WandaVision: Elizabeth Olsen & Paul Bettany Nab Emmy Nominations For Marvel Roles

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
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WandaVision earned critical acclaim when the show debuted on Disney+ as it launched the post-Infinity Saga chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Created by Jac Schaeffer, the Marvel series reunited Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda Maximoff and Paul Bettany's Vision for another adventure, but with a twist. Instead of fighting for the safety of the world, the pair ended up in the sitcom-inspired town of Westview, with both of them living an unusually perfect married life in the suburbs.

Given that this is a series set within the world of the MCU, not everything is what it seems, and it was ultimately revealed that this was a world that was accidentally crafted by the Hex powers of Wanda. After multiple twists and turns, WandaVision ended with the full-blown transformation of Wanda into the Scarlet Witch, which will lead to her appearance in 2022's Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. 

The unique format of WandaVision led to a passionate Emmys campaign from Marvel Studios, with the studio releasing For Your Consideration posters alongside Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan's The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Reports also surfaced that the Emmy chances for WandaVision were looking good, with the forecast saying that the show is the front-runner in categories like Best Limited Series or Anthology and Best Actor/Actress in a Limited Series or Anthology.

Now, it seems that the campaign for the MCU series paid off. 


WandaVision Poster

WandaVision officially nabbed a total of 23 Emmy nominations for Disney+. 

Stars Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen have been officially nominated as Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie for the 2021 Emmy Awards, respectively. 

Alongside Bettany, other nominees are Hamitlon's Leslie Odom Jr. and Lin-Manuel Miranda, The Undoing's Hugh Grant, and Halton's Ewan McGregor. Meanwhile, Olsen joins The Queen's Gambit Anya-Taylor Joy, Mare of Eastown's Kate Winslet, I May Destroy You's Michaela Coel, and Genius: Aretha's Cynthia Ervo. 

WandaVision was also nominated for Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series for the Emmys. The other nominees are The Queen's Gambit, Mare of Eastown, The Underground Railroad, and I May Destroy You. 

Kathryn Hahn, who played Agatha Harkness in the series, also secured a Supporting Actress nomination for the Emmys. The other nominees are Moses Ingram (Queen's Gambit), Jean Smart (Mare of Eastown), Philippa Soo (Hamilton), and Julianne Nicholson (Mare of Eastown). 

The full list of nominations are as follows: 

Paul Bettany - Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

Elizabeth Olsen - Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie 

Kathryn Hahn - Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

WandaVision - Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

 "The Series Finale" - Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie or Special

WandaVision - Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half Hour)

WandaVision - Outstanding Special Visual Effects in A Season or A Movie

WandaVision - Outstanding Casting For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

"All-New Halloween Spooktacular" - Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

Matt Shakman - Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

"Filmed Before A Live Studio Audience" - Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie

"On A Very Special Episode" - Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series

"Previously On" - Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series

"The Series Finale" - Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series

"Don't Touch That Dial" - Outstanding Period And/Or Character Hairstyling 

"Don't Touch That Dial" - Outstanding Music Supervision 

WandaVision - Outstanding Main Title Design 

"Filmed Before A Live Studio Audience" - Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes 

"Filmed Before A Live Studio Audience" - Outstanding Period And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) 

Christopher Beck, "Previously On" - Outstanding Music Competition For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie, Or Special (Original Dramatic Score) 

Agatha All Along - Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics 

WandaVision - Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music


The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 19, 2021.


Based on the 23 Emmy nominations for WandaVision, it's safe to say that the cast and crew of the hit Marvel series are all smiles right now. 

The success of WandaVision combined with the overwhelming positive reaction from fans and critics paved the way for these nominations to arrive, and it will be interesting to find out how many awards the show takes home when it's all said and done. 

Given that WandaVision earned a good chunk of nominations, there's a strong chance that the Disney+ series will eventually land at least a couple accolades at the ceremony. In 2020, The Mandalorian nabbed a total of 15 nominations, and the show managed to win five Emmy Awards after that. 

WandaVision's nomination tally further solidifies the winning odds for multiple Emmy Awards. Whatever the case, it's reasonable to assume that this is already a solid win for Marvel Studios, especially considering the fact that this is their first foray into the world of streaming and the small screen.

WandaVision marks a beginning of a new era for Marvel Studios, and this achievement could tease that more nominations and awards are on their way for the small screen side of the MCU.

All episodes of WandaVision are now streaming on Disney+.

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Release Date
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- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.