The landmark Star Wars live-action series wins 5 Creative Arts Emmys
This is the way.
Jon Favreau’s landmark Star Wars live-action series became the king of the Emmys last night. The Disney+ original scooped up the awards in several categories including Outstanding Special Visual Effects, Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (Half-Hour), Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour), and Animation, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series (Half-Hour) and Animation, and Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program (Half-Hour)
When accepting the award, Richard Bluff of Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) thanked Favreau and Dave Fioni, as well as Lucasfilm and ILM.
The stunning Star Wars series is the brainchild of Hollywood legend Jon Favreau and throughout its 8-episode run helped to redefine the streaming genre. The series was the jewel in the crown when it helped launch the Disney+ platform last November. Since then, the series has garnered an overwhelming following and its main star and his adorable little green companion have solidified themselves as cultural icons.
With new episodes due to hit the streamer on October 30, all eyes will be on Mando and his adorable ward to see if the show can build a cathedral of awesomeness atop the foundations laid by the stellar first season. And the fun doesn’t end there. The full Emmy awards ceremony will take place virtually on Sunday – and with The Mandalorian nominated in a whopping 15 categories, there may be more awards heading to the galaxy far, far away…
Congratulations to the entire team at ILM and Skywalker Sound for this incredible victory. These awards are just desserts for all the hard work and passion you put in to help put a smile on our collective faces. Thank you.
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