Marvel Has Received A Huge Amount Of Emmy Nominations
What was that about superhero fatigue?
As if things weren’t already always going in Marvel’s favor, the blockbuster making juggernaut has snagged a whopping 19 Emmy nominations. Right now, we’re sure they’re jumping with joy that they made the decision to not only pump out an extraordinary amount of films, but to also crossover into the smaller screen takeover via their home streaming platform, Disney+. This year, the MCU brought in eight Primetime Emmy nominations for Moon Knight, six for Loki, three for What If…?, and two for Hawkeye. Last year, the world was wowed by Marvel’s limited series, WandaVision, so it’s no surprise that the superhero franchise kept the momentum moving and pushed out a slew of new creative content.
If you’re curious as to who was mentioned for what, here’s the breakdown. Marvel’s What If…?, snagged their nominations for Best Animated Program along with two Character Voice-Over Performance bids, one for Jeffrey Wright’s The Watcher and the other for the late Chadwick Boseman as Star Lord T’Challa. The Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawk led Moon Knight will be up for Cinematography for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, Fantasy Sci/Fi Costumes, Music Composition for a Limited/Anthology Series/Movie/Special, Character Voice Over Performance (F. Murray Abraham), Sound Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special; Sound Mixing for a Limited/Anthology Series/Movie/Special, Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series/Limited/Anthology Series/Movie, and Stunt Performance. Phew, that’s a lot of mentions, but comes as no surprise as Moon Knight was easily one of Marvel’s most talked about new projects this year.
Next up, we have Loki, in which Tom Hiddleston stars as the titular trouble maker alongside the likes of Sophia Di Martino, Owen Wilson, and Jonathan Majors. The cast and crew of the Marvel series will be battling it out with its contenders for Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (hour or more), Cinematography for a Single Camera Series (hour or more), Fantasy Sci/Fi Costumes, Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score), Original Main Title Theme Music and Sound Editing for a Comedy/Drama Series. Finally, we have Hawkeye, the standalone series for Jeremy Renner’s eponymous hero which also starred Hailee Steinfeld and Florence Pugh. Hawkeye hit the target bringing in nominations for Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or Variety Program and Stunt Performance.
And there you have it, the list of Marvel’s newest entertainment world takeover. Honestly, before we know it, they’ll need to have award shows specifically for MCU based productions with all the content they’re churning out – not that we’re complaining. While the films have had a hard time being taken seriously and gaining traction at award shows like the Oscars, it’s nice to see that they’re earning some much due respect in other realms. After all, in each story, you can find metaphors for your own, non-superhero life and struggles. From losing loved ones, to losing yourself, each of these productions have a massive amount of heart sewn into the super powered storylines. While we’ll need to wait until September to see who the winners are, our congratulations go out to Moon Knight, Loki, Hawkeye, and What If…? as well as all the other nominees for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards.