This morning’s Emmy nominations found The Mandalorian getting quite a lot of attention. At the end of the day, the Disney+ Star Wars series brought in 15 Emmy nominations. This contributed to the 19 Emmy nominations that Disney+ gathered, making it the most successful streaming service in gathering Emmy nominations.
Emmy nominations for The Mandalorian included:
- Best Drama
- Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
- Production Design for Narrative Program (half-hour)
- Cinematography for Single Camera (half hour)
- Fantasy/sci-fi costumes
- 3 for single-camera Picture editing for a drama series
- Prosthetic make-up
- Music composition
- Guest actor in a drama series nod for Giancarlo Esposito
- 2 for sound-editing in a comedy/drama half hour series
- Outstanding special VFX
- Stunt coordination for a drama series, limited series or movie.
This is the first time since 1985’s Ewoks: The Battle for Endor that a Star Wars live-action IP has received Emmy nominations.
Disney+ also garnered nominations for Forky Asks a Question in short-form animated category, The World According to Jeff Goldblum in hosted nonfiction, and A Celebration of the Music From Coco earned a nomination for contemporary hairstyling for a variety, nonfiction or reality program. Finally, Angela Bassett earned a nomination for narrating The Imagineering Story.
The Emmy nominations this year showed the strength of streaming services as Disney+, Apple TV, Quibi, Amazon Prime, and Netflix all gathered nominations and continued to aggressively compete with more traditional television.