Will “Once Upon a Time” make an Emmy comeback this year for its swan song? The ABC fairy tale series ended on May 18 after seven seasons. It earned six nominations over the course of its run, but hasn’t been invited to the Emmy party since 2014. Scroll down to see its complete list of submissions this year.
The series takes place in the town of Storybrooke where a number of fairy tale and fantasy characters converged over the years, including Snow White, Prince Charming, Belle, Cinderella and Wicked Witch of the West, among many others. In 2012 it picked up three Emmy nominations for its debut season: Best Costumes (Series), Best Prosthetic Makeup and Best Special Visual Effects. Then in 2013 it received two more noms: Best Costumes (Series) and Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup (Single-Camera Series). And in 2014 it earned its last bid to date: Best Costumes (Series).
The show never won any of those, and it hasn’t been nominated for four years, but maybe the television academy will give it a farewell hug. It had to make some farewells of its own going into its seventh and final season. Stars Jennifer Morrison, Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas exited after season six, but Lana Parrilla, Robert Carlyle and Colin O’Donoghue remained, and now the three of them are on the ballot for their leading roles. They’re the only actors up for consideration, though.
The show is also in contention for Best Drama Series and Best Drama Writing for the series finale “Leaving Storybrooke.” But its best chance might be in the race for Best Costumes (Fantasy/Sci-Fi), where it has submitted two episodes, “The Eighth Witch” and “Flower Child.”
When the series was last nominated costumes were awarded in two categories for series and movie/miniseries. Now there are three categories divided by the style of costumes: period, contemporary, and fantasy/sci-fi. So “Once Upon a Time” won’t have to contend against lavish period shows like “Outlander” and “The Crown.” However, it’s still in the cross-hairs of “Game of Thrones,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Westworld.”
How do you think “Once Upon a Time” will do at the Emmys this year? Check out its submissions below:
Best Drama Series
Best Drama Actor
Best Drama Actress
Best Writing (Drama)
Best Costumes (Fantasy/Sci-Fi)
“The Eighth Witch”
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