‘Game of Thrones’ Sweeps Emmy Nominations

It’s no secret that the final season of Game of Thrones wasn’t very well received, but that didn’t stop it from getting some major love from the television academy at today’s Emmy Nominations announcement.

 

The fantasy epic’s final season garnered thirty-two nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, and helped HBO beat Netflix for the most nominations for a single network with 137 (Netflix only got 126).

 

As expected, a good bulk of those nominations came for acting. Several actors including Maisie Williams, Lena Heady and Peter Dinklage scored Supporting Actor nominations. Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke were the sole GOT actors to get Lead Actor nominations. Three of the six episodes were also nominated for Outstanding Directing.

 

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Perhaps the most surprising announcement for the show was the nomination for Outstanding Writing, with the episode being the much maligned series finale “The Iron Throne”.

 

 

Elsewhere, plenty of other literary adaptations got some Emmy love today, including Killing Eve, The Handmaid’s Tale and Sharp Objects.

 

You can watch the full video of the announcements here.

 

 

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