September 16, 2020
Disney’s upstart subscription streaming video service, Disney+, Sept. 16 scored its first Emmy award for original series, “The Mandalorian,” winning Outstanding Special Visual Effects at the Creative Emmy Awards.
The trophy was followed by series (30-minutes in length) wins for for Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing For a Comedy or Drama Series and Animation, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Comedy or Drama Series and Animation, and Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Program.
The “Star Wars” spinoff series was nominated for 15 Emmys and is a huge hit for Disney+. The series, from director Jon Favreau, stars Pedro Pascal as the title character and features fan favorite The Child (dubbed Baby Yoda by fans) as ultimate scene stealer.
The second season of the show is slated to debut on Oct. 30 with Rosario Dawson, Michael Biehn and Bill Burr joining the cast. Returning cast includes Gina Carano, Giancarlo Esposito, Carl Weathers, Omid Abtahi and Ming-Na Wen.
(Update 9/18/20: “The Mandalorian” also won Outstanding Music Composition for composer Ludwig Göransson, bringing the show’s Emmy total to seven.)