Disney+’s first Emmy awards appearance is already one to remember, if only for its sensational original show, Star Wars: The Mandalorian.
Jon Favreau’s live-action space western has earned 15 Emmy nominations, and one of those Nominations is for “Outstanding Drama Series.”
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That is 15 of the 19 total Emmy nominations Disney+ received this morning.
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According to The New York Times, the 2020 Emmy Awards also includes a record-breaking number of nominations from Disney+’s streaming competitor, Netflix. The platform has earned 72 nominations combined. The event is expected to be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, but there is no word yet if this will be a virtual ceremony or if it will be in person.
The Hollywood Reporter states that The Mandalorian‘s other nominations include the following:
- Outstanding production design for a narrative program (half-hour)
- Outstanding cinematography for a single-camera series (half-hour)
- Outstanding fantasy/sci-fi costumes;
- Three separate nominations for outstanding single-camera picture editing for a drama series;
- Outstanding prosthetic makeup for a series, limited series, movie or special
- Outstanding sound editing for a comedy or drama series (half-hour) and animation;
- Outstanding sound mixing for a comedy or drama series (half-hour) and animation;
- Outstanding music composition for a series (original dramatic score)
- Outstanding stunt coordination for a drama series, limited series or movie.
- Outstanding character voice-over performance for Taika Waititi as IG-11
- Outstanding guest actor in a drama series for Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon.
THR also explains that if The Mandalorian wins any of its nominations, it will not be the first time Star Wars has won an Emmy. The work of Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic’s VFX work has already won Emmys for its work on two made-for-TV Star Wars programs: The Ewok Adventure in 1984 and Ewoks: The Battle for Endor in 1985. The more-recent animated phenomenon, Star Wars: The Clone Wars has also brought home four Daytime Emmys.
The 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Show is still scheduled for Sunday, September 20, 2020. Season 2 of The Mandalorian is still on track to premiere on Disney+ in October.
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