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The Mandalorian Earns 15 Emmy Nominations for Disney+

The Mandalorian logo, Emmy Awards

The Mandalorian had a successful debut on Disney+ last year. The first live-action Star Wars series earned positive reviews from fans and critics. At one point, The Mandalorian was even dubbed as the most in-demand series in the United States. 

With a much-anticipated season 2 on the horizon, The Mandalorian will look to emulate the success of the show's inaugural season by introducing more characters and even diving into the lore of the Child's origins. However, it seems that the success of the first season is far from over...

CONFIRMATION

During the ongoing Emmy Awards nomination event, it was revealed, through Deadline, that The Mandalorian received a total of 15 nominations.

Among the long list of nominations, Moff Gideon actor Giancarlo Esposito was nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of the Darksaber-wielding villain. On top of that, Taika Waititi also received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance for his portrayal of IG-11. 

As Deadline pointed out, this marks "the first Emmy nomination for a Star Wars live-action fiction series" since the Ewok movies.The full list of nominations are as follows.

Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance (Taika Waititi)


Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program


Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series


Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes


Oustanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series


Outstanding Prosthetic Make-Up for A Series


Outstanding Music Composition for a Series


Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (Giancarlo Esposito)


Outstanding Drama Series


Outstanding Sound Editing for a Drama Series (Half-Hour)


Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Series (Half-Hour)


Outstanding Special Visual Effects


Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series

WHAT THIS MEANS

Looking back on the show's well-documented success, the long list of Emmy nominations received by The Mandalorian comes to no surprise. It's worth noting that, at one point, another award-giving body in the form of the Golden Globes reportedly made a rule change that was anchored by the show's helmet-wearing protagonist. It's only a matter of time before awards make their way to The Mandalorian's doorsteps, and these nominations mark the first big step. 

Although Giancarlo Esposito's Moff Gideon was merely in the background during the inaugural season, the veteran actor's menacing portrayal of the Imperial officer during the season finale received widespread acclaim from both fans and critics. It seems that Esposito's nomination will serve as an additional boost for the actor since it has also already been revealed that season 2 will look to expand on the villain's origins and motivations. Not only that, this recent nomination just adds to Esposito's long list of accolades

Over the years, Star Wars has been providing captivating stories, but the franchise has somewhat experienced a drought in terms of receiving notable awards. However, given the long list of nominations for The Mandalorian, there's reason to believe that this is only the beginning and a true mark of a new era (especially after capping off the Skywalker Saga).

Plenty remains unknown about the future of the famous space opera. Despite that, it is apparent that The Mandalorian started off on the right foot, and it offers a promising continuation that could potentially snowball into other future Star Wars projects.