The Mandalorian took the world by storm on Disney+ with its first season in late 2019. When the show's second season was handed the ball, it took off and ran even faster, receiving praise from both fans and critics alike.
With creator Jon Favreau at the helm, the second season followed Pedro Pascal's Din Djarin throughout the galaxy as he fought off many foes during his attempt to return the adorable baby Grogu back to his species. When Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker showed up to aid the Mandalorian and his team of gritty warriors against the sinister Moff Gideon, portrayed by Giancarlo Esposito, the bounty hunter completed his objective as Skywalker took Grogu with him back to his newly formed Jedi Academy.
As Disney and Lucasfilm did last year with The Mandalorian's first season, executives put their foot on the gas in recent months to campaign for second season to gain as many Emmy Award nominations as possible.
Disney and Lucasfilm's efforts, along with the success of The Mandalorian have not gone unnoticed, and the staggering number of award nominations the show has received for the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards has recently been confirmed.
THE MANDALORIAN'S EMMY NOMINATIONS
The Mandalorian has officially been nominated for 24 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Drama Series.
Among these, Moff Gideon actor Giancarlo Esposito has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Timothy Olyphant, who portrayed Cobb Vanth in the season premiere, has also received a nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series.
Here is the full list of The Mandalorian's Emmy nominations:
"Chapter 9: The Marshal" - Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
"Chapter 16: The Rescue" - Outstanding Stunt Performance
"Chapter 11: The Heiress" - Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
"Chapter 13: The Jedi" - Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
"Chapter 13: The Jedi" - Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
"Chapter 16: The Rescue" - Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
"Chapter 15: The Believer" - Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
"Chapter 15: The Believer" - Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour)
"Chapter 16: The Rescue" - Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
"Chapter 13: The Jedi" - Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes
"Chapter 16: The Rescue" - Outstanding Period And/Or Character Hairstyling
"Chapter 13: The Jedi" - Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup
Ludwig Göransson - Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
Giancarlo Esposito - Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Timothy Olyphant - Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
Carl Weathers - Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
The Mandalorian - Outstanding Drama Series
"Chapter 13: The Jedi" - Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
"Chapter 13: The Jedi" - Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)
"Chapter 13: The Jedi" - Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
Sarah Halley Finn - Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
The Mandalorian - Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Season Or A Movie
"Chapter 13: The Jedi" - Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
Ryan Watson - Outstanding Stunt Coordination
The show’s first season saw great success last year at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, bringing home seven wins along with 15 nominations. With season 2 garnering an even larger audience, it is safe to say that The Mandalorian will likely secure a hefty amount of awards.
It is especially relieving to see that Giancarlo Esposito received his second nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his performance as Moff Gideon. In the inagural season, his character mostly operated behind the scenes before making his sinister presence known to the protagonists in the final episodes. On the contrary, season 2 gave Esposito significantly more screen-time, creating a compelling storyline with an actor as highly talented as he is.
Timothy Olyphant, known for his roles in Justified and Deadwood, took his western-style acting experience to the character of Cobb Vanth in "Chapter 9: The Marshal." Olyphant's performance was instantly praised by viewers of the sole episode he was in, and many fans are even holding out that he will make further appearances in the show's future seasons.
It is also encouraging to see composer Ludwig Göransson receive his second nomination. His work for The Mandalorian's first two seasons has been impeccable, and he even won the award mentioned at the Emmy's last awards show.
Finally, seeing the Disney+ series nominated once again for Outstanding Drama Series for the second year in a row proves just how incredible Jon Favreau and his crew have done with The Mandalorian. Since its debut, the show has seen nothing but success, and hopefully, The Mandalorian will be able to bring home more than a few awards at this year's 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards.
All episodes from the first two seasons of The Mandalorian are streaming now on Disney+.