'Euphoria' Star Jacob Elordi Deserves an Emmy for Performance in Finale, Twitter Users Say

Euphoria actor Jacob Elordi deserves an Emmy for his role in Sunday's finale of the hit HBO series, according to some of his fans. The scene most netizens found particularly Emmy-worthy was the fight his character had with his father, Cal Jacob (Eric Dane), over his hidden sexuality.

As much as I hate Nate Jacobs, beside jail, I really want he met a good GUY and makes him realized that IT'S OKAY if he's into guys 💀 also please give Jacob Elordi his Emmy!!!! He is so fucking amazing in this scene 👏 👏 👏 #Euphoria #euphoriafinale pic.twitter.com/NAVuub9FzQ

— Alexander ☂︎ (@PeachieFox) August 5, 2019

Jacob Elordi walking onto the set of the Kissing Booth 2 after delivering an emmy-award-winning worthy performance on Euphoria pic.twitter.com/Lo6y08Wzn0

— zendaya’s emmy🥀 (@MaguireGlass) August 5, 2019

can we all agree on the fact jacob elordi deserves an emmy as well? that scene with his father.. wow.

— cléa (@homecominqs) August 5, 2019

Elordi's character Nate Jacob is a high school student who, like his father, is grappling with his sexual identity. He has a mean streak that already erupted in violent outbursts, especially against on-again, off-again girlfriend Maddy Perez, played by Alexa Demie.

Maddy and Nate's dysfunctional relationship was exposed in the episode "'03 Bonnie and Clyde." After finding dozens of nude images of men in Nate's phone, Maddy confronts Nate at a carnival. He strangles her with such ferocity that she's left with bruises along her neck. They secretly rekindle their relationship after Maddy refuses to press charges against Nate.

Despite their violent relationship, Elordi told The Wrap on July 15 that Nate loves Maddy "100 percent."

"I do believe he'd do anything for her," he said. "I don't doubt any of what they say they feel for each other in Episode 5. I think they feel like it's them vs. the world."

When it comes to Nate and Cal's fight in the finale, it was like Nate finally confronting his father about his secret.

"Nate's whole life he has lived with his Dad's secret, and I think when we find him in the story we're catching him at an age where he's finally starting to confront it and question him," Elordi told The Wrap before the finale aired Sunday. "I think he's less worried about what his father thinks as he is about keeping this idea of normalcy alive. Maybe she's even a challenge to his father in some kind of way."

While Elordi might deserve the recognition of an Emmy, the nominations were announced last month. So if Elordi—or anyone else from the cast, like Zendaya (Rue) or Hunter Schafer (Jules)—were eligible, he'd have to wait until next year's awards ceremony. The deadline to be considered was May 31.

Just because the Emmys are out of the question doesn't mean there's not a chance for Elordi to be recognized. He can still be nominated for a Golden Globe, which recognizes film and television.

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Some fans claimed Jacob Elordi , pictured at the Los Angeles premiere of HBO's "Euphoria" at The Cinerama Dome on June 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California, deserves an Emmy nomination. Leon Bennett/Getty Images