Gina Carano Emmy nomination? Over the weekend, Disney released their Emmy For Your Consideration awards poster for The Mandalorian. Gina Carano was listed as the supporting actress. Carano was publicly fired from her role as Cara Dune earlier this year for her controversial social media posts.
Lucasfilm stated back in February:
Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.
The actor revealed she found out through social media that she no longer had a job with Lucasfilm.
Carano told reporter, Bari Weiss, earlier this year:
Earlier on last year before The Mandalorian came out, they wanted me to use their exact wording for an apology over pronoun usage. I declined and offered a statement in my own words. I made clear I wanted nothing to do with mocking the transgender community, and was just drawing attention to the abuse of the mob in forcing people to put pronouns in their bio.
That was heart-breaking, but I didn’t want to take away from the hard work of everyone who worked on the project, so I said ok. That was the last time I was contacted about any type of public statement or apology from Lucasfilm. I found out through social media, like everyone else, that I had been fired.
Honestly, I find this confusing. Why fire her then want her nominated for an Emmy?
EDITORS NOTE: I’m a bit baffled by this one as well, not just because Carano was fired, but because her acting skills were hardly her defining trait on The Mandalorian. A Gina Carano Emmy? Get out of town.
What are your thoughts on Carano’s name listed on the For Your Consideration Poster? Please leave a comment below.