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And the Winners are… How did WandaVision, Mandalorian, The Boys, and More do During this Year’s Emmy Awards?

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The 2021 Emmy winners have been announced and after a massive amount of nominations, we now now how all of the “geek” shows did. “Geek” shows were well represented in acting categories, technical, and more.

Below are the categories where shows like WandaVision, The Mandalorian, and more were nominated and how they did! The ones in bold are the winners. The below includes the Creative and Primetime award winners.

Creative Emmy Awards

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Courtney B. Vance as George Freeman on Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Whitey’s on the Moon”) (HBO)
  • Don Cheadle as Colonel James Rhodes / War Machine on The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Episode: “New World Order”) (Disney+)
  • Charles Dance as Lord Mountbatten on The Crown (Episode: “Gold Stick”) (Netflix)
  • Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth on The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 9: The Marshal”) (Disney+)
  • Carl Weathers as Greef Karga on The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 12: The Siege”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series

  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • Bridgerton (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • The Mandalorian (Disney+)

Outstanding Casting for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
  • I May Destroy You (HBO)
  • Mare of Easttown (HBO)
  • The Underground Railroad (Prime Video)
  • WandaVision (Disney+)

Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming

  • Debbie Allen for Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (Netflix)
  • Dondraico Johnson for Genius: Aretha (Nat Geo)
  • Brooke Lipton for Lucifer (Netflix)
  • Mandy Moore and Luther Brown for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)
  • Mandy Moore for Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour)

  • The Mandalorian – Matthew Jensen (Episode: “Chapter 15: The Believer”) (Disney+)
  • Grown-ish – Mark Doering-Powell (Episode: “Know Yourself”) (Freeform)
  • Hacks – Adam Bricker (Episode: “Primm”) (HBO Max)
  • Made for Love – Nathaniel Goodman (Episode: “User One”) (HBO Max)
  • Servant – Marshall Adams (Episode: “2:00”) (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)

  • The Crown – Adriano Goldman (Episode: “Fairytale”) (Netflix)
  • Bridgerton – Jeffrey Jur (Episode: “Art of the Swoon”) (Netflix)
  • Euphoria – Marcell Rév (Episode: “Trouble Don’t Last Always”) (HBO)
  • Lovecraft Country – Tat Radcliffe (Episode: “Sundown”) (HBO)
  • The Mandalorian – Baz Idoine (Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”) (Disney+)
  • Perry Mason – David Franco (Episode: “Chapter 2”) (HBO)
  • The Umbrella Academy – Neville Kidd (Episode: “Right Back Where We Started”) (Netflix)

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes

  • WandaVision (Episode: “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”) (Disney+)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Nightshade”) (Hulu)
  • Lovecraft Country (Episode: “I Am.”) (HBO)
  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”) (Disney+)
  • The Umbrella Academy (Episode: “The Frankel Footage”) (Netflix)

Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling

  • Bridgerton (Episode: “Art of the Swoon”) (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Episode: “War”) (Netflix)
  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”) (Disney+)
  • Ratched (Episode: “The Dance”) (Netflix)
  • WandaVision (Episode: “Don’t Touch That Dial”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Main Title Design

  • The Good Lord Bird (Showtime)
  • Between the World and Me (HBO)
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
  • Raised by Wolves (HBO Max)
  • WandaVision (Disney+)

Outstanding Period and/or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)

  • The Queen’s Gambit (Episode: “Adjournment”) (Netflix)
  • Halston (Episode: “Versailles”) (Netflix)
  • Ratched (Episode: “Pilot”) (Netflix)
  • Star Trek: Discovery (Episode: “Terra Firma, Part 2”) (Paramount+)
  • WandaVision (Episode: “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup

  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”) (Disney+)
  • Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Sundown”) (HBO)
  • Pose (Episode: “On the Run”) (FX)
  • Star Trek: Discovery (Episode: “That Hope Is You, Part 1”) (Paramount+)
  • This Is Us (Episode: “There”) (NBC)

Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)

  • Ludwig Göransson for The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”) (Disney+)
  • Kris Bowers for Bridgerton (Episode: “Diamond of the First Water”) (Netflix)
  • Martin Phipps for The Crown (Episode: “The Balmoral Test”) (Netflix)
  • Adam Taylor for The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “The Crossing”) (Hulu)
  • Laura Karpman and Raphael Saadiq for Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Rewind 1921”) (HBO)
  • Siddhartha Khosla for This Is Us (Episode: “Birth Mother”) (NBC)

Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited or Anthology Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)

  • Carlos Rafael Rivera for The Queen’s Gambit (Episode: “End Game”) (Netflix)
  • Jeff Russo for Fargo (Episode: “East/West”) (FX)
  • Jeff Russo and Zoë Keating for Oslo (HBO)
  • Nicholas Britell for The Underground Railroad (Episode: “Chapter 2: South Carolina”) (Prime Video)
  • Christophe Beck for WandaVision (Episode: “Previously On”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

  • Blake Neely for The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
  • Michael Abels for Allen v. Farrow (HBO)
  • Kris Bowers and Michael Dean Parsons for Bridgerton (Netflix)
  • Marcus Mumford and Tom Howe for Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
  • Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez for WandaVision (Disney+)

Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics

  • WandaVision (Episode: “Breaking the Fourth Wall”) (Song: “Agatha All Along”) (Disney+)
  • Bo Burnham: Inside (Song: “Comedy”) (Netflix)
  • The Boys (Episode: “The Big Ride”) (Song: “Never Truly Vanish”) (Prime Video)
  • The Queen’s Gambit (Episode: “Adjournment”) (Song: “I Can’t Remember Love”) (Netflix)
  • Soundtrack of Our Lives (Song: “The End Titles”) (YouTube)
  • Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (Episode: “Zoey’s Extraordinary Birthday”) (Song: “Crimson Love”) (NBC)

Outstanding Music Supervision

  • Ciara Elwis and Matt Biffa for I May Destroy You (Episode: “Ego Death”) (HBO)
  • Alexandra Patsavas for Bridgerton (Episode: “Diamond of the First Water”) (Netflix)
  • Sarah Bridge for The Crown (Episode: “Fairytale”) (Netflix)
  • Amanda Krieg Thomas, Alexis Martin Woodall and Ryan Murphy for Halston (Episode: “The Party’s Over”) (Netflix)
  • Liza Richardson for Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Strange Case”) (HBO)
  • Randall Poster for The Queen’s Gambit (Episode: “Adjournment”) (Netflix)
  • Dave Jordan and Shannon Murphy for WandaVision (Episode: “Don’t Touch That Dial”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series

  • The Crown – Yan Miles (Episode: “Fairytale”) (Netflix)
  • The Crown – Paulo Pandolpho (Episode: “Avalanche”) (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale – Wendy Hallam Martin (Episode: “The Crossing”) (Hulu)
  • The Mandalorian – Dylan Firshein and J. Erik Jessen (Episode: “Chapter 11: The Heiress”) (Disney+)
  • The Mandalorian – Andrew S. Eisen (Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”) (Disney+)
  • The Mandalorian – Jeff Seibenick (Episode: “Chapter 15: The Believer”) (Disney+)
  • The Mandalorian – Adam Gerstel (Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • The Queen’s Gambit – Michelle Tesoro (Episode: “Exchanges”) (Netflix)
  • Mare of Easttown – Amy E. Duddleston and Naomi Sunrise Filoramo (Episode: “Fathers”) (HBO)
  • Mare of Easttown – Amy E. Duddleston (Episode: “Miss Lady Hawk Herself”) (HBO)
  • WandaVision – Nona Khodai (Episode: “On a Very Special Episode…”) (Disney+)
  • WandaVision – Zene Baker, Michael A. Webber, Tim Roche and Nona Khodai (Episode: “The Series Finale”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)

  • The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
  • Bridgerton (Episode: “After the Rain”) (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Episode: “War”) (Netflix)
  • Halston (Netflix)
  • The Mandalorian (Episodes: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”) (Disney+)
  • Perry Mason (Episode: “Chapter Three”) (HBO)

Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour or Less)

  • WandaVision (Disney+)
  • Emily in Paris (Episode: “Emily in Paris”) (Netflix)
  • Hacks (Episode: “Primm”) (HBO Max)
  • Ted Lasso (Episode: “For the Children”) (Apple TV+)
  • United States of Al (Episodes: “Pilot”) (CBS)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One-Hour)

  • Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Sundown”) (HBO)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Episode: “One World, One People”) (Disney+)
  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”) (Disney+)
  • Star Trek: Discovery (Episode: “That Hope Is You (Part 1)”) (Paramount+)
  • The Umbrella Academy (Episode: “The End of Something”) (Netflix)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation

  • Love, Death & Robots (Episode: “Snow in the Desert”) (Netflix)
  • Cobra Kai (Episode: “December 19”) (Netflix)
  • Mythic Quest (Episode: “Everlight”) (Apple TV+)
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks (Episode: “No Small Parts”) (Paramount+)
  • Ted Lasso (Episode: “The Hope That Kills You”) (Apple TV+)

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special

  • The Queen’s Gambit (Episode: “End Game”) (Netflix)
  • Fargo (Episode: “East/West”) (FX)
  • The Haunting of Bly Manor (Episode: “The Two Faces (Part Two)”) (Netflix)
  • The Underground Railroad (Episode: “Chapter 9: Indiana Winter”) (Prime Video)
  • WandaVision (Episode: “The Series Finale”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)

  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”) (Disney+)
  • The Boys (Episode: “What I Know”) (Prime Video)
  • The Crown (Episode: “Fairytale”) (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Chicago”) (Hulu)
  • Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Sundown”) (HBO)

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • The Queen’s Gambit (Episode: “End Game”) (Netflix)
  • Genius: Aretha (Episode: “Respect”) (Nat Geo)
  • Mare of Easttown (Episode: “Sore Must Be the Storm”) (HBO)
  • The Underground Railroad (Episode: “Chapter 1: Georgia”) (Prime Video)
  • WandaVision (Episode: “The Series Finale”) (Disney+)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie

  • The Mandalorian (Disney+)
  • The Boys (Prime Video)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+)
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • WandaVision (Disney+)

Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode

  • Star Trek: Discovery (Episode: “Su’kal”) (Paramount+)
  • The Crown (Episode: “Gold Stick”) (Netflix)
  • The Nevers (Episode: “Ignition”) (HBO)
  • The Umbrella Academy (Episode: “743”) (Netflix)
  • Vikings (Episode: “The Signal”) (Prime Video)

Outstanding Stunt Coordination

  • The Mandalorian (Disney+)
  • Doom Patrol (HBO Max)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Disney+)
  • S.W.A.T. (CBS)
  • Warrior (HBO Max)

Outstanding Stunt Performance

  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”) (Disney+)
  • Cobra Kai (Episode: “December 19”) (Netflix)
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (Episode: “Truth”) (Disney+)
  • Gangs of London (Episode: “Episode 2”) (AMC+)
  • Lovecraft Country (Episode: “I Am.”) (HBO)

Primetime Emmy Awards

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • Julianne Nicholson as Lori Ross on Mare of Easttown (Episode: “Sacrament”) (HBO)
  • Renée Elise Goldsberry as Angelica Schuyler on Hamilton (Disney+)
  • Kathryn Hahn as Agatha Harkness / Agnes The Nosy Neighbor on WandaVision (Episode: “Breaking the Fourth Wall”) (Disney+)
  • Moses Ingram as Jolene on The Queen’s Gambit (Episode: “End Game”) (Netflix)
  • Jean Smart as Helen Fahey on Mare of Easttown (Episode: “Sacrament”) (HBO)
  • Phillipa Soo as Eliza Hamilton on Hamilton (Disney+)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • The Boys (Prime Video)
  • Bridgerton (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • The Mandalorian (Disney+)
  • Pose (FX)
  • This Is Us (NBC)

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

  • I May Destroy You (HBO)
  • Mare of Easttown (HBO)
  • The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
  • The Underground Railroad (Prime Video)
  • WandaVision (Disney+)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Sterling K. Brown as Randall Pearson on This Is Us (Episode: “Forty: Part 2”) (NBC)
  • Jonathan Majors as Atticus Freeman on Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Sundown”) (HBO)
  • Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles on The Crown (Episode: “Terra Nullius”) (Netflix)
  • Regé-Jean Page as Simon Basset on Bridgerton (Episode: “Art of the Swoon”) (Netflix)
  • Billy Porter as Pray Tell on Pose (Episode: “Take Me To Church”) (FX)
  • Matthew Rhys as Perry Mason on Perry Mason (Episode: “Chapter 8”) (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Uzo Aduba as Dr. Brooke Taylor on In Treatment (Episode: “Brooke – Week 5”) (HBO)
  • Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II on The Crown (Episode: “48:1”) (Netflix)
  • Emma Corrin as Princess Diana on The Crown (Episode: “Fairytale”) (Netflix)
  • Elisabeth Moss as June Osborne / Offred on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Home”) (Hulu)
  • Mj Rodriguez as Blanca Evangelista on Pose (Episode: “Series Finale”) (FX)
  • Jurnee Smollett as Letitia “Leti” Lewis on Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Holy Ghost”) (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • Paul Bettany as Vision on WandaVision (Disney+)
  • Hugh Grant as Jonathan Fraser on The Undoing (HBO)
  • Ewan McGregor as Halston on Halston (Netflix)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda as Alexander Hamilton on Hamilton (Disney+)
  • Leslie Odom Jr. as Aaron Burr on Hamilton (Disney+)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • Michaela Coel as Arabella on I May Destroy You (HBO)
  • Cynthia Erivo as Aretha Franklin on Genius: Aretha (National Geographic)
  • Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch on WandaVision (Disney+)
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Beth Harmon on The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
  • Kate Winslet as Mare Sheehan on Mare of Easttown (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon on The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”) (Disney+)
  • O-T Fagbenle as Luke Bankole on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Home”) (Hulu)
  • John Lithgow as Elias Birchard “E.B.” Jonathan on Perry Mason (Episode: “Chapter 4”) (HBO)
  • Tobias Menzies as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on The Crown (Episode: “Gold Stick”) (Netflix)
  • Max Minghella as Commander Nick Blaine on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “The Crossing”) (Hulu)
  • Chris Sullivan as Toby Damon on This Is Us (Episode: “In the Room”) (NBC)
  • Bradley Whitford as Commander Joseph Lawrence on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Testimony”) (Hulu)
  • Michael K. Williams as Montrose Freeman on Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Rewind 1921”) (HBO) (posthumous)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher on The Crown (Episode: “Favourites”) (Netflix)
  • Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret on The Crown (Episode: “The Hereditary Principle”) (Netflix)
  • Madeline Brewer as Janine Lindo on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Testimony”) (Hulu)
  • Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Progress”) (Hulu)
  • Aunjanue Ellis as Hippolyta Freeman on Lovecraft Country (Episode: “I Am.”) (HBO)
  • Emerald Fennell as Camilla Parker Bowles on The Crown (Episode: “Fairytale”) (Netflix)
  • Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy Waterford on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Home”) (Hulu)
  • Samira Wiley as Moira on The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Vows”) (Hulu)

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  • Bridgerton (Episode: “Diamond of the First Water”), Directed by Julie Anne Robinson (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Episode: “Fairytale”), Directed by Benjamin Caron (Netflix)
  • The Crown (Episode: “War”), Directed by Jessica Hobbs (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “The Wilderness”), Directed by Liz Garbus (Hulu)
  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 9: The Marshal”), Directed by Jon Favreau (Disney+)
  • Pose (Episode: “Series Finale”), Directed by Steven Canals (FX)

Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • Hamilton, Directed by Thomas Kail (Disney+)
  • I May Destroy You (Episode: “Ego Death”), Directed by Sam Miller and Michaela Coel (HBO)
  • I May Destroy You (Episode: “Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes”), Directed by Sam Miller (HBO)
  • Mare of Easttown, Directed by Craig Zobel (HBO)
  • The Queen’s Gambit, Directed by Scott Frank (Netflix)
  • The Underground Railroad, Directed by Barry Jenkins (Prime Video)
  • WandaVision, Directed by Matt Shakman (Disney+)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • The Boys (Episode: “What I Know”), Written by Rebecca Sonnenshine (Prime Video)
  • The Crown (Episode: “War”), Written by Peter Morgan (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Episode: “Home”), Written by Yahlin Chang (Hulu)
  • Lovecraft Country (Episode: “Sundown”), Written by Misha Green (HBO)
  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 13: The Jedi”), Written by Dave Filoni (Disney+)
  • The Mandalorian (Episode: “Chapter 16: The Rescue”), Written by Jon Favreau (Disney+)
  • Pose (Episode: “Series Finale”), Written by Steven Canals, Brad Falchuk, Our Lady J, Janet Mock, and Ryan Murphy (FX)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

  • I May Destroy You, Written by Michaela Coel (HBO)
  • Mare of Easttown, Written by Brad Ingelsby (HBO)
  • The Queen’s Gambit, Written by Scott Frank (Netflix)
  • WandaVision (Episode: “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”), Written by Chuck Hayward and Peter Cameron (Disney+)
  • WandaVision (Episode: “Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”), Written by Jac Schaeffer (Disney+)
  • WandaVision (Episode: “Previously On”), Written by Laura Donney (Disney+)

Around the Tubes

It’s a new week and we have lots coming at you including exclusive interviews and more! So, get ready! We’re kicking it off with news and reviews from around the web you might have missed.

ICv2 – Kirby and Sinnott’s ‘Fantastic Four #86’ Original Cover Art Goes For $480,000 – Outbid again!

The Mary Sue – Things We Saw Today: WandaVision, The Mandalorian Win at the Creative Arts Emmys – Congrats!

Kotaku – Twitch Sues ‘Hate Raid’ Organizers – This is… good and unexpected.

Kotaku – Holy Batman, There Are So Many Marvel Games Now – Yes, yes there are.

Reviews

Talking Comics – The Last Session #1
Collected Editions – Secret Six Vol. 1: Friends in Low Places

Fantastic Four #86

Marvel Studios’ Disney+ Series Comes to LEGO

LEGO has revealed a new wave of blind bag minifigures that will be available starting September 1st. The figures come from the Marvel Disney+ shows WandaVision, Loki, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and What If?.

Included in the set are:

  • Scarlet Witch
  • White Vision
  • Monica Rambeau
  • Sam Wilson/Captain America
  • Bucky Barnes
  • Loki
  • Sylvie
  • Captain Carter
  • Zombie Captain America
  • T’Challa Star-Lord
  • Zombie Hunter Spidey (Steve Rogers)
  • Gamora/Thanos

Check out the figures below!

Around the Tubes

It was new comic book day yesterday! What’d you all get? What’d you enjoy? What’d you dislike? Sound off in the comments below. While you think about that, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web.

ICv2 – Can New Distribution Models Help Comic Creators Address Persistent Economic Uncertainty – In the old days this would be called diversification and be a “no duh”.

The Mary Sue – The WandaVision and Loki Finales Are Eerily in Sync at Critical Moments – This is pretty cool.

Reviews

The Beat – M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1
Collected Editions – Planet of the Apes Omnibus: Before the Fall

M.O.M.: Mother of Madness #1

WandaVision, The Boys, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and The Mandalorian all Get Emmy Nominations

Emmy

The 2021 Emmy nominations have been announced and they are packed with shows and actors based on comics. “Geek” shows were well represented in acting categories, technical, and more. You can catch the highlights below and then the full list of nominees below that.

Highlights include:

  • Paul Bettany (WandaVision) for Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision) for Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian) for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
  • Kathryn Han (WandaVision) for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Don Cheadle (The Falcon and Winter Soldier) for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
  • Carl Weathers (The Mandalorian) for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
  • Timothy Olyphant (The Mandalorian) for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
  • WandaVision for Limited or Anthology Series
  • The Boys for Drama Series
  • The Mandalorian for Drama Series
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 13 The Jedi for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Period or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)
  • WandaVision for Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour)
  • The Mandalorian for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
  • WandaVision for Outstanding Casting for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Lucifer for Outstanding Choreography for Scripted Programming
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 15 The Believer for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour)
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 13 The Jedi for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
  • The Umbrella Academy: Right Back Where We Started for Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 13 The Jedi for Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes
  • The Umbrella Academy: The Frankel Footage for Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes
  • WandaVision: Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience for Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 9 The Marshal for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
  • WandaVision for Outstanding Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 11 The Heiress for Outstanding Single-Camera Editing for a Drama Series
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 13 The Jedi for Outstanding Single-Camera Editing for a Drama Series
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 15 The Believer for Outstanding Single-Camera Editing for a Drama Series
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 16 The Rescue for Outstanding Single-Camera Editing for a Drama Series
  • WandaVision: On a Very Special Episode for Outstanding Single-Cameria Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • WandaVision: The Series Finale for Outstanding Single-Cameria Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 16 The Rescue for Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling
  • WandaVision: Don’t Touch That Dial for Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling
  • WandaVision for Outstanding Main Title Design
  • Star Trek: Discovery Terra Firma for Outstanding Period and/or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)
  • WandaVision: Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience for Outstanding Period and/or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 13 The Jedi for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup
  • Star Trek: Discovery: That Hope is You, Part 1 for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 16 The Rescue for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)
  • WandaVision: Previously On for Outstanding Music Composition for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
  • WandaVision: Breaking the Fourth Wall for Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics
  • WandaVision for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
  • WandaVsion: Don’t Touch that Dial for Outstanding Music Supervision
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: One World, One People for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 13 The Jedi for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)
  • Star Trek: Discovery That Hope is You (Part 1) for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)
  • The Umbrella Academy: The End of Something for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)
  • Star Trek: Lower Decks No Small Parts for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation
  • WandaVision: The Series Finale for Outstanding Sound Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie or Special
  • The Boys: What I Know for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 13 The Jedi for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour)
  • WandaVision: The Series Finale for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • The Boys for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie
  • The Mandalorian for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie
  • WandaVision for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Season or a Movie
  • Star Trek: Discovery Su’kal for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode
  • The Umbrella Academy: 743 for Outstanding Special Visual Effects in a Single Episode
  • Doom Patrol for Outstanding Stunt Coordination
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier for Outstanding Stunt Coordination
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Truth for Outstanding Stunt Performance
  • The Mandalorian Chpater 16 The Rescue for Outstanding Stunt Performance
  • The Boys: What I Know for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 13 The Jedi for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
  • The Mandalorian Chapter 16 The Rescue for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
  • WandaVision: All-New Halloween Spooktacular! for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • WandaVision: Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • WandaVision: Previously On for Outstanding Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie

Check out below for the list of the main categories and nominations:

Drama Series

  • “The Boys” (Amazon Prime Video)
  • “Bridgerton” (Netflix)
  • “The Crown” (Netflix)
  • “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
  • “Lovecraft Country” (HBO)
  • “The Mandalorian” (Disney Plus)
  • “Pose” (FX)
  • “This Is Us” (NBC)

Comedy Series

  • “Black-ish” (ABC)
  • “Cobra Kai” (Netflix)
  • “Emily in Paris” (Netflix)
  • “Hacks” (HBO Max)
  • “The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max)
  • “The Kominsky Method” (Netflix)
  • “Pen15” (Hulu)
  • “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Limited Series

  • “I May Destroy You” (HBO)
  • “Mare of Easttown” (HBO)
  • “The Queen’s Gambit” (Netflix)
  • “The Underground Railroad” (Amazon Prime Video)
  • “WandaVision” (Disney Plus)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)
  • Jonathan Majors (“Lovecraft Country”)
  • Josh O’Connor (“The Crown”)
  • Regé-Jean Page (“Bridgerton”)
  • Billy Porter (“Pose”)
  • Matthew Rhys (“Perry Mason”)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Uzo Aduba (“In Treatment”)
  • Olivia Colman (“The Crown”)
  • Emma Corrin (“The Crown”)
  • Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
  • Mj Rodriguez (“Pose”)
  • Jurnee Smollett (“Lovecraft Country”)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)
  • Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)
  • William H. Macy (“Shameless”)
  • Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”)
  • Kenan Thompson (“Kenan”)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Aidy Bryant (“Shrill”)
  • Kaley Cuoco (“The Flight Attendant”)
  • Allison Janney (“Mom”)
  • Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)
  • Jean Smart (“Hacks”)

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Paul Bettany (“WandaVision”)
  • Hugh Grant (“The Undoing”)
  • Ewan McGregor (“Halston”)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton”)
  • Leslie Odom Jr. (“Hamilton”)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Michaela Coel (“I May Destroy You”)
  • Cynthia Erivo (“Genius: Aretha”)
  • Elizabeth Olsen (“WandaVision”)
  • Anya Taylor-Joy (“The Queen’s Gambit”)
  • Kate Winslet (“Mare of Easttown”)

Variety Talk Series

  • “Conan”
  • “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah”
  • “Jimmy Kimmel Live”
  • “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver”
  • “The Last Show With Stephen Colbert”
  • Competition Program
  • “The Amazing Race”
  • “Nailed It”
  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race”
  • “Top Chef”
  • “The Voice”

Television Movie

  • “Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square”
  • “Oslo”
  • “Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia”
  • “Sylvie’s Love”
  • “Uncle Frank”

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Giancarlo Esposito (“The Mandalorian”)
  • O-T Fagbenie (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
  • John Lithgow (“Perry Mason”)
  • Tobias Menzies (“The Crown”)
  • Max Minghella (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
  • Chris Sullivan (“This Is Us”)
  • Bradley Whitford (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
  • Michael K. Williams (“Lovecraft Country”)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Gillian Anderson (“The Crown”)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”)
  • Madeline Brewer (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
  • Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
  • Aunjanue Ellis (“Lovecraft Country”)
  • Emerald Fennell (“The Crown”)
  • Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
  • Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Carl Clemons-Hopkins (“Hacks”)
  • Brett Goldstein (“Ted Lasso”)
  • Brendan Hunt (“Ted Lasso”)
  • Nick Mohammed (“Ted Lasso”)
  • Paul Reiser (“The Kominsky Method”)
  • Jeremy Swift (“Ted Lasso”)
  • Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)
  • Bowen Yang (“Saturday Night Live”)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”)
  • Hannah Einbinder (“Hacks”)
  • Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)
  • Rosie Perez (“The Flight Attendant”)
  • Cecily Strong (“Saturday Night Live”)
  • Juno Temple (“Ted Lasso”)
  • Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”)

And the full list of nominees:

WandaVision’s The Vision Comes to Hot Toys

Hot Toys has unveiled the newest addition to their celebrated Television Masterpiece Series of 1/6 scale Marvel figures. Their latest figure draws inspiration from the hit Disney+ show, WandaVision.

The scientists of S.W.O.R.D channeled some of Wanda Maximoff’s power in an attempt to reactivate The Vision following the events of Avengers: Infinity War, but throughout the course of the show, they revived a distinctly different version of the man that Wanda loves. This all-white Vision has been given directives to neutralize Wanda Maximoff, and to destroy the original Vision!

Skillfully crafted based on the image of The Vision in the hit show, WandaVision, the 1/6 scale figure features a newly developed, individually hand painted and ultra-realistic head sculpt with an LED light up function on his forehead, and interchangeable eyepieces to emulate the character’s appearance both before and after he acquires Vision’s memories. The figure has incredible attention to detail, and comes complete with a finely tailored, shimmering white outfit and cape; as well as “energy beam effect” accessories to recreate the thrilling fight scene from the season finale!

The Vision is available for pre-order now, via Sideshow.

The 1/6th scale The Vision Collectible Figure specially features:

  • An authentic and detailed likeness of The Vision as he appeared in WandaVision
  • A newly developed, individually hand-painted head sculpt with detailed skin texture
  • LED light up function on forehead (battery operated)
  • Two sets of interchangeable eyepieces emulate the character’s appearance before and after he acquires Vision’s memories
  • Specially applied gradient white skin tone and blue mechanical elements on the forehead to reflect The Vision’s distinctive appearance
  • A 1/6 scale body with over 30 points of articulation
  • Six interchangeable hands for a variety of posing and display options
  • A custom-tailored fabric full body suit with detailed texture
  • A detailed and patterned fabric cape
  • One pair of white gauntlets
  • One pair of white colored boots
  • One energy beam effect accessory (attachable to head sculpt)
  • A specially designed figure display stand with character name plate and backdrop

Those Two Geeks Episode 121: The Comic Book Market Volatility

Alex and Joe talk about a couple things, starting with the minor change to the Wandavision ending, then touching on Loki (no spoilers beyond episode 2) before delving into the insanity of the current comic book speculation market.

As always, Alex and Joe can be found on Twitter respectively @karcossa and @jcb_smark if you feel the need to tell them they’re wrong individually, or @those2geeks if you want to yell at them together on twitter, or by email at ItsThose2Geeks@gmail.com.

Super-Articulate: Marvel Legends Disney+/Captain America Wave

Let’s just dig right in . . .

Vision: With a wave based entirely on the Disney+ wave of the MCU, the figures need to accurately reflect the look of the show. And I think Vision does particularly well in that regard. The face sculpts in this wave are a big level-up, with you can tell. I also like the choice of making the cape semi-transparent; it’s a very cool look and no other Marvel Legends figure has something quite like it.

Scarlet Witch: I love the WandaVision outfit. It’s a terrific design, and the figure really captures it. In fact, it has a few details packed in that I overlooked on screen. It’s really nice work, but the best thing about the entire figure is that face. This IS Elizabeth Olsen; it’s an incredible likeness. Similarly, that hair is beautifully done. This is a figure where intent, design, poseability, and execution all come together so smoothly. Just a top-flight job all around.

Winter Soldier: I thought it was an interesting choice that, considering the Winter Soldier figures all the way back to that two-pack many years ago, Hasbro opted not to include a weapon with this figure. I kind of like that, especially since weapons weren’t really Bucky’s thing in this series. The detail on the vibranium arm might be my favorite part. I found this to be a good update figure for the MCU, but it’s not particularly distinguished outside of costume detailing.

Zemo: Two heads are definitely better. Again, great face sculpt, but there’s just something a little cooler about the masked version. Maybe it’s because we finally got to see it in live-action in the series. At any rate, excellent job on Zemo’s coat, and the shush/pointing hand is a clever inclusion. Speaking of clever, throwing in the Winter Soldier code book was a great touch. Only negative: the coat sculpt makes the figure a little hard to stand.

U.S. Agent: Yes, I’m aware that the big upset is the lack of white stripes. And yet, this still looks good. The figure really captures the look and attitude of John Walker. For me, the main minus is that there was no additional Cap shield, no black and red Agent shield, or no janky homemade shield. But as a figure itself, it’s well-done.

Captain America: What a terrific job they did on Sam. Great likeness, tremendous realization of the suit, and good poseability. The shield and backpack look great, the paint ops are on the point, and they really nailed the look of the goggles. This is my favorite of the group next to Wanda. Of course, he isn’t really complete without . . .

BAF: Cap’s wings and Redwing: I do get where some fans were upset that the BAF was the wing structure. However, I can see why that is with what they were going for. The wings are great, with additional hinges and moving parts.  The addition of a flight stand specifically designed for the figure makes sense, and Redwing is icing. Frankly, I’m pleased that they figured out a way to give us a Sam Cap that looks this great.

Loki: You notice that I keep addressing fandom gripes? Before the show even started to air, discontent mounted over the outfit chosen for Loki. And then . . . it’s exactly what’s he’s been wearing. Seriously, people will demand things as esoteric as Patch Wolverine in a tux, but bitch about TVA Variant Loki? The likeness is there, the costume is show-accurate, and it’s Loki unlike any other we’ve had. Damn it, I like it.

All right, campers. What do you think?

Marvel Legends Disney+ Wave Revealed

We had the leak last night that Hasbro was going to reveal a new wave of Marvel Legends based on Marvel Studios’ Disney+ series.

The wave is now live and we were right about it all.

You can get:

The build-a-figure are wings to make Sam Wilson Captain America into his “FalCap” version.

All of the figures are tied into Marvel Studios Disney+ series. Represented are WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and the upcoming Loki.

Check out the figures below and pre-order them now!


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People’s History of the Marvel Universe, WandaVision Special: The Difficult question of Jewish and Romani Representation

The following is originally a Tumblr post from a couple years back (as you can see from some of the contemporary references) that I held back from publishing because I wanted to have a Roma sensitivity reader take a look at it first, and then never got around to finishing when other things came up despite their very kind assistance. However, the popularity of WandaVision brought back some pre-existing discourse around Elizabeth Olsen’s casting as a non-Romani actress and Joss Whedon and pre-Feige Marvel executives’ decision to reimagine Wanda and Pietro Maximoff as radicalized Sokovian nationalists rather than Romani.

This reminded me of the unfinished post I’d written about the difficult question of Romani representation in comics rooted in problematic decisions made during Marvel’s Silver Age and its particular relationship to subtextual Judaism in the work of assimilated Jewish creators. So after the break, I’ve posted an edited and elaborated version of my original post.

One comics related question, Victor von Doom is Roma, a poor Roma in his origin at that, but he has “Von” in his title? Is it that Lee-Kirby never consulted the Almanach de Gotha, a reference to Erich von Stroheim (who was after all a Jewish haberdasher who passed himself as a aristo in hollywood and popularized the “von” concept)? But more importantly how does Doom being a proud Roma with a fake Junker aristo name work as a concept? Is Doom appropriating the Nazi-aristocratic culture?

Ok…this is a tricky topic, because I really don’t want to undercut any of the people pushing for better Roma representation in comics, especially with everything going on with Secret Empire and Peter Alan David’s rant at NYCC. However, Silver Age (and later) comics creators hadn’t usually done much cultural research with regard to the Romani, and tended to base their portrayals in the kind of tropes set out by Bram Stoker’s Dracula and Universal Pictures’ Wolfman films. These tropes tended to traffic in both Romantic exoticism and anti-Romani stereotypes, and (as I’ll explain when I get into some examples) were used by Marvel creators in a way that arguably involved ethnic erasure, which raises questions about how we think about these characters as positive or negative representation.

To answer the original Tumblr ask, with Victor Von Doom, honestly I think the process didn’t go much further than: repeated Vs sound good and while Doom makes no sense as a last name that would exist in reality, there’s the repeated D’s of Doctor Doom, and “von” sounds Junkerish and (thanks to American propaganda from WWI and WWII) we all know the Junkers are bad guys – without any real reference to the sociocultural meanings of European naming conventions and ethnicities.[1] Then Stan Lee and Jack Kirby probably moved on from a name to the character concept of Victor Von Doom as a tyrant (in the original Greek sense of the term) who overthrew the traditional order; why would Victor hate the old order, well he was persecuted, what’s a group that’s persecuted, Romani are persecuted, so go with that. In Von Doom’s case, things get even more problematic, because von Doom’s Romani heritage was used as a way to explain why Doctor Doom has mastery over magi as well as super-science:

Where I think things become even more complicated is when we get to characters like Magneto, Scarlet Witch, and Quicksilver. Because whereas Romani identity probably wasn’t a major element of the character creation process for Von Doom, here I feel like Romani was used as a background as a way to bring up Nazi racial ideology and the Holocaust without explicitly labeling anyone as Jewish. Despite the fact that Magneto, Scarlet Witch, and Quicksilver’s creators Jack Kirby and Stan Lee were Jewish and had (Jack more so than Stan) progressive anti-Nazi politics, there was still something of a tendency in pop culture of that era to keep Jewishness subtextual to which the original generation of comics creators was no exception – something that is explored in excellent detail in Abraham Riesman’s True Believer.

Thus, it wasn’t until the Bronze Age of comics where a younger generation of Jewish creators like Chris Claremont took over the franchise that Magneto was revealed to be Jewish. As a result, some awkward retconning took place, such that Erik Lensherr (or Magnus or Max Eisenhardt) now had escaped Auschwitz and joined a Romani caravan, where he met Magda and then fathered Wanda and Pietro and then left. Now, that’s not to say that there aren’t Romani of Jewish faith or people of mixed Jewish/Romani ethnicity, but given that what little use of Romani cultural identifiers there is in these cases – which generally boils down to the stereotypical caravans of painted wagons, men wearing vests, and an ill-defined state of persecution – makes no reference to the Zhutane Roma, I don’t think that’s what Lee and Kirby were going for.

Rather, I think creators reached for Romani backgrounds because these creators thought that Roma shared tropes associated with European Jews – Eastern European origins, oppressed minority status, an “otherized” cultural difference from the perceived mainstream – so that they could stand in for Jewish, without running into the problems with either management or the consuming public that Jewishness was believed to run afoul of, while adding exoticized elements that might move more sales units.

And it’s this assumed sameness and safeness I have a problem with, because embedded in there is an assumption that Romani aren’t a real living people and culture, that they are instead a stock trope of fairytales and Gothic horror and thus can be used as a costume, whereas Jews are a real people and culture and thus it would be inappropriate or bad business to depict them directly.

That’s always stuck in my craw when it comes to some of these characters because I’ve never been quite sure whether Erik, Pietro, and Wanda are really supposed to be Romani representation or whether these characters are Jews in Romani-face. Making it all the more complicated is the fact that Marvel doesn’t seem to be comfortable with the situation either; hence the large number of retcons that have taken place that revolve around Wanda and Pietro’s parentage and Magneto’s own ethnic heritage. Are Wanda and Pietro ethnically Romani, or merely adopted? Are they the biological children of Magneto or not, and what does that mean for their Jewish identity? Is Magneto himself a Jew from Warsaw or a Sinti Romani from Gdansk? It all depends on when and which creators one asks.

This uncertainty, however, leaves some significant questions unresolved: is it better, given the fact that almost no minority-group representation in comics (Silver Age or no) is that good to begin with, to have bad representation or none at all? How do we deal with situations in which members of one minority group are appropriating the culture of another to smuggle their own experience into the dominant narrative?

In the end, I think that it can never be satisfying for either Jews or Romani to have one group play-acting as the other – but the real issue is that neither should have to settle for that simply because there’s so little representation for either group that the two groups find themselves fighting over scraps. The answer is that comics companies need to commit to more robust representation both in quantity and quality, such that we don’t have characters having to shoulder the entire weight of being “the” representation for an entire group, let alone more than one.


[1] The Junker class were hereditary landed nobility in Prussia (more specifically from the north-eastern regions of Prussia) who had something of a lock on military and administrative positions, first within the Kingdom of Prussia and then within the German Empire of 1871-1918. The Junkers tended to be actively pro-monarchist and anti-democratic, and bitterly hostile to both free-market liberalism and Socialism, and because of their dominance within the German Army became stock figures (think buzz cuts, monocles, and dueling scars) of German militarism in both WWI and WWII. More to the point, a Junker would always have the noble title of “von” in their last names, no Romani would ever have been allowed the honorific under the pre-Weimar monarchies, and the Junkers were generally pretty hostile to Romani in much the same way that they tended to be hostile to German and Polish Jews.    

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