Emmys .. no.l love for the best show #LovecraftCountry … once again the #Emmys failed to recognize the great #MichaelKWilliams …. shameful!”

A third chimed in: “#Emmys2021 got it all wrong #MichaelKWilliams is always the best.”

The backlash continued as a following person tweeted: “Michael K. Williams was a brilliant actor who was great on #LovecraftCountry. I really would have loved to see him take home the win.”

Others compared the snub to when the late Chadwick Boseman lost out at the Oscars for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom following his tragic cancer death.

One fan commented: “First Chadwick Boseman.. Now Michael K Williams. Y’all keep messing this up.”

TRAGIC DEATH

The Wire star was found unresponsive in his penthouse from a suspected drug overdose earlier this month.

A cause of death has not yet been revealed by the medical examiner, though police said drug paraphernalia was found at the scene.

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The late actor, who was 54 at the time of his passing, had opened up about his drug relapses and therapy battle.

He admitted to struggling with The Wire and Lovecraft Country roles in an interview just months before his death.

PAST STRUGGLES

Back in February, he told the Tamron Hall show: “I just started therapy and really taking that seriously and starting to unpack…the critic in my head and what and how that has affected my actions, my responses to certain situations, my relationships.

“It was a very new process for me.”

Williams had been promoting a movie about a drug-treatment center in LA called Body Brokers when he opened up about his struggles.

Speaking of his own drug use and seeking help, he added: “Drugs and alcohol are not the problems, they’re merely symptoms of the problem. And once those things go away, the real work begins.

“Those are the things that need to be addressed. Those are the reasons we got high in the first place, and our inability to deal with life on life’s terms.”

The beloved actor also opened up about his struggles with addiction, stemming from when The Wire ended.

OPENING UP

Williams continued: “So for me, when The Wire was coming to an end, I had no legs to stand out. I had to do the work on myself and quiet the inner critic in my head.

“I went from being a shy dark-skinned kid in the hood who was corny to all of a sudden everybody be like ‘Oh I love you I love you!’ Only it wasn’t me, they were yelling ‘Omar!’”

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Michael concluded: “And that was the beginning of me losing myself, of losing my identity in my work and that came back to haunt me drastically towards the end because I was forced to go back and look in the mirror.”

That same month he told podcast host Marc Maron: “You know, relapse to me is part of my story and, you know, but I’m living good today, you know. All’s we got is today.”

Fans compared Michael's snub to Chadwick Boseman

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Fans compared Michael’s snub to Chadwick BosemanCredit: Getty
Michael tragically died earlier this month

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Michael tragically died earlier this monthCredit: Lauren Fruen / The Sun





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