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Michael K Williams's Emmys Snub Has The Internet Enraged

The 2021 Emmy Awards was full of exciting moments, with "The Crown," "Hacks," and "Ted Lasso" serving as some of the most-recognized television series of the night. One category that had all eyes on it was outstanding supporting actor in a drama series. The nominees included Tobias Menzies ("The Crown"), O-T Fagbenle ("The Handmaid's Tale"), Max Minghella ("The Handmaid's Tale"), Bradley Whitford ("The Handmaid's Tale"), Michael K. Williams ("Lovecraft Country"), Giancarlo Esposito ("The Mandalorian"), John Lithgow ("Perry Mason"), and Chris Sullivan ("This Is Us").

The award ultimately went to Menzies, who portrays Prince Phillip on "The Crown." While it was a rather exciting moment for fans of the hit Netflix series and the actor himself, many were upset over what they felt was a snub. Twitter lit up after the award was announced, as many viewers and fans of "Lovecraft Country" and Michael K. Williams took to the platform to express their disappointment with the outcome.

Many felt Michael K Williams was snubbed

On Sunday night, Michael K. Williams was a trending topic on Twitter after the actor lost in the outstanding supporting actor in a drama series category. The late actor passed away earlier this month, and many felt he was deserving of the Emmy. "WHAT THE F*** IS WITH THESE LOVECRAFT COUNTRY SNUBS!!! Especially for Michael K. Williams, he was absolutely incredible," one fan angrily tweeted on Sunday night. "Wow. The #emmy academy passes up giving michael K. Williams a posthumous award to hand best supporting actor in a drama to Tobias Menzies. Shades of Chadwick Boseman and the Oscars. Hey awards shows, give the flowers to our great Black actors while you can...," NPR critic Eric Deggans wrote.

While many felt that Williams was snubbed, he did receive a beautiful tribute from Kerry Washington, who presented the award. "Michael was a brilliantly talented actor and a generous human being, who has left us far too soon," Washington said. "Michael, I know you're here because you wouldn't miss this. Your excellence, your artistry, will endure. We love you," she said.

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