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Marvel’s ‘What If…?’ Gets 3 Emmy Noms but Live Series Are Ignored

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Just one year after its record-breaking 23 Emmy nominations in 2021, Marvel Studios took house nominations on this year’s nominee bulletins for the Television Academy’s 74th annual ceremony.

While final year’s important darling WandaVision was nominated in a number of classes, together with prestigious Outstanding Lead Actor nods for Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany, no such love was accorded the three Marvel Studio live-action collection produced for Disney Plus this year. The notable exception was the franchise’s one animated collection, What If…?, which picked up an Outstanding Animated Program nom in addition to a posthumous nomination for Chadwick Boseman within the Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance class. Boseman recorded the VO for his character T’Challa for the collection’ second episode, “What If… T’Challa Became a Star-Lord?” earlier than his demise in 2020. Boseman’s co-star JeffreyWright was additionally nominated, as was F. Murray Abraham for his vocal efficiency as Khonshu in Moon Knight.

The studio additionally scored nominations for technical and stunt classes, with Moon Knight receiving probably the most nominations.

The studio made 94 submissions for consideration for this year’s awards in a number of classes, together with 30 subs for Hawkeye, 26 for Loki, 25 for Moon Knight, and 13 for the animated collection What If…? The respective leads for every of the 4 reveals had been all submitted for appearing consideration, together with Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Oscar Isaac, Ethan Hawke, Tom Hiddleston, and Owen Wilson. Three What If…? stars had been submitted for Best Character Voice-Over Performance, together with Hayley Atwell, Jeffrey Wright, and the late Chadwick Boseman, and F. Murray Abraham for his vocal efficiency as Khonshu in Moon Knight.

The full listing of Marvel Studios Emmy nominations follows:

What If…?

  • Outstanding Animated Program
  • Outstanding Character Voice-Over (Chadwick Boseman)
  • Outstanding Character Voice-Over (F. Murray Abraham)

Hawkeye

  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Comedy Series Or Variety Program whereas Anthology Series Or Movie 

Loki

  • Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)
  • Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes 

Moon Knight

  • Outstanding Character Voice-Over (F. Murray Abraham)
  • Outstanding Stunt Performance
  • Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
  • Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie 
  • Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie, Or Special

Although there didn’t appear to be any egregious snubs, the dearth of nominations for fan favourite and demanding darling Florence Pugh for her efficiency as Black Widow/Yelena in Hawkeye might increase just a few eyebrows. Moon Knight actor Oscar Isaac was additionally critically lauded for his portrayal of the title function but didn’t rating a nom (though he was nominated for his function in HBO’s Scenes From a Marriage).

The winners might be introduced live at this year’s Emmy Award Ceremony, which is able to air Monday, Sept. 12, on NBC. The ceremony may even stream live on Peacock.

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