The Mandalorian won big at this year's Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The annual Emmy Awards are presented for outstanding television programming, with the Creative Arts Emmy Ceremony specifically honoring technical achievements and typically occurring the week prior to the main ceremony. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this year's Emmys will be hosted virtually instead of having nominees attend an in-person ceremony.
The Mandalorian takes place in the greater Star Wars universe and is the brainchild of creator Jon Favreau. The series follows Din Djarin, a gunfighter who's set on protecting The Child (aka Baby Yoda) at all costs. The series quickly garnered critical acclaim and Baby Yoda solidified itself as a cultural icon. In late July, it was announced that The Mandalorian had been nominated for 15 Emmy Awards, including a nomination for Best Drama Series.
Now, The Mandalorian has secured the first batch of what's likely to be many future Emmy Awards. At 2020's Creative Arts Emmy Awards, The Mandalorian took home Emmys for 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). The main 2020 Emmy Awards ceremony will take place Sunday, September 20th where it will be seen if The Mandalorian wins anymore awards.
The Mandalorian's success isn't the first time that a project from the Star Wars universe has received Emmy recognition. Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars Resistance received Emmy nominations in the past, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars took home two Emmys in 2013. Still, The Mandalorian's wins are a huge boost for Disney, especially considering Netflix swept the Emmy nominations playing field this year. In addition, while Disney+ received 19 Emmy nominations for its programming, 15 of those were from The Mandalorian, which highlights how important the series has become for Disney.
That being said, The Mandalorian is due to release season 2 in October, which already has fans excited about what they will see next. With both Djarin and The Child primed for new adventures, there are still a host of unanswered questions ahead of The Mandalorian season 2, including what Moff Gideon's true motivations are for wanting Baby Yoda. For many fans, it's evident that October can't come soon enough; however, for the cast and crew of The Mandalorian, perhaps they'd like tonight to last forever, as they celebrate the first of what's sure to be many big wins.