Emmys 2021: How Many Awards Did ‘WandaVision’ Win?

The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards took place on Sept. 19, honoring standout television series in a variety of categories. WandaVision made history by securing 23 nominations for Marvel Studios and taking home a few wins during the Creative Arts Emmys. How did the Disney+ show fare during the main show, and how many Emmys did it win in total?

‘WandaVision’ received 23 Emmy nominations

A black-and-white image of the 'WandaVision' premiere. Elizabeth Olsen's Wanda and Paul Bettany's Vision are leaning over a counter and look like they're about to kiss. Will 'WandaVision' take home any Emmys?
Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany in ‘WandaVision’ | Marvel Studios

Despite the fact that superhero series tend to get snubbed during awards ceremonies like the Emmys, WandaVision received 23 nominations in 2021. Many of them were decided upon during the Creative Arts Emmys, taking place from Sept. 11-12. The Creative Arts Emmys WandaVision was up for include:

  • Sound Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie, or Special (“The Series Finale”)
  • Sound Mixing for a Limited or Anthology Series, Movie, or Special (“The Series Finale”)
  • Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half Hour)
  • Special Visual Effects in a Season or Movie
  • Casting for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie
  • Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (“The Series Finale” and “On a Very Special Episode…”)
  • Period and/or Character Hairstyling (“Don’t Touch That Dial”)
  • Period and/or Character Makeup – Non-Prosthetic (“Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”)
  • Music Supervision (“Don’t Touch That Dial”)
  • Main Title Design
  • Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes (“Filmed Before A Live Studio Audience”)
  • Music Composition for a Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie, or Special – Original Dramatic Score (“Previously On”)
  • Original Music and Lyrics (“Breaking The Fourth Wall/Song Title: Agatha All Along”)
  • Main Title Theme Music

WandaVision also had the chance to snag awards during the main Emmys ceremony on Sept. 19, where it received the following nominations:

  • Best Limited or Anthology Series
  • Lead Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Paul Bettany)
  • Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Elizabeth Olsen)
  • Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Kathryn Hahn)
  • Directing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (Matt Shakman)
  • Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie (“Filmed Before A Live Studio Audience,” “Previously On,” and “All-New Halloween Spooktacular!”)

Which Emmy Awards did ‘WandaVision’ take home?

After receiving so many nominations, it’s probably no surprise that WandaVision won Marvel Studios its first-ever Emmy Awards. The series picked up three of them during the Creative Arts Emmys in the following categories:

  • Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour)
  • Original Music and Lyrics (“Breaking The Fourth Wall/Song Title: Agatha All Along”)
  • Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes (“Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience”)

Unfortunately, the show didn’t fare as well during the main ceremony, where its nominees found themselves in several stacked categories. Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany both missed out on acting Emmys, with Kate Winslet and Ewan McGregor taking home Outstanding Lead Actress and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series, respectively.

Kathryn Hahn didn’t have any better luck, as Julianne Nicholson took home Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for Mare of Easttown.

Scott Frank won Outstanding Directing for his work on The Queen’s Gambit, and Michaela Coel won her first Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series with I May Destroy You. Finally, the honor for Outstanding Limited Series also went to The Queen’s Gambit.

There’s no denying all of these achievements were well deserved. However, WandaVision fans are a bit disappointed the series didn’t pick up any major wins on Sept. 19.

‘WandaVision’ fans are disappointed

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Despite the fact that WandaVision found itself up against other strong contenders, fans are disappointed with its lack of wins. They were rooting for it to take home the gold in at least one major category during the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.

In particular, many hoped Olsen would take home Oustanding Actress in a Limited Series for playing Wanda Maximoff — an opportunity she’s unlikely to get again. Marvel doesn’t have plans to renew WandaVision for a second season. So, unless Olsen or her co-stars appear in other Disney+ projects, they won’t pick up Emmys for playing their Marvel characters.

Of course, even if WandaVision‘s losses are disappointing, they do mark progress for the genre. Three wins and 23 nominations is no small feat for a superhero series. Perhaps next year Marvel will take home even more accolades.