Marvel Studios is quickly finding a great deal of success through its Phase 4 Disney+ exclusives, which are already ranking as some of the most-watched programs in the streaming networks' short history. Loki is making waves after only two episodes following an impressive run for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in March and April 2021.
Of course, this all kicked off with the wacky and wild story of WandaVision in January, which brought MCU regulars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany into likely the MCU's most ambitious project to date. With a full-blown tribute to the history of American sitcoms housing a story filled with magic and grief coming together in harmony, Phase 4 found a way to deliver a brilliant adventure through the self-proclaimed "unusual couple."
Although Marvel fans have made their voices heard in terms of the successes from this series, Marvel and Disney are shooting for the stars in the coming months...
THE AWARDS CAMPAIGN FOR WANDAVISION
Disney officially started its campaign for Marvel Studios' WandaVision ahead of the 2021 Emmy Awards, pushing for nominations for nearly 50 members of the cast and crew in 18 different categories. Leading stars Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany highlight the group, along with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and his team.
The full list can be seen below:
OUTSTANDING LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES
- Executive Producer - Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Matt Shakman, Jac Schaeffer
- Co-Executive Producer - Mary Livanos, Trevor Waterson
- Supervising Producer - Gretchen Enders
- Producer - Chuck Hayward
DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE - Matt Shakman
WRITING FOR A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE -
- Peter Cameron Ep 106 “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!"
- Mackenzie Dohr Ep 105 "On a Very Special Episode…"
- Laura Donney Ep 108 “Previously On"
- Gretchen Enders Ep 102 “Don’t Touch That Dial"
- Bobak Esfarjani Ep 104 “We Interrupt This Program"
- Chuck Hayward Ep 106 “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!"
- Megan McDonnell Ep 103 “Now In Color"
- Jac Schaeffer Ep 101 “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience"
- Cameron Squires Ep 107 “Breaking the Fourth Wall”
LEAD ACTRESS IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE - Elizabeth Olsen
LEAD ACTOR IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE - Paul Bettany
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE -
- Kat Dennings
- Emma Caulfield Ford
- Kathryn Hahn
- Teyonah Parris
- Debra Jo Rupp
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE -
- Asif Ali
- Julian Hilliard
- Jett Klyne
- Randall Park
- David Payton
- Evan Peters
- Josh Stamberg
CASTING FOR A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE - Sarah Halley Finn, CSA, Jason B. Stamey, CSA
CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOVIE - Jess Hall, ASC
SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES -
- Nona Khodai – “On A Very Special Episode..."
- Zene Baker – “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”
- Tim Roche – “Breaking The Fourth Wall”
- Zene Baker, Michael A. Webber, Tim Roche, Nona Khodai – “The Series Finale”
PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PROGRAM (HALF-HOUR) - Mark Worthington
FANTASY/SCI-FI COSTUMES - Mayes C. Rubeo
PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER MAKEUP (NON-PROSTHETIC) - Tricia Sawyer Ep 1 “Filmed Before A Live Studio Audience”
PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIRSTYLING - Karen Bartek
MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A LIMITED OR ANTHOLOGY SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE) - Christophe Beck
ORIGINAL MUSIC & LYRICS - “Agatha All Along,” Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
ORIGINAL MAIN TITLE THEME MUSIC - Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez
MUSIC SUPERVISION - Dave Jordan, Shannon Murphy
THE MCU'S FIRST EMMYS COMING?
Through the first 13 years of the MCU's history, movies from the Infinity Saga were nominated for 19 different Academy Awards, although Phase 4 has a chance to add to that number. Three of those nominations resulted in wins in the categories of Costume Design, Original Score, and Production Design for 2018's Black Panther.
Now that Marvel Studios has expanded into streaming TV shows, the time has come to test the waters in a new arena of awards as well. This comes after the limited series took home multiple awards at the 2021 MTV Awards, led by Elizabeth Olsen and Kathryn Hahn
While the official nominations for these awards likely won't come for a few more weeks, Marvel fans are already building up hype for WandaVision's potential at television's biggest awards outing. Considering how popular the series is even long after its Disney+ run concluded, there's certainly a chance the MCU's 24th outing could earn some impressive hardware.
With outstanding performances from the two leads along with excellent supporting roles played by stars like Kathryn Hahn and Evan Peters, Marvel's first attempt at long-form storytelling earned rave reviews across the board. Now comes the wait to find out which of these individuals will officially earn awards nominations and eventually take home golden trophies.
All nine episodes of WandaVision are available to stream on Disney+.