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It’s HBO’s ‘Westworld’ vs. ‘American Gods’ in Mighty Visual Effects Emmy Race

It’s HBO’s ‘Westworld’ vs. ‘American Gods’ in Mighty Visual Effects Emmy Race

With powerhouse “Game of Thrones” (winner of the last five Special Visual Effects Emmys) out of contention, the race is wide open. Or is it? With sci-fi fave “Westworld” leading all Emmy noms with 22 (including 12 for below-the-line crafts), this could be a case of revolving HBO glory.

Here’s how the nominees stack up: newcomers Westworld” (“The Bicameral Mind”) and “American Gods” (“The Bone Orchard”) take on perennials “Vikings” (“On the Eve”) and “Black Sails” (“Xxix”) and sophomore entry “The Man in the High Castle” (“Fallout”). It’s a great mix of futuristic sci-fi, surreal mythology, swashbuckling and warrior battles, and upside down, sci-fi world building.

It could have been even more interesting and competitive if Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and “Legion” hadn’t been shut out. Too bad, because the Upside Down and Demogorgon creature were fabulous effects in “Stranger Things” and “Legion’s” exploding kitchen was very trippy.

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