Genre show fans should be happy to know that Marvel Studios’ first Disney+ series, WandaVision, has been nominated for Best Limited Series, Movie, or Anthology at this year’s 73rd Emmy Awards.
Series star Elizabeth Olsen also landed her first nomination for Best Actress in that category. Additionally, Olsen’s WandaVision co-star, Paul Bettany, has received a nomination for Best Actor in that category. Within the show, Olsen plays Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch, while Bettany portrays her doomed lover, Vision. Kathryn Hahn is also an Emmy nominee for Best Supporting Actress thanks to her turn as Agatha Harkness/Agnes. Hahn’s role was a scene-stealer in WandaVision, and she could easily win this category.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was nearly shut out of the major awards, save for Don Cheadle’s surprise nomination for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Cheadle briefly reprised his role as James Rhodes/War Machine in the first episode. Additionally, The Mandalorian‘s Timothy Olyphant and Carl Weathers will compete with Cheadle in the guest actor category.
For the second year in a row, The Mandalorian received an Emmy nomination for Best Drama Series. However, it’s not the only genre show in the running. Amazon Prime’s The Boys has been nominated as well. And HBO’s recently cancelled Lovecraft Country is also nominated in that category.
Regardless, the competition for Best Drama remains fierce. The other nominees include Bridgerton, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, Pose, and This Is Us.
Jurnee Smollett (Lovecraft Country) leads the nominees in the Best Lead Actress in a Drama category. She will be going up against Uzo Aduba (In Treatment), Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin (The Crown), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), and Mj Rodriguez (Pose).
Additionally, Jonathan Majors landed a Best Lead Actor in a Drama nomination for his starring turn in Lovecraft Country. His competition includes Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us), Josh O’Connor (The Crown), Rege-Jean Page (Bridgerton), Billy Porter (Pose), and also Matthew Rhys (Perry Mason).
The Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 19 on CBS. Paramount+ will also offer fans the option to stream the ceremony live.
Do you think that the genre series will reign supreme at the Emmys? If so, which shows do you believe will win? Share your Emmy predictions in the comment section below!
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