As this Sunday’s Game of Thrones finale approaches, it means that not only will we have to bear another long stretch of months…and months…without the hit-show, but also that it’s time to see which of our favorite stars will be rightfully rewarded for their hard work in the form of an Emmy!
Entertainment Weekly got their hands on a list of the GoT cast and crew that submitted for an Emmy nomination this year (for those who don’t know, you have to submit yourself for nomination, provide certain materials depending on what you’re submitting under, and later on down the line, various members of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences, made up of cast, crew and all sorts of people in the televison industry, vote for those that made it onto the ballots… I got to vote last year when I worked in production, so this info is coming from the source) and has, thankfully, posted the info so that we see which of our favorites could make it into the running this year.
Here’s the list, according to Entertainment Weekly:
Actors: For best supporting, Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner and Kit Harington. Surprising omission: Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger), who has been great this season, and has had plenty to do. For guest actors, Pedro Pascal was submitted for Prince Oberyn and Diana Rigg for Lady Olenna.
Writers: Instead of the usual series tactic of submitting multiple episodes, the Thrones team is sending in only one entry: This Sunday’s finale “The Children,” an episode showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are very proud of.
Directors: Three episodes with three different directors were submitted: “The Children” (Alex Graves), last week’s Castle Black mega-battle “The Watchers on the Wall” (Neil Marhsall) and “The Laws of Gods and Men” (the Tyrion trial episode directed by Alik Sakharov).
Leave your predictions below for who’ll take home one of the coveted statues…I’m throwing in my vote for Peter Dinklage and Pedro Pascal now!
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