“Doom Patrol” and “Lucifer” each win one nomination
This year, shows based on the comic book are sweeping the Emmys. The Marvel series WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier won a total of 28 nominations. And WandaVision has already won three. The boys and The Umbrella Academy each has also won multiple nominations.
Besides, Lucifer and Fate Patrol joined the party, with each series winning a nomination.
Why is “Lucifer” nominated?
The series is based on the incarnation of Lucifer seen in Neil Gaiman’s film The sand man comics and Mike Carey Lucifer spin-off, released by the DC Comics label Vertigo. In the TV show, Lucifer (Tom Ellis), tired of his role as leader of Hell, moves to Earth. He works with the LA Police Department to solve murders and falls in love with Detective Chloe Decker (Lauren German).
This year, the show was nominated for an Emmy in the choreography category for scripted programming. This is the show’s first nomination. While the show originally aired on Fox, all six seasons are now available to stream on Netflix.
Why is Doom Patrol nominated?
Fate Patrol is also based on DC Comics. The premise is that a bunch of empowered misfits come together to form an unlikely team of superheroes, finding themselves in all kinds of bizarre and absurd situations.
This year’s series was nominated for an Emmy in the coordination stunts category. Fate Patrol originally aired on DC Universe and now airs on HBO Max. The first three episodes of its third season will air on September 23.
Comic Book Shows and Movies During Awards Season
The good news for Lucifer and Fate Patrol is that they might have a better chance of securing a victory than they would have a few years ago.
Traditionally, the Television Academy has not viewed the comic book-inspired media particularly favorably. Indeed, genre fiction in general has tended to not do as well as reality-based dramas and comedies when it comes to rewards.
But comics and the movies and shows that come from them have continued to gain popularity in recent years and have proliferated as a result. And it looks like the Academy is starting to take these projects more seriously.
WandaVision, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, The boys, and The Umbrella Academy have all landed nominations this year. And that’s in addition to the 24 nominations for The Mandalorian. While the latter is not based on a comic book, it is certainly genre fiction. So maybe the days of largely excluded science fiction, fantasy, and comic book shows are coming to an end.
If you want to see which of your favorite comic book-inspired series comes out on top, the ceremony will air on CBS at 5:00 p.m. PDT / 8:00 p.m. EST on September 19. You can also stream it on Paramount +, Hulu Plus Live TV, YouTube TV, and FuboTV.
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