Despite the halt of production across the industry, the Emmy’s will still take place this fall on September 20th at 8PM est on ABC. Nominations for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Tuesday and it was dominated by streaming services including Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV+ and others.
Netflix had an ungodly 160 nominations for the upcoming award show but Disney+ and Apple TV+ were still able to make their mark in their infant stages as platforms. Disney+ took home 19 nominations with most of the recognition going to ‘The Mandalorian‘ which wowed the Disney audience in it’s first season bringing to life some memorable characters including Baby Yoda. The show accounts for 15 of the 19 nominations including;
- 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 marks the first time in 35 years that a Star Wars product was nominated for an Emmy. Disney+ also earned 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 Imagineering Story is a must watch for Disney fanatics if you haven’t already enjoyed the 6-part documentary.
The most notable award that The Mandalorian is nominated for is Best Drama Series. The Disney+ titan will face off with Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, Killing Eve, Ozark, Stranger Things and Succession for the coveted win in one of the featured categories. Jon Favreau’s excellent approach and introduction of some excellent droids, side characters and of course Baby Yoda have fans itching for more. A second season is slated for October 2020 and does not expect to see a delay in release date due to Covid-19. This year’s Emmy Awards ceremony will take place (in some form) on Sunday, September 20 on ABC. Jimmy Kimmel is set to host.