‘Black Mirror’ Emmy submissions: Netflix anthology goes all-in on ‘San Junipero’ and ‘Nosedive’

Black Mirror” is in a unique position at the Emmys. Unlike most current anthology series that tell a brand new story every season, “Black Mirror” tells a new story in each and every episode, much like “The Twilight Zone” did way back when. So when entering for consideration it didn’t submit as a drama series or as a limited series. Instead it broke down its season into individual episodes classified as stand-alone movies. But two of those episodes stand above all others in terms of the number of submissions by Netflix: “San Junipero” and “Nosedive.”

“San Junipero” has been submitted in seven categories, including Best TV Movie, Best Movie/Mini Writing, and twice for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress (Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Mackenzie Davis). That episode told the story of two women falling in love in a beach resort town in 1987.

But even though “San Junipero” is the choice to represent “Black Mirror” as Best TV Movie, the most represented episode across Emmy ballots is actually “Nosedive,” which is entered into nine categories, including Best Movie/Mini Actress (Bryce Dallas Howard), Best Movie/Mini Directing (Joe Wright) and Best Movie/Mini Casting. That episode earned Howard a SAG nomination for Best Movie/Mini Actress for her role as a woman obsessed with her social-media ratings.

Also submitted in multiple categories is the episode “Men Against Fire,” which contends for its supporting performers Michael Kelly and Madeline Brewer, as well as for its prosthetic makeup and stunt coordination. The dystopian episode is set in a future where a military organization hunts and kills mutants.

Submitted in one category apiece are “Shut Up & Dance” (Best Movie/Mini Actor for Alex Lawther) and “Playtest” (Best Special Visual Effects). The sixth episode of the series, “Hated in the Nation,” isn’t entered in any category that we can see. But ballots are not available for music categories, since the voting process for those awards is different from most other races (more on that here).

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Best TV Movie
“Black Mirror: San Junipero”

Best Movie/Mini Actor
Alex Lawther, “Black Mirror: Shut Up & Dance”

Best Movie/Mini Actress
Bryce Dallas Howard, “Black Mirror: Nosedive”

Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor
Michael Kelly, “Black Mirror: Men Against Fire”

Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress
Madeline Brewer, “Black Mirror: Men Against Fire”
Mackenzie Davis, “Black Mirror: San Junipero”
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, “Black Mirror: San Junipero”

Best Writing (Movie/Mini)
“Black Mirror: San Junipero”

Best Directing (Movie/Mini)
“Black Mirror: Nosedive”

Best Casting (Movie/Mini)
“Black Mirror: Nosedive”

Best Cinematography (Movie/Mini)
“Black Mirror: Nosedive”

Best Costumes (Period/Fantasy)
“Black Mirror: San Junipero”

Best Hairstyling (Movie/Mini)
“Black Mirror: San Junipero”

Best Makeup (Movie/Mini, Non-Prosthetic)
“Black Mirror: Nosedive”

Best Motion Design
“Black Mirror: Nosedive”

Best Picture Editing (Movie/Mini, Single Camera)
“Black Mirror: Nosedive”

Best Prosthetic Makeup
“Black Mirror: Men Against Fire”

Best Production Design (Narrative, Contemporary/Fantasy)
“Black Mirror: Nosedive”

Best Sound Editing (Movie/Mini)
“Black Mirror: Nosedive”

Best Sound Mixing (Movie/Mini)
“Black Mirror: San Junipero”

Best Special Visual Effects
“Black Mirror: Playtest”

Best Stunt Coordination (Drama/Movie/Mini)
“Black Mirror: Men Against Fire”

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