Melbourne-born Fraser, 44, is known for the films Bright Star, directed by Jane Campion, and Zero Dark Thirty, directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
In 2017, Fraser was nominated for an Oscar in the best cinematographer category for the film Lion, which was directed by Garth Davis and starred Dev Patel, David Wenham and Nicole Kidman.
Fraser and Idoine have history with the Star Wars franchise: Fraser was director of photography and Idoine was the second unit director of photography on 2016’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
More recently, Fraser is in post-production on the remake of Dune, and is also filming comic book reboot The Batman. Production on The Batman, which is filming in the UK, is currently on hold.
The win for The Mandalorian was part of what looks like a broad sweep of the Creative Arts Emmys, which are held prior to this weekend’s “primetime” Emmy awards.
The Mandalorian went into this year’s Emmy season with a total of 15 nominations, including a nomination for best drama series, which will be announced on Monday, Australian time.
But in the Creative Arts categories, held over several nights prior to the main telecast, the series has already scooped wins for special visual effects, sound editing, sound mixing and production design in addition to Fraser and Idoine’s win in the cinematography category.
Other Australian nominees at the Creative Arts Emmys include Antonio Gambale, nominated for outstanding music composition for a limited series and outstanding original main title theme music and Justine Seymour, nominated for outstanding contemporary costumes. Both are nominated for their work on the Netflix series Unorthodox.
Comedian Hannah Gadsby is also nominated for two awards outstanding variety special and outstanding writing for a variety special for her Netflix comedy special Douglas.
There are also five Australians nominated at Monday’s primetime Emmys: Hugh Jackman (HBO’s Bad Education) and Cate Blanchett (FX’s Mrs. America) in the lead actor and actress in a limited series or movie category, Sarah Snook (HBO’s Succession) and Toni Collette (Netflix’s Unbelievable) in the supporting actress categories, and Tony McNamara (Hulu’s The Great) for outstanding writing in a comedy series.
The 72nd annual primetime Emmy awards will air on Monday, September 21 from 10am on Fox Arena and will stream via Foxtel.
Michael Idato is the culture editor-at-large of The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age.