The MCU and prestigious awarding bodies rarely go hand in hand. In its ten years of existence, the cinematic universe has only garnered a handful of nominations from the big organizations, most of them for technical achievements and tragically, none for writing or acting. In this year’s Primetime Emmys, The Defenders, Jessica Jones Season 2, and The Punisher, were all nominated in technical categories.
- The Defenders – Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
Jessica Jones (AKA Playland) – Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)
The Punisher – Outstanding Stunt Coordination For a Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie
As a fan of opening titles of The Defenders and Sean Callery‘s jazz-noir take on Jessica Jones, I like that these elements are being recognized by the Emmys. However, I still can’t stress enough how overlooked the Marvel TV – or the MCU in general – is in achievements beyond the technical. So much of what made the first batch of Marvel-Netflix shows so dynamite were the performances by the actors. It’s a true travesty that the likes Vincent D’Onofrio and David Tennant were snubbed in spite of their show-defining performances.