It took the Red Wedding to finally make everyone sit up and notice, but Game of Thrones may dominate the Emmy Awards this year. With sixteen nominations, including Emilia Clarke’s (Daenerys Targaryen) first for Outstanding Supporting Actress, Peter Dinklage’s (Tyrion Lannister) third for Outstanding Supporting Actor and Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell) for Outstanding Guest Actress. The show has also picked up nominations for writing, casting and Outstanding Drama series, with the crew singled out for everything from hairdressing to visual effects.
But Daenerys Targaryen a supporting character? Not quite. It’s still a well-deserved nomination for Emilia, who told Variety the news came as a shock.
Meanwhile Variety seems a little confused, claiming the “the dragons and witches of Seven Kingdoms have made their mark.” Let’s clear it up for them.
Critics have seemed in a constant state of surprise at the show’s success since the 2011 debut, expecting that a fantasy show would likely be a flop. You know, because they don’t like fantasy. Kill off several main characters however, and it is suddenly gritty.
Meanwhile we know George’s bloodthirsty minions Benioff and Weis are geeks at heart. Watch the memorial to our fallen heroes from the show below