Despite the complete breakdown of the relationship between Disney and Gina Carano, it looks like Disney still eyeing an Emmy win for her performance in The Mandalorian. Disney fired the actress due to her abhorrent and bizarre social media posts. In fact, there was a complete breakdown in their relationship, as Carano came to know of her firing on social media. However, that did not stop Disney from putting her name in consideration for an Emmy, apparently.
Last weekend, Disney’s Emmys’ “For Your Consideration” marketing material found its way online. And much to everyone’s surprise, Disney is pushing for Carano for this year’s Emmy Awards. The poster for The Mandalorian included Gina Carano under the “Best Supporting Actress” category for her role of Cara Dune. And it’s ironic, considering Disney fired Carano just a few months ago. The poster also put forward Pedro Pascal as Best Lead Actor, and Giancarlo Esposito and Temuera Morrison for Best Supporting Actor awards. Take a look at the poster:
Gina Carano’s Emmy nomination comes amid her firing by Disney
This decision by Disney is quite bizarre when you consider the fallout from their relationship in February. Back then, Lucasfilm said in a statement:
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.
And the actress did not have any love lost for Disney, as she revealed how she found out about her firing. Gina Carano said:
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 heartbreaking, 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.
In February, Carano posted some controversial stories on Instagram where she linked modern-day Republicans as Jewish survivors of the holocaust. If Gina Carano wins the Emmy Award, it will be worth seeing how Disney and the actress react.