Say what you want about how it ended, but Game of Thrones caused a gigantic stir in pop culture and television history. From the moment it premiered 8 years to its finale earlier in May, the GoT madness was everywhere.
And the madness doesn’t stop there. Despite critical panning from both experts and viewers, GoT‘s final season raked in 32 nominations for 2019 Emmy Awards – the most number of noms ever in a single year (for comparison, they broke their own record when they got 24 in 2015).
That brings GoT‘s total Emmy nomination tally to a staggering 160, with its current 47 wins making it the most-awarded show in Emmys history.
Among the primary awards GoT ‘s final season completed the eight-nomination sweep for Outstanding Drama, which the past three seasons have won. Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) received the show’s first Lead Actor and Actress nominations.
GoT also dominated the supporting roles. Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) received his eighth successive Supp. Actor nom, which he’s won thrice, alongside Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) for their first and second noms, respectively.
Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) all bagged Supp. Actress nominations, this year being Christie and Turner’s first time. GoT has never won in this category.
Other nominations worthy of note is Guest Actress for Carice van Houten (Melisandre), three Directing nominations for the episodes “The Last of the Starks”, “The Long Night”, and series-ending “The Iron Throne”, which also nabbed a Writing nomination.
Creative and technical nominations make up for the other 17 noms of GoT. Have any thoughts about this monumental achievement by Game of Thrones?
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