Game of Thrones Season 7 gets nominated for the 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards!

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Game of Thrones continues being nominated in this awards season! The nominees for the 24th Screen Actor Guild Awards were announced today, and Game of Thrones made the cut with three nominations, by now a traditional figure at the SAG Awards.

First of all, the seventh season of Game of Thrones was nominated for Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series. Though it has some worthy competition, such as GLOW and Stranger Things, it’s a good bet that our show will win — not only because the latest season featured some of the most impressive stunts in the entire show and television in general, but because the show has a spotless track-record; it has won this award every single year — season one to six.

As for the other SAG Award nominations, Game of Thrones doesn’t have it quite so easy. There is, of course, the expected Peter Dinklage nomination in the Male Actor, Drama Series award category, an annual recognition since season three, though he’s never won. The four other contenders for the award are Jason Bateman for Ozark, Sterling K. Brown for This is Us, David Harbour for Stranger Things, and Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul. Game of Thrones may be my top show, but with a not particularly Tyrion-centric season and Harbour and Odenkirk in the running, I don’t think this will be the year Dinklage is finally recognized by his fellow performers at the Screen Actors Guild.

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Game of Thrones has also been nominated for its Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, which it has always been nominated for but, again, never won, despite the show’s large yet strong cast. It competes with true heavy-weights of ensemble acting, too: The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, Stranger Things, and This is Us. And yet, with fewer characters to contend with and a story that focused more on the core ensemble, maybe this is the year for Game of Thrones. What do you guys think?

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    1. I don´t understand why Lena isn´t there. 🙁
      I hope the cast finally wins best ensemble, although it could go to The Handmaid’s Tale or This is Us

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    2. I agree. It really feels like they give the nom to Peter, then ignore the rest of a truly amazing cast, particularly Lena Heady. Let’s hope they get recognized for the outstanding ensemble that they are!

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    3. I would probably put Game of Thrones in third place to win the Ensemble trophy, behind The Handmaid’s Tale (which is this year’s hot new show) and Stranger Things (last year’s winner). Though, who knows, maybe the absence of Westworld will buoy GOT’s hopes above those two.

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    4. The fact that game of Thrones has never won the best Ensemble in a drama series really grinds my gears.
      7 bloody years and it never won, but they can award downtown abbey almost every year.

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    5. I think The Handmaid’s Tale will win, not only for its incredible performances but also its impeccable writing (far better than GoT this year, I hate to say) and timeliness given the political climate in the U.S. I expect the same thing to happen with GoT that happened with LotR: lots of nominations but not very many wins (comparably speaking, that is!) until the last season, when it’ll likely sweep.

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    6. I’m still baffled that Leftovers didn’t get nominated in any categorie and that a show like this is Us is, even a nomination for Jason Bateman??? He isn’t that a great actor in my opinion.

      As far as those 2 nominations go. I don’t think that Peter Dinklage will win, even if in my opinion he’s the best of the four, but he didn’t had much to show for in season 7. I hope that Bob Odenkirk wins. As for the shows I only watch GoT, so I can’t really speak for the other shows other than I heard that they’re great.

      It’s a shame that season 7 didn’t really have an scene where an actor could show what they’re made of. But if I would choose a scene I would choose Lena’s scene with the sandsnakes in season 7 as the most dramatic acted scene (acted not dramatic scene that one goes to Jaime riding to Dany). Brilliant acted was that scene.

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    7. Matthew The Dragon knight:
      The fact that game of Thrones has never won the best Ensemble in a drama series really grinds my gears.
      7 bloody years and it never won, but they can award downtown abbey almost every year.

      Downtown abbey was a wonderful show, they totally deserved those awards. You maybe like GoT more, just like me, but if you look at how perfect Downtown Abbey was written and you see that every scene is perfect as it should, that’s something that GoT is lacking, GoT maybe has perfect episodes like Winds of Winter or Hardhome. But there are episodes that lack in some ways. Even scenes that feel out of place or badly written (sand snakes for instance).

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