“The Mandalorian” First Award Nominations for Disney+, 4 for “Baby Yoda”

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Disney’s Lady and the Tramp remake and the Disney+ original show, Star Wars: The Mandalorian, were both nominated for Visual Effects Society Awards. Disney+ received the nominations for its original content after going live less than two months ago. But they are two of 14 Disney assets to earn at least one nomination.

Let’s break this down.

Star Wars: The Mandalorian

the mandalorian poster
Credit: Lucasfilm

Jon Favreau’s Star Wars epic that brought us the adventures of “Mando” and “Baby Yoda” earned six award nominations. And, yes, four of these are specifically for “The Child” (aka “Baby Yoda).

The Mandalorian was nominated for the following awards: 

  • Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode (The Child)
  • Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project (Nevarro Town)
  • Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project (The Child; Mudhorn)
  • Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a CG Project (The Prisoner; The Roost)
  • Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project (The Child; Mudhorn)
  • Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project (The Sin; The Razorcrest)

This number ties the show with Game of Thrones for nominations in the TV-series categories.

Lady and the Tramp (2019)

Live-action Lady and the Tramp
Credit: Disney

Disney’s straight-to-streaming remake of their beloved animated classic also earned two nominations of its own.

Lady and the Tramp (2019) was nominated for:

  • Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode
  • Outstanding Animated Character In An Episode Or Real-time Project (Tramp)

Other Disney Films Nominated

Beyond Disney+, films across the Disney corporate family were found nominated for almost every category.

Avengers: Endgame (Marvel Studios)

Endgame Movie Poster
Credit: Marvel/Disney
  • Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
  • Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature (Professor Hulk)
  • Outstanding Compositing in a Feature

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Lucasfilm)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Credit: Lucasfilm
  • Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
  • Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature (Pasaana Desert)
  • Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature
  • Outstanding Compositing in a Feature

The Lion King (2019)

The Lion King
Credit: Disney
  • Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature
  • Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature (Scar)
  • Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature (The Pridelands)
  • Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a CG Project
  • Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature

Ford vs. Ferrari (20th Century Fox)

  • Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature

Frozen 2

Frozen 2 Poster
Credit: Disney
  • Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature
  • Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature (The Water Nøkk)
  • Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

Toy Story 4 (Pixar)

Toy Story 4 poster
Credit: Disney
  • Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature
  • Outstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature (Bo Peep)
  • Outstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature (The Antiques Shop)
  • Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a CG Project
  • Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature

Aladdin (2019)

"Aladdin" live-action remake
Credit: Disney
  • Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature (Agrabah)
  • Outstanding Special (Practical) Effects in a Photoreal or Animated Project (The Magic Carpet)

Dumbo (2019) 

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  • Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature (Bubble Elephants)

Spider-Man: Far From Home (Marvel Studios)

New "Spider-Man: Far From Home" trailer picks up where "Avengers: Endgame" ends
Credit: Sony
  • Outstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature (Molten Man)

Captain Marvel (Marvel Studios)

Credit: Marvel Studios
  • Outstanding Compositing in a Feature (Young Nick Fury)

Disney Attractions Nominated

rise of the resistance
Credit: Disney

The following Disney Parks Attractions were nominated for the VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project: 

What do you think of the nomination list? How many awards do you think Disney will take home? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Deadline

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