Pedro Pascal’s The Mandalorian performance prompts Golden Globes rule change
As is tradition, Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) spent the majority of all eight-episodes of The Mandalorian in his armour, with audiences only catching a glimpse of his face in the final episode, and while fans applauded this move, it’s prompted a rule change for the upcoming Golden Globes Awards.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced today that “voice-only performances are not eligible in any acting category,” which means that even if the actor is physically in the scene, they won’t be eligible for any nominations if their faces are visible. According to Variety’s insiders, the unusual nature of Pedro Pascal‘s role in The Mandalorian led to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to clarify whether or not actors whose faces are completely hidden can compete, and now we know. However, they also confirmed that since Pascal showed his face in the finale, albeit briefly, he could have been nominated. It’s also worth noting that Pedro Pascal wasn’t the only one involved in bringing The Mandalorian to life, as actor Brendan Wayne and stunt performer Lateef Crowder also portrayed the character when Pascal wasn’t available.
The second season of The Mandalorian is still expected to debut later this year, with a few very interesting additions to the cast, including Michael Biehn (THE TERMINATOR) as “a bounty hunter from The Mando’s past,” Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) as Bo-Katan Kryze, a Mandalorian warrior, Temuera Morrison (AQUAMAN) as Boba Fett, and Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood) as Cobb Vanth, a character introduced in Chuck Wendig’s “Aftermath” series who wears Boba Fett’s armour. There have also been major rumours which have pointed to Rosario Dawson (Daredevil) playing Ahsoka Tano, the former Jedi Padawan of Anakin Skywalker who turned into a spymaster for the Rebel Alliance. The second season of The Mandalorian is expected to debut on Disney+ in October 2020.