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Michael K Williams fans outraged as he fails to win Emmy weeks after death

Viewers could not believe that the late actor Michael K Williams did not win an Emmy award for his part in Lovecraft County – weeks after he passed away.

According to reports, the 54-year old actor died from a drug overdose at his Brooklyn home.

Williams was expected to win the Best Supporting Actor award for his role as Monstrose Freeman in HBO’s horror drama.

Tobias Menzies won the Emmy award for his role in The Crown.

Michael K Williams fans outraged as he fails to win Emmy weeks after death
The late Michael K Williams did not win an Emmy award, to fans’ disbelief

His fans on Twitter were not impressed by the decision and took to the social media site after the award show.

One wrote: “Damn you would have thought the late Michael K Williams would have got an Emmy at least!

“Now I am firmly not in favour of people getting things just to tick a box, but all the nominee’s had definitely earned their places.”

Tobias Menzies
Instead the award went to The Crown’s Tobias Menzies

Another agreed with: “Same three shows got nominated with little to no diversity in each category.

“Black actors/actresses were snubbed all night. After years of being overlooked, Michael K Williams deserved that Emmy for his final role in Lovecraft Country and y’all failed him again.”

While a third posted: “Michael K Williams was a brilliant actor who was great on Lovecraft Country. I really would have loved to see him take home the win.”

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If Williams had won it would have been his first Emmy win

Williams has previously received nominations for his performances in the HBO television biopic Bessie, the Netflix drama series When They See Us and the HBO project The Night Of.

However, this would have been the actor’s first win and only the seventh posthumous win in the history of the Emmy Primetime Awards, which took place on Sunday night in LA.

Williams, despite not winning the Emmy Primetime Awards, was still remembered and Kerry Washington gave a moving tribute to the 12 Years A Slave star.

Fans thought Michael deserved the win
Fans thought Michael deserved the win

The 44-year-old actress called him a “brilliantly talented actor” and said he was “a generous human being who has left us far too soon”.

Washington added: “I know you’re here because you wouldn’t miss this. Your excellence, your artistry will endure. We love you.”

Williams was found dead in his penthouse by his nephew. Although there has not been an official statement on the cause of death, police stated that drug paraphernalia was discovered at the scene.

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Michael K Williams fans outraged as he fails to win Emmy weeks after death
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