The Mandalorian already holds a tie for a prestigious record in Star Wars. As of now, it share the title of most awarded Star Wars production in franchise history with the original 1977 film. Back in September, the series, airing on Disney+, racked up seven Emmy wins. Now the show, the first-ever, live-action series set in the galaxy far, far away, has a chance to break that tie. Sure, it may be a longshot, but …. When the Golden Globes nominations came out, The Mandalorian was among the selections for Best Television Drama.
The show admittedly faces some stiff competition. Other series nominated in the category are:
- The Crown (Netflix);
- Lovecraft Country (HBO);
- Ozark (Netflix); and
- Ratched (Netflix)
Golden Globes honor Star Wars, The Mandalorian with nomination
If we had to venture a guess, the award will likely go to The Crown. (That show earned the most nominations of all, at six.) Still, the mere fact that a Star Wars television series even earned a nomination at the Golden Globes is a feat in and of itself. The industry recognition the show continues to receive proves just how far the franchise has come. Keep in mind, The Mandalorian beat out one of the best shows on television right now (IMHO) for a best drama nod. In this instance I’m speaking of The Expanse, which the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) inexplicably, completely snubbed.
After garnering fifteen Emmy nominations, the series now has a chance to win best drama at the Golden Globes. We can almost hear the chants from fans demanding that Jon Favreau take over the Star Wars franchises in its entirety. It might still be a little too early to make that leap, however. The Mandalorian is special, there’s no question of that. But the combination of Favreau and Filoni working together is the driving force behind its success. And there’s still an argument to be made that Kathleen Kennedy hasn’t been as bad for the franchise as some might claim.
Regardless, The Mandalorian will be front and center when the HFPA hands out the Golden Globes on February 28th. Good luck, Jon & co., and may the Force be with you.