Nominations for the 72nd Emmy Awards were announced today, and Star Wars is incredibly well represented!
Leading the way was the successful first season of The Mandalorian, which was the first-ever live-action Star Wars TV series, debuting on Disney+ at launch late last year. The show received an impressive 15 nominations, including for Outstanding Drama Series, and it received nominations for acting performances, music, visual effects, production design, cinematography, costumes, editing, makeup, stunt coordination, and sound mixing. A full list of the 15 nominations is listed at the end of the article. Jon Favreau, Dave Filoni, Kathleen Kennedy, and Colin Wilson serve as Executive Producers on the series.
But not to be forgotten was the second and final season of the animated series Resistance, which scored a nomination for Outstanding Children’s Program. The show had Brandon Auman, Athena Yvette Portillo, Dave Filoni, Justin Ridge, Sareana Sun, and Shuzo John Shiota as Executive Producers, with Daisy Fang and Jack Liang as Producers.
Regardless of how many of these nominations result in wins, it’s pretty impressive that Star Wars received a total of 16 Emmy nominations, and that both of the shows from 2020 that Lucasfilm put out received nominations for the best series in their respective areas (The Mandalorian for drama series and Resistance for children’s program). That’s just further proof that Lucasfilm is doing some tremendous work with Star Wars, and it’s cool seeing that all recognized with these nominations.
If you’re curious to see which awards the shows might win, the Emmy Awards ceremony will be broadcast on ABC on Sunday, September 20.
As mentioned earlier, here’s a complete list of the 15 Emmy nominations for The Mandalorian:
- Outstanding Drama Series
- Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance – Taika Waititi as IG-11 in “Chapter 8: Redemption”
- Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series – Giancarlo Esposito as Moff Gideon in “Chapter 8: Redemption”
- Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour) – Andrew L. Jones (Production Designer), Jeff Wisniewski (Art Director), and Amanda Serino (Set Director) for “Chapter 1: The Mandalorian”
- Outstanding Cinematogrpahy for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour) – Greg Fraser (ASC, ACS, Director of Photography) and Baz Idoine (Director of Photography) for “Chapter 7: The Reckoning”
- Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes -Joseph Porro (Costume Designer), Julie Robar (Costume Supervisor), Gigi Melton (Assistant Costume Designer), and Lauren Silvestri (Assistant Costume Designer) for “Chapter 3: The Sin”
- Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series – Andrew S. Eisen (Editor) for “Chapter 2: The Child”
- Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series – Dana E. Glauberman (ACE, Editor) and Dylan Firshein (Additional Editor) for “Chapter 4: Sancturary”
- Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series – Jeff Seibenick (Editor) for “Chapter 8: Redemption”
- Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special – Brian Sipe (Department Head Makeup Artist), Alexi Dmitriew (Key Makeup Artist), Carlton Coleman (Makeup Artist), Samantha Ward (Makeup Artist), Scott Stoddard (Makeup Artist), Mike Ornelaz (Makeup Artist), and Sabrina Castro (Makeup Artist) for “Chapter 6: The Prisoner”
- Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) – Ludwig Göransson (Composer) for “Chapter 8: Redemption”
- Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation – David Acord (Co-Supervising Sound Editor/Sound Designer), Matthew Wood (Co-Supervising Sound Editor), Bonnie Wild (Sound Effects Editor), James Spencer (Dialogue Editor), Richard Quinn (ADR Editor), Richard Gould (Foley Editor), Stephanie McNally (Music Editor), Ryan Rubin (Music Editor), Ronni Brown (Foley Artist), and Jana Vance (Foley Artist) for “Chapter 1: The Mandalorian”
- Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation – Shawn Holden (Production Mixer), Bonnie Wild (Re-Recording Mixer), and Chris Fogel (Scoring Mixer) for “Chapter 2: The Child”
- Outstanding Visual Effects – Richard Bluff (VFX Supervisor), Jason Porter (VFX Supervisor), Abbigail Keller (VFX Producer), Hayden Jones (VFX Supervisor), Hal Hickel (Animation Supervisor), Roy Cancino (Special Effects Supervisor), John Rosengrant (Supervisor), Enrico Damm (Environment Supervisor), and Landis Fields (Virtual Production Visualization Supervisor) for “Chapter 2: The Child”
- Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series Limited Series or Movie – Ryan Watson (Stunt Coordinator)