Will Oscar-winning ‘Frozen’ be Emmy magic for ‘Once Upon a Time’?

Earlier this year, Disney’s “Frozen” sleighed its way through the film awards circuit, earning top kudos at the Oscars, Golden Globes and BAFTAs. Now that the film’s animated characters and storylines have been reimagined for ABC’s live-action “Once Upon a Time,” will the same magical touch finally bring some Emmy love to the storybook fantasy series?

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Sunday night on ABC marked the much-anticipated Season 4 premiere of “Once” featuring the introductions of “Frozen” sisters Anna (Elizabeth Lail) and Elsa (Georgina Haig). The “Once” storyline begins at the end of the Disney film, as Anna is preparing for her wedding to Kristoff (Scott Michael Foster) and Elsa is acting as unlikely Queen of Arendelle.

There is an unfortunate bias at the Emmys for fantasy, sci-fi and horror shows, with few being nominated over the years and fewer still actually winning. The fact that “Once” plays up the campiness and cheesiness factors definitely hurts it, especially when compared to more serious fantasy fare like frequent Emmy nominee “Game of Thrones.”

Despite the genre bias, will the extra attention from “Once’s” “Frozen” adaptation bring the show more notoriety at the Emmys? So far, “Once” has had a disappointing track record with the TV academy, reaping only five nominations but failing to win a single trophy.

Emmy Awards: Complete list of winners

Will Season 4 of “Once Upon a Time” finally garner the awards attention it’s been seeking all these years? Let’s take a look at how the show has fared so far at the Emmys:

2012 Emmys (Season 1)
Best Costumes – Nominated
Best Prosthetic Makeup – Nominated
Best Visual Effects – Nominated

2013 Emmys (Season 2)
Best Costumes – Nominated
Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup – Nominated

2014 Emmys (Season 3)
Best Costumes – Nominated

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