HBO Submits Game of Thrones Actors for Emmy Awards Consideration

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HBO has submitted its contenders for Emmy Awards nominations and a respectable chunk of the Game of Thrones cast has been selected for consideration.

You might remember that Game of Thrones wasn’t up for any Emmys last year because season seven aired in the summertime. But hopefully Game of Thrones will return to the Emmys in 2018 with a vengeance. Gold Derby released the list of actors under consideration for nominations, though there is still time to submit more; HBO will most likely also submit season seven episodes for the writing and directing categories.

The list of nomination contenders is as follows:

Drama Guest Actress – Diana Rigg
Drama Supporting Actress – Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams
Drama Supporting Actor – Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage
Drama Actress – Emilia Clarke
Drama Actor – Kit Harington

Most noteworthy, of course, is Harington and Clarke’s upgrade from supporting to leading categories, which makes sense. While Jon and Daenerys have certainly been the leads of their own subplots since season 1 the size of the cast and the sheer number of storylines made it difficult to justify characterizing them as leads of the entire show. But now that the once enormous cast has … eh, thinned and so many of the subplots have been consolidated, Jon and Daenerys really do feel like the two main characters. Fingers crossed they at least receive the nominations in the end!

Are there any other actors you feel could have been justly submitted for leading categories? And are there any actors you wish had been submitted at all? Tell us below.

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    1. yes!

      Maybe now Lena can finally snag that award. I bet had Emilia (and Maise) not been nominated with her, she’d already have 2 emmys to her name.

      Wouldn’t be mad to see Kit or Emilia get it,
      but Season 7 might not get too many Emmys since its been so long.

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    2. Luka Nieto,

      I think GOT will clean up for season 8 🙂

      So many actors deserve the trophy, because almost all of them have turned their characters into pop culture icons.

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    3. Based on our own WotW award for season 7, a large majority of this site’s readers certainly agree that Alfie Allen is a terrific Theon Greyjoy. I sincerely hope that Alfie will have a great season 8.. with more great scenes, certainly more than he had in season 7. I hope that he will finally get submitted again for season 8 (last and only time it happened was in season 2). Fingers crossed.

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    4. “for the first time, Game of Thrones cast members have been put forth as leading actors!”

      I think Sean Bean and Lena Headey were submitted as lead for season 1

      Rex,

      At this point, the show will only put forth the cast members who they see as the faces of the show IMO, and those are:
      Kit
      Emilia
      Lena
      Peter
      Sophie
      Maise
      Nicolaj

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    5. Sad. I can’t get into my head how come Alfie Allen hasn’t been nominated as supporting actor a long time ago. Personally, I don’t think Emilia and Kit stand a chance nor that they deserve to be nominated but I guess HBO has got to at least try. Lena might have a chance this time. Of course, the Emmys aren’t really about acting but about popularity, so it is what it is.

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    6. singedbylife:
      Sad. I can’t get into my head how come Alfie Allen hasn’t been nominated as supporting actor a long time ago. Personally, I don’t think Emilia and Kit stand a chance nor that they deserve to be nominated but I guess HBO has got to at least try. Lena might have a chance this time. Of course, the Emmys aren’t really about acting but about popularity, so it is what it is.

      Because he needs to be submitted to be nominated, he has never been submitted, the problem is not Emilia or Kit or the Emmy voters, is HBO. He also can submitted himself, Natalie Dormer did it a couple of times.

      Maybe Alfie needs a better agent, moving Kit to lead and yet HBO only submitted NCW and Peter for supporting, when they submitted 3 women for the supporting female category.

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    7. Hope they both win before Thrones ends. Westworld’s Season 2 premiere rating was down from last years even with all of the heavy advertisement and media coverage. HBO really needs GoT to do the heavy lifting.

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    8. singedbylife:
      KarenChasez,

      no, that’s not true. he was submitted as far as I know, after season 2? At least I believe D&D submitted him but I don’t know if HBO then didn’t go further with it?

      I think he hasn´t because every year here we have the same drama with Alfie.

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    9. orange,

      I think the same as you. Little chance of one of them being nominated to the Emmy.

      Sad seeing Alfie getting the middle finger by HBO another season.

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    10. singedbylife,

      There’s only so many people in so many shows that can get nominated. There will always be actors/actresses who don’t make the cut even though they deserve it.

      Having said that, I agree that Alfie does deserve at least a nomination. Hopefully he’ll get one, but either way, I think his amazing performances are not lost on most GoT fans. He gets lots of love around here for his acting abilities.

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    11. I think this will help Lena, since Emilia won’t be in her category any more. And I think Peter will get another Emmy before the show is over, so it would be easier without Kit.

      Maybe now even Nikolaj and Sophie have some chance for nomination.

      This is a good move on HBO’s part for every GoT actor.

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    12. Dianna Rigg was great in S7. Her scene really became iconic. I hope she will get Emmy, since this is her last chance. She was great for 5 seasons.

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    13. mau,

      It is a good move for the other people, I agree with that. But I also think an argument could be made that they are sacrificing Kit and Emilia in hopes of allowing some of the other cast to get nominations and potential wins. I really don’t see how either are going to get nominated in the lead category. Kit especially. They’re not going to select him over people like Harris, Odenkirk and Rhys.

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    14. I won’t be expecting as many nominations or wins this year simply because the season will be so old. They can’t be too upset if not since they chose to air it after the deadline.

      While I think Alfie has done a tremendous job I do still think some overrate his part a bit. Sure, he may deserve to be submitted for consideration but I think his chances are low for nomination. I mean, there are a lot of awards other than the Emmys that a lot of the actors have been nominated for and/or won that he also hasn’t. For example, Maisie has 20 random individual award nominations and 5 wins, Conleth 6/1, Liam 8/1, Gwendoline 6/1, Kit 19/3, etc.

      Jack Bauer 24: Westworld’s Season 2 premiere rating was down

      That doesn’t surprise me too much. I haven’t watched the episode yet myself. I will at some point this week but I’m in no rush. I wasn’t blown away with season one so I haven’t had to hold back any excitement.

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    15. Although Dame Diana had even less screentime than in some prior seasons, she made every line pithy and delicious, as usual. Here’s hoping the folks at the Academy adored her final mic-drop as much as we Watchers all did!

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    16. singedbylife: Personally, I don’t think Emilia and Kit stand a chance nor that they deserve to be nominated but I guess HBO has got to at least try.

      Sorry to say that I have to agree. They may play the two most pivotal characters in the saga, and they hold a special place in fans’ hearts; it’s even fair to say that they have upped their game significantly since the first season. But they are by no means GoT’s most talented actors.

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    17. I think we all take awards shows way too seriously sometimes. Although, I’m still kinda pissed that Jethro Tull beat out Metallica for best hard rock/metal performance at the 1989 Grammys, so I guess I can’t say too much lest I be considered a hypocrite 🙂

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    18. I can think of some other people throughout the series who gave much better performances than some of the folks listed above.

      1. Alfie Allen
      2. Liam Cunningham ( the scene where he confronts Melisandre about Shireen ) from season 6 is still one of the most emotional scenes of the series.
      3. Charles Dance
      4. Michelle Fairley
      5. Carice van Houten
      6. Rory McCann
      7. Jack Gleeson
      8. Iwan Rheon

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    19. I think Lena Heady should be in the Drama Actress along with Emilia. She is much more than a supporting character in GOT.

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    20. I would love to see Diana, Maisie, and Nicolaj win. I just don’t see Kit and Emilia winning as lead, unfortunately. The time gap between S7 and the Emmys is a big issue. As always, Alfie is always a pick for me who I wish for more recognition. I imagine S8 will win all the things.

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    21. I doubt HBO is expecting Kit or Emilia to win for s7,
      i think they probably want to build them up for wins in s8.

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    22. Julia,

      She IS a main cast member but in lieu of the actual season she didn’t get half the amount of screen time as Emilia or Kit in season 7 so I think that’s why.

      Also, as much as I adore Kit and Emilia’s performances, I don’t see either going home with anything or even being nominated. Season 7 literally aired almost an entire year ago. Regardless, Kit and Emilia are LEAGUES ahead of where they were at the onset of the show so they should be proud of that growth.

      Season 8 will definitely sweep as others have mentioned.

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    23. Mary P.:
      Sophie deserves to at least be nominated, i think she was robbed of that for season 5 AND 6.

      Sophie doesn’t deserve to be anywhere near an Emmy.

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    24. Mary P.:
      Sophie deserves to at least be nominated, i think she was robbed of that for season 5 AND 6.

      She didn’t deserve a nomination for either season imo, especially not season six… I’m going to keep all of those words buried but I feel like I can dig on her just a bit since I praised her season 7 performance. While I did think she did really well in S7 finally, it was also the easiest her role has been to perform as it required very little range. Being nominated for an Emmy is them essentially picking a handful of people and saying they performed the best out of all the actors during the Emmy season. For Drama it usually requires a pretty special performance and/or one that is difficult to play. There was nothing special or difficult in her role in S7.

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    25. Jack Bauer 24: Sophie doesn’t deserve to be anywhere near an Emmy.

      I’d have to agree. Just because I don’t like the character of Sansa, I made an effort not to dislike Sophie as an actress. However, after seeing her in a couple of movies, I just don’t think she is that good or has much range. I’ll leave it to Dave and Dan to worship her.

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    26. They may or may not be expected to win, but Emilia and Kit should get the nominations on award show promotional value alone. They’re the faces of the biggest show on television. People are going to tune in to see how they do.

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    27. Isabelle,

      I would tend to agree. I think Lena is the better actor in comparison to Kit and Emilia, but there is more to being a best actor/actress than acting skills alone. Otherwise, they would just give the award to the same people every year, which would make the entire existence of the annual Emmys completely pointless. Then everyone would bitch about the award always going to the same person every year.

      For better or for worse, popularity does count.

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    28. Rory McCann definitely. There are so many great actors and actress on this show. But Rory just seems to keep getting better and better.

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    29. I know it’s probably not going to happen, but I hope Maisie Williams is nominated again. She impresses me every year.

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    30. Maisie for the win, of course. Though it should be Lena’s to lose.

      Notable omission: Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion (guest actor). I was surprised he had such a prominent role. And he was really good.

      Lead actor inexplicable omission: Rory McCann. Because Sandor.

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    31. carrie:
      Rory McCann definitely. There are so many great actors and actress on this show. But Rory just seems to keep getting better and better.

      ———
      🐓🐓✅

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    32. Rex:
      “I wonder if the voters will even remember anything from season 7….”

      _____________
      “When people ask you what happened here, tell them: ‘The North remembers.’ Tell them: ‘Winter came for House Frey’.”

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    33. Mr Derp,

      “For better or for worse, popularity does count.”
      _____________
      Then Maisie Williams should win in a landslide.

      “It’s hard not to love Arya.”
      – David Benioff

      Having said that, S7 was not her best showcase. S7e5 & e6 in particular were bizarre.

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    34. Lena had better win either this year for S7 or next year for S8! Otherwise that will go down as a huge oversight.

      Even though Kit isn’t the best emotional actor, his physical acting always impresses me. He puts everything he has into fighting/battle scenes.

      I think with the potential of some amazing scenes next year for Arya, Maisie might have a good chance of being nominated again, but I don’t see it this year for S7.

      Rory should have been nominated for S4, which has been his best work to date on GoT.

      Lastly, I’m a bit worried too that it might not snag as many wins this year because it’s been so long since S7 aired. Oh well, bring on S8 then! 🙂

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    35. Good to know, but as a fan, I have always felt that GoT Emmy nominations are more a test of who is more popular/well-known than who has given the better performance. I haven’t watched most of the other series that gets nominated for Emmys so I can’t comment on the winners, but within GoT, NCW and Alfie have given better performances than Kit or even Dinklage in some seasons (eg: S3 NCW, S5 Alfie), and Lena would have had a better chance at winning if she was the sole GoT nominee in seasons 5 and 6. I am not one of those people who say Emilia’s acting is deadpan, I think she does Daenerys well, but it’s nothing compared to Lena’s performance as Cersei. If only they started nominating Kit and Emilia (maybe Peter too, for season 4 at least) as lead actors much earlier…

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    36. Enharmony1625: Lena had better win either this year for S7 or next year for S8! Otherwise that will go down as a huge oversight.

      I think Lena’s best work was the first half of the series, save for a really strong scene here and there. It’s the fault of the character mostly. She’s become too ‘one-note’ now that all Lena basically has to do is put on that ugly smug face and be a b-word. Season 7 was not the best for getting Lena an Emmy. To get it for that when she didn’t in one of the earlier seasons to me would be a “make up win.”

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    37. Jack Bauer 24: Sophie doesn’t deserve to be anywhere near an Emmy.

      For season 5 I disagree, she Alfie and Iwan acted the hell out of those episodes.
      I also think Sophie’s voice irritates some peoples ears.

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    38. Ten Bears:
      Mr Derp,

      “For better or for worse, popularity does count.”
      _____________
      Then Maisie Williams should win in a landslide.

      “It’s hard not to love Arya.”– David Benioff

      Having said that, S7 was not her best showcase. S7e5 & e6 in particular were bizarre.

      Agreed. She earned her nomination for season 6 in a big way! She may have been an underdog to win but I wouldn’t have been surprised if she had pulled it out. Maybe just the fact that she was 19 at the time in the category with someone such as Maggie Smith was going to be an automatic loss no matter what. I personally don’t think any of the other nominees (including Lena and Emilia) had to do as much and show as much range as Maisie did going from blind and downtrodden, the action stuff of her training and such, the inner turmoil she had to convey, the flips of emotion with just her expression on multiple occasions, etc. THAT was Emmy nomination worthy material! To be honest, in comparison to that I don’t know that season seven provided a performance as worthy. Detractors of her would say otherwise, but Emilia in my opinion has the best shot… but it may be tougher to break through in the best actress category.

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    39. Grail King: For season 5 I disagree, she Alfie and Iwan acted the hell out of those episodes.
      I also think Sophie’s voice irritates some peoples ears.

      Sophie, as Sansa, has had a few really great scenes in the past few seasons, and a few really “what was that?” ones. It seems to be a common thing….I agree about her voice. The perpetual head cold puts me off, even though it’s hardly something a person can help. There are a few actresses and actors who are just nails on a chalkboard (looking at you, Megan Mullaly and Fran Drescher!) 😂

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    40. Clob,

      Yeah, I agree, but she’s still so compelling to watch. I think one of my favorite subtle acting moments of hers is from 4×08 — that barely imperceptible, smug smile on her face just after Gregor crushes Oberyn’s head in. She does the subtle evil thing so well!

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    41. I suspect that this is Lena Headey’s last realistic chance to win, as next year’s Emmys will have Meryl Streep for the continuation of Big Little Lies in this category.

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    42. Frosteven:
      I can think of some other people throughout the series who gave much better performances than some of the folks listed above.

      1. Alfie Allen
      2. Liam Cunningham ( the scene where he confronts Melisandre about Shireen ) from season 6 is still one of the most emotional scenes of the series.
      3. Charles Dance
      4. Michelle Fairley
      5. Carice van Houten
      6. Rory McCann
      7. Jack Gleeson
      8. Iwan Rheon

      I very much agree; those are some of the strongest cast members. It’s a shame that most of them really can’t be or haven’t been singled out for honors in the last season. I absolutely LOVE the way all of the major characters are portrayed, but it’d be quite hard to deny that most of the people you listed are overall better actors than some of the (perhaps a little too obvious/usual?) nominee submissions. Of course I’d wish them all the best of luck. And Diana Rigg, for instance, I think would surely be deserving; can’t think of a better “guest” actor from the show.
      Everyone saying that Alfie and Rory have long been overlooked & underrated definitely has a good point, too.

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    43. Sean C.,

      Yeah, I hope Lena finally gets that award. It would be a shame if she did not get atleast one award before GoT ends.

      Also would love to see NCW get a nomination. He was better than even Peter Dinklage this past season, imo, but most probably Peter will be the only male GoT actor to get a nom. Oh well… It should be a shoo-in for David Harbour to win the supporting category though, especially with Ed Harris and Jeffrey Wright being promoted to the lead category, which also makes it pretty much impossible for Kit Harington to get a nomination.

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    44. Clob,

      Disagree. Lena’s confrontation with Ellaria alone was an episode stealing moment. And her intense scene with Tyrion in the season seven finale also displayed the range she still can embed Cersei with.

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    45. I love their submissions, however, I would have loved them even more if they had recognized Alfie´s constantly brilliant performances (he is incredibly underrated) and Indira Varma´s superb interpretation of Ellaria, that scene in “The queen´s justice still haunts me.

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    46. Pigeon:
      Someone with an eye for detail tell me what you think of Dan Portman’s pic….

      https://www.instagram.com/p/Bh7DnKblodJ/

      My eye for detail tells me this is from a different show or movie than Game of Thrones. Judging by the tags he added to other photos from this scene, maybe something about Robert the Bruce. (Just followed some IMDB crumbs and yes, it does look like a new project about RtB due out next year. Will also feature Diarmaid Murtagh from Vikings).

      Errr, what, did I spoil it? I would love to see Podrick rocking some fancy Nothern clothes on the show, though.

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    47. Enharmony1625,

      The thing is, Lena doesn’t play the Hollywood meet-and-greet and shmooze game. Nor does she have a big social media presence. She’s a very private person. That may impact her chances.

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    48. Pigeon,

      Oh, you didn’t like Pod + Sansa? Then shall we go back to a week ago and Pod + Arya?

      “Arya Payne?”

      “You’re about to find out.” 🗡

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    49. talvikorppi: Sophie

      Ha ha! I don’t dislike Sophie. I haven’t seen her as Jean Gray but if feedback I have heard is true she maybe cannot carry off an American accent. Now I don’t work in the media and never have but when there were more repertory theatres in the country (well my country, namely the UK) or even when there were more travelling theatre companies, young members of the acting profession had a chance to hone their skills without being in the spotlight. It might be an idea for her to step back from being in the public eye and try to hone her craft quietly and subtly though as I say there are not so many chances to do this.

      I won’t mention any names as it might be a tad churlish but there have been some actors I haven’t necessarily warmed to particularly (not in GoT) so I guess what constitutes “good” can be subjective.

      Edit: Talvi, I don’t know what happened but I only succeeded in quoting the first word of your comment – it was the one about a poster coming to the board to bash Sophie.

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    50. The Many-Faced Goddess: Judging by the tags he added to other photos from this scene, maybe something about Robert the Bruce. (Just followed some IMDB crumbs and yes, it does look like a new project about RtB due out next year.

      You mean someone is finally going to get around to correcting the absurd, libelous characterization of Robert the Bruce as a traitor to the Scots in ‘Braveheart’? It has only been 23 years…

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    51. Edward,

      Come to think of it… Diana Rigg was good.. but Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand was amazing in that scene wither Cersei!!!! She should be in the guest category running.

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    52. Firannion,

      You know, Firi, I’ve never seen “Braveheart”. To be honest what I’d heard (things like the Wallace being the father of one of Isabelle of France’s children when real Isabella was almost certainly prepubescent and hadn’t come over to England at that stage) discouraged me from wanting to see it. The same was true of “Kingdom of Heaven” – what I’d heard about Balion being born illegitimate in France in the film whereas real Balion was born in the Holy Land and legitimate, that real Balion and Sybilla never hooked up and that real Sybilla died in the Holy Land and certainly never went to France to be the wife of a blacksmith – all dissuaded me from seeing the film. Though I have to be honest (may have mentioned this on another thread) there have been terrible films from a historical accuracy point of view I have enjoyed (the antediluvian “Private Life of Henry VIII” with Charles Laughton is one example – though I was just a kid when I saw that).

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    53. Emilia and Kit probably have it in their contract with HBO that they have to be nominated. They might get nominated because GoT is a big name but unless everyone is suddenly terrible at acting they won’t win, definitely not for season 7.

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    54. Dame of Mercia,

      Her X-Men accent was solid, I thought. Very much the sort of generic American accent a lot of British actors do, but got the job done.

      She also did a decent (to my ears) Southern accent in the not-very-good Josie.

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    55. The bar is so high with Game of Thrones! So many incredible performances I almost feel bad choosing. But if I were in charge of nominations, I would put Lena Heady at the top of the list for lead actress. Not just for any one season, but over all.

      She never fails to do outstanding work. I notice the small things, the looks, the subtle gestures, body movements, etc. and watching her is just a master class in acting. Her character could have been very one dimensional, very exaggerated, but Lena has made Cersei human and even vulnerable at times. Lena never fails to make Cersei interesting to watch. I’d love to see her on stage in a live theater performance.

      The one thing that I find remarkable in the case of most of the actors is how we have watched their characters evolve, mature, grow. Sophie Turner and Maisie in particular, but also Kit and certainly Nicolaj. And I agree Alfie Allen has been amazing in a supporting role, but I’d also have to consider Rory McCann who has done more with The Hound then I could have ever imagined.

      I could talk about the actors and the life they’ve given their characters all day. I remember years ago reading the books and wondering, for example who they could possibly find to play to play Brienne, and then Gwendolyn Chirstie walked into our lives and OMG, she is just wonderful!

      In truth, the performances are all so uniformly incredible, it’s like watching a Shakespearean tragedy with the best actors of our generation n classic roles. I do believe that one of the keys to the success of GoT, has been not just the production values, but the incredible casting, especially with the younger actors. In season one, they had no way to know whether Emilia, Sophie, Maisie, etc. would be able to grow with the storyline, but they have out done themselves.

      I’m fine with the names they submitted for Emmys, but I’m looking forward to the day when all of them get their due.

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    56. Ten Bears,

      Yeah, fair point.. I don’t blame her though. There are few things I hate more than schmoozing. Whenever I end up in those situations, I just want to chew through my arm!

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    57. Mr Derp:
      I think we all take awards shows way too seriously sometimes.Although, I’m still kinda pissed that Jethro Tull beat out Metallica for best hard rock/metal performance at the 1989 Grammys, so I guess I can’t say too much lest I be considered a hypocrite

      You’re not alone!

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    58. I kinda do feel like Emilia has a good shot to get nominated… not a good chance she’ll win, but just based on the growing popularity of her in the media and that she is the leading character in the most popular show on television.

      Diana Rigg deserves to get nominated and I expect it.

      As to Alfie… I do think it is a shame he wasn’t nominated after S2 (I really think he broke out on Thrones after Ramsey captured him; his portrayal of Reek has always been top-notch and it’s just so impressive because it’s such a hard role), but I wouldn’t have put him in the nomination-running for this season. Just solely because he didn’t have too much screen time, and the only scenes that really stood out to me were his moments on the fleet-massacre, the conversation with Jon on Dragonstone’s beach, and the conversation with Jon in Dragonstone’s throne room.

      Lastly, maybe it is just me… but I’m a fan of Kit’s acting. Battle scenes shouldn’t be downplayed as easy (I know he didn’t have any this season, but from previous seasons), and he crushes those. And his speeches really get to me too.

      I do wish Davos could’ve snagged a nomination from HBO as I think he crushed this season, but I get that they’ve already threw in so many nominations.

      Also… Lena has always been fucking awesome (thinking back on it… I think she’s my overall pick for best actor/actress throughout the whole series) and deserves an Emmy before Thrones is done.

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    59. Clob,

      I must have purposefully erased that episode from my mind. I wonder why…

      But actually despite the whole plan being pretty questionable I did enjoy the episode still. I try to find the best in all episodes, and besides the conversations on the way North (which I know we all loved), the visuals were stunning and the way they constructed that “battle” was pretty good, in my opinion. I don’t like to be one who nitpicks little things that might not seem realistic, so it was easy for me to sit back and enjoy.

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    60. Edward,

      mau,

      Like I mentioned, she has had a really strong scene here and there the last couple of seasons no doubt. Then again, it’s just intensified anger on top of anger and more of that face. I didn’t say she didn’t do a great job of doing what the character is suppose to do. I just feel like it’s been too centered on anger in most scenes when on the topic of Emmy consideration and/or a win. In my opinion the character had more depth and required more of Lena in seasons prior to six and seven.

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    61. The Many-Faced Goddess: My eye for detail tells me this is from a different show or movie than Game of Thrones. Judging by the tags he added to other photos from this scene, maybe something about Robert the Bruce. (Just followed some IMDB crumbs and yes, it does look like a new project about RtB due out next year. Will also feature Diarmaid Murtagh from Vikings).

      Errr, what, did I spoil it? I would love to see Podrick rocking some fancy Nothern clothes on the show, though.

      Thank you! That makes complete sense (I didn’t think it was a photo from GoT because that’d be wayyyy too much of an ‘oh here you go!’), but I wasn’t sure what it could be from. This is why, when I look at videos posted of filming from a distance, all I see are blobs with light sabers…..

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    62. Ten Bears:
      Pigeon,

      Oh, you didn’t like Pod + Sansa? Then shall we go back to a week ago and Pod + Arya?

      “Arya Payne?”

      “You’re about to find out.” 🗡

      That made me think of his face when Brienne and Arya were sparring. 😆

      They seem to like showing him getting walloped by B kn a consistent basis. Wouldn’t you think that after all this time and training, he’d be getting better? Love him. Daniel’s another actor who can say a lot with his facial expressions.

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    63. Mr Derp:
      Pigeon,

      Yea, that photo could definitely be from a different show, but isn’t Pod wearing the exact same chest armor that he wears in GoT?

      It’s similar! Like Pigeon, my first thought was “Fur Cape. Sword. Game of Thrones!” but then I looked at the rest of his account and I saw other photos posted from that shoot. Here they were:

      https://www.instagram.com/p/BfoJHCbgj88/?taken-by=danportman

      https://www.instagram.com/p/Bfolz7Rg_49/?taken-by=danportman

      The armor and clothing styles share some similarities with GoT, but since this is supposed to be early 14th century Scotland (I assume), it makes sense that stuff looks a bit alike, if we figure parts of GoT are loosely based on medieval Britain.

      Firannion, I really hope it’s better with actual history than Braveheart, but the IMDB page says it’s “considered to be a sequel to or spin-off of Braveheart” as it takes place after Wallace’s execution. Hahaha. Wince. In fact, apparently Angus MacFadyen will be reviving his role of Robert from Braveheart.

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    64. HelloThere,

      i was thinking now that downton abbey is over, lena might have more of a chance without the great maggie smith in the same catagory. for me, she is clearly the finest actress on got. i think alfie allen is very good, but i guess his role isn’t big enough for a nom.

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    65. Myself Included, we might be underestimating Emilia’s chances.

      I mean, she was the very first GOT actor to be recognized by the Emmys after Dinklage (Supporting Actress for season 3).
      If she gets the material for it, I could definitely see her taking home the trophy in season 8.

      Really hoping Season 8 is strong enough to do the full sweep.

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    66. IMO Kit and Emilia deserve the category promotion due to the magnified role they played in the shorter season. Emilia’s acting especially brought rich new notes to her performance. Can’t argue with the other five and Dame Diana. This was the first season I think Nikolaj and Sophie deserved inclusion. But as many of you say–Alfie Allen deserved it too. Maybe Season 8 will give him more prominent sceentime and he’ll finally get in. I hope Lena wins.

      Ten Bears:

      Oh, you didn’t like Pod + Sansa? Then shall we go back to a week ago and Pod + Arya?

      “Arya Payne?”

      “You’re about to find out.” 🗡

      I swear, TB, you should be writing dialogue for the show. Or at least for a parody of the show.

      Our Podrick’s armour is similar but different. I wonder if he’s in a kilt or trews. And he has facial hair (!) and will most likely sport something we don’t associate with him–a Scots accent. Such a shame he never shared a GoT scene with his father, Ron Donachie (his birth name was Porter). Wouldn’t it have been smashing to see Rodrik and Podrick comparing notes in broad Scots? BTW, when I just looked RD up on IMDB, in a sidebar they had a link to “Game of Thrones” Famous Last Words. You might enjoy:
      https://www.imdb.com/list/ls020721299/?ref_=nm_rls_3

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    67. Aawww this is so weird for me tho. I think I’m the only one. Don’t get me wrong. I get it and I agree that they all deserve it and I hope they get it. They all have been doing such an amazing job in this show.

      But for me, the way game of thrones have always been those (besides guest actor which I hope she gets it.) are leading roles IMO. they have always been leading actors in this show to me!

      I understand why HBO had to do it this way. But still. They are, for me, the main character in the show.
      For supporting actors if love to see nominated (Sorry I honestly don’t know many of the actors names, just characters. So embarrassing) sir Davos…. Jorah, Sam… Missandei… Bronn!!!!! Oh Bronn! He is so awesome!

      So yeah! I agree with the nominations… I u derstand why it’s this way… but still…. I feel conflicted!

      And seriously! They should have a award for best fictional creature!!!! Lol dragon gets my vote! 😜

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    68. lol good luck with that.

      At least Lena has a shot.

      But seriously it’s been so long since it aired, I feel like the hype has gone down for the voters. I know it has for me.

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    69. The entire cast truly IS phenomenal; so many brilliantly talented people, cast extremely well. Just the perfect storm. How rare and special is something like this! Again, I absolutely love all of the characters’ portrayals. I know the ones some people think it’s cool to rag on are Emilia and Kit, who coincidentally have become the two *most* central ‘main characters’ of what is really a massive ensemble where nearly everyone is significant and interesting. But where’s the issue with their performances as Jon & Dany? When have they let others down by being weak leaks? (And the weakest aspects of this show don’t stop it from being, I believe, by far the best thing on television. That isn’t animated. ;p And even then, it still is!)

      I can’t say I’ve been especially impressed by Sophie outside of GoT yet, and I’ll admit that my neutral-to-negative views of Sansa have sorta-kinda kept her from being one of my “faves”…but she has done a good job of evolving the character. Much like everybody else. 😉 Arya, on the other hand, IS among my favorites, and Maisie’s been pretty awesome. I think the only cast member with whom I was familiar at the outset was Sean Bean (likely the case for a great many viewers), but he still melted into the role and was as easily believable as Ned Stark as everyone else was in their parts.

      Indira was fabulous. Richard Dormer and Liam Cunningham definitely deserve particular shoutouts (as well as Conleth, Iain, John Bradley, Gwen…) I know the cast/show has been honored all together, but there are simply so many excellent individuals who feel as if they should get their own…xD Frankly, the one who stood out to me the most and is now high on my all-time favorite actors list is Carice van Houten. Having now experienced a lot of her other work, I can only say…wow. She really is astounding. Was a little sad that she only had the two scenes in S7, but she made the most of them, naturally (I think she’s actually been underutilized by the writers.)

      …But, at any rate, I’m happy when anyone gets a nomination or win for GoT. =D

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    70. Ten Bears,

      “For better or for worse, popularity does count.”
      _____________
      Then Maisie Williams should win in a landslide.

      “It’s hard not to love Arya.”
      – David Benioff

      Having said that, S7 was not her best showcase. S7e5 & e6 in particular were bizarre.

      Nothing after the training session with Brienne (e4) made any sense to me. It’s as though they had a total stranger write her lines, which I fear will significantly affect her Emmy nomination chances. I can only hope that D&D (with the help of Bryan Cogman) give her the dramatic justice she’s due in the final season (including her reunions with Jon & Sandor and how she’ll use that Valyrian steel dagger).

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