Daredevil’s epic one-shot fight scene isn’t eligible for Emmy consideration


Fans hoping for Emmy Awards nominations for the canceled superhero series Daredevil will be disappointed to learn that season 3’s super-sized one-shot fight scene is not eligible for consideration.

Netflix cancelled Daredevil soon after the release of its third season, despite critical and fan love for the new episodes. In the wake of the cancellation, fans decided that if they couldn’t save the series, they would campaign to get it awards recognition. The stunt category seemed like the show’s best bet for a nomination. Yet, it turns out one of the season’s best stunt sequences is not eligible.

A fan expressed their confusion on Twitter when they noticed that Daredevil‘s lengthy one-shot hallway scene wasn’t included on the Emmy ballot. This lead Erik Oleson, Daredevil‘s showrunner, to explain that the reason the scene wasn’t there was that it was too long to be submitted for consideration.

Oleson wrote:

"The TV Academy would only allow a three minute clip, so, unfortunately, that epic oner was not eligible to be shown for stunts consideration."

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The season 3 hallway fight scene took place in the fourth episode and lasted a full eleven minutes as Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, fought his was out of a prison. The scene was a super-sized version of the impressive hallway fight scene that took place over three minutes in season 1.

While one could question the wisdom of the Emmy rules, at least fans know that the sequence wasn’t snubbed, it was simply ineligible for the stunt category.

Daredevil does remain eligible for several other Emmy categories targeted by the fan campaign, however, included Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Charlie Cox, and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Vincent D’Onofrio, who played Wilson Fisk/Kingpin. So it’s still possible Daredevil will see some nominations when they’re announced on July 16.

It would be a huge triumph to hear the cancelled show’s title called during the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 22, even if the show doesn’t notch any wins. The nod would remind those in the Television Academy about the series and could even encourage other services to consider a revival.

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(Source: comicbook.com)