No Emmy Nominations for Game of Thrones
Earlier this week, the nominees for the 2017 Emmy Awards were released, but Game of Thrones was nowhere to be found. Fans were understandably upset but unfortunately, the show wasn’t even eligible for this year’s awards, since it didn’t air between the dates June 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017, the time frame shows must air within for consideration. Season 6 did air in time to be part of the 2016 Emmys, where it took the Primetime Emmy awards for Outstanding Drama Series (for the second year in a row) as well as Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (second consecutive year) and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (both for Battle of the Bastards). The show has also won the award for best supporting actor on two separate occasions (2011 & 2015), both times going to fan favorite Peter Dinklage.
Had the series not been delayed until July, it would have made the deadline and probably won quite a few more awards. As it stands, Season 7 will qualify for the 2018 Emmy’s, as well as the Golden Globes, which are awarded in January. If rumors are to be believed, Season 8 will be delayed until 2019, which means that this may not be the only year of Emmys the series misses out on. Depending on the premiere of Season 8, there could be up to a 2-year gap between potential Emmy award years.
Hope for 2018
The season is already off to a good start with a strong premiere episode, which answers a lot of questions left over from the previous reason and opens up so much more. The writing is solid and compelling so far and the acting is, as usual, phenomenal. Hopefully, when the nominees are announced for the 2018 Emmys, there will be plenty of Game of Thrones among them.