Game of Thrones leads the way with Emmy nominations!

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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.

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    1. Ha, I hadn’t seen the nomination for Gay of Thrones. That’s fantastic!

      I am so happy for Maisie. In that category, it’s b/w her and Lena. Great news all around!

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    2. I hope Lena wins! I would put Sophie instead of Emilia and Liam instead of Peter. Congrats to Kit for his hard work this year 🙂
      BOTB 5 nominations just by itself! 😀

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    3. Maggie:
      So NCW and Sophie are the only actors who don’t deserve nomination?

      Sophie was phenomenal this year, as was NCW. I don’t think Emilia is a bad actress but Sophie was leaaaaaaagues above her and well in league with Maisie. Oh well.

      Also no Liam either….

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    4. People…please try to be happy for what this great show has achieved, not what you wanted to see and don’t. More nominations than any other show out there and for great reason and they will win most all of them. Nothing to hang a head about in the least.

      Mozel to all the actors, writers, directors, editors, designers and more for the excellent season of Game of Thrones. All the best to all of you on the big night.

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    5. Sam:
      Maggie,

      They also submitted CVH this year.

      She submitted herself., NCW and Sophie are the only actors that HBO submitts every year and will never get nominated as it seems.
      Peter and Emilia were better than them this season……

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    6. Dinklage could nap through the season and get nominated at this point! But it’s so good to see other actors break through like Kit and Maisie. Sophie was completely snubbed and so was Ramin. And I still think D&D should’ve submitted E10 for writing. Otherwise, congrats to everyone. Since they start prod in Sept, I assume this date will be built into the schedule.

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    7. So happy for the cast and team..

      Miguel will win for sure ..vfx team will also win ..

      Happy for Maisie and kit finally..

      And people will be complaining like always about peter and emilia .
      Peter had two great scenes with dragons and Emilia and same goes for Emilia too..

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    8. CONGRATULATIONS GOT!!! Wow, what a load of noms.

      Obviously some names not mentioned, but I’m so, so thrilled for Kit. About time. He puts his heart and soul into this show and has become almost synonymous with it. So happy he’s getting some awards recognition.

      Also pleased to see Miguel Sapochnik, one of the breakthrough surprises this season. Well done–please come back for S8!

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    9. Nina Gold seriously needs to win. Seems like every movie I see that’s perfectly cast, I see her name in the credits.

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    10. Happy for Max Von Sydow … after such a long career, I hope he wins. I’m glad about Miguel but also about Jack Bender because The Door was a perfect episode. Surprise surprise with Maisie. I hope Lena wins though. I was expecting Kit’s nomination, but I haven’t seen other shows to know if he has a chance. I don’t think Emilia and Peter had a good season to win.
      Is there a music category????

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    11. Last time they took several slots in the cinematography category and split their own vote. Here there’s only one (I’m trying to remember what about “Home” would have made it stand out in that regard), so their odds are much better.

      I’m not surprised that Maisie would eventually get a nomination; I am surprised that this was the year it happened.

      I’m glad Kit got nominated, particularly since he didn’t get one last year.

      Peter really did not deserve a nomination this year. He had barely anything to do, and I can only think of two scenes that stand out (the one with the dragons and getting named Hand). That’s totally a case of the academy voting on autopilot for a past nominee.

      Bearded Onion,

      Liam wasn’t submitted for consideration, so he couldn’t be nominated.

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    12. Jenny:
      I’m so happy for Kit and Maisie too they deseve it.

      I expected the usual suspects (Peter, Lena, and Emilia) to get nominated but did not think Kit and Maisie would have a shot (mainly because the Academy tends to be conservative and nominates the usual ones). So happy they broke through finally!

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    13. The Emilia and Peter complaining doesn’t suprise me at all, it has become a yearly tradition at this point….

      On more happy thoughts.
      I want to congratulate everyone involved in this fantastic production!
      They all deserve it!

      On a funnier note, seeing Maisie on twitter freaking out, is incredible amusing. Well done and hope she does well!!

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    14. Maggie,

      Well, Sophie has improved a lot, but I felt confused about some of her reactions … so she didn’t deserve it as much as Lena and Maisie. I’m surprise about Emilia though … she didn’t have a great season.

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    15. This is amazing
      I’m so so happy I love this show and all the cast and crew
      I hope they win them all
      I am rooting for Lena and kit for their roles but so so so happy to see Maisie get in there as well

      Yes!!!!!

      When are the Emmys

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    16. So happy that the show received all these noms – Gods know they deserve them!

      …some gripes though:
      Thought we were done with Downton Abbey – geez
      No Jonathan Pryce? Really?
      And most of all – why is it that Ramin Djwaldi is never nominated?? There has to be some reason

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    17. Wow!!! So many nominations!!! So very happy for everyone involved in the show! The list seemed to go on forever when I was reading it! 😀 Congrats to *ALL* the nominees!

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    18. That is an incredible haul. Even more than I dared to hope for. Some of these nods were expected (and deservingly so), but some were surprises that I’d dared to dream about, but wasn’t banking on. When I scrolled through the nomination list and saw the names, I stood up out of my chair, pumped my fist, and shouted “HELL YES!”

      I’m particularly thrilled for Kit Harington and Maisie Williams, who managed to get recognized in the Supporting Actor and Actress races without bumping out any of their co-stars. Also ecstatic for Miguel Sapochnik and Jack Bender, who were indeed the directorial standouts of the year. I was expecting the nods for Peter, Lena, Emilia, Max von Sydow, David Benioff and Dan Weiss for writing, most of the crew for their below-the-line work, and of course, Outstanding Drama Series for the sixth consecutive year. But that doesn’t make those nominations any less gratifying! Supremely well-deserved honors, one and all.

      I do imagine that having so many acting nominees may limit the chances of any one performer to win, but we’ll worry about that later. As it stands, with so much support across the board, we can safely entertain the idea that Game of Thrones will defend its crown and win Outstanding Drama Series for the second consecutive year.

      And if I can step outside the Game of Thrones bubble for a moment, I’m thrilled at the recognition for my second-favorite show on television – The Americans. Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell, and Outstanding Drama Series – all deserving nods, and long overdue.

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    19. Really really pleased on Maisie’s behalf. I don’t think she’ll get the win, but this early in her career it doesn’t really matter that much. She won’t lack for offers of good parts once GoT is over. As silly as she is on social media, it’s clear that she takes her work seriously, applies herself and has oodles of natural talent.

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    20. Also, for trivia fans, Maisie is the youngest Emmy nominee (at least in a dramatic category; I haven’t checked the comedy ones) since Kellie Martin, who was nominated for Supporting Actress for Life Goes On in 1993 at age 17.

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    21. Sadly I don’t see Maisie winning it. She’s a great actress but this year she didn’t get very strong material to work with unfortunately, especially when taken into consideration the competition she has to deal with.

      However Kit had really strong material this year, but he’s got some seriously tough as nails competition too. If Peter wins it again I’ll laugh.

      Anyway, I’m hoping next year is even better and we get NCW, Liam, Carice and Sophie getting their nods, they are WELL overdue at this point. It’s great progress to see Kit and Maisie getting their nods, so I’m confident. Plus NCW should have some killer material next year.

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    22. Uzo aduba isn’t nominated.

      Maybe its Lena’s year…

      But I bet Maggie Smith will take it w/ all these got actresses splitting the vote.

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    23. Daks:
      Wow, so little for The Winds of Winter? I thought for sure it’d get recognition for score.

      I agree. I’m such a huge fan of Ramin’s work on this series. I think it’s a shame he didn’t get a nod for scoring because “Light of the Seven” is a brilliant,haunting and evocative piece of music.

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    24. I think this is going to be another record breaking year for GOT ..I already count 13 awards that is for certain GOT will get..

      Any nomination about BoB and Door and home will get a win ..
      Add casting and drama and kit ..
      We will be getting most awards for a single series

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    25. I like all those actors in the Best Supporting Actor category, although I haven’t seen Ray Donovan. Glad for Kit Harrington. I think Ben Mendelsohn deserves it, however.

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    26. I’m so happy for first-time nominees, Kit & Maisie!!!! And Miguel Sapochnik!!!

      I know Kit’s known more for swinging the sword, but he did have some acting moments this season that were really good. I loved his convo with Davos after his resurrection and the argument with Sansa on the eve of BotB. Good luck, Kit!!

      Maisie has always been great and I’m sooo glad she finally got recognized for it. Like Kit, her role is very physical but when she has her quiet moments, she shines and I’m reminded of what a great young actress she is. Good luck, Maisie!!

      I don’t watch much scripted TV, so I can’t say if any of the GoT nominees are more deserving than others or if they will/should win. So, I’ll just offer a WOOHOO and congratulations to all the GoT actors and crew on their nominations. I will definitely be watching in September.

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    27. Sue the Fury,

      Hi Sue

      Do you remember off hand (and I can look it up later certainly but only so much skipping out on work I can do at the moment 🙂 ) if he has ever been nominated? I have to say his scoring is amazing and it is kind of stunning if he hasn’t been. Just seems the GoT music is leaps and bounds ahead of everything out there. Thanks!

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    28. Happy for Kit and Maisie, also for Miguel and Bender (the deserving episodes got nominated unlike last time where Hardhome got snubbed while UUU got nominated).

      Really wanted NCW to get nominated instead of Dinklage. But then, despite most of Tyrion stuff this season being filler, Dinklage shined when he was given good material for a couple of episodes – the dragon scene and the Hand of the Queen scene.

      However, do these multiple nominations mean the chances of GoT actors winning will be reduced? I don’t know the voting process, but last year it was said that Emilia’s nomination along with Lena caused many GoT fans to vote for her instead of Lena and that’s one of the reasons Lena lost a well-deserving Emmy.

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    29. ghost of winterfell:
      Kit and Maisie!! Miguel! Well deserved nominations for everybody.

      I agree about Kit. However, as much as I love Maisie, I don’t think she earned the nomination this year. It should have gone to Sophie.

      As for Miguel … I’ve been for him ever since BotB … the directing was stellar. I’m still thinking “Miguel FTW! (for the win)”

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    30. I still feel D& D should have submitted Winds of winter for writing ..
      Maybe door or home if not Winds of winter.

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    31. I wish they had the foresight to submit Bella Ramsey for guest actress. I think she would have had a great shot.

      Also very happy for The Americans, Mr Robot and Tatiana Maslany (even though Orphan Black isn’t very good anymore – she’s still great)

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    32. Sam,

      Me too I was refreshing the emmy website and complainingto my brother I know they won’t nominate him it will probably be Peter like always and then my brother was like well there he is.And Maisie was a complete surprise too but I’m so happy for them

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    33. Sam: I expected the usual suspects (Peter, Lena, and Emilia) to get nominated but did not think Kit and Maisie would have a shot (mainly because the Academy tends to be conservative and nominates the usual ones). So happy they broke through finally!

      I am pleasantly surprised that the Emmy’s this year came up with so many new nominations overall. They finally came out of their tendency to keep nominating the same stuff over and over again. Nominations for the Americans, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Master of none , and so many other new noms , and all of them deserving.

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    34. aabe,

      Yeah I think the votes will be split, especially in the actress category. Peter will get an award just for sleepwalking at this point.

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    35. Mihnea:
      On a funnier note, seeing Maisie on twitter freaking out, is incredible amusing. Well done and hope she does well!!

      It’s so cute–she’s so genuinely surprised and excited ❤️ Lovely to see the support between the GOT cast & crew. Bryan Cogman just tweeted this about Kit:

      Kit! KIT. HE LIVES! Hardest working sonofabitch I know. So proud. #Emmys

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    36. Victoria of the Vale: I agree about Kit.However, as much as I love Maisie, I don’t think she earned the nomination this year.It should have gone to Sophie.

      Well there is an element of fan favorite that comes into play no matter who deserves it. It’s why Dinklage is nominated every year. And it’s why I think Maisie actually has a chance here vs. Lena, who is obviously a far more accomplished actress.

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    37. Victoria of the Vale: I agree about Kit.However, as much as I love Maisie, I don’t think she earned the nomination this year.It should have gone to Sophie.

      As for Miguel … I’ve been for him ever since BotB … the directing was stellar.I’m still thinking “Miguel FTW! (for the win)”

      Do you think she did better than Emilia, I thought that Maisies nomination is long overdue. Sophie should have gotten the spot instead of Emilia. And NCW above Dinklage, he didnt have that many good scenes this year.

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    38. D’Arcy,

      Obvious snub on Ramin Djawadi.

      How is that possible?

      Agreed!! The music has been unbelievable and so much a part of the show! What could be the reason for such lack of judgment??

      I was sure he was a lock ?

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    39. You guys know that Maisie getting a nom had nothing to do with Sophie not getting one, right? Stop being salty towards Maisie when it’s been a long time coming.

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    40. I send my congratulations out by raven to all of the GoT cast and crew for such excellent work!

      I’m beyond thrilled for Maisie though. She’s been fantastic from her first scene as a little girl in the very first episode. I’ve always felt it was her age and lack of enough material holding her back, but she’s never outdone in a scene. Filming as a 14 year old with a guy like Charles Dance and nailing all of it says a lot about her talent. She has such a range and you can easily identify every emotion just by the expression on her face. That sets her apart from a lot of actors. So, an extra big grats for Maisie for the nomination!

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    41. Very happy for Kit Harington, he has carried several episodes as a leading man for the last couple of seasons. No other actor probably puts more hours than he does and the character he plays is not an easy one to play. There were so many who criticize him for being limited early on not understanding that the character he plays is internalized and somber. Kit has always done great, I think he always understood that Jon was on journey and he had to unravel him slowly, he had to let him blossom and he did.

      As for Sophie not getting a nod, remember this is the same organization that has failed in the past to nominate Tatiana Maslany. How do you not nominate Tatiana Maslany every year?

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    42. Anybody else find Anthony Anderson’s handling of the nomination announcements kind of embarrassing? Since when are the presenters supposed to telegraph so blatantly which nominees they’re rooting for? Maybe he was channeling his show persona (just guessing, I haven’t seen it) but it seemed really unprofessional to me. Hope they don’t give him that gig again.

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    43. Pretty fantastic. Kudos to all that were nominated and good luck! Would have liked Ian McShane nominated – give more weight for an actual Deadwood movie!

      I am still floored by how amazing Tobias Menzies was in his scene with NCW. Watched a behind the scene feature where director Mark Mylod states that he did hardly anything with that scene. Both TM and NCW had such command of their characters that no direction was needed. Considering that TM hasn’t acted in GoT for over 3 years and was able to come in and give one of the best performances/scenes this show has ever had is simply incredible and a testament to his ability.

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    44. Sue the Fury:
      Ravyn,

      Djawadi wasn’t submitted, if I recall correctly.

      If that’s true, Sue, that would be a serious oversight on D & D’s end. The score for the entire series has been great. I do, however, think “Light of the Seven” is the best piece Ramin has done for the show and it’s one of my favorites to play over and over again.

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    45. Jonathan Banks didn’t have as much of an acting showcase in season 2 of Better Call Saul compared to season 1. Season 2 was more about Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn (she was robbed to not get a nomination) and Michael McKean. Sooo could Kit Harington actually win that category? :O

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    46. I’m disappointed Ramin Djwaldi wasn’t nominated or even submitted. And while BoB was great, I feel like the writing for Winds of Winter was stronger.

      And no Sophie? I mean, I’m glad Maisie got a nod but aside from Lena, I felt like Sophie had a stronger material this year. Emelia was meh this season and so was Peter.

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    47. D’Arcy: Obvious snub on Ramin Djawadi.
      How is that possible?

      That’s for sure. wtf? His music is an integral part of the emotional effect of this show. It’s an absolutely necessary component. Was he up for nomination?

      At any rate, major congratulations to those who did get nominated – and Maisie, I wasn’t aware that she’d even been submitted for consideration. That’s exciting – one of our girls has to take the award. Yet, they were all excellent – extremely different motivations and character arcs and each excelled.

      I’m most excited for KIT. THE KING IN THE NORTH. YESSIR King of the Emmys. Most of the time I hate to use the word EPIC but it applies to Kit, especially this year. Grats to all! Now the awards show will be really interesting.

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    48. Sean C.: I’m not surprised that Maisie would eventually get a nomination; I am surprised that this was the year it happened.

      These often seem to be given where an actor has been very solid over a few years but previously missed out, as a kind of cumulative effect of recognition.

      She thoroughly deserves the nomination even though the material this season was inconsistent, her work over the years has been outstanding really for someone still relatively inexperienced ( seasons 3 & 4 I think the best). This year I suppose we can say she had to carry the storyline alone rather more (which is not to say that Tom and Faye didn’t make vital contributions too, and the Lady Crane scenes may just have swung it). I don’t think she’ll win but nomination is itself a great achievement.

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    49. How are votes handled? Worried that all the GOT actors/directors will split votes.

      Kit /Lena for the win I hope!

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    50. Jared and Laura,

      Yes, I think The Americans was long overdue as well. It is the best show on television after Game of Thrones! Fantastic about Maisie and Kit. If Nina Gold does not get best casting, I will be quite miffed! I also wonder about Djawadi. The music is so amazing….why is he not getting accolades???

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    51. Jenny:
      The emmys have a personal vendetta against Ramin Djawadi.Someone help me unravel this conspiracy theory lol

      He was phenomenal this season. Light of the Seven still gives me the chills so I volunteer to help you uncover this fuckery.

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    52. So, I went to the Emmys site and looked at all the categories. What I discovered is that there is NO category for music! That’s a downright shame because Ramin produced the very best scoring for a drama series, IMO.

      Guess that’s why we didn’t see a nom for Ramin.

      This is something the Emmys should really take a look at because scoring a show is another great category.

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    53. Sam,

      Yeah vote splitting is possible, unfortunately. Same with the women. I’d never deny Lena Headey a nomination, she’s unreal, but I think Rhea Seehorn from BCS was more deserving of a nom than Emilia or Maisie.

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    54. Jenny,

      IDK but in my hunt I found that a Prison Break “sequel” is in the works *facepalm*

      At least the music will be good.

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    55. A Man Grown:
      Jonathan Banks didn’t have as much of an acting showcase in season 2 of Better Call Saul compared to season 1. Season 2 was more about Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn (she was robbed to not get a nomination) and Michael McKean. Sooo could Kit Harington actually win that category? :O

      well but it was dinklage. He didnt do anything great last season, also this season, he always wins for whatever reason lol. He is a wonderful actor, but you have to be honest, he didnt have that many impactful scenes lately.

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    56. Ignore my previous post if you can still see it. The information I was looking at was wrong.

      I checked the list of ALL nominations and found the one Ramin should have been nominated for: Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score).

      Now there is NO reason why Ramin Djawadi shouldn’t be nominated for scoring the series. His music is perfect.

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    57. dragonbringer,

      Agree that The Door and Home were better-written than BotB. Especially The Door. I was disappointed they did not submit it for writing.

      I don’t know how writing is evaluated, but if you consider a single episode alone like you’d do a movie, Winds won’t make much narrative sense (except for the first 20 minutes which was extraordinary – but more credit for direction than writing there). Winds of Winter was the finale, wrapping up a lot of storylines (some of them crammed into the episode to get closure for characters – Arya and Sam for example), so maybe they did not submit it for writing to get non-fans vote?

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    58. Shadow Shifter: He was phenomenal this season. Light of the Seven still gives me the chills so I volunteer to help you uncover this fuckery.

      As do I. His music would be the perfect submission for “Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) so I’m seriously bummed that D & D didn’t nominate him … again.

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    59. taim,

      I was comparing against Jonathan Banks because Banks is who I thought should have won last year over Peter lol. But this year I would give it to Kit Harington.

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    60. Shadow Shifter,

      Yeah I don’t get it.Nothing has better music that Game of thrones on tv right now.Some say he wasn’t submitted but then why would HBO not submit him?Also Bryan Cogman was just complaining about it in twitter so I think he was submitted

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    61. Also off-show topic but huge long-deserved congratulations to Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys from The Americans. I hope they both win. Rami Malek was great in Mr. Robot but the direction is what really makes that show, and though Bob Odenkirk was also great I’d still give the edge to Matthew Rhys. He is a titan on that show similar to what Headey does on GoT in her best moments, or Bryan Cranston on Breaking Bad, or Julia LD on Veep.

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    62. HutchyRJS:
      Great to see Maisie finally get recognition. She should have been nominated for Season 2 and 4.

      YES! GO MAISIE!!!!!!
      I am beyond thrilled to see her finally get nominated, when she could’ve easily slipped into a nomination pretty much any season.
      These award shows, and there are dozens, are pretty predictable and “flavor of the month”-ish but it is fantastic to see her get recognized. Season 4 was definitely her strongest season material wise but she has always delivered a rock solid performance. Her arc has been painfully slow at times but I believe her, every step of the way.

      I actually think this season for Lena has been a million times stronger than last season. The “Walk of Shame” was wonderfully done but this entire season, she has been brilliant.
      I think Cersei and Arya had something in common this season, both actresses had to play their characters as completely broken and the aftermath. Some rise stronger in their convictions and identity (Arya) and some rise up, completely bat-shit crazy (Cersei).
      If one of them don’t take it home, I will be surprised. Emilia is fine but even with the meatier content this season, I don’t think she is anywhere near some of the other performers on this show.

      Peter has had a great year but I am totally bummed that Liam didn’t get a nod. He was the most powerful man on screen to watch. He commands attention and sympathy and respect in every moment he appears. His emotions play out on his face like no other.
      Still…I haven’t always been a fan but Kit was amazing each and every moment he was on screen this season. Hand that boy the gold now.

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    63. Nevermind, just read Victoria’s reply. Will never understand why Djawadi may not have even been submitted – he totally deserves a nomination this year.

      Here is the PDF link for the complete list of Emmy nominees.

      Congratulation to all the nominees, especially Kit, Maisie, Lena, Max von Sydow, Michele Clapton (wow, April Ferry kinda disappeared), Miguel S. and Jack Bender. Hopefully Lena can pull off a win.

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    64. aabe,

      Well while I agree with you ..but last season they submitted mother’s mercy and won ..so I see no problem with winds of winter and it getting a win.

      In regards to ramin I not surprised .
      He should have gotten an award for the title track alone..

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    65. Thrilled for everyone. Especially Kit and Maisie for finally getting some Emmy love. I’m rooting for everyone. It’s always a little sad that the lead actor category is always so GOT free. Even with the amount of screen time some of these actors get, they shine. This always means that the true supporting actors like Liam and CVH never get a chance. I would love to see Kit win this year. And Lena for the win.

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    66. Rygar:
      I am still floored by how amazing Tobias Menzies was in his scene with NCW.Watched a behind the scene feature where director Mark Mylod states that he did hardly anything with that scene.Both TM and NCWhad such command of their characters that no direction was needed.Considering that TM hasn’t acted in GoT for over 3 years and was able to come in and give one of the best performances/scenes this show has ever had is simply incredible and a testament to his ability.

      Considering that 80% of the general audience didn’t seem to understand the brilliant nuances and internal motivations going on in that scene, I’m not surprised the Emmy voters didn’t either (not that I think actors should be nominated for just one scene, but for the sake of argument, it was definitely more powerful than anything that Peter Dinklage had this season).

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    67. taim: well but it was dinklage. He didnt do anything great last season, also this season, he always wins for whatever reason lol. He is a wonderful actor, but you have to be honest, he didnt have that many impactful scenes lately.

      The ironic thing is that Peter didn’t win for Season 4, when he did his most outstanding work. His trial still remains my favorite GoT scene of all. But that year he was up against someone whose show was ending, and that’s often how these decisions get made. Last year he was totally unprepared to be the winner – had to kiss his wife Erica Schmidt to get rid of his chewing gum, and he sounded embarrassed, like even he thought he didn’t deserve it! He’s a fantastically gifted actor, but this was not his year, with such weak material.

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    68. A Man Grown:
      Jonathan Banks didn’t have as much of an acting showcase in season 2 of Better Call Saul compared to season 1. Season 2 was more about Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn (she was robbed to not get a nomination) and Michael McKean. Sooo could Kit Harington actually win that category? :O

      Sadly, no. Peter Dinklage is probably gonna win once again for doing close to nothing.

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    69. Chilli:
      Kit should be nominated for the off season too for making everyone believe he wasn’t coming back.

      Right? He was acting for the entire year, that alone should get him the win. 😛

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    70. Ace of Mace,

      There always has been. Fans have been fighting over who is the better actress for years now. Personally, I prefer Maisie, but if Sophie had been nominated, I certainly wouldn’t complain. They’re both terrific in their roles.

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    71. Rygar

      I am still floored by how amazing Tobias Menzies was in his scene with NCW….Considering that TM hasn’t acted in GoT for over 3 years and was able to come in and give one of the best performances/scenes this show has ever had is simply incredible and a testament to his ability.

      I had a problem with Tobias Menzies’ accent in that scene, which sounded unaccountably French. But he is a really splendid actor and totally deserves awards for his dual role in Outlander – especially as Black Jack, a villain who makes Ramsay Snow look like a rank amateur.

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    72. Great news! I remember the last year’s “controversy” that season 5 did not deserve those rewards and the outrage of book purists that followed. There is even an article on GoT Wikia season 5 page about that, possibly written by You-Know-Who.

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    73. Reason why they didnt submitted “Winds of winter” for writting:

      “..Critics and fans alike immediately proclaimed it the best episode of the season — and began a breathless countdown to this coming Sunday, June 26, when HBO will air the season finale, “The Winds of Winter,” just 24 hours before the Emmy nomination voting window closes.

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    74. I wonder which episodes the actors will submit?I think Peter will go with home or the winds of winter,Emilia with Book of the Stranger,Maisie with No one,Lena with winds and Kit with Battle of the Bastards

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    75. Sophie has been snubbed big time!! But she’ll get what she deserves in time. She has a bright future ahead of her!

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    76. Congrats to all people nominated. Shame about Ramin Djawadi because his soundtrack was phenomenal. Happy for Miguel and Jack who did an exceptional job.

      dragonbringer,

      People can have different view on that. It’s called having an opinion and let’s be honest Peter should’ve won for season 4 but he won for season 5 where even he was surpised that he won. Yes, he had good scenes with Emilia or with dragons.

      But still Nikolaj or Sophie did better job this season but Peter and Emilia already got their name. They are obviously fantastic actors but judging by this season their nominations should’ve went to Nikolaj and Sophie. Just like last season Stephane or Nikolaj for season 3 along with Michelle Fairley. I was never a big fan of Sophie but this season she proved that she belongs up here with Peter, Lena, Maisie and Kit. For me along with Lena the best one.

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    77. Jenny,

      I think Oathbreaker would also be a possible submission for Kit. His reaction to coming back from the dead was powerful. Also, Lena really didn’t have many lines in Winds, iirc. I’m not sure if that will be the best choice for her.

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    78. Very exciting to see so many nominations! There are so many great actors in GOT that could also have been nominated: Liam Cunningham of course, but also Iwan Rheon, Iain Glen, Alfie Allen, Jonathan Pryce and John Bradley come to mind.

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    79. Don’t have time to really go into my thoughts, but a big congratulations to all nominees, (and bad luck to those who missed out). The acting nods, in my opinion, is not just for their work this season, but for all six seasons and make up for any omissions in the past.

      Hope GoT smashes it on the night!

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    80. Woohoo game of thrones with the most nominations out of any drama!!!!
      This is going to be a good year for thrones, kit and maise made the cut <3 always knew kit could do it 🙂
      We have that directing emmy in the bag 🙂
      Come on thrones, let's repeat last year beat drama win!!!!!
      Sucks I'm at work while you guys get to chat it up XD
      Can't wait for our emmy watch 😉

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    81. Wow what a potential haul of awards!

      Massive well done to Kit! He has come on so far and it’s great to see his hard work rewarded. Honestly at this stage Peter will get nominated for appearing though I see him as more likely to win than Kit. The dragon/hand of the Queen scenes were both well acted which is all you need I guess but it’s a lot of non Tyrion scenes for non watching voters to view.

      With Uzo Aduba not nominated there is a good chance with supporting actress. I am so happy for the three ladies but as with last year I think theu are gonna pull votes from one another. (again – this is what I think happened last year). Surprised that Emilia continues to be nominated but really hopeful that this is Lena’s year. She is so good and it’s that much harder to get people to sympathise a d perhaps root for a much more grey character. I think Maggie Smith will win it though based on Downton abbey ending and her reputation.

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    82. Ramin is scoring Westworld, can’t wait for that. Hopefully he gets a nom or a win for that if not GoT.

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    83. Very disappointed to see Sophie not nominated. She has deserved it for the past 2 seasons.

      Congrats to everyone else though.

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    84. “The Door” and “Battle of the Bastards” obviously made a huge impression this season.

      I am so glad that “The Winds of Winter” managed to get in as the costuming nomination just before voting ended. It desperately deserves to win in that category.

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    85. Newbietothegame: Say what? Actor’s performance will be judged on one episode, not the whole season?

      In theory, yes. That’s how it goes. After winning a nomination, they choose an episode to represent their work, since you can’t expect the entire academy to watch your entire season.

      But really, I think most people just vote on whatever basis they like- some may watch the submitted reels, some just pick their faves from show they really watch, they pick their friends, they pick people on the same network as them.

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    86. Also adding to the choir that great supporting actors like Iain Glen, and Liam Cunningham aren’t getting the credit they deserve. Those two are the most under appreciated actors on the show, IMO.

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    87. Deedee:
      Sophie has been snubbed big time!! But she’ll get what she deserves in time. She has a bright future ahead of her!

      I wish they would’ve nominated Sophie instead of Emilia. I don’t think she was robbed (I think this is Lena’s to lose this year) but Sansa had a better year, content wise, than Dany.
      I know Dany is the main protagonist (along with Jon) but I don’t think Emilia’s nominations have been deserved now or in the past. Just my opinion.

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    88. Young Dragon,

      Yeah he was amazing in Oathbreaker he could go for that.But Battle was still his biggest episode,appart from the action scenes he had other scenes as well and the asphyxiation scene was great.Lena had two dialogue scenes in winds the one with Septa Unella was great but she did very well in the non speaking ones too.I though she had great material in the Red Woman too so maybe she’ll go for that

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    89. Vyse,

      Liam and Ian strikes my as guys who just don’t care about this and enjoy their time on the show. Especially Liam is always so hyped about the show and books. Plenty of actors don’t get appreciated for nominations and awards but theie work will be remembered. For me Ian and Liam made Emilia and Kit better in terms of actors. They have a good chemistry and work well together.

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    90. LatrineDiggerBrian:
      Ian McShane stole the show in episode 7, should’ve got a guest Emmy nod.

      McShane didn’t submit himself for GoT. He submitted himself in two other bigger acting categories instead. I think that was a mistake since he probably would have been nominated as a guest actor for GoT if he had gone for it.

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    91. Congrats to all the noms for the Emmys!!!
      OMG I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!! I’M SO HAPPY FOR KIT, HE’S AN AMAZING ACTOR!!! 🙂 OLE KIT, CONGRATS!!
      Happy for Maisie, Miguel Sapochnik (BoB….GOD!) Lena, Emilia,etc,etc…
      Sad for Sophie Turner, Liam, Carice, Ramin…
      23… WOW!!!! 🙂

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    92. And can I say, I have been watching this Arya vs. Sansa crap go on in this fandom for more than a decade and I am so over it.

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    93. Jenny:
      I wonder which episodes the actors will submit?I think Peter will go with home or the winds of winter,Emilia with Book of the Stranger,Maisie with No one,Lena with winds and Kit with Battle of the Bastards

      I think it will be these episodes. I don’t know about Maisie though. Most of her scenes in No One were action scenes, I am not sure that will help. Maybe she could submit Blood of my blood, I loved her performance in her scenes with Lady Crane.

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    94. Maisie Williams has always been a great actress even since she was very young, but it felt like she added a layer of subtlety this season. Her acting when she had the blind contacts in was excellent and I remember a few of her smaller moments really standing out to me. In particular, I loved her response to the Waif when she asked her if she had anymore names on her list.

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    95. Geralt of Rivia,

      Please ..iam not against having an opinion …its people getting pushing their own bias and favorites over those who gets nominated ..
      Do feel sorry for Sophie …but you can’t compare them with others..because not two characters are the same…

      We all know why he didn’t win season 4 because he was up against breaking bad…people tend to focus so much on their favorite and they don’t focus on other nominated or other shows and can’t get how another can get nominated or win..

      Like minhea said its become predictable the complaints about Peter and especially Emilia who keeps getting complaints..if someone is nominated for three timed then one must be doing something right

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    96. dragonbringer:
      Like minhea said its become predictable the complaints about Peter and especially Emilia who keeps getting complaints..if someone is nominated for three timed then one must be doing something right

      Autopilot nominations are not something new to the Emmys, by any means, so it’s not some out-of-nowhere notion developed purely for those actors.

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    97. Jenny,

      Omg, I completely forgot about her scene with Septa Unella. She was brilliant in that scene. For some reason, I could only think of her scene with Qyburn and Tommen’s dead body. Winds is definitely a good choice for her, then.

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    98. LatrineDiggerBrian:
      Ramin is scoring Westworld, can’t wait for that. Hopefully he gets a nom or a win for that if not GoT.

      Oh, I didn’t know that. I hope that doesn’t mean he’ll stop scoring GoT. I’d be devastated if he doesn’t score the final 2 seasons.

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    99. Sean C.,

      Yeah they are strong scenes, especially the one with Lady Crane, but I feel that won’t be enough? If we are talking of only one episode, I feel Emilia Clarke has a stronger chance with Book of the stranger, even though overall Maisie was better. Lena Headey probably has the most realistic chance of winning.

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    100. Woohoo!! So happy for Kit! His performance both onscreen & off deserved an acknowledgement to say the least. I hope both him & Lena win in their respective category.

      Really glad Maisie finally got some love, but I wish Sophie got a nod as well. She was brilliant this year.

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    101. The five actors nominated for all intents and purposes are lead actors in the show but because of the rules they have to compete in the supporting categories.The only way people like liam alfie iwan etc would ever be nominated is if game of thrones was a normal show with lead actors.It’s just how it is people

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    102. WTF WTF

      How did they nominate MAISIE AND EMILIA over Sophie.

      This is bullshit. What the HELL

      Have they not been watching the same season?! Seriously??
      And it cant be name either cause only one person was in X-men this year the other two had no big (or failed) projects. Ridicilous. I am so ANGRY right now as a Sophie fan. this is just wrong on so many levels. I dont even care about 23 nominations.
      Yuck. Insulting.

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    103. It’s mean to say but I just don’t see it for Sophie. She’s improved a lot since the first few seasons, but she’s still rather average in my eyes. Still a lot of flat, wooden delivery and a rather shallow range of expression and emotion. It takes a scene that asks for extreme emotion to get some out of her and even then it often falls short imo. For me she’s still the only major female character on the show I believe they could just about stick anybody in and that person would do as well or better. To me this is like wanting an Emmy drama win for TWD. It’s popular, but it’s just not Emmy quality.

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    104. I hope Kit will win. He grown as an actor during 6 seasons, he deserves prize.
      KIT KIT KIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      King in the Emmmmmm… North!!!!

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    105. Clob:
      It’s mean to say but I just don’t see it for Sophie.She’s improved a lot since the first few seasons, but she’s still rather average in my eyes.Still a lot of flat, wooden delivery and a rather shallow range of expression and emotion.It takes a scene that asks for extreme emotion to get some out of her and even then it often falls short imo.For me she’s still the only major female character on the show I believe they could just about stick anybody in and that person would do as well or better.To me this is like wanting an Emmy drama win for TWD.It’s popular, but it’s just not Emmy quality.

      Agreed. Sophie is the weakest link. Maisie is a much better and way more diverse actor.

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    106. Clob,

      Agreed. I don’t see the hype. She’s alright but her delivery is wooden and I can’t tell what the character is feeling most of the time.

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    107. OMG ! This is GOT’s best year for the Emmys !
      Kit and Maisie wow ! This is more than we (they) could hope for ! 🙂 ^^
      I would have never believed they would be nominated at some point for the series. Always thought they would be snubbed until the end of the show.

      Peter and Emilia… they really don’t deserve their nominations this year, especially Peter Dinklage. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (should have been nominated for season 3) and Sophie Turner deserve MUCH MUCH more recognition than these other two this season ! I still don’t understand why HBO didn’t submit “The Winds Of Winter” for the writing and Ramin Djawadi for his masterpiece of a score this season !

      I don’t think Kit has a chance to win but Lena however… she HAS to win this year ! 😮
      I hope Max Von Sydow wins as well, he’s such a legend !

      If Miguel Sapochnik doesn’t win… WE F*CKING RIOT !!!!!!
      In terms of direction and cinematography, with “Battle of the Bastards” he has directed the BEST hour of television ever made !!!!

      And can someone tell me the reason why Jack Bender got nominated for “The Door” ?
      I’m sorry but “The Door” is “a bit” overrated as an episode, apart from the Bran scenes which were absolutely amazing and mindblowing, the episode doesn’t deserve much recognition even in terms of direction and writing. I suppose it’s Bender’s famous name that got him nominated most of all. But most people ignore that without Bran’s scenes, “The Door” would only be an average transitional episode without any great writing.

      Anyway, I expect GOT to win a lot of Emmys this year but maybe not as much as last year. It’s a shame because season 6 is one of the seasons of the show that deserve the most to win the Emmys !

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    108. Jack Bauer 24:
      Sophie hasn’t even congratulated Maisie on social media yet.

      All we know that Sophie and Maisie are very good friends !!!!!!! Don’t make fans conversations a personal matter between them !! For God sake!!!!!!

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    109. Harry,

      Apparently you don’t know how these things work. Actors hardly ever get nominated for the season or the movie role they supposed to be considered for. Of course those are taken into account but in reality a nomination is often a recognition of past work. This is how Russell Crowe won best actor for Gladiator. He didn’t really win for Gladiator, no, he won because he had been outstanding in previous roles for which he should have won but didn’t (The Informant). Maisie has been critically acclaimed for several seasons now, this nomination is in recognition for those overlook seasons. Same for Kit. Sophie will most likely be nominated next year. Now as far as Emilia, well she does have the flashiest of roles, doesn’t she?

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    110. B Cog said Kit is the “hardest working son of a bitch on the crew”

      Well deserved Kit. He’s truly evolved and gotten better each season.

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    111. how the fuck was the music not nominated AGAIN?!?!?!

      and yet again Dinklage, who literally sat around doing fuck all for the season gets a nomination AGAIN, while actors who contributed and put on a far better performance get the nice big middle finger.

      seriously fuck the Emmys. Winds of Winter is the best episode of the season. no nominations (that count for anything). bullshit. utter bullshit.

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    112. Congrats to everyone involved with making this great show. Well deserved. That said, what’s the deal with HBO not even submitting Djawadi? That can’t be a simple oversight, right? Is there some obscure membership BS that makes him ineligible or something? It’s total nonsense!

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    113. Harry,

      It’s an awards show. None of it matters. It’s just a party for celebs to wear nice clothes, promote projects and causes and have a good time (I suppose it also excites the smallfolk). Just remember, the trophy is made of gold not iron ; )

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    114. Sue the Fury,

      We are lucky, if you can believe it. Try Supernatural. At times it seems that the entire point of belonging to that show’s fandom is to bitch and moan about how the writers obviously hate one or the other of the two main characters.

      Of course, those fans who don’t moan about it are probably busy writing fanfic about incestuous relationship between the leads… who happen to be brothers. Just google wincest if you dare.

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    115. Danny:
      Harry,

      Apparently you don’t know how these things work.Actors hardly ever get nominated for the season or the movie role they supposed to be considered for.Of course those are taken into account but in reality a nomination is often a recognition of past work.This is how Russell Crowe won best actor for Gladiator.He didn’t really win for Gladiator, no, he won because he had been outstanding in previous roles for which he should have won but didn’t (The Informant).Maisie has been critically acclaimed for several seasons now, this nomination is in recognition for those overlook seasons.Same for Kit.Sophie will most likely be nominated next year.Now as far as Emilia, well she does have the flashiest of roles, doesn’t she?

      Sophie has been the best actress on the show for the past 3 seasons?! So that doesnt make sense. Maisie had her best work in seasons 2-3. Emilia… Season 3 too. But i dont see anything Emmy worthy of Emilia…
      Lena… had her CGI thing last year but surely she will win this year
      I was really expecting Lena and Sophie so count me unhappily surprised.
      And it sort of ruins the sheer amount of nominations they got this year.
      if it had just been Lena… sure i could have lived with it.
      But they nominated all other major actresses bassically… Which makes it a personal snub in a way. I dont know how numbers go. For all i know she ended 6th/7th in numbers but we don see that. It could be 1 vote between them even.
      But i cant help but get the impression it has to do with how much people like a character over the level of acting too with Game of Thrones now.
      Which is probably the main reason why.
      Agreed NCW deserves recognition FIN
      LLY too over Kit… But he is Danish i guess?!
      Should have had back in S3 already too…

      Clob:
      It’s mean to say but I just don’t see it for Sophie.She’s improved a lot since the first few seasons, but she’s still rather average in my eyes.Still a lot of flat, wooden delivery and a rather shallow range of expression and emotion.It takes a scene that asks for extreme emotion to get some out of her and even then it often falls short imo.For me she’s still the only major female character on the show I believe they could just about stick anybody in and that person would do as well or better.To me this is like wanting an Emmy drama win for TWD.It’s popular, but it’s just not Emmy quality.

      I see the haters of Sansa have come out in legions too. Are we watching a different show here? Her acting was excellent this year but her subtle facial expressions seem to be too difficult to understand for a bunch of people.

      BlueRoseofWinterfell: All we know that Sophie and Maisie are very good friends !!!!!!! Don’t make fans conversations a personal matter between them!! For God sake!!!!!!

      I am sure Sophie is pissed right now. If it had been only Lena it would have been alright but now… its like a personal attack in a way. And i am sure she is happy for Maisie too but i can understand she hasnt publicly congratulated here.
      Sophie doesnt use social media all that much to begin with.

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    116. Ser Matt the Sullen,

      And yet, if I close my eyes I can still see Peter’s powerful expressions when he freed Rhaegal and Vyserion and yet again all the emotions he displayed in a few seconds when Dany named him HotQ. Peter is an outstanding actor.

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    117. Danny:
      Ser Matt the Sullen,

      And yet, if I close my eyes I can still see Peter’s powerful expressions when he freed Rhaegal and Vyserion and yet again all the emotions he displayed in a few seconds when Dany named him HotQ.Peter is an outstanding actor.

      Yeah his dragon scene was definitely Emmy worthy.

      Congrats Peter, well deserved.

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    118. Ser Matt the Sullen:
      how the fuck was the music not nominated AGAIN?!?!?!

      and yet again Dinklage, who literally sat around doing fuck all for the season gets a nomination AGAIN, while actors who contributed and put on a far better performance get the nice big middle finger.

      seriously fuck the Emmys. Winds of Winter is the best episode of the season. no nominations (that count for anything). bullshit. utter bullshit.

      Winds has an Emmy nom for Costumes.

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    119. Clob:
      It’s mean to say but I just don’t see it for Sophie.She’s improved a lot since the first few seasons, but she’s still rather average in my eyes.Still a lot of flat, wooden delivery and a rather shallow range of expression and emotion.

      misterpota:
      Clob,

      Agreed. I don’t see the hype. She’s alright but her delivery is wooden and I can’t tell what the character is feeling most of the time.

      I agree. She’s been given the material but I don’t feel the actress did much with it. Watching Jon climb out of the pile of bodies and run towards WF…staring down Lord Glover and Lady Mormont…exchanging looks with Baelish in the KitN scene…I feel like Sansa was supposed to be expressing different emotions in all 3 scenes but with the flat facial expression I couldn’t tell the difference. Half of her scenes were spent looking “fierce” and talking in a flat deep voice. She got more screentime but I wouldn’t call that Emmy worthy. *shrug*

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    120. Why are people saying Sophie would be pissed? She comes across as one of the most chill cats in the cast. She probably gives zero fucks and is happy for her friends.

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    121. Dinklage! Why? He’s had nothing to do for ages. This sort of nomination makes a mockery of the whole thing.

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    122. Sue the Fury,

      But Ramin Djawadi’s snub is surprising to Bryan Cogman as well (he tweeted “Only disappointed is no nod for @Djawadi_Ramin .Don’t get it” , who I assume would have some say in the submissions being writer/executive producer & all. So I don’t think this was an oversight on their part.

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    123. I wonder if they submitted Battle of the Bastards and The Door for all the Emmys and hyped Battle of the Bastards to the nth degree in interviews, partially so viewers would be surprised by how good Winds of Winter ended up being.

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    124. misterpota:
      Clob,

      Agreed. I don’t see the hype. She’s alright but her delivery is wooden and I can’t tell what the character is feeling most of the time.

      I agree. The conversations people are having over what her reaction is supposed to be is proof of that imo.

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    125. A big congratulations to all the nominees! Hope GoT wins big!

      Sean C.: That’s totally a case of the academy voting on autopilot for a past nominee.

      Nice descriptive word! “Autopilot” complaining/whining about Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke is such a GoT/ASoIaF fandom.

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    126. Harry: Sophie has been the best actress on the show for the past 3 seasons?! So that doesnt make sense. Maisie had her best work in seasons 2-3. Emilia… Season 3 too. But i dont see anything Emmy worthy of Emilia…
      Lena… had her CGI thing last year but surely she will win this year
      I was really expecting Lena and Sophie so count me unhappily surprised.
      And it sort of ruins the sheer amount of nominations they got this year.
      if it had just been Lena… sure i could have lived with it.
      But they nominated all other major actresses bassically… Which makes it a personal snub ina way. I dont know how numbers go. For all i know she ended 6th/7th in numbers but we don see that. It could be 1 vote between them even.
      But i cant help but get the impression it has to do with how much people like a character over the level of acting too with Game of Thrones now.
      Which is probably the main reason why.
      Agreed NCW deserves recognition FIN
      LLY too over Kit… But he is Danish i guess?!
      Should have had back in S3 already too…

      I see the haters of Sansa have come out in legions too. Are we watching a different show here? Her acting was excellent this year but her subtle facial expressions seem to be too difficult to understand for a bunch of people.

      I am sure Sophie is pissed right now. If it had been only Lena it would have been alright but now… its like a personal attack in a way. And i am sure she is happy for Maisie too but i can understand she hasnt publicly congratulated here.
      Sophie doesnt use social media all that much to begin with.

      Sophie’s tweeted since the announcement and still no congratulations. Lena and B Cog have though.

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    127. Flayed Potatoes: I agree. The conversations people are having over what her reaction is supposed to be is proof of that imo.

      And then the stuff she says in her interviews are more bizarre. Sophie’s definitely lost the plot.

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    128. Kit should win for his abs alone.
      Emilia should win for her breasts alone.

      One naked rebirth in the Ice
      One naked rebirth in the Fire

      Boners all around!

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    129. BunBunStark,

      Westworld is premiering in October, and with GoT premiering later next year, I hope he still has time. The show wouldn’t be close to the same without him, it would be like having to replace Peter or Emilia.

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    130. Clob,

      I agree she is fine but nothing to write home about.The emmys have done way worse snubbing during the years.Just imagine that The Americans actors were just nominated for the first time this year and they are outstanding actors or the fact that Tatiana Maslany wasn’t nominated for years.

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    131. Rich Stark,

      I think Ramin would have to be the one to submit? Only say that because I remember a controversy from years ago where Katherine Heigl decided not to submit herself for Grey’s Anatomy because she was unhappy with her performance.

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    132. Sean C.,
      That does not mean they didn’t have anything special to offer us in this seson ..they both had scenes where they were phenomenol and hence they got nominated..

      I feel this is necessary because people like Peter and Lena and Emilia or tatiana or Maggie deserves to be nominated for their entire work because most of the times they are up against another strong contenders they end up loosing ..
      For example Peter not winning season 4 but season 5 ( that does not mean he didnt have any good scenes in season 5 he did have and thus end up winning ) ..

      One really can’t compare Sophie and NCW with Emilia or peter ..because they have so much different storylines and characters to offer..if I have my way I will give nomination to all of them bit we can’t do that can we..

      I always wonder how emilia gets into this so called auto pilot submission.
      she was not a known name like Lena peter or Sean .
      She was not the most popular ( she was one of the popular ) but I don’t think she is as much loved as those like kit or Maisie or Sophie or others ..she doesn’t do as much as promotion like these do ..
      And yet she got nominated back in season 3 even before Lena and she was up against Michelle that year..
      and people think she didn’t deserve that year also ..yet she keeps getting nominated and if anyone tells me that’s only because of popular and having a flashy role …spare me

      Hater,

      Exactly

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    133. Jack Bauer 24: Sophie’s tweeted since the announcement and still no congratulations. Lena and B Cog have though.

      I didn’t see Sophie to tweet anything !!!!!!
      Whether a fan likes or not an actor has nothing to do with how the actual relationship the actors have between them.

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    134. LatrineDiggerBrian,

      The network submits certain actors/writers/directors. Usually they submit the A-tier cast (like how HBO has been submitting Kit, Lena, Peter, NCW, Emilia for years), but actors can also submit themselves (Shae’s actress did that). Notice how only D&D are submitted for writing.

      They probably submitted Ramin tbh.

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    135. Young Dragon,

      That’s the scene iam going for as well.

      It was such a dark scene and I was laughing when Lena was saying shame shame and confess… Great acting..

      Jenny,

      Exactly I have been saying this for years..

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    136. dragonbringer,

      Maybe some people do because I don’t.

      I certainly wasn’t expecting Kit and Maisie to be nominated as one of my favourite actors now since Charles Dance, Stephane are not there anymore. I could mention Liam too but that doesn’t mean I dont have massive respect for Peter or Emilia. Kit wasn’t nominated last year when he had briliant season and probably deserved nod much like Stephane. The thing with Peter and Emilia. Yes, they’re doing amazing work over the years but simply judging by performances it’s simply not sure especially Peter should be there but he might just win it. It really seems that way. Let’s be honest
      Breaking Bad won it as it was their last season and both performances were equally good and politics do play a part in this. Just like Mad Men for example was winner.

      Different people offer different perspective but rather not going too much into this debate. I said this and that’s it. Let’s hope one of them will win it and hopefully Lena who probbaly should won it last year for her amazing work because it was her season.

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    137. Jack Bauer 24,

      Because people would be scrutinizing his reactions and whether he congratulated others or not.

      dragonbringer:
      Sean C.,

      yet she keeps getting nominated and if anyone tells me that’s only because of popular and having a flashy role …spare me

      Except that totally is the case. Academy members (both movies and tv) are known for nominating and voting for people based on how much they like the character (and Dany has been a fan fave since the beginning) and based on how flashy the role is (scenes with dragons tend to be on the flashy side, and the dragons are heavily marketed by HBO). There’s a lot of politics involved too. They also meet these actors at industry parties and nominees luncheons, and that is a chance to schmooze and get votes. As an example, one of the academy members said he voted for Jennifer Lawrence to get an Oscar just based on how charming he found her during the parties they attended during award season lol.

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    138. dragonbringer,

      Emilia is one of the most popular if not the most. Same goes for Daeny. Thanks to her personality and attitude. She seems chill, friendly, lovely and intelligent. I wonder why she’s not doing much of a promotion but maybe because of other movies. Would like to see some event where we can see Peter, Lena, Emilia like Emmy panel or some GoT organized event to talk about season.

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    139. I am 99.9999% sure that Sophie is not pissed right now because she didn’t get nominated. I am also 99.9999% sure that she is excited and thrilled for her friends and co-stars nominations.
      I say this with surety because Sophie seems, from what I can gather in interviews, like a nice, fun-loving, friendly young woman.
      It would be understandable to be a little bruised, hoping that you might get recognition too, but if actors do the work just for the accolades, then they are assholes.
      I like to think that this cast isn’t filled with assholes.

      And I choose to believe that Sophie is happy for her cast mates and not an self-important asshat. She is a talented girl who has lots of opportunities coming her way. If getting a nomination is the measure of her talent to her “fans”, then that is just sad.

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    140. Geralt of Rivia,

      I believe it will be kit like I said in the earlier comments ..
      People can offer opinions but to say this one deserves more than the other is simply biased and can’t seem to appreciate others work and those who got nominated.. But I knew this is how this thread will turn out because its how it has been in the previous seasons as well..
      So yeah lets leave it at that and just look forward to another year of record breaking awards season

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    141. I feel like D&D submitted BOTB instead of TWOW for writing is because they are showcasing this episode as a standalone episode, with Sapochnik getting the directing nod for the episode and Kit likely submitting that episode for his nomination. This worked last year, when D&D and David Nutter won for ‘Mother’s Mercy’.

      Peter had very little to work with this season, but he proved that when he is given good material, he can hit it out of the park. The scene with him and the dragons should be the one he submits for consideration. That was top notch acting by him.

      Lena deserves to win for her overall work on every season of the show, just as Maisie deserves a nomination for all of her work. I don’t care that this may have been her “weakest” season. She could and should have been nominated in seasons 2,3, and 4.

      Emilia is the main female protagonist. She has the flashiest role. I’m not her biggest fan, but I do feel like she was deserving in seasons 1 and 3.

      I think the show will dominate again, and I’d be shocked if it didn’t win Best Drama. Either Lena or Peter will win, if not both. Sapochnik will win. They will sweep the technical categories. And yes, I wouldn’t be shocked if D&D win in the writing category again.

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    142. Kells:
      I am 99.9999% sure that Sophie is not pissed right now because she didn’t get nominated. I am also 99.9999% sure that she is excited and thrilled for her friends and co-stars nominations.
      I say this with surety because Sophie seems, from what I can gather in interviews, like a nice, fun-loving, friendly young woman.
      It would be understandable to be a little bruised, hoping that you might get recognition too, but if actors do the work just for the accolades, then they are assholes.
      I like to think that this cast isn’t filled with assholes.

      And I choose to believe that Sophie is happy for her cast mates and not an self-important asshat. She is a talented girl who has lots of opportunities coming her way. If getting a nomination is the measure of her talent to her “fans”, then that is just sad.

      Amen. It’s pretty ridiculous that Sansa haters are willing to go all the way into hating Sophie herself and try to paint her as some horrible self centered person who snubs Maisie.

      Sophie’s wonderful and talented as hell, also she’s just finished hosting that new social media documentary so she’s probably REALLY busy right now. Not because she’s ripping her hair out over not getting a Emmy nod. Some people man. I’m probably more gutted than she is lmao.

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    143. Flayed Potatoes:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      Because people would be scrutinizing his reactions and whether he congratulated others or not.

      Except that totally is the case. Academy members (both movies and tv) are known for nominating and voting for people based on how much they like the character (and Dany has been a fan fave since the beginning) and based on how flashy the role is (scenes with dragons tend to be on the flashy side, and the dragons are heavily marketed by HBO). There’s a lot of politics involved too. They also meet these actors at industry parties and nominees luncheons, and that is a chance to schmooze and get votes. As an example, one of the academy members said he voted for Jennifer Lawrence to get an Oscar just based on how charming he found her during the parties they attended during award season lol.

      but that is just so unfair to other actors, who put in much greater performances, another great example for that is Alfie Allen, he doesnt have a “flashy” character, but has to do these intense scenes, and never gets any recognition:/

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    144. dragonbringer,

      No, I think Kit was nominated because let’s be honest: He carried The Battle of Castle Black, he carried Hardome and he carried The Battle of the Bastards. He needed to be recognize for that and he finally was.

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    145. Bearded Onion: Amen. It’s pretty ridiculous that Sansa haters are willing to go all the way into hating Sophie herself and try to paint her as some horrible self centered person who snubs Maisie.

      Actually, I don’t think it’s Sansa haters. I think it’s people who champion Sansa at the expense of Arya or vice versa. I didn’t take the comment of Sophie being pissed as a dis towards her, as opposed to a dis on Maisie/Arya. It’s sad as hell.
      I have my preference who I think does better work with the material given but one thing, Sophie and Maisie seem to be pretty good friends. How they communicate about things, which I am sure Twitter isn’t the only line of contact they have, doesn’t need to be displayed for our benefit and if we measure a relationship based on social media, then we are fucking doomed.

      And on a OT note…I think Jennifer Lawrence got the Oscar for “Silver Linings Playbook” because she was the hot, new thing in Hollywood. She was fantastic in “Winters Bone” and is a great actress but an ever present face, someone heavily saturating the market, is sometimes all you need to propel yourself. The Oscars, Emmys, all the award shows, are sometimes about satisfying the masses, then actual praise for a stellar performance. Not saying people aren’t worthy of recognition but we aren’t talking about curing cancer here.

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    146. Why are people surprised about Dinklage? Remember that scenes with dragons are CGI…he had that fantastic scene in the crypts with a great showing of emotions with…balls on a stick.

      The man can act.

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    147. Danny,

      Yeah but the same can’t be applied to other characters or actors right..
      And especially to those you guys dont like ..

      taim,

      Don’t you guys ever ger tired …
      May be ask Alfie to go to the parties and start canvassing for votes ..

      Or maybe ask him to submit his name .

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    148. Worst nominations imaginable for S6 (save for Lena)
      Battle of the the Bastards and outstandind writing? What writing?

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    149. Jack Bauer 24,

      And when he was made Hand.

      I also liked him in EP9, both his scene with Dany and his scene with the masters.
      And I actually found the 2nd ”joke” scene, quite good.
      And his scene with Kinarva.
      And his last scene with Varys.

      And you know very well were the most complaints come from, not all, but a good chunk. Just notice how they don’t even mention the acting..

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    150. dragonbringer:
      Flayed Potatoes,

      Well than I believe it makes sense why kit gets nominated this season after all the promotion based around them.

      No! Only Emilia is nominated for this reason. Academy members are wrong. Fanboys are right.
      Also, Daenerys is just a cliche character.. With a lot of flaws, but still cliche.

      Just 2 examples of guys who know nothing about acting:
      Alex Graves: “That was when I was done prepping the Purple Wedding. I went home, and instead of sleeping I had to plan that. I always called Meereen my 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. part-time job. If you get into the marrow of that daily storyline it is always, always Emilia (Clarke). She is the most motivating, stimulating young actor of many I’ve worked with. She is utterly old-school professional. She carries around a ripped up, wrecked, ruined version of the book we’re shooting, because she is one of the only people who reads the books. And behind all of that, every time you say action, you watch this performance occur that is Nirvana.

      What was she like shooting the episode’s big Daenerys finale?

      You’re in a rock quarry with like 500 smelly guys, and the crew is exhausted, and everybody is on edge, and Emilia comes on set and all of a sudden the whole crew is like (in a sing-songy voice): “Emilia! Good morning, Emilia. How are you?” It brings out the best in everybody. It’s like Audrey Hepburn has just walked onto the set. And nobody is more gracious than she is on the set. It’s just great. She is a good example.”

      Phillip Noice: “ Nothing I had seen Emilia in had prepared me for what she has done here , which will shock people in so many ways,” says director Phillip Noyce, speaking to Forbes two weeks into a 35-day shoot in Harlan, Kentucky. “She is such a brilliant actress and I don’t think she has had the chance to completely prove her versatility.”

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    151. My oh my ! So many nominations ! That is quite wondeful. Congratu-welldone to all the people involved, nominated or not.

      On a less agreeable note, and as many have already pointed out, Ramin Djawadi non-nomination is a bloody shame. He more than deserves any award thrown his way.

      On a potentially even less agreeable note, I fail to understand why HBO chooses to submit all the show’s actors as “supporting”. I grasp that, given the nature of the show and its many simultaneous plotlines, it is tempting to feel it is a purely “ensemble” show in which all the characters have equal importance however the writing is rather clearly more focused on four quasi main characters : Jon, Daenerys, Tyrion and Cersei.
      Shouldn’t the actors in those roles be submitted for “leading performances” instead of “supporting” ? They deserve it.

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    152. Peter’s great but this season I feel like NCW had much stronger scenes. Peter was great in the dragon and hand scenes but NCW had awesome material throughout the season, ranging from the scene with him alpha dogging the High Sparrow all the way to him putting Walder in his place. Peter didn’t have much to do this season.

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    153. I agree Peter’s Emmy nomination is on auto pilot at this point. It doesn’t matter what’s written for him, he’s always going to do a great job with the material. I hope he wins despite his disappointing role in S6.

      I feel like D & D missed such an opportunity to have a great character arc with him in Mereen. They really should have played up him struggling over Shae’s death (and to a lesser extent Tywin). They touched on it early last season and then forgot about it. They should have harped on it more last year, with a brief moment of respite when he meets Dany, and then open this season with a Shae dream. Then make him drunk as shit in the early part of S6 and have his arc be about him trying to come to terms with what he’s done while leading the city through some conflict which gets resolved before Dany gets back. If they had done this, maybe the scene at the end with him crying might have actually touched a chord with me because other wise, it was completely hollow.

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    154. Hater,

      Oh thank you for those quotes I loved it and happy to see those remarks ..
      And i believe Bender also spoke about how good she is on her scenes.

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    155. dragonbringer,

      I was simply stating why I think Kit got nominated. I named three episodes in which he was the central focus and in which he clearly delivered. He has grown enormously as an actor and has taken the good material he was given and put out good work. I am happy for him. But nominations are not always fair, if they were, Stephen Dillane, Alfie Allen, Michelle Fairley, Charles Dance, Jonathan Pryce and Lena Headey would have walkout with Emmys and Golden Globes for their roles in GOT.

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    156. Sue the Fury:
      And can I say, I have been watching this Arya vs. Sansa crap go on in this fandom for more than a decade and I am so over it.

      aye yup!! Thanks for saying it.

      Game of Thrones is what we support. Every season one actor or two have a more outstanding year than the ones before, but as a whole, everyone on the show gives their whole heart and soul to the job. I would bet that Sophie is THRILLED for Maisie.

      From the little I know of Peter Dinklage, he will be hoping for Kit too. I would bet on it. He is very humble and down to earth in reality. I believe all the fame is not what he aspires for, but just a great role to play, to be an actor!!

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    157. Hater,

      I don’t find Emilia very impressive as Dany, so maybe I will in something else. Who knows! I wasn’t crazy about Kit’s acting until this season.

      That said, the examples you gave are lovely but do you really think a working director on one of the biggest shows in history is going to say anything other than glowing, wonderful things about one of it’s stars? You do know that he probably wants to stay with the franchise and continue to direct episodes, right? Think he would be invited back had he said “Emilia is great but her acting is emotionless and stiff”?
      The Hollywood machine is a game and you have to play it to survive. Now, that isn’t to say Graves wasn’t being 150% honest with his assessment of working with Emilia. Her dedication to the character is crystal clear and wonderful but Alex Graves could call watching Emilia act “nirvana” but my idea of such bliss is apparently very different than his. And that is fine. It’s all opinion anyway.

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    158. Ramin Djawadi can´t be nominated, because his work is not ,,original,, He uses the same themes througt all the seasons(stark theme, dany theme…). Yes, he re-creates them, but overall, it is not new material, expept for Light of the seven, and unfortunately, he can´t be nominated for one song.
      From Emmys rule page:
      No re-edited, re-arranged, re-orchestrated, reimagined, re-worked, re-recorded works are allowed. Additionally, the use of pre-existing music that has been sampled and incorporated into a new work is not allowed. The submitted work should be wholly original to the program, presented exactly as aired and should contain nothing recognizable from a previous work – melodically, lyrically, and rhythmically.

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    159. Mihnea,

      As far as whole seasons are concerned, I agree wholeheartedly. However, they usually get one “big” episode per season each (this season, The Battle of the Bastards was clearly Kit Harington’s time to shine, Book of the Stranger and possibly Blood of my Blood were Emilia Clarke’s big pieces, Home gave Peter Dinklage his best scenes and The Winds of Winter was Lena Headey’s for the taking)
      Since they only have to submit one episode to the academy, it should be sufficient.

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    160. Danny,

      And iam asking why the same can’t be applied to Emilia..

      She has carried the show and episodes in her own as well ..
      The scenes she got nominated was the ones she carried it on her shoulder and delivered ..the scenes stand on their own and speak for themselves ..

      Just so you know iam happy for kit iam someone who had stood by him even when he was getting lots of hates back in earlier seasons..and you can see that in my earlier comments as well.

      But people giving credit to one actor and character who they like and shaming a charavtor and actress they don’t like and can’t appreciate that they get recognized and saying they dont deserve it…
      And keep constant trolling year after year is boring ..
      Are people really that insecure..

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    161. While I loved Tyrion’s scene with the dragons and being named Hand of the Queen, my favorite was his message to the slaver Grey Worm spared:

      “Tell your people what happened here.
      Tell them you live by the grace of Her Majesty.
      When they come forward with notions of retribution or ideas about returning the slave cities to their former glory, remind them what happened when Daenerys Stormborn and her dragons came to Meereen.”

      Perfect delivery.

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    162. dragonbringer:
      Danny,

      And iam asking why the same can’t be applied to Emilia..

      She has carried the show and episodes in her own as well ..
      The scenes she got nominated was the ones she carried it on her shoulder and delivered ..the scenes stand on their own and speak for themselves ..

      Just so you know iam happy for kit iam someone who had stood by him even when he was getting lots of hates back in earlier seasons..and you can see that in my earlier comments as well.

      But people giving credit to one actor and character who they like and shaming a charavtor and actress they don’t like and can’t appreciate that they get recognized and saying they dont deserve it…
      And keep constant trolling year after year is boring ..
      Are people really that insecure..

      It’s just opinion though. I don’t see how that is an insecurity or trolling. Emilia being nominated is a given. It’s been a pattern so I am not surprised.
      But I definitely think that Lena and Maisie are better actresses overall and they, even when the material isn’t as “in your face” or exciting, deliver consistently. I don’t feel the way about Emilia. Haven’t since day 1. She has carried the story line on her shoulders, you are right, I just haven’t been invested or impressed.
      I am not a hater. I don’t wish her ill-will or a career that crashes and burns. I am just not a fan of her portrayal of Dany Targaryen.

      If not being a fan of something or someone equals trolling or insecurity, then I guess I am an insecure troll.

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    163. Harry:
      WTF WTF

      How did they nominate MAISIE AND EMILIA over Sophie.

      This is bullshit. What the HELL

      Have they not been watching the same season?! Seriously??
      And it cant be name either cause only one person was in X-men this year the other two had no big (or failed) projects. Ridicilous. I am so ANGRY right now as a Sophie fan. this is just wrong on so many levels. I dont even care about 23 nominations.
      Yuck. Insulting.

      lol. Grow up you fucking baby.

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    164. Kells,

      If not being a fan of something or someone equals trolling or insecurity, then I guess I am an insecure troll.

      You can have your opinion and likes and favorites. .

      If say some one says I don’t like the portrayal and character its fine because not every one cab have the same opinions and taste..

      But how does that come across when you go and say they don’t deserve and they only gets recognized because playing a character with dragons and cool in parties ..

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    165. Great news! Maisie & Kit are well deserving. Other thoughts:

      1. Peter Dinklage is fantastic; however, this season’s writing did not give him a chance to shine. He shouldn’t even be nominated this year.
      2. Ramin Djawadi’s score for The Winds of Winter was light years ahead of anything on television. He deserves some recognition for this.
      3. The Winds of Winter should have gotten a nom in an appropriate category for the way that story was told, especially the King’s Landing sequence.
      4. Miguel Sapochnik should have been nominated for The Winds of Winter as well.
      5. D&D should have been nominated for The Winds of Winter (maybe same as my #3)

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    166. dragonbringer,

      Maybe because there are some who don’t see it that way? Others have the right to opine that in their eyes other actresses are more deserving of a nod than Dany. Are they right, are they wrong? It is only an opinion. I thought Kit did awesome last year and clearly cemented his leading role in a strong ensemble but I could completely understand, despite the magnificence that was Hardome, if others thought that Dillane was more deserving, or even Alfie Allen. They were not wrong. Others simply have different preferences.

      Moreover, in many occasions people just post Dany hate more as a response to the fervent praise or defense she receives from some of her more staunch fans than they actually do for the actual character. Same thing happened with Stannis. In the end, the problem wasn’t really Stannis, it was the uber Mannis fans that got people riled up. It has nothing to do with insecurity. Just different likes or dislikes.

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    167. JazzyJ,

      Yeah such a food scene and well delivered by peter..
      I will say his delivery was great even before the line where he says
      ” last time we spoke we had an pact and you violated that pact ”

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    168. katkacz:
      Ramin Djawadi can´t be nominated, because his work is not ,,original,, He uses the same themes througt all the seasons(stark theme, dany theme…). Yes, he re-creates them, but overall, it is not new material, expept for Light of the seven, and unfortunately, he can´t be nominated for one song.
      From Emmys rule page:
      No re-edited, re-arranged, re-orchestrated, reimagined, re-worked, re-recorded works are allowed. Additionally, the use of pre-existing music that has been sampled and incorporated into a new work is not allowed. The submitted work should be wholly original to the program, presented exactly as aired and should contain nothing recognizable from a previous work – melodically, lyrically, and rhythmically.

      Thank you. This.

      And one of the main reasons why I do not care much for the score season after season. Although the Greyjoy theme is always stunning.

      I will say he did a great job with the opening montage of Ep610, but I had it up to my tits with all the variations of Rains and all the horror movieesque sequences (Sansa & Theon’s flight, Arya’s scenes, etc).

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    169. Rygar,

      He was nominated though for season 4. Mountain and the Viper. Featured rearrangements of previous themes as well as new stuff.

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    170. Danny:
      dragonbringer,

      Maybe because there are some who don’t see it that way?Others have the right to opine that in their eyes other actresses are more deserving of a nod than Dany.Are they right, are they wrong?It is only an opinion.I thought Kit did awesome last year and clearly cemented his leading role in a strong ensemble but I could completely understand, despite the magnificence that was Hardome, if others thought that Dillane was more deserving, or even Alfie Allen.They were not wrong.Others simply have different preferences.

      Again
      Opinions end with I would like so and so character gets nominated and not this one..

      But if you are going to say that the only reason they are recognized is because having dragons and attending parties …yes then its insecure trolling..

      Alfie and Stephen don’t like to submit their names even if they did they may not win because of their screen times..

      People need to understand these things before complaining ..

      .
      Moreover, in many occasions people just post Dany hate more as a response to the fervent praise or defense she receives from some of her more staunch fans than they actually do for the actual character.Same thing happened with Stannis.In the end, the problem wasn’t really Stannis, it was the uber Mannis fans that got people riled up.It has nothing to do with insecurity.Just different likes or dislikes.

      LOL ..i am very intersted to see where this happens

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    171. LatrineDiggerBrian,

      Not my point. My point is that he re-uses everything and I find his score dull. I know he is well liked in this community, but for me personally, he has not contributed a new piece to a scene that I enjoyed ( like the way he did in the beginning of Ep610) in a very long time.

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    172. dragonbringer:
      JCDavis,

      Sweet summer child .

      She obviously read the comments section henceshe tweeted so she will not look bad..

      Because I am sure she jumped on WotW first to see how she should react to the news, when really she wanted to tweet how pissed off she was. She couldn’t genuinely be happy for them.
      I hope you are joking because if you aren’t, you really are painting Sophie Turner to be an asshole.

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    173. dragonbringer,
      Or she could be legitimately happy for two people she likes…

      Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has not tweeted any congratulation message yet, to the best of my understanding. Interestingly enough, nobody has so far accused him of being jealous or bitter…

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    174. ACME,

      kells,

      Its a joke ..

      That’s why i started with sweet summer child ..meaning if he thought it would end after she tweeted then he is wrong ..

      You guys are really something you guys believe I who have been speaking against shaming one actor will do that to other actor…
      I love all of them and see individually I just wish others can do that actually ..

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    175. Ok just saw this so late to post – Jon getting ‘supporting actor’? And Tyrion so was not in play this season. What about Alfie? And best guest actor, really?

      Glad there are many more, but still…

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    176. Lena and Miguel at least deserve Emmys. Many others of these (and some who weren’t even nominated *cough*Ramin*cough*) too of course, but at least Lena and Miguel, please!

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    177. ash,

      Well every actor in Game of thrones is nominated in the supporting categories because of the nature of the show nobody has enough screentime to be considered a lead actor.This also means that the truly supporting actors like alfie or liam or iwan etc don’t get the chance to be submitted in the acting categories.It’s how it works really.And Peter is an Emmy darling so of course he would be nominated

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    178. ash,
      I am entirely with you on the category matter. It seems so strange to me for Daenerys, Jon and, to a lesser extent, Cersei and Tyrion to be considered as “supporting” characters.

      dragonbringer,
      Well, to be fair, it is quite hard to distinguish irony/sarcasm considering the overall partisanship these nominations appear to have awakened.

      I understand the disappointment experienced by some in regard to Sophie Turner’s lack of nomination. I even share it to a certain degree for I felt she did a very good job this season, up to par with her colleagues on the show.

      We also have all, I believe, to acknowledge that the nomination process is a very imperfect one in which many factors other than acting abilities play a part. Academy (all academies) voters are notorious for being swayed by marketing and promotional material and / or voting out of habit. Infamously, some years ago, many Golden Globes voters tried to cast their votes for Kelsey Grammer as “outstanding lead in a comedy” a full year after Frasier’s last season on the air, when neither the show or the actor could possibly have submitted anything…

      However, there are only so many spots available and some people have to be sidelined. We can only accept that, take those ceremonies for what they are, namely a remarkably entertaining lottery, and not project our own bitterness onto the people who are directly concerned yet probably give much less of a “sheep shift” than 99% of the internet.

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    179. Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie – 2016
      Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series
      Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series
      Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic
      Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
      Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
      The Writing Emmy will be pretty tough It’s between Game of thrones, The Americans, and Mr robot…..
      Hopefully Thrones does it again and takes home best Drama 🙂

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    180. I keep on saying this over and over again, bit Kit really grew as an actor on this show, becoming one of my favorite characters/actors.
      congratz for Thrones on the amazing nominations <3

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    181. ACME,

      Exactly I just wish people stop projecting their own bitterness and enjoy and let others enjoy..

      If only GOT was qualified for lead actors category lot of this whining could have been stopped ..

      Matthew The Dragon knight,

      I think this year its going to bag 14 or 13 awards for sure breaking last year record

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    182. People need to get a grip. There are a dozen actors that I’d have been happy to see get nominated, including Alfie, Nicolaj, Natalie, Jonathan, Rory, Diana, Kristofer…..just because someone is deserving in our opinions doesn’t mean they’re owed a nomination. I’m thrilled for the 2 closest Stark siblings. 🙂

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    183. Clob,

      I’m beyond thrilled for Maisie though. She’s been fantastic from her first scene as a little girl in the very first episode. I’ve always felt it was her age and lack of enough material holding her back, but she’s never outdone in a scene. Filming as a 14 year old with a guy like Charles Dance and nailing all of it says a lot about her talent. She has such a range and you can easily identify every emotion just by the expression on her face. That sets her apart from a lot of actors. So, an extra big grats for Maisie for the nomination!

      So agree with you. I rewatched the first season this year and forgot all about her hiding in a wagon while the rest of the family was lining up to greet the royal family. It was just so perfect! She’s never let me down even if the material she was given wasn’t the best. She really has become my favorite actor in the show (and please note this doesn’t mean the others are crap, it means of this incredible cast, she does the most for me in terms of presenting her character) So thrilled she got nominated!

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    184. WOW, Sansa/Arya and now Sophie/Maisie, what in seven hells is happening?
      I am happy for GOT production, crew, and actors, they all deserve to be nominated for this great season. Kit in the North will surely win. His performance in episodes 2, 3 and 9 war terrific.

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    185. Laura,

      I’m glad people like you are a rare occurrence on this site and that a comment like yours stands out all kinds of off. This is a good place to hang out and discuss and agree to disagree. I’ll not address you any further. Probably shouldn’t now, either.

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    186. Kells,

      “Think he would be invited back had he said “Emilia is great but her acting is emotionless and stiff”?

      To be factual, I don’t think I’ve heard of an emotional, soft Targaryen.

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    187. Harry,

      And it cant be name either cause only one person was in X-men this year the other two had no big (or failed) projects.

      …Maybe Sophie was nominated for X-men?! I haven’t checked.

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    188. dragonbringer:
      JCDavis,

      Sweet summer child .

      She obviously read the comments section henceshe tweeted so she will not look bad..

      I got your joke right away and thought it was funny. I swear things are getting a bit touchy in here.

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    189. ghost of winterfell: I am pleasantly surprised that the Emmy’s this year came up with so many new nominations overall. They finally came out of their tendency to keep nominating the same stuff over and over again.

      Mad Men wrapped up. They were bound to get a nomination or two in every Drama Cathegory – and rightly so, I may be a rare GOT and Mad Men fan – Drama cathegory every year. I think this was especially good for GOT actors in supporting roles, since Mad Men had an amazing ensample cast as well.

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    190. Not disrespecting anyone’s opinion but in what world is Sophie a better actress than Emilia!??? The girl has the same exact face on 90% of the time. The only time she showed some variation was after Ramsey’s death. If you look at her other movies, u would see that her face is always the same. Its like shes playing the exact same character. I have seen her in X-Men and in the movie Another Me, and she always has the same expression and tone. Its a pity because shes extremely charming as a celebrity and absolutely stunning as a model yet her acting range is only slightly better than Kristen Stewart’s. Emilia is a very good actress. She might not be in Lena’s or even Maisie’s league but shes still one of the better actresses on GOT who knows very very well when to deliver strength, vulnerability and intimidation. People hate on her because they hate on Dany being brash but shes actually delivering the performance as its required.

      If i had it my way, best supporting actor would go to Liam instead of Kit. As much as I like Kit, he also share’s Sophie’s weakness in always portraying one expression. He did well in BOB but I still find his acting range limited especially in comparison to other male stars. Heck even Nikolaj Coster-Waldau shows more variation and expressiveness with his acting.

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    191. Jack Bauer 24,

      He was good with terrible material to work with. The reason why his “joke” scene with Missandei and GW worked was because he was cracking jokes in between takes with the cameras rolling and the director used their reactions to make it more genuine.

      Dinklage is no slouch and makes the best with very little to work with (which has been about 70% of all his scenes these past two seasons).

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    192. I hope Lena and Kit both win this year! They deserve it!

      Of course I love the other actors but these two had the largest range of acting this season.

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    193. I might get hate for this, and even though I LOVE Peter, why is he nominated for this season? Tyrion didn’t even do much this season except sit in Meereen and advise Dany. Seems like a bit of a snub towards others like Alfie (he should have been nominated LONG ago. It’s a crime he hasn’t been recognized yet) and Iwan (he did AMAZING as Ramsay). However, I like that Kit finally got nominated! How exciting for him.

      Also, as much as I love Maisie, I wish Sophie had been nominated as well. Her scenes with Alfie, Kit, and Iwan (ESPECIALLY Ramsay’s death scene) were utterly fantastic. It’s a shame she didn’t get recognized, but she’s a talented woman. I’m sure she’ll be nominated at some point over the next few years.

      Am I the only one who doesn’t feel like Emilia is Emmy worthy? I know that sounds awful to say, but her acting hasn’t really stood out to me in a few seasons.

      Just my two cents! Hope to see Miguel win for sure!! He’s a great director.

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    194. Im so happy for Kit. He deserves it! Dont know why Peter and Emilua got nominated again, ot by ers shoukd be recognized. And im happy for Maisie but for me Sophie stood out more this season.

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    195. Manuella: If i had it my way, best supporting actor would go to Liam instead of Kit. As much as I like Kit, he also share’s Sophie’s weakness in always portraying one expression. He did well in BOB but I still find his acting range limited especially in comparison to other male stars. Heck even Nikolaj Coster-Waldau shows more variation and expressiveness with his acting.

      In my opinion NCW’s actually the best actor at expressiveness and non-verbal acting on the show. Again, I think Kit definitely deserves it this season, but I do agree with your general assessment here regardless.

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    196. Flayed Potatoes,

      If Peter wins it’ll be for his scene with the dragons, or his scene with Emilia in the finale. Not the cock jokes.

      You can’t ignore his great scenes just because there were others you didn’t like.

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    197. It’s amazing how many people think awards for acting should be based on the quality of the script writing.

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    198. kit_hepburn,

      ita that NCW is underrated, and I don’t get why. He’s one of the best on the show.

      Dinklage: had one brilliant scene–releasing the dragons–but everything else sucked. Not his fault; blame the script.

      Clarke: She has no nuance or depth. When people cheer her, she does “I’m magnificent.” When something truly scares her, she does deer in the headlights. There’s nothing beneath the surface.

      Maisey: not my favorite season for her. I had the same problem with her as with Clarke: No nuance, very “acting school,” if that makes any sense.

      Kit: I loved him this season, and I normally can’t stand him. Go, Jon Snow!

      Lena: May she win, live long and prosper, amen.

      Why are Liam Cunningham, Gwendoline Christie, Carice van Houten absent? I’m sorry, but they were all better than Williams or Clarke this season (imo).

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    199. maria,

      While Carice didn’t have all that much to work with this season the scenes she did have, especially with Liam, she was excellent and showed so much more convincing emotion and range than Emilia. I’m really not sure why Clarke keeps getting nominated every season when there’ve been other worthy choices, must be she’s more of a media darling in that they like her personality.

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    200. Manuella,
      As much as I like Kit, he also share’s Sophie’s weakness in always portraying one expression.

      I don’t understand what people mean with the ” has one expression” thing lol. We’re past seasons 1-3. He’s keeping in character. A stoic, serious guy whose face you can’t easily read (books description) so I do not hold that against him at all. I find his mannerisms and micro expressions spot on. Jon Snow just needs to laugh more, I hope he has reasons to do so next season 🙂

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    201. ygritte,

      Yeah because carice or Sophie is not media darling who does more promotions then Emilia does and they don’t have such personality

      ygritte:
      . A stoic, serious guy whose face you can’t easily read (books description) so I do not hold that against him at all. I find his mannerisms and micro expressions spot on. Jon Snow just needs to laugh more, I hope he has reasons to do so next season

      Maybe there is something like this with dany and maybe that’s what Emilia does which you may not be seeing but those who nominate does

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    202. Jack Bauer 24,

      Aww yep I hear nothing but good things about him behind the scenes 🙂 You can tell that he’s very dedicated to the role. Actually, he, Liam and Lena stand out for me in this regard.

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    203. Flayed Potatoes,

      In your opinion. Your opinion isn’t fact, nor is it the only one, what you may dislike others may like, it is that simple.

      I found his acting in those scenes great and enjoyed them.

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    204. Sophie Turner was a highlight this season, and much better than Maisie and Emilia (this season at least). It looks like (surprise, surprise) the Emmy’s just nominate the most flashy names and characters- which aren’t necessarily the best.

      Still, very happy for the show. It has definitely become the biggest event on the television landscape at the moment, and it’ll be forever looked back on. This show is historic, really. There won’t ever be anything like it again.

      Congrats to David and Dan and everyone involved.

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    205. This bickering is getting bizarre. The show has five (!) actors nominated.
      I was not aware they will be judged on only one episode, not the whole season. So if Peter for example submits episode 10, which in my opinion finally showed us the Tyrion we have come to love, and he should win then I don’t have a problem with that. Even though I love Kit’s Jon Snow more.
      We all have our favorites, and some may not have gotten the nod or will not win. No need to get your panties in a knot.
      I mean, look how many nominations the show got.
      And just to remind everyone; FIVE actors/actresses were nominated.

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    206. •Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen

      – WTF????????? I don’t want to live on this planet anymore. The hoe that went with Yara would be better candidate then Clarke.

      And Tyrion again, he is terrible since season 5, why they don’t nominate other actors????? How about Qyburn, or high Sparrow????

      Idiotic nominations.

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    207. I love Sophie…but…I just can’t stand her fans.
      Especially, after I read this post.

      Can’t decide who should win. Maisie or Lena? Because I love them both! Btw did Lena ever win emmy before?

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    208. Shame they didn’t put Dianna Rigg in the main cast, she was by far the best actress in the show this season. They owe Maisie an emmy since season 1 too, every scene she’s in she becomes Arya Stark completely and nails it, it’s like water dancing.

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    209. GRRM called out Sophie on his blog, wishing she had gotten a nod, too. It was sweet! But to reiterate, how lucky is it that a show with a cast this huge and talented that FIVE PEOPLE got some love?!
      I will never get why Liam Cunningham wasn’t submitted. As much as I LOVED Kit this season, he has come into his own beautifully, Liam is the best actor on this show. My opinion of course but the man can go from tears to rage in the blink of an eye. He is just amazing. You feel his every emotion in his posture. I especially loved his scene at WF, when Jon was crowned KitN. He looked around at these noble Lords and remembered that he is one of them, then stood. I also love that just the episode before, he was talking with Tormund about the problem with believing in “Kings” and here is a new King. He still rose because he does still believe. He just played those moments so brilliantly.

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    210. I detest these imaginary rivalries—Maisie and Sophie are genuinely good friends and both have promising careers ahead of them. We should all remember that before we argue, especially if we attack or are attacked. And GRRM’s congratulatory response did mention that Sophie should have a shot.

      That said, I wondered what the most objective assessments of their acting might be. Per Wikipedia, they’ve both won a few awards, though Maisie has won more. Then there are all the Internet listicles that identify the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ cast members compiled by various people. Like us, even these self-appointed expert compilers are offering their subjective opinions. They may or nay not have more knowledge/expertise than we do. That said, Sophie has appeared on some ‘worst’ lists and (as best I recall) Maisie has always appeared on the ‘best’ lists. This season was surely Sophie’s best. Good job for her that D&D simplified things by giving Sansa the Jayne Poole story, especially last year as Ramsay’s abuse earned Sansa a lot of sympathy. But I still didn’t see the kind of acting ‘spark’ that made me gasp and say, “What a great piece of acting”! This year I had that reaction with Kit for the first time. Maisie, despite Arya’s slightly laggard storyline, still had several of those moments. Sansa had a few opportune moments too, but Sophie was too opaque. Example: Even without lines, Sansa can convey distress at the lives lost by her keeping the Vale rescue secret. However, Turner fans take heart: IF Sansa does not fall under Littlefinger’s creepy influence next year AND if she kills him (a CLEAR and dramatic moment), Sophie may have her chance at a nomination.

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    211. dragonbringer:
      Geralt of Rivia,

      Please ..iam not against having an opinion …its people getting pushing their own bias and favorites over those who gets nominated ..

      With all due respect, you should be the last person talking up against bias. You are so inherently biased towards Deanerys/Emilia, its embarrassing.

      The fact that you go as far as personally attack people–calling them ‘insecure’–just because they have the temerity to say there may have been more deserving actress than Clarke for the nomination, says a lot.

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    212. BranTheBlessed,

      Yeah because iam so bias towards them I go talking thrash on other characters and actors or not even try to acknowledge there maybe some talent that people may not see ..

      Forgive me for being embarrassing if I speak against those who claim that the only way emilia or dany can get nominated is because Them being famous and media friendly and glamorous and attending parties ( as if other actors do not do these things ) ..but she can’t do a work dedicated and earn an nomination

      And what about iam speaking for peter …do you missed that part where I was speaking up for him as well..
      Or the part where I mentioned that i hope it will be kit who will be winning and Lena or Maggie who will be winning..

      Yep you got it right iam so biased towards dany and Emilia Icant appreciate others…well done cheers l

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    213. Stark Raven’ Rad: Example: Even without lines, Sansa can convey distress at the lives lost by her keeping the Vale rescue secret. However, Turner fans take heart: IF Sansa does not fall under Littlefinger’s creepy influence next year AND if she kills him (a CLEAR and dramatic moment), Sophie may have her chance at a nomination.

      It’s happened time and again, all over the web: fans of this show are mixing up the actress, Sophie Turner, with the character Sansa Stark, and lambasting Sophie’s acting abilities because of their intense dislike of what the WRITTEN character, Sansa, has done. Usually I just tsk tsk the utter short-sightedness of it all, and go on from there. But to see such a thing happen on this site, where I thought our fans were more fair, is a sadness and injustice I can’t just let go.

      All over the web I’ve read comments like “Sansa was always a spoiled brat, Sophie doesn’t deserve the nomination.” Or, “Why should Sophie be rewarded? Sansa should have told Jon about the Vale soldiers.” Or “Sansa smiled about Ramsay being eaten. She’s turning bad. Sophie’s not going to get the award.” And on WotW here it is, one of many examples, saying that if Sansa doesn’t fall under Littlefinger’s thumb, then SOPHIE has a chance. WTF? People, don’t you see what’s happened? This brilliantly beautiful, brilliantly talented young ACTRESS has so embodied the character of Sansa Stark that you cannot separate actress from the character. In your minds, she is one and the same, and if you don’t like what SANSA has done, then you punish Sophie for it. I wouldn’t say that’s bad acting, I’d say that’s some of the most excellent acting you will ever see.

      From all accounts, Sophie is a totally lovely, dedicated, professional young woman. She so perfectly interprets Sansa as Sansa is written, that she has BECOME Sansa Stark in our minds. She follows what her directors tell her and what the show runners tell her. Dan Weiss said, in his “about the show” interview, that Sophie’s small smile of satisfaction as Sansa walks away from Ramsay was one of his most favorite parts of the show. This is what was written for SANSA and SOPHIE did it with perfection, to the point where the main writers of the show are rhapsodic about her portrayal. If they are that happy, why in the world should a part of the fandom be allowed to lambast Sophie’s ACTING, when it’s not really the acting they dislike, it’s the direction the character is being projected into? They should be protesting to the writers.

      She has so effectively portrayed every aspect of Sansa so excellently that she IS Sansa Stark to us. She has dead-on showed us Sansa’s every worry, every bruise, every betrayal to her body and spirit, with the most professional aplomb. There could be no other Sansa for us. She damn well does too deserve a nomination, and I hope next year she gets one.

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    214. katkacz:
      Ramin Djawadi can´t be nominated, because his work is not ,,original,, He uses the same themes througt all the seasons(stark theme, dany theme…). Yes, he re-creates them, but overall, it is not new material, expept for Light of the seven, and unfortunately, he can´t be nominated for one song.
      From Emmys rule page:
      No re-edited, re-arranged, re-orchestrated, reimagined, re-worked, re-recorded works are allowed. Additionally, the use of pre-existing music that has been sampled and incorporated into a new work is not allowed. The submitted work should be wholly original to the program, presented exactly as aired and should contain nothing recognizable from a previous work – melodically, lyrically, and rhythmically.

      And yet, Bates Motel and Penny Dreadful were both nominated for Best Score, and in both of those instances, themes from previous seasons were clearly used; so that rule enforcement is problematic, at best.

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    215. Thronetender,

      This. The same fans who meld Sophie with Sansa are the same ones who sent death threats to Brannock O’Connor because they thought he was Olly and had killed Jon. Like you I thought the fans here were more astute than that. But maybe not. A shame, really.

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    216. katkacz: No re-edited, re-arranged, re-orchestrated, reimagined, re-worked, re-recorded works are allowed. Additionally, the use of pre-existing music that has been sampled and incorporated into a new work is not allowed. The submitted work should be wholly original to the program, presented exactly as aired and should contain nothing recognizable from a previous work – melodically, lyrically, and rhythmically.

      OMG that’s brutal – the use of the various themes in various ways is part of the utter magic of this series. The music is almost a character unto itself, foretelling outcomes, iterating sentiment, exulting and despairing right there with us. That there is no way for Ramin’s work to be recognized by the Emmys on that basis seems unjust. I hope he at least knows how his fans love his work.

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    217. ash: death threats to Brannock O’Connor because they thought he was Olly and had killed Jon

      Oh, I remember that from off-season last year. I felt so bad for the poor kid. Yeah, fans will have to develop a special brain blip that flashes when they are assessing the performance as opposed to their emotions about events that were portrayed. It’s not always an easy thing to do when the acting is as exceptional as the vast majority of it has been on this show.

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    218. ash: Like you I thought the fans here were more astute than that. But maybe not. A shame, really.

      Yeah, I’m not picking on anyone in particular, but whenever I’ve read something negative about Sophie, it almost always includes as reason a complaint about what SANSA has done. That’s the WRITING, not the acting. Sophie is following the path as written for Sansa. If she had to portray a spoiled, thoughtless young teenage girl, then by gosh she did it so well that people groaned about a spoiled brat – not realizing that their distaste was caused by excellent acting. I hope we, the fans, get this part straight before the series ends.

      Luckily, even with the mis-steps of the script for Maisie this year, her fans were able to enjoy what Maisie did with it. I don’t hear anyone moaning that Maisie didn’t deserve an award because she’s turning into a cold assassin. I’m delighted for the whole cast.

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    219. Sorry, but Peter Dinklage didn’t deserve a nomination this time. His acting was 6/10 and pretty disappointing this season.

      Iwan Rheon and Sophie Turner were the best actors this year for me!

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    220. Totally unrelated, but I just watched a new episode of Vera (stars Brenda Blethyn, I’m big into British/Irish/Scottish detective shows) and Faye Marsay was in it. I’m a bit captivated by her, she’s in her 30s but looks so much younger, we have that in common! She really is very good, and stunning.

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    221. Thronetender:
      Stark Raven’ Rad:Example: Even without lines, Sansa can convey distress at the lives lost by her keeping the Vale rescue secret.However, Turner fans take heart: IF Sansa does not fall under Littlefinger’s creepy influence next year AND if she kills him (a CLEAR and dramatic moment), Sophie may have her chance at a nomination.

      It’s happened time and again, all over the web: fans of this show are mixing up the actress, Sophie Turner, with the character Sansa Stark, and lambasting Sophie’s acting abilities because of their intense dislike of what the WRITTEN character, Sansa, has done. Usually I just tsk tsk the utter short-sightedness of it all, and go on from there. But to see such a thing happen on this site, where I thought our fans were more fair, is a sadness and injustice I can’t just let go.

      All over the web I’ve read comments like “Sansa was always a spoiled brat, Sophie doesn’t deserve the nomination.”Or, “Why should Sophie be rewarded? Sansa should have told Jon about the Vale soldiers.”Or “Sansa smiled about Ramsay being eaten. She’s turning bad. Sophie’s not going to get the award.”And on WotW here it is, one of many examples, saying that if Sansa doesn’t fall under Littlefinger’s thumb, then SOPHIE has a chance. WTF?People, don’t you see what’s happened? This brilliantly beautiful, brilliantly talented young ACTRESS has so embodied the character of Sansa Stark that you cannot separate actress from the character. In your minds, she is one and the same, and if you don’t like what SANSA has done, then you punish Sophie for it. I wouldn’t say that’s bad acting, I’d say that’s some of the most excellent acting you will ever see.

      From all accounts, Sophie is a totally lovely, dedicated, professional young woman. She so perfectly interprets Sansa as Sansa is written, that she has BECOME Sansa Stark in our minds.She follows what her directors tell her and what the show runners tell her. Dan Weiss said, in his “about the show” interview, that Sophie’s small smile of satisfaction as Sansa walks away from Ramsay was one of his most favorite parts of the show. This is what was written for SANSA and SOPHIE did it with perfection, to the point where the main writers of the show are rhapsodic about her portrayal. If they are that happy, why in the world should a part of the fandom be allowed to lambast Sophie’s ACTING, when it’s not really the acting they dislike, it’s the direction the character is being projected into? They should be protesting to the writers.

      She has so effectively portrayed every aspect of Sansa so excellently that she IS Sansa Stark to us. She has dead-on showed us Sansa’s every worry, every bruise, every betrayal to her body and spirit, with the most professional aplomb. There could be no other Sansa for us.She damn well does too deserve a nomination, and I hope next year she gets one.

      Thronetender, the way I read that person’s comment – the one you quoted above – is that killing Littlefinger would be a dramatic moment that offers Sophie a chance to emote “CLEAR”-ly….as opposed to being opaque, as the commenter suggests the actress was in showing sorrow at lives lost.

      I disagree with the commenter a little bit because they assume that lack of sorrow on Sansa’s face is poor acting on Sophie’s part. It could be, that Sansa has NO concern, therefore, Sophie’s acting is accurate. Sansa/Sophie showed clear pleasure when the Vale attacked. Sansa/Sophie showed pleasure again when Ramsey died, so I assume she’s showing CLEAR lack of concern for lives lost, too.

      If Sansa, the character, is being deceptive, then Sophie cannot show how Sansa really feels, except on those occasions where her mask cracks, and we get a glimse of her true feelings: for example, when Manderley said Jon Snow avenge the Red Wedding!. Sansa didn’t like that statement and showed it.

      So, you have to either accept that Sophie is a bad actor, or that Sansa is a bad actor….or acts in bad faith with Jon.

      If those comments upset you, hey, just don’t read them!

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    222. What do they mean by “Single Camera Series”? Do they really shoot with only one camera? I feel stupid for asking, but I decided not to let that stop me.

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    223. Ginevra,

      Single-camera series generally use only one camera at a time to capture the desired shot (even if they may ultimate use multiple different cameras during the course of production to film a particularly challenging scene). The director chooses his or her camera angle, positions the actors, the light sources, and the desired background elements in such a way to get the effect that he or she wants, and then films all or part of the scene from that angle.

      When the director wants to get a different angle for the scene – such as, say, focusing on the other actor’s face during a conversation between two characters – he or she needs to move the camera. This requires readjusting the light sources to optimize them for the new camera position, re-positioning the actors, etc. The director then proceeds to shoot all or part of the scene from the new angle. This is repeated as many times as necessary – often through multiple takes – until the director feels that he or she has all of the necessary coverage and footage to complete the scene. Ultimately, the final scene is assembled in the editing room during post-production.

      As you can imagine, shooting this way is very time-intensive, and usually quite expensive. However, the process allows the director to have a greater degree of control over each shot, and ensure that each scene achieves the highest possible quality. As such, this is the way that pretty much all movies, most dramatic TV series (including Game of Thrones), and an increasing number of comedies are filmed.

      This stands is in contrast to the multi-camera set up, which is used for a lot of traditional sitcoms and soap-operas. Three or four cameras are used to film a scene at once – two of the cameras are used for close-ups, and the others provide wide coverage – and the director toggles between them as necessary. This allows for the director to shoot a lot of footage at once, making it cheaper far more efficient – a great boon when a show needs to produce 4-5 episodes per week, or 22-24 episodes per year.

      However, multi-camera is a much less flexible set-up, because the lighting and other filming equipment need to be arranged to serve all of the cameras, not just one. As such, it’s almost exclusively used for shows that shoot on standing sets (pulling off such a set-up on location would be near-impossible). The format seems to be gradually falling out of favor because modern audiences often associate the form with stiff and unimaginative filmmaking that looks “fake” or “like TV”. Perhaps the pejorative is somewhat unfair, given the many great shows that were filmed using the format, but it’s understandable, because the multi-cam format places significant limits on a director’s creativity.

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