Marvel and Star Wars seek to beat Netflix in Emmy nominations | The USA Newspaper

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The Angels, (EFE News) .- Since the launch of Disney +, the Marvel and Star Wars franchises have made the leap to television with series such as “The Mandalorian” and “WandaVision”, which could surprise and dominate the Emmy nominations.

The US Television Academy will announce its candidates for the 73rd edition of the Emmy Awards, whose delivery gala will be held on Sunday, September 19 in face-to-face format, after hosting a digital ceremony last year for the coronavirus pandemic.

Netflix phenomena like “The Crown” and “The Queen’s Gambit”, or the acclaimed “Mare of Easttown” by HBO, have a guaranteed place among the fiction aspiring to the most important awards on television.

However, the expectation falls on the television productions that Disney has released this year, supported by two of the most lucrative brands in cinema, Marvel and Star Wars.

“WandaVision”, the miniseries about the lives of superheroes Wanda Maximoff and Vision, is the title with the most votes. Its premise, which pays tribute to representative comedies of a decade in each episode, surprised critics and could win votes from academics.


Marvel fiction will have to compete for a position in the tightest category of the year, as the miniseries format has defined this television season.

“I May Destroy You”, “Mare of Easttown”, “The Queen’s Gambit”, “The Underground Railroad”, “Small Ax”, “It’s a Sin”, “The Undoing” and “Genius: Aretha” will also try to get hold of one of the five nominations distributed in this section.

Less close seems the category of best drama series, where “The Mandalorian” -the first Star Wars series- could repeat its 2020 nomination. In this section, the Marvel title “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” would also compete, although its mention is on the tightrope and hardly appears in the pools.

For their part, no one doubts that “Bridgerton” and “The Crown”, two Netflix phenomena, will compete for the award against other veteran series such as “Pose”, “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “This Is Us”.

In comedy, the gaze points to “Ted Lasso”, the satire on the world of football that already surprised at the Golden Globes and which has become the flagship of Apple TV +.

In addition to “Ted Lasso”, recent titles such as “Hacks”, “The Flight Attendant”, “Pen15” or “Girls5eva”, whose timid premiere has been gaining repercussion thanks to word of mouth, will fight for the nomination.

“Black-ish”, “The Kominsky Method” y “Master of None” cierran las favoritas.


The Emmys are characterized by being a parade of well-known faces thanks to the multiple categories of interpretation: there are 12, which result from dividing best actor and actress, main and secondary, into comedy, drama and miniseries.

Among all the names, the safest bet is the nomination of Kate Winslet.

Her role as an apathetic police inspector investigating a series of disappearances in a small Pennsylvania town has dazzled audiences and made the broadcast of “Mare of Easttown” – which HBO premiered in weekly doses – a television event that is not known. repeated from the end of “Game Of Thrones.”

Winslet would share a nomination for best actress in a miniseries with the other great protagonist of the season, Anya Taylor-Joy (with triple Argentine, American and British nationality), who has already triumphed at the Golden Globes with “The Queen’s Gambit.”

In drama, the stakes point to a match between Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin for “The Crown,” Elisabeth Moss for “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Mj Roriguez for “Pose.”

While in comedy, nominations are open except for Jean Smart, who is aiming for a double with a nomination for starring in “Hacks” and another for best supporting actress in a miniseries for “Mare of Easttown.”

In the men’s section, Regé-Jean Page (“Bridgerton”), Josh O’Connor (“The Crown”) and Billy Porter (“Pose”) are the big favorites in drama, a much more open competition than comedy, where Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”) has his nomination assured.