Michael K. Williams was nominated for an Emmy over four times from 2015 to 2019, and has not won a single time. Sadly, for his fifth and final nomination — as Montrose Williams in “Lovecraft Country” — he was shut out once again. Per The New York Times, The Emmys’ voting period ended before Williams untimely death, so it was not expected to change the outcome of the award.
Williams was honored by Kerry Washington and went up against some heavy hitters in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category, including Giancarlo Esposito for “The Mandalorian,” Bradley Whitford for “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and Chris Sullivan for “This is Us.” However, it was Tobias Menzies who took home the Emmy award for his role as Prince Phillip in “The Crown.” This set Twitter ablaze with fury.
Williams is being snubbed again for his performance in This was the fifth time Williams has been so criticized. Many Twitter users are finding it unfair that he never took home an award for his role on shows like “The Wire” and “Boardwalk Empire.” Additionally, one user wrote, “@TheEmmys IDGAF!!!! Michael K. Williams should get a posthumous “Best Supporting Actor” award!!! #MichaelKWilliams,” while another shared, “Now you know that award was only #MichaelKWilliams to win smh terrible snub #Emmys #Emmys2021.”