The second season of The Mandalorian was a huge success among the critics and the audience. It even earned a lot of awards and nominations including a nod at the Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Drama Series, which is one of the highest honors that any television show can get. Now, the series has received another major nomination from one of the most prestigious awards.
The Mandalorian earned its first-ever Grammy nomination in the Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media category for Ludwig Goransson's score in Season 2 – Vol. 2 (Chapters 13-16). This is the composer's second nomination in the category as he previously won three years ago for his work in Black Panther.
The series is competing in the category against fellow nominees such as Dune (Hans Zimmer), The Queen's Gambit (Carlos Rafael), Soul (Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross), and Bridgerton (Kris Bowers).
Interestingly, Goransson and Rafael previously won (albeit in different categories) at the Primetime Emmy Awards a few months ago for their scores in the same series that they're nominated here at the Grammys while Soul won the Best Original Score category at the Oscars earlier this year so this is surely going to be some competition.
It may be strange to hear for some people that The Mandalorian earned a Grammy nomination, but it is for its wonderful score by Goransson which has been an iconic part of the series. There's no denying that the score for the series has been as great as John Williams' iconic Star Wars score in the original trilogy. For sure, you can even hum the theme of the series. But as we've pointed out, the series will be facing huge competition and we will find out this January if Star Wars will be adding a Grammy on its mantle.
The third season of The Mandalorian is currently in production, with a premiere date set for next year. The first two seasons are currently streaming on Disney+.