Nobody’s going to deny the fact that Elizabeth Olsen delivered one of the year’s best television performances in WandaVision, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first foray into episodic storytelling. The actress won rave reviews every week for her turn in the series, and she was fully deserving of a Primetime Emmy nomination.
Naturally, the fanbase was overjoyed when she was shortlisted in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie category, but Olsen was up against some serious competition. The field also included Genius: Aretha‘s Cynthia Erivo, recent Black Panther: Wakanda Forever recruit and I May Destroy You creator Michaela Coel, The Queen’s Gambit‘s Golden Globe winner Anya Taylor-Joy and Mare of Easttown‘s Kate Winslet, who happens to be one of the modern era’s greatest talents.
As you can see from the reactions below, the internet was confident heading into the ceremony that WandaVision‘s leading lady would be walking out of the door with an Emmy in her back pocket.
Unfortunately it wasn’t to be, and Winslet went home with the prize to add to a collection that’s already overflowing with accolades including an Academy Award, four Golden Globes and a Grammy. WandaVision earned the recognition that it got, but Olsen and the rest of the creative team ended up walking away empty-handed.