The Emmy nominations are in with Disney reigning supreme with 146 nominations, 71 of which goes for Disney+, thanks to Marvel.
For WandaVision, Elizabeth Olsen is nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, Paul Bettany for Lead Actor in a Limited Series and Kathryn Hahn for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series.
The show is also nominated for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, Outstanding Directing, a trio of Outstanding Writing nominations and Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics for the hit song, ‘Agatha All Along’.
Actor Don Cheadle is nominated for Guest Actor in a Drama in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for less than 100 seconds of screen time. The show is also nominated for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series, Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season, Outstanding Stunt Coordination and Outstanding Stunt Performance.
Given the recent success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) during the MTV Awards this year, it seems likely that some of these nominations may turn into wins too.
Other Disney+ shows that take lead is the Star Wars western-adventure The Mandalorian earning 24 nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Giancarlo Esposito as well as Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for Timothy Timothy Olyphant and Carl Weathers.
After a riveting new season, it’s no surprise that Netflix’s The Crown has also managed to earn 24 nominations as well. The series featuring UK’s royals earned nominations in these categories: Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series and Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
The 2021 Emmys award ceremony takes place on 19 September 2021.