Rebels and The Star Wars Show get Emmy nods

Star Wars fans have several categories to watch at the Primetime Emmys this year. The two big ones for the franchise are Rebels with a nomination for Outstanding Children’s Program, and The Star Wars Show for Outstanding Short Form Variety Series.

But when it comes to numbers, there are Star Wars folks all over the map. The late Carrie Fisher is up for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for her role on Amazon’s Catastrophe. The Bright Lights documentary that focused on Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, also got two nominations.

Donald Glover’s Atlanta got a total of six nods, including Outstanding Comedy Series and a Lead Actor, Directing and Writing nods for Glover himself. Fellow Solo castmember Michael Kenneth Williams is up for his supporting role in The Night of.

Ewan McGregor goes up against Riz Ahmed for Lead Actor in a Limited Series for Fargo and The Night of, respectively. They got each got a second nod for Narrator (McGregor in Wild Scotland) and Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Ahmed in Girls).

Other Star Wars actors with nominations include Laura Dern (Supporting Actress in a Limited Series for Big Little Lies) and Ben Mendelsohn (Guest Actor in a Drama Series, for Bloodline).

SWCO: 40 years of Star Wars panel hits the high notes with Carrie Fisher tribute


While the 40 years of Star Wars panel was light on news, it was fairly heavy on the feels. The much-vaunted surprises turned out to be George Lucas (as predicted,) Harrison Ford (who I don’t think anyone expected) and Billie Lourd, who took part in a truly epic tribute to Carrie Fisher.

I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house after the tribute video (above,) and it was only enhanced by the reveal of John Williams and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra playing Princess Leia’s theme. They followed up with the Main Theme and the Imperial March, just in time to allow us to regain our composure.

The video does contain a look at Fisher on-set in The Last Jedi, but in the scheme of things that feels secondary. And while the panel did mainly focus on the first 6 films, it’s really only appropriate that it ended the way it did. Tomorrow, we’ll look ahead.