The Emmy Awards are undoubtedly the biggest event in television, with the award ceremonies taking place over two weekends to honour the past year’s achievements in the industry. While the Primetime Emmys 2021 will only take place on 19 September, the festivities have already kicked off with the Creative Arts Emmys on September 11, which honours the outstanding artistic and technical achievements in television.
The first weekend of television’s buzziest fortnight saw the craftspeople behind some of the greatest hits rightfully lauded for their achievements. Netflix’s breakout series The Queen’s Gambit swept seven awards, including Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More). Disney+’s acclaimed superhero series, WandaVision, also clinched a set design award for Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour).
Here, we explore the award-winning sets of WandaVision, The Queen’s Gambit, and other Emmys-nominated dramas, including The Crown, which will contend for the other accolades at the upcoming ceremony.
Picking up after the events of Avengers:Endgame, Disney+ miniseries WandaVision follows Wanda Maximoff (Elizabeth Olsen) and Vision (Paul Bettany) as they attempt to live a dream suburban life in Westview, New Jersey. Created by American film director Jac Schaeffer, the series pays homage to sitcoms throughout the ages from the 1950s to the 2000s.
The design served as a crucial backdrop for setting the scene, with each episode featuring a new decade. Each era was portrayed through charming vintage homeware and furniture pieces in the couple’s home.