It’s time for the Emmy Awards again, celebrating the best in television, as awarded by the Television Academy. Game of Thrones, which broke records at last year’s Emmys with its 12 wins, will once again be competing at this year’s 68th Emmy Awards, and in a whole boatload of categories! There are some exciting first-time nominees this time around.
The 2016 nominations were announced this morning by actors Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham, via livestream.
Game of Thrones is nominated for:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series [ 2 nominations]
- Jack Bender, “The Door”
- Miguel Sapochnik, “Battle of the Bastards”
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – “Battle of the Bastards,” written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series [2 nominations]
- Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
- Kit Harington as Jon Snow
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series [3 nominations]
- Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
- Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen
- Maisie Williams as Arya Stark
At the Creative Arts Emmys:
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series – Max von Sydow as the Three-Eyed Raven
Outstanding Sound Editing – “The Door”
Outstanding Sound Mixing -“Battle of the Bastards”
Outstanding Special Visual Effects – “Battle of the Bastards”
Outstanding Production Design
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Outstanding Cinematography for a Single Camera Series – “Home”
Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie
Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single Camera Series – “The Door”
Outstanding Makeup (Non-Prosthetic) for a Single Camera Series– “Battle of the Bastards”
Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special – “The Door”
Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series or Movie – “The Winds of Winter”
Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series – [2 nominations]
“Oathbreaker,” Katie Weiland, Editor
“Battle of the Bastards, Tim Porter, ACE, Editor
Outstanding Interactive Experience – Game of Thrones Main Titles 360 Experience
Wow! Way to go, Game of Thrones! Congratulations to the cast and crew, and special congrats to Kit and Maisie on finally breaking through.
Bonus shout-out to Gay of Thrones for their nomination in the category of Outstanding Short Form Variety Series!
The Emmy Awards ceremony will air live on ABC, on September 18th.