Marvel Studios scored big in terms of Emmy nominations this year. As reported by Deadline, between WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Marvel and Disney scored a total of 28 nominations. The bulk of those nods, 23 of them, went to WandaVisoin, which debuted on the streaming service earlier this year. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier received five.
The only shows to score more Emmy nominations than WandaVision were The Crown and The Mandalorian. Because the live-action Star Wars show also airs on Disney+, it’s a great year for Disney. WandaVision is competing in the Outstanding Limited Series category. This reaffirms that we will not be getting a second season of the show. Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff) was nominated for Lead Actress. Paul Bettany (Vision), meanwhile, was nominated for Lead Actor.
WandaVision was nominated for Production Design, Costumes, Directing, Casting, Editing, Hairstyling, Main Title Design, Makeup, Music Composition, Original Music, Main Title Theme, Music Supervision. Supporting Actress (Kathryn Hahn), Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects and Writing.
— WandaVision (@wandavision) July 13, 2021
Here is the synopsis for WandaVision.
“Marvel Studios’ captivating new series ‘WandaVision,’ which premieres in early 2021 on Disney+. Starring Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, “WandaVision” marks the first series from Marvel Studios streaming exclusively on Disney+. The series is a blend of classic television and the Marvel Cinematic Universe in which Wanda Maximoff and Vision—two super-powered beings living idealized suburban lives—begin to suspect that everything is not as it seems.”
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier also fared well. However, the nominations came with some controversy. Don Cheadle, who appears briefly in the show’s first episode, was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor. This decision was not received well online. Even Cheadle himself seemed confused.
“Thanks, well wishers. sorry, haters. agreed, haters. I don’t really get it either. buuuuuuuuuut on we go …” Cheadle said on Twitter.
thanks, well wishers. sorry, haters. agreed, 🤷🏿♂️ers. i don't really get it either. buuuuuuuuuut on we go …
— Don" 't ask me google questions" Cheadle (@DonCheadle) July 13, 2021
The series was also nominated for Sound Editing, Visual Effects, Stunt Coordination and Stunt Performance.
Here is the synopsis for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
“Following the events of ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier (Sebastian Stan) team up in a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience—in Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier.””
— The Falcon and The Winter Soldier (@falconandwinter) July 13, 2021
Both shows were major hits for Disney+ in the ratings department. While the company doesn’t release hard numbers, the shows dominated the conversation online and third-party services estimated the audiences for each show to be huge while they were airing. This pile of Emmy nods only adds to that narrative of success.
Loki is currently wrapping up its first season. Other MCU shows coming to Disney+ include Hawkey, Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, Moon Knight, Ironheart, Secret Invasion and Armor Wars.
The Emmys are set to air on September 19 on CBS.