The Mandalorian has picked up its first major award nomination
Just a few months after The Mandalorian debuted, it already has a reputable award nomination on its resume. The new Star Wars series was nominated for Best New Program by the Television Critics Association, as reported by Deadline.
It joins a solid list of nominees including Watchmen (HBO) and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist (NBC).
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The Mandalorian made its mark on the world. While it was certainly an impressive eight-episode season, it was really Baby Yoda that made the difference. The Child was a wonderful surprise that was also a pop culture phenomenon.
Baby Yoda was loved by just about every Star Wars fan from adults to children. However, it was the story and the relationships on the show that made it worthwhile.
TCA normally has its ceremony to announce winners in August, but it’s been cancelled due to the coronavirus. Instead, it will be announced later this summer.
If The Mandalorian were to win, it would join an impressive list. Previous winners include Russian Doll (2018-19), Killing Eve (2017-18), Game of Thrones (2010-11), and Arrested Development (2003-04).
This also marks a good opening for Disney+ series. Along with The Mandalorian, Encore! was nominated for Outstanding Achievement in Reality. As the streaming service continues to make original content – including that of Star Wars – there’s a chance we could be seeing more of The Mandalorian and future Star Wars series on these types of lists.
But that’s not to say Star Wars is without awards. The franchise has plenty of them, including Oscars in Best Art Direction-Set Direction, Best Costume Design, Best Sound, Best Film Editing and, of course, Best Musical-Score.
The original Star Wars movies also saw nominations for Best Picture (Gary Kurtz), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Alex Guinness), Best Director (George Lucas), and Best Writing (George Lucas).
This is new territory for Star Wars though. First it conquered movies and now television.
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