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Marvel fans aren’t happy about WandaVision’s Emmys snub

Scarlet Witch in WandaVision
(Image credit: Disney/Marvel)

WandaVision rolled up to the Emmys with 23 nominations – and went home empty-handed. Some Marvel fans have reaction with equal parts disbelief and disdain for the decision to not award a gong to the MCU’s first-ever major series.

"The fact that WandaVision went home empty handed despite being HEAVILY favored to win in more than one category just proves that the genre bias is still very much alive and well," one said on Twitter.

Others paid particular attention to actors Elizabeth Olsen and Kathryn Hahn, each of whom didn’t get any official recognition for their performances.

"She deserved this award," a viewer said. On Kathryn Hahn, another called it a "travesty."

Some even felt it was a ploy to boost Emmy viewing figures – a theory exacerbated by the changing of category orders that saw the award for Best Limited Series dished out last.

"WandaVision didn’t need the Emmys, the Emmys needed it. You don’t just nominate a show that many times and have it lose it all for no reason," one fan said

"The Emmys are taking advantage of the ratings WandaVision is giving them," declared another. It was a sentiment present throughout on social media: "They [knew] we'd rage quit on the rest of their show if they snub Wandavision so they're saving it for last to save viewership," suggested one WandaVision viewer.

In a further blow to those rooting for their favorite shows, The Mandalorian also didn’t win a single Emmy on the night. The Crown, The Queen’s Gambit, and I May Destroy You were among the headline names to win big.

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Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.