It's no surprise that Game of Thrones earned the most Emmy nominations in 2019 — the final season of the HBO series racked up 32 nominations total — and GoT fans are expecting the show to take home the most trophies this year.
However, before the Emmy broadcast, we thought it would be a good idea to look back at all the Emmy-nominated episodes of GoT since it premiered in 2011.
And do you really need a better excuse to binge-watch your favorite moments from iconic episodes such as "Battle of the Bastards" and "The Long Night"?
We didn't think so. Keep scrolling for a look back at all the Emmy-nominated GoT episodes you need to rewatch.
And the Game of Thrones Emmy-nominated episodes are...
1. "Winter Is Coming" (Season 1, Episode 1)
What better place to start than the very first episode? This episode was nominated for Outstanding Directing, and is probably best known for that moment when Jaime Lannister shoved Bran Stark out the window to hide his relationship with his sister Cersei.
2. "Baelor" (Season 1, Episode 9)
This episode earned Peter Dinklage his very first Supporting Actor nomination — and win — for his role as the now iconic Tyrion Lannister, and we totally understand why.
Not only did he open up about how he married a woman his father, Tywin, later revealed to be a prostitute, but Tyrion also was trampled in the battle against the Starks.
3. "Blackwater" (Season 2, Episode 9)
Once again, Peter Dinklage was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, this time for his work on "Blackwater" — which needs no explanation.
4. "And Now His Watch Is Ended" (Season 3, Episode 4)
Emilia Clarke earned her first nomination for Supporting Actress during Season 3 — and it was all thanks to her work on Episode 4.
In case you need a quick recap, that is the episode when Daenerys Targaryen goes full Mother of Dragons on the slavers in Astapor.
5. "Second Sons" (Season 3, Episode 8)
And again, Peter Dinklage is nominated for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister (which will go down in TV history, TBH). In "Seconds Sons," you will watch as Tyrion is forced to marry Sansa Stark.
6. "Rains of Castamere" (Season 3, Episode 9)
OMG. This might be a tough one to rewatch — even if it did get nominated for Outstanding Writer. RIP Robb Stark, Catelyn Stark, and Talisa. In case you can't tell, we're still not over it.
7. "The Lion and the Rose" (Season 4, Episode 2)
Two words: Goodbye, Joffrey. His grieving mother Cersei (aka Lena Headey) earned her first Supporting Actress Emmy nomination for this very rewarding episode.
8. "The Laws of Gods and Men" (Season 4, Episode 6)
This season's Peter Dinklage Supporting Actor nomination went for his work on Episode 6, which featured Tyrion's trial for allegedly killing his nephew Joffrey in King's Landing. Trial by combat, anyone?
9. "Watchers of the Wall" (Season 4, Episode 9)
"Jon Snow and the Night's Watch face a big challenge," reads the synopsis of Episode 9, which was nominated for Outstanding Direction.
10. "The Children" (Season 4, Episode 10)
The Season 4 finale was nominated for Outstanding Writing, and most of the characters are forced to make major decisions. Daenerys chains up her dragons, Tyrion kills his father and Shae, Jon Snow meets Rayder, and Arya travels to Braavos.
11. "Hardhome" (Season 5, Episode 8)
Surprise! Peter Dinklage was nominated (and won) for this episode, which is the moment Daenerys agrees to have Tyrion as her adviser. Oh, and the Night King revives the dead into wights in front of Jon Snow. NBD.
12. "The Dance of Dragons" (Season 5, Episode 9)
Emilia Clarke earned her second nomination for Supporting Actress in "The Dance of Dragons" where Daenerys famously rides her dragon, Drogon, for the first time.
13. "Mother's Mercy" (Season 5, Episode 10)
Who could forget Cersei's walk of "shame" from the Great Sept of Baelor to the Red Keep? Not Emmy voters, who nominated Lena Headey for Outstanding Supporting Actress.
14. "Book of the Stranger" (Season 6, Episode 4)
We're pretty sure the moment Daenerys Targaryen emerged from the burning temple (naked and unburned) in front of thousands of Dothraki is the moment she earned her third Emmy nomination.
15. "The Door" (Season 6, Episode 5)
Since Hodor actor Kristian Nairn was not nominated for his role as Bran's protector, it is only right that "The Door" episode got some love for Outstanding Directing.
16. "No One" (Season 6, Episode 8)
Maisie Williams earned her very first Emmy nomination for Supporting Actress in Episode 8 — where Arya finally became "No One."
Peter Dinklage was also nominated for the episode.
17. "Battle of the Bastards" (Season 6, Episode 9)
It was the ultimate showdown between Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton — and it earned Emmy nominations for Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Outstanding Directing, and Outstanding Writing.
It won the Emmy for Directing.
18. "Winds of Winter" (Season 6, Episode 10)
Something good came of Cersei using wildfire to blow up the Great Sept and kill basically everyone, before being crowned Queen of the Seven Kingdoms... it got Lena Headey her third Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress.
19. "The Spoils of War" (Season 7, Episode 4)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau earned his first Emmy nomination for Episode 4, which saw Jaime Lannister come face to face with Daenerys' dragon for the first time. Luckily, Bronn was there to push him out of the way.
20. "Beyond the Wall" (Season 7, Episode 6)
Jon, the Hound, Jorah, Beric, Thoros, and Gendry journey beyond the wall and face off against the Night King in this episode, which was nominated for Outstanding Directing.
21. "The Dragon and the Wolf" (Season 7, Episode 7)
Both Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey were nominated for "The Dragon and the Wolf," the penultimate season finale, which saw Cersei and Daenerys meeting for the first time. Peter won (again).
It's also the episode where Jon and Daenerys hook up, in case you were wondering.
22. "Winterfell (Season 8, Episode 1)
Sansa Stark was not impressed with Daenerys Targaryen who finally arrived in Winterfell — but Emmy voters were impressed with actress Sophie Turner, who was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress.
23. "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms" (Season 8, Episode 2)
Gwendoline Christie nominated herself for the Outstanding Supporting Actress category and got her first for her role as Brienne of Tarth, who was knighted by Jaime Lannister in this episode.
24. The Long Night (Season 8, Episode 3)
The battle against the dead racked up plenty of nominations, including Supporting Actor nods for both Night King slayer Arya (Maisie Williams) and Theon (Alfie Allen) and Outstanding Directing.
25. "The Last of the Starks" (Season 8, Episode 4)
Emilia Clarke got her first nomination for Lead Actress in 2019. In "The Last of the Starks," Daenerys prepares to go full Mother of Dragons again against Cersei and King's Landing.
26. "The Bells" (Season 8, Episode 5)
Lena Headey and Nikolaj Walder-Costau both earned nominations for Supporting Actress and Actor respectively, in this episode, which saw the end of Jaime and Cersei (and their unborn child) under a pile of rubble.
27. "The Iron Throne" (Season 8, Episode 6)
Jon Snow might have betrayed his love Daenerys Targaryen in this episode, but actor Kit Harington earned his second nomination — this time as Lead Actor — for his backstabbing (frontstabbing?) move.
Peter Dinklage was also nominated for his eighth time thanks to "The Iron Throne," which also earned Outstanding Writing and Directing nods.
Were episode is your favorite?
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