Annlyel explores the potential for Jon Favreau’s The Mandalorian to win big at the Emmys following its successful debut on Disney Plus
The Emmys and Star Wars. It’s a field the franchise is practically nonexistent in. The critically-acclaimed animated series, The Clone Wars, was never nominated for an Emmy. Star Wars: Rebels, however, was nominated for four Primetime Emmy nominations; twice for Outstanding Children’s Program in 2017 and 2018 and once for both Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (for the musical score composed for “Family Reunion – and Farewell) and Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation. Star Wars: Rebels deserves recognition because it is downright fantastic. Absolutely, positively stunning in the franchise.
The Mandalorian has received even more praise for its first season than most television shows would ever garner. Holding a coveted 95% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and an impressive 8.8/10 star rating on IMDb, The Mandalorian has impacted society in so many ways but of course, the show’s booming success can be directly attributed to its breakout star: The Child…or as he’s more commonly known, Baby Yoda.
The diminutive, uber-cute rendition of the iconic green wrinkled alien has pierced hearts around the world and sent people into cute-induced frenzies over the little fella. Beyond simply this character, the show is actually really good, delivering a sound first season that featured plenty of interesting characters, nods to the original and prequel films, and some nice surprises throughout the show’s entirety.
The Mandalorian has it where it’s at and could very easily snag an Emmy or two this year. Wouldn’t that be a heck of an achievement?
I guess we’ll find out sometime later this year in either late August or early September.
I have spoken.
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Annlyel James is a prolific Staff Writer for Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Aside from her role with Future of the Force she also writes for her own blog: annlyelonline. Follow her on Twitter @annlyeljames where she channels the Force frequently!