How a Marvel Tweet Could Complicate ‘Moon Knight’ and Oscar Isaac’s Emmys Chances

moon knighttook off with superhero critics and fans everywhere, raking in huge numbers for Disney+ and wonder Studios. As a result, both studios are gearing up for a bold Emmys campaign with the show in the limited series categories, especially after the success of “WandaVision,” which co-led the tally for all series with 23 nominations (winning three) last year. However, a tweet shared from the official Marvel Studios Twitter account could throw a potential wrench in their campaign.

Created by Jeremy Slater, the entire promotional run for ‘Moon Knight’ had both major studios referring to the show as a ‘limited series’, with the presumption that it would be a standalone TV outing for the character. from Marvel Comics. However, on Monday, Marvel’s official Twitter page shared the trailer for today’s latest episode, calling it “the epic series finale,” but the tweet was taken down and 14 minutes later corrected to “season final.” The tweet indicates a possibility for a second season for the Oscar Isaac star vehicle, but no official plans have been shared.

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The social “blip” could prompt the Television Academy to reject “Moon Knight”‘s submission in the limited series categories, forcing a move to drama runs. Once a network submits their application, the TV Academy may reject it and cite previous marketing materials, including social media, stories, and interviews. Although fans would welcome another Isaac outing as Marc Spector/Steven Grant/Mr. Knight/Moon Knight, the Emmys have been proactively trying to overhaul the category and fill in the gaps for shows that seem to take advantage of the rules.

In 2017, HBO’s “Big Little Lies” topped with eight Emmys in the limited series categories. However, after its awards run, a second season was announced, forcing the series to switch to drama racing for its second outing in 2019. PBS’ “Downton Abbey” won six Emmys in 2011 in the limited categories, including a mini-series or an exceptional film. . Still, his continuing story forced a shift to drama, where he didn’t do as well.

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According to Academy rules, the criteria for competing in limited series are: “The program must tell a complete, non-recurring story, and have no ongoing storyline or main characters in subsequent seasons.” In April, Variety exclusively reported Disney’s initial plans to submit another MCU vehicle, “Loki,” are limited before scrapping it due to the post-credits reveal for a second season.

Currently, superhero studio goliath is submitting “Moon Knight” in the Limited Categories alongside “Hawkeye,” the six-episode spin-off starring Jeremy Renner, which has yet to announce a second season, after its conclusion in December.

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Disney Plus – Credit: Disney Plus


For star Oscar Isaac, either outcome will keep him in the Emmy conversation in a tangible way. Also one of the show’s executive producers, the 43-year-old has four shots at Emmy Love this year. In addition to “Moon Knight,” he is the lead and one of the executive producers of HBO’s remake of the 1973 Swedish miniseries “Scenes from a Wedding” alongside recent Oscar winner Jessica Chastain. However, the raw passion brought to his portrayal of Jonathan, a husband who faces the pitfalls of his marriage, might be the most “award winning” vehicle. With an Emmy snub under his belt for 2015’s ‘Show Me a Hero’, if the Academy calls ‘Moon’s submission a ‘mistake’, Isaac’s chances of a nomination could increase significantly, avoiding a possible split in the prizes. voice.

The program entry deadline for Primetime Emmy is May 12.

Current Emmy predictions for exceptional limited or anthology series are below. The full ranking can be found at Variety Rewards Circuit Prediction Pages and are updated every Thursday.









Danny Strong, John Goldwyn, Warren Littlefield, Karen Rosenfelt, Barry Levinson, Beth Macy, Michael Keaton


“The White Lotus”


Nick Hall, David Bernad, Mike White


“The Stall”


Elizabeth Meriwether, Katherine Pope, Michael Showalter, Jordana Mollick, Rebecca Jarvis, Taylor Dunn, Victoria Thompson, Liz Heldens, Liz Hannah




John Wells, Molly Smith Metzler, Margot Robbie, Tom Ackerley, Erin Jontow, Brett Hedblom, Stephanie Land


“Knight of the Moon”


Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Grant Curtis, Oscar Isaac, Mohamed Diab, Jeremy Slater



“Under the Banner of Heaven”


Jason Bateman, Gillian Berrie, Dustin Lance Black, Michael Costigan, Anna Culp, Samie Kim Falvey, Brian Grazer, Ron Howard, David Mackenzie




Ron Burkle, David C. Glasser, John Linson, Art Linson, Taylor Sheridan, Bob Yari


“The Staircase”


Antonio Campos, Maggie Cohn


“Scenes from a Wedding”


Hagai Levi, Michael Ellenberg, Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, Lars Blomgren, Amy Herzog, Mr. Blair Breard, Daniel Bergman


“The Girl from Plainville”


Liz Hannah, Patrick Macmanus, Elle Fanning, Brittany Kahan Ward, Lisa Cholodenko

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