Emmy nominations were announced today and Star Wars has one nomination to celebrate. Last year’s animated series of anime shorts Star Wars: Visions scored a nomination for Outstanding Short Form Animation Program. This is an animated anthology of shorts made by Japanese studios that told unconnected stories set outside of Star Wars canon, where creators were given carte blanche to turn their wildest dreams into reality.
Disney had already submitted one of the shorts, “The Village Bride”, for Oscar consideration in the category of Best Animated Short Film, though it ultimately didn’t earn a spot. Another short, “The Duel”, did get a nomination at the Annie Awards, but lost to an episode of Arcane. The series is now being recognized as a whole by the Television Academy, and will go up against Netflix’s Love, Death and Robots, HBO Max’s Robot Chicken, Amazon’s The Boys Presents: Diabolical, and Disney’s When Billie Met Lisa. The 2022 Emmys ceremony will take place on Monday, September 12.
Star Wars: Visions was received rather well by the audience and critics alike, and Lucasfilm was satisfied enough with its numbers to greenlight a second season. This was officially announced at Star Wars Celebration in May 2022, where they said that Volume 2 would be released in spring 2023….
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