Game of Thrones set a record for Emmy nominations after the nominee list for 2019 was published online. The series amassed a whopping 161 nominations in total, with many of the show's talent competing with one another in the same category.
When it comes to drama series, there are fewer shows that have received the same type of critical and fan acclaim that Game of Thrones did.
There are a large number of viewers, however, who believe that some of the nominations were unwarranted, like the fact that it was given a nod for "Best Drama Series." The show's 8th and final season was much maligned, with fans even starting a petition to reshoot the entire thing but with "competent writers."
Much has been written as to why the show's last season could've been better, and there were even a ton of actors on the show who weren't shy about how terrible they thought it was, too. But even though the GOT showrunners rushed to finish the fantasy project to go on and make Star Wars pictures (at least that's what folks believe) it doesn't take anything away from the actors who still managed to imbue their characters with humanity.
The performances that were captured throughout the show's run were arguably some of the best in the history of television, and this year's Emmy nominations, just like many years prior, are filled with critical nods to prove it. Below are all of the awards that Game of Thrones is up for at the 2019 Emmys on September 22 at 8pm ET.
All Game of Thrones 2019 Emmy Nominations:
- Best Drama Series
- Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Kit Harrington
- Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Emilia Clarke
- Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Gwendoline Christie
- Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Lena Headey
- Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Sophie Turner
- Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Maisie Williams
- Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Alfie Allen
- Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Nikolaj Coster-Waldeau
- Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage
- Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Carice Van Houten
Another fun fact about the Game of Thrones litany of nominations this year is that it's the first time in the award show's history that four actresses from the same program have all been nominated in the best supporting actress category.
The total number of nominations reached a staggering figure that's never been attained by any show for a single season as well: 32. People didn't just have qualms with the "Best Series" nod though, but with the "Outstanding Writing" as well.
Many can't believe that the "worst" season of Game of Thrones broke the record for Emmy nominations, when the previous, clearly superior seasons deserved way more praise.
What do you think? Is all of the hate Game of Thrones is getting unjust because Season 8 isn't as bad as everyone says it is? Or is the ire completely justified?
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