The Television Academy announced its nominations for the 73rd annual Emmy® Awards today recognizing a wealth of innovative storytelling, exceptional new programs, and a robust and diverse group of talent nominees. ILM is honored to have contributed to 4 of the 5 nominated shows in the Special Visual Effects category and is named on the nominations of 3 of them. ILM’s creative teams were recognized on the nominations for The Boys, The Mandalorian, and WandaVision. Additionally, the studio contributed work to The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
Richard Bluff, Visual Effects Supervisor for The Mandalorian noted, “despite the unprecedented global pandemic Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni knew it was important to bring Season 2 of The Mandalorian to Disney+ on time to help give a lift to our expectant and loyal Star Wars fans,” adding, “to achieve this and ultimately be rewarded with a Visual Effects Emmy Nomination is a testament to the talent and leadership at Industrial Light & Magic and our vendor partners worldwide who continue to astound us with their exceptional artistry and dedication. We want to congratulate all those visual effects companies and every individual artist, production member, and support staff who stayed with us on this journey and delivered a remarkable series.”
Rob Bredow, ILM SVP, Chief Creative Officer noted, “I’d like to recognize the entire crews of The Mandalorian, The Boys, WandaVision and The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Their hard work, creativity, and flawless execution did not go unnoticed and it’s truly rewarding to see the Academy recognize these projects.”
ILM was awarded the 2020 Emmy Award for Special Visual Effects for its groundbreaking effects and virtual production work on the first season of the hit Lucasfilm series, The Mandalorian.
The 73rd Emmy Awards will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer. Executive Producers Reginald Hudlin and Ian Stewart and Director Hamish Hamilton have been selected to helm the show for production companies Done+Dusted and Hudlin Entertainment. The Emmys will be broadcast on Sunday, Sept. 19 (8:00-11:00 PM, live ET/5:00-8:00 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on-demand on Paramount+. The 2021 Creative Arts Awards will be broadcast on Saturday, Sept. 18 (8:00 PM ET/PT) on FXX.