After a year devoid of Marvel Studios content, 2021 thus far has been chock-full of it. WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier have both finished runs on Disney+ while Loki and Black Widow are gearing up to be a two-pack punch for this summer.
In the meantime, fans and viewers alike are getting a bit of downtime from this rush—and a rush it was. Both of Marvel Studios' premiere Disney+ shows were highly-regarded in terms of storytelling, special effects, and pushing the boundaries of what the blockbuster franchise has already accomplished.
Not to mention, this isn't the first time that Disney has been praised for its streaming endeavors. Star Wars' and Lucasfilm's The Mandalorian was both critically appraised and rewarded with seven Emmys last year alone.
Now, it seems as though Marvel Studios is chasing Lucasfilm's high as the Emmys campaign for its Disney+ series has begun...
MARVEL STUDIOS AIMING FOR DISNEY+ EMMYS
With the nominations for the 2021 Emmys awards slated for July 13, 2021, Marvel Studios and Disney released two new campaign posters for WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (via Isso é Veludo?).
WandaVision is being considered for Best Limited Series. The poster cites one of Decider's reviews of the Elizabeth Olsen-led show, describing it as "Brilliant television and quite possibly the best TV show about television to ever exist:"
On the other hand, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is campaigning for Best Drama. A review from Lorraine Ali from the Los Angeles Times on the poster deems the Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan adventure as "A must-stream event that deals with the realities of racial inequity:"
A POTENTIAL FIRST FOR THE MCU
Over the years, Marvel Studios has received little recognition on the awards show front. However, the most notable achievements came in the form of 2018's Black Panther when the groundbreaking film won Best Original Score, Best Costume Design, and Best Production Design at the 2019 Academy Awards.
More recently, Avengers: Endgame was nominated for Best Visual Effects at the 2020 Academy Awards but did not take home the trophy.
If either or both WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier make it onto the docket for the respective categories they're campaigning for, then this will be the first time that Marvel Studios has broken out into a big-time awards category for a top-notch awards show.
And, it isn't just Disney that thinks this is a plausible case. Variety predicted that WandaVision will, in fact, be nominated for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series, so history could be on track to be made this summer.
If it's not, however, Disney and Marvel Studios still have several chances to make it onto the docket with over 20 projects slated to head to theaters and TV screens across the world over the next few years.
All episodes of both WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier are streaming now on Disney+. The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air on September 19, 2021, and nominations will be announced on July 13, 2021.