While the Academy Awards has opted to only reward huge franchises like Star Wars or Marvel for technical achievements, they have always snubbed the more ‘creative’ aspects of the show like Best Acting or Best Picture. What’s interesting is, the Emmys have decided to give The Mandalorian some major nominations.
According to the official Emmys website, the hit Disney+ show has earned a total of 15 nominations, one of which includes Oustanding Drama Series. Other titles that the Mandalorian is currently competing with include Killing Eve, Ozark, Stranger Things, Succession, The Handmaid’s Tale, The Crown, and Better Call Saul.
Besides Best Picture, The Mandalorian has also been nominated for best guest actor with Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideo) as well as best voice-over with Taika Waititi (IG-11). The rest are all for technical achievements including best costume, best director, and best original music. For a comprehensive list, you can check it here.
While I thought the Mandalorian was fun, I don’t really think it merits ‘best drama’ material. I mean, the writing of the show is very surface level, and it doesn’t really hold a candle to more intricately written shows like Better Call Saul. Heck, even Stranger Things told a more complex story than Mando did.
Then again, it’s great to see shows like Mandalorian get recognized for artistic merit. A lot of heart still goes into these big franchise properties, and I think the creators behind them deserve a lot of credit. Hopefully Mandalorian ets to bring home some trophies when the Emmys kick in on Sept. 21.
After the stories of Jango and Boba Fett, another warrior emerges in the Star Wars universe. The Mandalorian is set after the fall of the Empire and before the emergence of the First Order. The series depicts Din Djarin, a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy far from the authority of the New Republic.
The Mandalorian is expected to return to Disney+ this October.