Jon Favreau and more respond to The Mandalorian’s 2021 Emmy nominations

The nominees for the 73rd Primetime Emmys were announced yesterday, and season 2 of Disney+’s The Mandalorian led the charge with a whopping 24 nominations. After the announcement was made, the Lucasfilm and Star Wars teams responded to the accolades.

In a statement posted on StarWars.com, the top brass associated with The Mandalorian explained how thrilled they were that the show’s second season was honored in such a significant way.

“It is an honor for the show to be nominated. We especially appreciate the artists and craftspeople being recognized for their contributions in bringing The Mandalorian to life,” said show creator Jon Favreau. “Congratulations to our cast and crew, and to our partners at Disney+ and Lucasfilm.”

This sentiment was also echoed by executive producer and Star Wars legend Dave Filoni. “I’m just so thrilled for the entire team,” he said. “To receive 24 nominations is beyond what anyone could imagine, we really appreciate this recognition from the Academy. I am so proud of everyone involved. The Force was strong with us today.”

The Mandalorian team is beyond thrilled to be recognized for a second year in a row,” said Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. “I am so proud of Jon [Favreau] and Dave [Filoni], as well as the incredible team within Lucasfilm, ILM, and our amazing cast and crew.”

Gathering a large number of accolades has become somewhat standard for the show. The Mandalorian received 15 nominations at last year’s Emmy Awards, winning seven of them. However, the series’ 24 nominations this year was the most of any single show on television, tying with Netflix’s widely-popular The Crown. 

The most significant category that the show was nominated for is likely Best Drama Series. However, the series is up against some stiff competition this year. Besides The Mandalorian and the aforementioned The Crown, the other nominees in that category are:

  • Bridgerton (Netflix)
  • Lovecraft Country (HBO)
  • Pose (FX)
  • The Boys (Amazon Prime)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • This Is Us (NBC)

Clearly, Din Djarin and Grogu have their work cut out for them. However, just to be nominated is a huge honor for the show. Other notable categories that the show is highlighted in include Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series (Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon) and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.

Check out the Emmy Awards website for the full list of nominations for The Mandalorian. The 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, Sept. 19 on CBS and Paramount+.