‘Game of Thrones’ Destroys Single Season Emmy Nomination Record

IndieWire | 7/16/2019 | Staff
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At least “Game of Thrones'” final season wasn’t a colossal disappointment with regards to Emmy nominations.

HBO’s dragon drama left its final season’s naysayers in the show’s fiery wake at the Emmy nominations, scoring a mind-boggling 32 nominations, the most nominations for a single season of any show in history.

Nominations - Industry - Voters - Season - Behemoth

It was unclear heading into nominations whether industry voters would be as disappointed with the final season of the fantasy behemoth as some fans were, but Tuesday’s haul definitively proved otherwise.

Beyond nabbing its eighth nomination for outstanding drama series, “Game of Thrones” earned several other notable nominations, including one for writing, three for direction, plus an astonishing 10 total acting mentions, including Kit Harington for lead actor, Emilia Clarke for lead actress, Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams for supporting actress, Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Peter Dinklage for supporting actor, and Carice van Houten for guest actress.

Support - Game - Thrones - Installment - Emmy

The overwhelming support for “Game of Thrones” as it moves into the final installment of its Emmy career likely leaves internet-embattled showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss feeling vindicated, with the duo earning...
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