Emmy Award nominations, snagging 23 nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, Writing, Directing, and a boatload of technical categories.
will be well represented this year in the acting categories as well, with five nominees spread over two (!) categories, plus a nomination for a guest actor award. Gold Derby has info about which episodes the nominated
stars will be submitting to represent their work for season six.
In the category of Outstanding Supporting Actor, the show has two nominees:
First-time nominee Kit Harington will be submitting “The Battle of the Bastards,” a great choice since he was the clear star of the season’s ninth episode, with the epic fight for Winterfell led by Jon Snow.
Two-time Emmy winner Peter Dinklage has chosen his work in the eighth episode “No One” for his submission. In this episode, Tyrion bids farewell to Varys, draws his coworkers Missandei and Grey Worm out of their shells, and faces a dire attack from their slave-keeping enemies.
Outstanding Supporting Actress is a tough category with three GoT actresses taking on Maggie Smith (
). Clarke and Headey have both been nominated twice previously, while Williams is a new addition to the nominee club.
Lena Headey will be submitting, as most guessed, her work in the season finale “The Winds of Winter.” The episode saw Cersei taking down all her enemies, losing her last child Tommen, and crowning herself ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.
Emilia Clarke is submitting her work in the fourth episode, “Book of the Stranger.” In the episode, Daenerys is reunited with Jorah and Daario in Vaes Dothrak, confronts the khals, and with her fiery power move, acquires a new khalasar.
Maisie Williams has unsurprisingly submitted “No One” for her nomination, the eighth episode of the season. In “No One,” Arya is saved by Lady Crane’s kindness, only to be forced into a heart-pounding footchase through Braavos that ends with her taking out the Waif and with Arya Stark taking back her own identity.
Max von Sydow (the Three-Eyed Raven) will be competing in the category of Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. The initial Emmy submissions ballot revealed his episode choice as “The Door.”
Voting by the Television Academy will take place throughout August, and the Emmy winners will be announced live on September 18th on ABC.
For more info on the rest of GoT’s nominations, visit our Emmy post, with the complete listing.
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I hope Lena Headey wins this year.
Peter is doing it for the greater good y’all but joking aside I nailed all of them appart from Peter not that it was difficult lol.As far as Peter goes I shouldn’t have thought as a fan of course he would put forward the episode he was the most in.
Kit and Lena. Can’t really see Clarke there because I thought it wasn’t a partically strong season for Dany. Same goes for Peter.
Maisie gets a lot of action in No One, but I liked Arya better in Oathbreaker (the training montage) – and I expected Peter to submit Home (where he talks to dragons).
Yeah, maisie should have submitted an episode with her blindness, she was so good at it
Fine episode choices – good luck to all. Hopefully Lena can pull off a victory.
I wish them good fortune in the ceremony to come.
It seems rather silly that they have to choose AN episode to represent their work. I’d think it would be more accurate for all of the actors if the Academy were to look at a reel of clips of them for the entire season. They may have their most material in one so that’s what they submit but have one scene in another that is their best.
Current odds on that same site have Kit and Lena winning! Interestingly it’s neck and neck for Peter vs Kit as 1 and 2. Lena on the other hand is way above the others (correctly IMO).
Honestly surprised esp about supporting actor but I haven’t been watching that much TV lately so I don’t know about the competition at all. The only other series I actually watched in it’s entirety this year was DA.
They are presently the favored winners on Gold Derby … let’s hope the Emmy voters feel the same way!
The scenes with Lady Crane were Maisie’s best acting scenes this season- so I’m glad she chose that episode. Honorable mention is the scene where Arya is barely hanging on, still blind and begging in the streets, and Jaqen shows up and says he will let her have food and shelter if she says her name- even though you can’t read the expression in her eyes, her anguished voice and demeanor as she kept repeating “a girl has no name” just broke my heart- like, I’ve seen that episode many times and my eyes always fill up with tears hearing the raw pain in her voice… Maisie is a wonderful actress. I would love for her to win!
I think the problem for Maisie is that while she was excellent throughout the season, there wasn’t any one stand-out episode for her, which would have hurt her chances.
I am happy that Kit was nominated, I am not getting my hopes up for a win. He and Lena deserve to win, imo.
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