The last season of Game of Thrones was considered to be the worst. Fans even ran campaigns to reshoot the final season with a different storyline. The Emmy awards jury didn’t think so and nominated it 32 times in different categories.
As many as 10 actors from the show won nominations in various acting categories. The show’s writers and creators–David Benioff and DB Weiss–were nominated as well. Several fans of the show took to Twitter to congratulate their favourite stars and also express disappointment at the nods given to D&D, for what most said was the worst season in the show’s history. The latest and final season drew heavy criticism from all around the world for its rushed story and unfair treatment of beloved characters.
However, some were over the moon on seeing stars like Gwendoline Christie and Maisie Williams finally get their due. Gwendoline, Maisie, Sophie Turner and Lena Headey have all been nominated in the Supporting Actress Drama category. Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage were nominated in Supporting Actor Drama category while Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke got the nods for Best Actor Drama and Best Actress Drama category, respectively.
Fans dug up videos of Emilia and Gwendoline from the latest season, to prove how much they deserved their noms. “Gwendoline christie being nominated for an emmy for the role she wanted so badly, got and worked so hard to live up to is so beautiful. brienne means the world to her and this is exactly what she deserves. MY knight of the seven kingdoms. I’m so incredibly proud,” wrote one Twitter user. “Emilia Clarke better win that Emmy she spoke three languages in one scene and did this in one take period,” wrote another. Alfie and Lena also got a lot of love from Twitter.
Love it or hate it, the show won 32 nominations, which itself is remarkable. The actors got their due recognition. Let’s see how many of them convert their nominations into awards.