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Disney+ Grabs First Emmy Win for 'The Mandalorian'


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The streamer, which launched Nov. 11, scored 19 total nominations.

Disney+ has nabbed its first Emmy, taking home a trophy on Wednesday for The Mandalorian.

The series won for special effects, while Greig Fraser won best cinematography.

The 10-month-old streamer headed into the Emmys with 19 total nominations, leading the pack of first-time streaming nominees. The majority of its nominations are for The Mandalorian, which also landed a not for outstanding drama series. It leads the pack of first-time streaming nominees, including Apple TV+ (18 nominations) and Quibi (10 nominations).

Streamers continue to be a dominant force at the Emmys. Netflix leads all outlets with 160 nods, while Hulu and Amazon’s Prime Video also have several nominations each.

Disney+ launched Nov. 11 as a low-cost ($7 per month) streaming option with a heavy focus on tentpole franchises and family-friendly programming. The Mandalorian, created by Jon Favreau and starring Pedro Pascal, was its first marquee original. After it premiered, Baby Yoda became an instant meme, helping boost early subscriptions to the service.

As of August, Disney+ had attracted more than 60 million subscribers in the U.S. and a handful of international markets.

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