We Like Those Odds — ‘The Mandalorian’ Receives Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Drama Series and More!


The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, an award show honoring the best in U.S. prime time television programming between June 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020, are just on the horizon. On September 20, the show will commence at 8 p.m. EST.

The highly anticipated list of Emmy nominees was finally released this morning, hosted by Leslie Jones and presented by Josh Gad, Tatiana Maslany, and Laverne Cox.

In an exciting turn of events, The Mandalorian has been nominated for the Outstanding Drama Series category!

The Mandalorian, created by Jon Favreau and starring Pedro Pascal, is the first live-action Star Wars television series — it premiered on Disney+ with its first season last November. Critically acclaimed, the show follows the travels of Din Djarin, a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.

Other nominees in this category are: Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, Killing Eve, Ozark, Stranger Things, and Succession.

The rest of the sweeping list of nominations for The Mandalorian includes:

  • Taika Waititi as IG-11 in the episode “Chapter 8: Redemption” for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance
  • “Chapter 1: The Mandalorian” for Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Program (Half-Hour)
  • “Chapter 7: The Reckoning” for Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour)
  • “Chapter 3: The Sin” for Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes
  • Episodes 2, 4, and 8 for Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
  • “Chapter 6: The Prisoner” for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie, Or Special
  • “Chapter 8: Redemption” for Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
  • Giancarlo Esposito for Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series
  • “Chapter 1: The Mandalorian” for Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation
  • “Chapter 2: The Child” for Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation
  • “Chapter 2: The Child” for Outstanding Special Visual Effects
  • Ryan Watson for Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series, or Movie

Though we may have a few choice words about the lack of a nomination for The Child (how can you snub Baby Yoda, honestly?) … this is an incredible feat for an amazing show that deserves a sea of accolades. We can’t wait to see how The Mandalorian fares on September 20 when the winners are announced. We’ve got to say … we like those odds.

Watch the Emmy Award nominations announcement below, and see our post with the rest of the nominees here.

Lindsey joined the Nerds and Beyond team in 2018. If she's not writing or out and about with her camera, she's probably watching anime, nerding out over Star Wars, reading manga, and definitely forgetting to water her plants. And waiting for the Genshin loading screen to pop up. Contact: lindsey@nerdsandbeyond.com

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