The Mandalorian nominated for Outstanding Drama and more at 2021 Emmys

The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child in THE MANDALORIAN, season two, exclusively on Disney+.
The Mandalorian (Pedro Pascal) and the Child in THE MANDALORIAN, season two, exclusively on Disney+. /

This is certainly the way! Today, July 13, the nominations for the 73rd  Primetime Emmy Awards were called, and it’s another good day for Lucasfilm and The Mandalorian team.

The Mandalorian happens to be tied with The Crown for having the most Emmy nominations this year — a total of 24. And there are some big wins and surprises when it comes to the nominations for this series.

We’ll cut right to the chase. The Mandalorian’s second season was nominated for Outstanding Drama Series — making it a back-to-back nomination for the Disney+ original series. (It lost last year, but fingers crossed this year.) This is the only “big” category it’s up for this year, so it’s going to be one to watch.

The Mandalorian 2021 Emmy nominations

Just like last year, there will be some stiff competition. Here are all the shows nominated in the Outstanding Drama Series category in 2021:

  • The Boys
  • Bridgerton
  • The Crown
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Lovecraft Country
  • The Mandalorian
  • Pose
  • This Is Us

On top of that, there are a few acting nominations for The Mandalorian season 2. This includes a nomination for Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series.

Next is Timothy Olyphant as Cobb Vanth, nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series. And nominated in that same category is Carl Weathers as Greef Karga — so we’ve got a bit of internal competition going on. Below are all the actors nominated in these categories with our Mandalorian actors.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Michael K. Williams, Lovecraft Country
  • Bradley Whitford, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Max Minghella, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • O-T Fagbenle, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • John Lithgow, Perry Mason
  • Tobias Menzies, The Crown
  • Giancarlo Esposito, The Mandalorian
  • Chris Sullivan, This Is Us

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • Courtney B. Vance, Lovecraft Country
  • Charles Dance, The Crown
  • Don Cheadle, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
  • Timothy Olyphant, The Mandalorian
  • Carl Weathers, The Mandalorian

So, another year with no lead acting nomination for Pedro Pascal. And, surprisingly, no acting nomination for Rosario Dawson as Ahsoka Tano as well.

On top of that, as always, The Mandalorian is up for a few creative Emmys as well. This includes Outstanding Writing nominations for “Chapter 13: The Jedi” and “Chapter 16: The Rescue,” and a myriad of other nominations which you can check out on the Emmys site here.

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You can catch the 2021 Emmys on Sunday, Sept. 19 on CBS and Paramount+.