In a very unsurprising turn of events, The Primetime Emmy Awards announced this morning that television giant Game of Thrones is leading in the list of 2014 nominees. What IS surprising, however, is the fact that Game of Thrones – or, as fans call it, “GoT” – has got a big whopping number of 19 Emmy nominations. Yes, you read that right. 19. Nineteen. NINETEEN.
Obviously then, Game of Thrones leads this year’s 66th Emmy nominations by contesting for pretty much ALL of the awards, popular and technical, in what we can also call a well-deserved recognition. Critics are skeptical about it winning the biggie ‘Best Drama Series’ prize, though, because Emmy is known to frown upon ‘genre’ series. I, on the other hand, don’t get the fuss. There’s nothing at all wrong with genre shows.
No, really, have you checked out Peter Dinklage’s acting? And how addictive is the score? Would you really begrudge them the accolade when you’re dealing with the demon for Daenarys’ hair? Would you? WOULD YOU?!
Jokes apart, Game of Thrones has obviously been a fan favorite since it blew up on the cable last year, but whether or not its stellar cast and crew conquers all, we cannot tell.
Close second in the nomination game is the new series, Fargo with 18 nominations and following in the wake, we have American Horror Story: Coven with 17. And yes, we know, you’re probably binge-watching GoT this summer if you were NOT caught up (shameless, what are classes for?!) but if you ever needed a better motivation to start watching more TV, friends, this is it!
Game of Thrones Emmy Nominations 2014:
- Outstanding Drama Series
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Lena Headey
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Peter Dinklage
- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series – Diana Rigg
- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – David Benioff, D.B. Weiss
- Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – Neil Marshall
- Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series
- Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series
- Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series – Jonathan Freeman
- Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series – Anette Haellmigk
- Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or a Drama Series (One Hour)
- Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (non-Prosthetic)
- Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score)
- Outstanding Art Direction for a Contemporary or Fantasy Series (Single Camera)
- Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie, or a Special
- Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
- Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series
- Outstanding Special and Visual Effects
- Outstanding Costume for a Series