Despite Outstanding Drama Series nomination, Baby Yoda is snubbed for support actor in The Mandalorian’s 15 Emmy nominations.
Following a hugely popular debut season, The Mandalorian is being recognised during awards season.
The announcement of the 2020 Emmy Award nominations confirmed Disney+’s flagship series was in the running for 15 separate awards. These nominations represent the first live-action Star Wars Emmy nominations since the 1985 TV movie Ewoks: The Battle for Endor.
Nominations include a nod for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Taika Waititi), Outstanding Music Composition for a Series, and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Giancarlo Esposito). The full breakdown of this year’s nominees can be found here.
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Taking a look at the full list, it’s not surprising in the slightest to see a Star Wars project recognized for its costume work and music composition. Both areas have been a staple of the franchise since the very beginning, and it’s great to see that tradition continued on the small screen. It’s incredibly exciting to see it nominated for Outstanding Drama Series, however. While it faces some stiff competition in that particular category, to have even received a nomination is a big win for the platform.
The Mandalorian’s successes make up the vast majority of Disney+’s nominations this year, with the platform holding 19 nominations total. It also bodes very well for the future of the series, with season two mere months away, and season three already in production. The decision to back the series, as well as to green light several others within the Star Wars universe, is proving to be a shrewd one.
The Mandalorian joins Rebels and Resistance in terms of Star Wars’ recent nomination history. With the awards to be announced on September 20th, we won’t have long to wait to see just how well the series really did!
The Mandalorian Season 2 is due to air on Disney+ in October 2020