Why Obi-Wan Kenobi Isn't Nominated For An Emmy in 2022
The 2022 Emmys will not have an Obi-Wan Kenobi candidacy, and here's why.
The forthcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series will not be eligible for an Emmy nomination in 2022. The Star Wars series follows the titular Jedi, Ewan McGregor, 10 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, as he navigates life in the galaxy. Hayden Christensen will also reprise his role as Darth Vader, as the famed villain dispatches his brutal Inquisitors to track out Obi-Wan and other fugitives from Order 66.
The limited series has already garnered a lot of buzz and is predicted to be one of the finest Star Wars films yet. It will, however, be unable to obtain an Emmy nomination in 2022. Obi-Wan Kenobi does not fall inside the qualifying window, which runs from June 1, 2021, through May 31, 2022, according to Variety. The Star Wars series will have to sit out this year's Oscars since it did not finish by the June 16 voting deadline, and it is extremely unlikely to show the 20,000 voters the unseen episodes for fear of leaks and spoilers. The Book of Boba Fett will still be considered for an Emmy nomination by Lucasfilm, but the narrative of the exiled Jedi will have to wait.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is predicted to be a hit with many viewers, regardless of what accolades it may or may not win. Fans of McGregor and Christensen, especially those who grew up with the prequel Star Wars series and Star Wars: The Clone Wars, will be overjoyed to see them back. The series was previously only available in one season, but McGregor and the rest of the cast and crew have shown interest in a second season if demand is high enough. Deborah Chow, the Mandalorian director, was in control of every episode in the series, which has further increased public anticipation for the series' premiere. While it's regrettable that Obi-Wan Kenobi won't be able to achieve such fame, what matters most to fans is finally hearing the hidden narrative of the revered Jedi.