‘The Mandalorian’: Jon Favreau Nominated by the DGA for Directing ‘Chapter 9: The Marshal’
The Mandalorian season 2 continues to receive its many well-deserved nominations during awards season. Even though the big night for television (the Emmys) is still a few months away, the rest of the bodies in charge of handing out prestigious awards are revealing their nominees now. Today it was time for the Director’s Guild of America (DGA), who nominated Jon Favreau for his Outstanding Directorial Achievement helming Chapter 9: The Marshal.
The second season of The Mandalorian had seven directors for its eight chapters (Peyton Reed directed both Chapter 10 and Chapter 16), and all of them did an incredible job with each of their episodes. But giving the nomination to the creator and showrunner of the show feels just right, though they didn’t do it just for that reason. The krayt dragon sequence from The Marshal is one of the best-directed sequences of this past year in television, so his nomination is very well-deserved.
Favreau will be competing against Jason Bateman, who was nominated for the episode Wartime on Netflix’s Ozark, Vince Gilligan, who helmed Bargman from AMC’s Better Call Saul, Lesli Linka Glatter, who directed the episode Prisoners of War from Homeland, and finally, Julie Anne Robinson, for the episode Diamond of the First Water from Netflix’s Bridgerton.
The DGA Awards ceremony will take place on April 10, and it will be a virtual one. Congratulations to all the nominees.
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Miguel Fernández is a Spanish student that has movies as his second passion in life. His favorite movie of all time is The Lord of the Rings, but he is also a huge Star Wars fan. However, fantasy movies are not his only cup of tea, as movies from Scorsese, Fincher, Kubrick or Hitchcock have been an obsession for him since he started to understand the language of filmmaking. He is that guy who will watch a black and white movie, just because it is in black and white.