Fans all over the world are no stranger to the disaster that was Game Of Thrones’s Season 8. Yet, it’s bagged a whopping 32 nominations at this year’s Emmys.
This year something strange has happened. For the first time, a show has more nominations than anyone has ever had. Yup, the final season of Game Of Thrones at this year’s Emmys, has bagged a whopping 32 nominations in different categories. Now you’re no stranger to the disaster GOT’s Season 8 has been.
Fans all over the world cried foul at numerous decisions taken by the show’s creators, and consequently characters.
From killing off the Night King without revealing his motives to serving an injustice to various characters like Brienne, Cersei, Jamie, Tyrion or even Jon Snow, HBO’s flagship show has had its share of inaccuracies and the oddly dissatisfying season finale. Considering the facts, we believe other shows have a better chance to win the award in popular categories than GOT. Here’s a list of the whos and the whys.
GOT at Emmys- Outstanding Drama Series
Taking the show as a whole, GOT’s final season turned out to be less entertaining than the previous seasons. Unexpected deaths were plenty no doubt, but the value the previous few seasons made for the show was not redeemed by the showrunners this time.
So, if Game of Thrones is at Emmys, it’s got bigger competition in the Drama Series category in the form of Killing Eve. This BBC show has taken TV by the storm and has a very strong chance of winning at the Emmys.
GOT at Emmys- Lead Actor In A Drama Series
One of the most celebrated categories at the Emmys is that of the lead actor. GOT has its fair share of outstanding performances including Kit Harrington as Jon Snow. But we have to say the competition is stiff for our beloved bastard.
With powerhouses like Jason Bateman and Sterling K. Brown also nominated under the said category, chances of winning for our King In The North are quite slim. We believe with his honest portrayal of a small-time attorney making it big as a heavyweight criminal lawyer in Better Call Saul, Bob Odenkirk might come out to be the winner instead of Game of Thrones at this year’s Emmys.
GOT at Emmys- Lead Actress In A Drama Series
We all love us some Khaleesi, don’t we? Emilia Clarke is the perfect example of the evolution of an actor. Her first appearance as the suppressed sister of the self-proclaimed Dragon King, Danaerys Targaryen has seen her ride of ups and downs and went on to become the lead protagonist in the series’ final season.
Emilia has successfully displayed a flawed, ambitious woman with utter honesty. However, she has yet to achieve what Jodie Comer has done in Killing Eve. She has played the role of a ruthlessly violent assassin obsessed with an MI5 agent and has already won numerous awards for her performance. Come the Emmys, GOT would not have a chance against Comer.
GOT at Emmys- Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
GOT at this year’s Emmys seem to have dominated the nomination roster. Its dominance is quite evident from the fact that 3 out of seven nominations under the Supporting Actor category belong to the show. Alfie Allen was able to finally get a redemption package for its character, Theon Greyjoy while Nikolaj Coster-Waldau displayed the perfect character arc for Joe Lannister.
Peter Dinklage was exceptional as always. But let’s be honest, these characters were not as intriguing as their versions in the previous seasons. So who will seal the deal in this category at this year’s Emmys? Well, Chris Sullivan has a very strong chance of nailing it with his outstanding performance in This Is Us. The supporting character played by Sullivan often overshadows the lead and is a testament to his sheer talent.
GOT at Emmys- Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Six nominations in the category and four are from this show. This is exactly how massive a show should be. Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams have given us some of the strongest and most memorable female characters on TV.
But still, we believe the BAFTA winner Fiona Shaw can certainly overthrow these femme Fatales of the Westeros. Her portrayal of Carolyn Martens in this spy thriller has been lauded by critics and fans alike. When it comes to supporting cast, GOT has got nothing over Killing Eve at the Emmys.
GOT at Emmys- Outstanding Writing Of A Drama Series
David Benioff and D. B. Weiss have brought the fantastic world of the Westeros to life. The show’s original writers have never let us down with their surprises and twists. The series finale, however, didn’t have that spark. The final episode of the show was supposed to tie all the loose ends and give proper closure to the fans.
What it did was it finished the show haphazardly without the proper justification of the deeds of its lead characters. Let’s face it, nobody really bought “Bran The Broken”!
Compared to groundbreaking episodes like Battle Of The Basterds and Winds Of Winter, The Iron Throne just seemed like a cheap attempt to tease the Audience tot he max leaving them unsatisfied. And quite honestly, the last episode of any show normally would not have that thrill as the first episode.
And that’s why Episode 1 of Bodyguard might win over GOT at this year’s Emmys. The episode has everything from a thrilling premise to a great character introduction. It is a strong competitor to other equally brilliantly written shows.