Stars and Fans React to ‘Mandalorian’ Golden Globe Nomination

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The Mandalorian has taken pop culture by storm in a way no Star Wars movie or series has done since, well, George Lucas’s original trilogy over 40 years ago.

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While breakout star Grogu (AKA Baby Yoda AKA The Child) and bounty hunter Din Djarin’s (Pedro Pascal) poignant scenes, like their Season 2 finale goodbye, have touched the hearts of viewers, the action and adventure keep Disney+ subscribers coming back for more Mandalorian week after week.

The adventures of showrunner Jon Favreau and executive producer Dave Filoni’s unlikely band of companions — including New Republic Marshal Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff), Ahsoka Tano (Rosario Dawson), Boba Fett (Temuera Morrison), and Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen) — have reaffirmed Star Wars fans’ love of the franchise.

Just this morning, the hit series received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Drama Television Series and social media is going wild with reactions. In September of last year, The Mandalorian won an Emmy Award, so its success is only continuing to skyrocket.

Leading man Pedro Pascal started things off when he reTweeted the official Star Wars account’s post and wrote:

GOLD BABY!!! Congratulations #MandoFamily

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Mandalorian fan This is the Way responded to Pascal’s post with congratulations:

Well deserved. It is an amazing show with an amazing cast and production team. 

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Twitter user James Jr specifically congratulated WWE star Sasha Banks (Mercedes Varnado) who played Nite Owl warrior Koska Reeves in The Mandalorian Season 2:

Just want to say the Standard the Blueprint the BOSS @SashaBanksWWE is part of a GOLDEN GLOBE nominated drama the Mandalorian [sic: The Mandalorian]!!!!

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Some fans of the Star Wars series are thrilled about the show’s Golden Globe nod but slightly miffed that Pascal didn’t also receive an individual nomination for the awards show. Ash said:

The Mandalorian deserves a Golden Globe!!! So does Pedro Pascal!!!! The show is good and what it is because he carried Din to absolute perfection. Sad he’s not nominated. 

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A social media user going by the name Dr. Scorn believed Mark Hamill’s surprise cameo appearance as Luke Skywalker helped The Mandalorian secure its first major awards season nomination this year:

@themandalorian was just nominated for a Golden Globe! @HamillHimself and the force is pure magic. Thank you Mark! Luke made this old ladies [sic: lady’s] heart soar!

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Rob summed up many fans’ feelings about the incredible success The Mandalorian has seen with his post:

Who would have told us a few years ago that a show about a mandalorian would be nominated for a Golden Globe

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Fans will get to see their favorite lone Mandalorian gunfighter back in action when The Mandalorian Season 3 airs, probably sometime in 2021. The third season and two of its spinoffs — Ahsoka and Rangers of the New Republic — are not on Disney’s 2021 release schedule.

Another spinoff, The Book of Boba Fett, will hit Disney+ in December 2021.

Stay tuned to Inside the Magic for more fan and cast reactions to The Mandalorian‘s Golden Globe nomination as they come in! And, tune into the annual Golden Globe Awards on February 28, 2021. 

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