HBO has submitted the less than satisfying final episodes of the heavily criticised final season of Game of Thrones for Emmy consideration.
According to TV Guide, the better episodes of the season — Winterfell and A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms — have been completely overlooked in the writing and directing categories’ in favour of the worst-rated episodes of the show’s history.
HBO submitted three episodes for Best Directing, including Miguel Sapochnik for The Long Night, David Nutter for The Last of the Starks, and D.B. Weiss and David Benioff for The Iron Throne. Even worse, Weiss and Benioff’s script for The Iron Throne was submitted for the Best Writing category. While we’re at it, Game of Thrones season 8 should absolutely not get the Best Drama Series this year.
In technical categories, the penultimate episode, The Bells, has meanwhile been put into contention for Art Direction, Visual Effects, and Costuming, and the Hair and Makeup category will take a look at The Long Night. As a whole, the show will compete for the top award, Best Drama Series, as well as the Main Title Design, Casting, Editing, Stunt Coordination, Music and Sound Mixing categories.
As for the acting categories, HBO has submitted Kit Harington for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Emilia Clarke for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Alfie Allen, Pilou Asbaek, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage and Richard Dormer have all been put up for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, while Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams are up for for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Carice Van Houten has been submitted for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
Twitter, however, is bemused.
— Joanna Robinson (@jowrotethis) June 10, 2019
— Myles McNutt (@Memles) June 10, 2019
so who thought it was a good idea for hbo to submit 8×06 of game of thrones for an emmy nomination in best writing category when this episode is of the most boring season finales to ever exist pic.twitter.com/UkI5dGFPdG
— ellie (@odairannies) June 11, 2019
— Patrick (@PatrickSikler) June 11, 2019