“Sense8” fans fought hard for a proper ending when Netflix cancelled the series after its second-season cliffhanger. The streaming service didn’t give the show a whole new season to continue its story, but they did greenlight a farewell movie to wrap things up. Titled “Amor Vincit Omnia” (which translates to “Love Conquers All”), it aired last June, and now it’s in the race for Emmys, where it could earn up to 24 nominations. Scroll down for its complete list of Emmy submissions.
“Pose” could make history in drama categories with its unprecedented representation of transgender talent in front of and behind the camera, and “Sense8” could do the same in long form categories. Jamie Clayton has been singled out among her group of psychically linked heroes for consideration as a lead actress, while series co-creator Lana Wachowski was put forward for writing and directing — both women are trans.
Max Riemelt is the only male cast member submitted for lead-acting kudos. Everyone else is supporting: actors Naveen Andrews, Toby Onwumere, Miguel Angel Silvestre and Brian J. Smith, and actresses Freema Agyeman, Doona Bae, Tina Desai and Tuppence Middleton. The show has also been entered in lots of craft categories including music, makeup, casting, costumes, supporting visual effects and more.
Despite its passionate fan base, “Sense8” never really caught on as a major awards contender, though it earned Creative Arts nominations for both of its seasons. It was up for its main title theme music in 2016 and for its cinematography in 2017. Given the complexity with which it interconnects these stories and psyches of characters all over the world, I think it also deserved bids for its picture editing, but that branch of the television academy hasn’t embraced the show.
However, there’s a chance the academy will nominate it for Best TV Movie even though the show never made an impact in top categories before. It’s a much less crowded field than Best Drama Series, with only 21 telefilms entered for consideration. “Sense8” is helped by the fact that it’s already a known quantity and streams on Netflix, which has become an Emmy powerhouse; it had more nominations last year across the board than any other network. On top of that, “Amor Vincit Omnia” will be the second title voters see on the alphabetical ballot (though for the sake of fairness half of the ballots are given to voters in reverse alphabetical order).
How many nominations do you think the finale will get? Check out its list of submissions below.
Best TV Movie
Best Movie/Mini Actor
Best Movie/Mini Actress
Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor
Miguel Angel Silvestre
Brian J. Smith
Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress
Best Directing (Movie/Mini)
Best Writing (Movie/Mini)
Best Casting (Movie/Mini)
Best Cinematography (Movie/Mini)
Best Costumes (Contemporary)
Best Makeup (Movie/Mini, Non-Prosthetic)
Best Makeup (Prosthetic)
Best Music Composition (Movie/Mini)
Best Picture Editing (Single-Camera Movie/Mini)
Best Production Design (Narrative Contemporary, One Hour or More)
Best Sound Editing (Movie/Mini)
Best Sound Mixing (Movie/Mini)
Best Visual Effects (Supporting)
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