By Obiajulu Chiagoziem
What happens if a supposed winner or a front-runner of a contest suddenly dies? What’ll you do if the supposedly contestant you’re rooting for suddenly dies and fails to win the award posthumously?
Fans of late Michael K Williams have reacted angrily on social media after he was not given a posthumous best supporting actor in a drama award at Sunday night’s Emmy Awards ceremony.
Michael K Williams died earlier this month at the age of 54 and he was supposedly the choicest person to win the Emmy award of best supporting actor in a drama award at Sunday night’s ceremony. But that didn’t happen.
Initially, fans thought that the deceased would be front-runner for the award during the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards for his role as Montrose Freeman in Lovecraft Country, but despite all decisions, Tobias Menzies for his role in The Crown, was given the award.
This decision got most fans complaining and agitating…One fan wrote: “how did Michael L Williams not win ….,”
A second one said: “#Emmys.. no love for the best show #LovecraftCountry… once again the #Emmys failed to recognize the great #MichaelKWilliams…. shameful!”
Another wrote: “#Emmys2021 got it all wrong #MichaelKWilliams is always the best.”
Michael K Williams acted as Omar Little the HBO drama series The Wire from 2002 to 2008
Another 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.”
If Michael had won this award, posthumously, first, it would be his first career and individual win at the ceremony in what was his fifth overall nomination and the seventh posthumous performance winner in the history of the Emmys.
The late American actor was mostly known for his performances as Omar Little on the HBO drama series The Wire from 2002 to 2008 and Albert “Chalky” White on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire from 2010 to 2014.