The Emmy’s may not air until September – and nominations aren’t even doled out until June – but it appears that campaign plans for all of Disney and Marvel’s eligible series have already been released.
According to Variety, it was confirmed that Loki will be submitted for all of the Television Academy’s Drama categories. That not only means Best Drama Series, but Best Actor in a Drama Series too for Tom Hiddleston.
This may not come as a surprise considering the series’ post-credit scene confirmed that the show would be more than a one-off special, but surprisingly Disney had originally intended on submitting the show for Academy’s Limited Series category. That’s where other Marvel shows Hawkeye and Moon Knight will have to face off anyway.
For those wondering why the show wasn’t being submitted for the Academy’s Comedy categories instead, despite having major comedic moments thanks to both Hiddleston, Owen Wilson, and several other members of its ensemble, the answer boils down to one (surprising) thing: competition. As of right now, it looks like the series would have to face off against major heavy hitters such as HBO’s Barry, Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and it’s own in-house product Atlanta.
It’s unknown if any of the other actors from the shows besides Tom Hiddleston will be pushed for nominations, but it’s also hard to imagine that Disney wouldn’t push for them either.
Additionally, it was confirmed Disney and Marvel’s remaining offering, What If…? will compete in the o Outstanding Animated Program category.
You can check out Loki, Hawkeye, and What If…? if their entirety right now on Disney+, while Moon Knight is still dropping new episodes weekly on the streamer.
Nominations for the Emmy’s drop in the third week in June, while the official ceremony airs on NBC September 12th.