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Queen's Gambit Nets 18 Emmy Nominations

Queen's Gambit Nets 18 Emmy Nominations

NathanielGreen
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Netflix's 2020 megahit miniseries The Queen's Gambit has garnered 18 Emmy nominations, including best Limited Series and best Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for Anya Taylor-Joy's widely acclaimed performance as Beth Harmon. Thomas Brodie-Sangster, as Benny Watts, and Moses Ingram, as Jolene, also received nominations for best Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, respectively. 

Adapted from Walter Tevis' 1983 novel, The Queen's Gambit was released on Netflix on October 23, 2020. It was immediately a gigantic boon to the chess community, with Chess.com at one point receiving 100,000 signups per day. Having GM Garry Kasparov and NM Bruce Pandolfini consulting on the chess scenes helped the series do the game justice.

The series and its effect on the chess community received wide coverage in outlets ranging from CNN to The Guardian to Business Insider

The Emmy winners will be announced at the ceremony on September 19.

Complete list of nominations (from Variety.com):

  1. Limited Series
  2. Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  3. Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
  4. Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
  5. Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)
  6. Outstanding Casting For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
  7. Outstanding Cinematography For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
  8. Outstanding Period Costumes
  9. Outstanding Directing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
  10. Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
  11. Outstanding Main Title Design
  12. Outstanding Period And/Or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic)
  13. Outstanding Music Composition For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie Or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
  14. Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics
  15. Outstanding Music Supervision
  16. Outstanding Sound Editing For A Limited Or Anthology Series, Movie Or Special
  17. Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
  18. Outstanding Writing For A Limited Or Anthology Series Or Movie
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