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Wait… Disney fired Gina Carano and then put her up for an Emmy for The Mandalorian? Oooooook…

May 13th, 2021 by Marc Comments

In this week’s biggest WTF story it seems that Disney, despite firing The Mandalorian star Gina Carano, are happy to put her forward for an Emmy.

No, really.

We’re not going to get into why she was fired, who was right or any of that – there’s social media for that, go fill your boots – but we will say we loved her on the show and, no matter the circumstances, we were sorry to find out that Cara Dune would not be returning for The Mandalorian Season 3 or the Rangers of the New Republic series.

However, we, like many others, were surprised to see Disney have pushed the actress for a Best Supporting Actress Emmy in their For Your Consideration material (below).

She joins Pedro Pascal nominated for Best Lead Actor and Giancarlo Esposito along with  Temuera Morrison for Best Supporting Actor – it’s quite a long list.

I feel that, if Disney wants to sever all connections with the actress, they should not have put her forward for her performance as the battle-worn ex-Rebellion shock trooper but rather should have quietly just NOT included her… I mean, imagine how awkward it will be if she wins.

It also kinda lends credence to the rumours we’re hearing that she may be in talks to return to Disney ala James Gunn… but hey, what do we know?

Anyways, thoughts and opinions? I know you have them on this story.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….