Despite my exhaustive efforts, The Umbrella Academy has not yet returned my calls, emails, tweets, OR messages to join them as a mediocre writer with the ability to comma splice my enemies to death. For what it’s worth, I don’t think they’ll need much help next season considering the four Emmy nods they just received for their immaculate work in season two.
The Umbrella Academy snagged four nominations yesterday for Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour), Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour), and Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode.
SEASON 2 SPOILERS AHEAD
The first nomination comes courtesy of cinematographer Neville Kidd’s work on episode one, titled “Right Back Where We Started.” The veteran cinematographer has already won an Emmy for his previous work on the series Sherlock in 2010 and has nabbed multiple nods and awards, from a BAFTA award to the Tróia International Film Festival award. Number Five’s (Aidan Gallagher) attempt at saving his siblings from utter annihilation at the end of season one lands them all in Dallas, Texas, at literally different times, and the scene-setting for each year is captured masterfully.
The second nomination is for the work of costume designer Christopher Hargadon and his team of assistants who brought episode two, “The Frankel Footage,” to life. The episode reached a full crescendo when the police violently went after Allison’s (Emmy Raver-Lampman) husband and his colleagues. The general sense of dread and potent social climate of the time really come together in an episode fraught with political tensions and a wild plot twist.
The next nomination came by way of Sound Supervisor John Benson and his crew’s work on the phenomenal season finale, “The End of Something.” The climactic conclusion included dozens of gunfights, loads of Commission cronies brought in by The Handler, Vanya’s (Elliot Page) last push for redemption, and Lila’s (Rita Arya) kick-ass superpowered fight. Benson’s legendary resume credits include the True Blood series, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Hunt for Red October.
The final nomination comes from the work done on episode nine titled “743,” where Senior Visual Effects Supervisor Phillip Hoffman, Visual Effects Producer Jesse Kawzenuk, and their team gave audiences an unforgettable scene between Ben (Justin H. Min) and Vanya, as well as mindboggling revelations surrounding Case 743. Hoffman’s credits include End of Watch and The Fourth Kind and Kawzenuk has worked on Downsizing, Stranger Things, and The Expanse, so this duo brought all of the goodies to The Umbrella Academy‘s second season.
Congratulations are in order for the team’s exceptional work in season two of The Umbrella Academy and we have no doubt that next season will shine just as bright. No official release date has been announced as of writing this but know The Nerds of Color has you covered for all things Umbrella Academy!