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Calls Grow For Jon Bernthal To Be Nominated For An Emmy For His Latest Cop Drama

Calls Grow For Jon Bernthal To Be Nominated For An Emmy For His Latest Cop Drama

One critic says Bernthal has been given the 'role of a lifetime' and should be recognised for his brilliant performance.

Calls are growing for Jon Bernthal to be nominated for an Emmy Award for his latest cop drama.

The star has been wowing audiences ever since the first episode of We Own This City premiered on HBO.

Bernthal plays the beloved police officer Wayne Jenkins, who gets confronted by his past tactics as a cop and has to reevaluate how he does his job in modern America.

It's the first time the actor has starred in a major TV series since The Punisher was cancelled and pulled from Netflix.

His performance has been so good that he could be up for one of the biggest awards in the TV industry.

Entertainment Weekly's Darren Franich wrote an op-ed stating 'the always-great' Bernthal has been given a 'role of a lifetime' and deserves an Emmy nomination for his work.


Franich added: "Like The Wire before it, the series never loses sight of the regular people whose lives are ruined by systemic forces beyond their control.

"Humane, thrilling, and infuriating, City laps all the glossier true-life miniseries currently infesting our screens with a vital frontline depiction of American unrest."

Franich has also called for David Simon and George Pelecanos, the duo who developed We Own This City, to be recognised for their work as well.

The synopsis for the series says: "Developed by George Pelecanos and David Simon, and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green, We Own This City chronicles the rise and fall of the Baltimore Police Department's Gun Trace Task Force and the corruption and moral collapse that befell an American city in which the policies of drug prohibition and mass arrest were championed at the expense of actual police work."

But the Entertainment Weekly reporter isn't the only one who believes it's Bernthal's time to shine.

When We Own This City started gaining traction, people flocked to social media to say the actor is deserving of some high-calibre accolades.

One fan wrote: "This is the show that will get Jon Bernthal his first Emmy win and Wunmi Mosaku her first of many Emmy nominations. This is the annual imperial awards-bound HBO miniseries. This is my most anticipated series of the year. This is We Own This City."

Echoing the applause, another chimed in: "We Own This City was A+ from top to bottom. The level of acting, writing, and directing was fire. @jonnybernthal deserves all the flowers and awards! Now time to listen to his podcast."

A third added: "Four episodes into WE OWN THIS CITY, and just give Jon Bernthal all the awards. Only David Simon could tell this story."

The Emmy Award nominations will be announced on July 12.

Featured Image Credit: HBO

Topics: TV and Film, Jon Bernthal