Elizabeth Olsen has just been nominated for her first Primetime Emmy Award. This fall, the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be broadcast on CBS with Cedric the Entertainer serving as the host. On Tuesday, the complete list of nominees for the big event was revealed, and WandaVision fans will be happy to know Olsen made the cut for her acclaimed performance as Wanda Maximoff in the hit Marvel series.
Officially, Elizabeth Olsen is up for the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Limited Series, Movie, or Anthology. Along with Olsen from WandaVision, the other nominees include Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You), Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen's Gambit), and Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown).
Paul Bettany, Olsen's co-star who played Vision on WandaVision, was also nominated for the Outstanding Lead Actor Emmy. He'll be going up against Hugh Grant (The Undoing), Ewan McGregor (Halston), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), and Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton). Kathryn Hahn was also nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress against Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), Julianne Nicholson (Mare of Easttown), Jean Smart (Mare of Easttown), and Moses Ingram (The Queen's Gambit).
WandaVision is similarly up for many other Emmys, so it's a good day all around for the series. Another particularly big win for the show is that it was nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Limited Series, something many fans were hoping to see following the finale. The other nominees in that category are I May Destroy You(HBO), Mare of Easttown (HBO), The Queen's Gambit (Netflix), and The Underground Railroad (Amazon).
Meanwhile, Olsen has previously been recognized for her performance as Wanda Maximoff on WandaVision. At the MTV Movie & TV Awards, she won the award for Best Performance in a Show, an honor that fans say is very well deserved. She also won for Best Fight alongside Kathryn Hahn, who played the villain Agatha Harkness on the series. Hahn also won the Best Villain award at the show. WandaVision also won the Best Show award at that event.
WandaVision premiered on Disney+ in January and very quickly became one of the year's most popular shows. It kicks off Phase Four of the MCU by picking up after the events of Avengers: Endgame, following Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) in a sitcom-like world that spoofs various TV shows. The acting on the series was particularly praised, as was the writing and direction.
Though there are no plans for a second season of WandaVision, the series did serve to help set up the coming movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. It will bring back Olsen as Wanda Maximoff alongside Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. Kevin Feige has recently teased that we'll see Kathryn Hahn back in the MCU as Agatha once again soon enough.
The 73rd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer and the event will be broadcast on Sunday, September 19th, from 8:00-11:00 p.m ET (5:00-8:00 p.m. PT). It will also be made available to stream live and on demand on Paramount+. You can see the full list of Emmy nominations at the official website for the Emmy Awards.