Over the weekend, the Creative Arts Emmys for 2023 were held, focusing on celebrating the technical achievements of creatives behind the scenes who brings us the media we love. The Star Wars series The Mandalorian had been nominated for multiple awards and it won one of its categories.
The series won the Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Stunt Performance for the episode "Chapter 24: The Return." Four stunt performers won the award for the show, being Lateef Crowder, Paul Darnell, JJ Dashnaw, and Ryan Ryusaki. "Chapter 24" was the Season 3 finale was full of harrowing battles for Din Djarin, Grogu, and Bo-Katan as they faced off against Moff Gideon and his forces. The crew well earned this award. The other shows in the category included Stranger Things, with two entries, and FBI: Most Wanted.
The Creative Arts Emmys wasn't the only recent recognition for Star Wars. Last week, the Costume Designers Guild Awards announced their nominations. Costume designer Shawna Trpcic posthumously received two nominations in the category of Excellence in Sci-Fi/Fantasy Television for both The Mandalorian and Ahsoka. The winners will be announced on February 21.
Sadly, Trpcic passed away last year in October. She worked on Seasons 2 and 3 of The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, and Ahsoka. Showrunner and co-producer Dave Filoni shared his condolences after her passing, saying:
"Shawna had a deep love and appreciation for Star Wars. You can see that in every piece of work she did with us. She loved everything about being a part of these stories, including connecting with fans and being a part of that community."
Award season is always a fun time. These creatives deserve recognition for their hard work bringing us media we love. Stay up to date with all award season news here at Dork Side of the Force.