We love it when good things happen to good people, especially when it involves the hardworking crew at Lucasfilm Animation. The nominations lists for the 45th Saturn Awards and 71st Emmy Awards surfaced earlier in July, and Star Wars Resistance made an appearance in both!
Under the Saturn Awards, Resistance was nominated for Best Animated Series on Television. They also share the category with Archer (FX), DuckTales (Disney Channel), Family Guy (Fox), and The Simpsons (Fox).
The Emmys, on the other hand, nominated Resistance for Outstanding Children’s Program. The other nominees include A Series Of Unfortunate Events (Netflix), Carmen Sandiego (Netflix), Song of Parkland (HBO), and When You Wish Upon A Pickle: A Sesame Street Special (HBO).
Needless to say, the series is up against some tough competition, but the nominations alone are a testament to the great work taking place at Lucasfilm Animation. Resistance Animation Supervisor Keith Kellogg expressed it best when he wrote, “Congratulations to our entire hardworking cast and crew! There is nothing better than getting to animate Star Wars stories.”
The Saturn Awards will take place on September 13, 2019, and for the first time, they will be live streamed. The Emmy Awards will air a week later on September 22, 2019, at 8 pm EST on Fox.
Here are some reactions from the cast and Lucasfilm crew:
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EMMY NOMINATED!! We got Emmy Nominated!! Woohoo!! #Repost @justinridgeart with @get_repost ・・・ Just found out #StarWarsResistance has been nominated for Outstanding Children’s Program for the #Emmys2019 AND Best Animated TV Series for the #SaturnAwards!! I’m so excited and proud of our entire cast and crew and everyone’s support for the show!! All the feels right now!