The ballots for this year’s Emmy nominations are now up on the Academy’s official web site. Combing through the ballots shows us which cast, crew and categories HBO submitted Game of Thrones for consideration. Here is the full list of potential nominees.
Supporting Actor: Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Richard Madden
Supporting Actress: Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams
Art Direction: Garden of Bones, The Ghost of Harrenhal, A Man Without Honor
Cinematography: Kramer Morgenthau (The North Remembers), Sam McCurdy (Blackwater), Martin Kenzie (A Man Without Honor), Jonathan Freeman (The Prince Of Winterfell), P.J. Dillon (What Is Dead May Never Die)
Costumes: The Prince Of Winterfell
Directing: David Nutter (A Man Without Honor), Neil Marshall (Blackwater), David Petrarca (Garden Of Bones), Alan Taylor (Valar Morghulis), Alik Sakharov (What Is Dead May Never Die)
Editing: Oral Norrie Ottey (Blackwater), Frances Parker (Valar Morghulis), Katie Weiland (What Is Dead May Never Die)
Hairstyling: Kevin Alexander, Candice Banks, Rosalia Culora, Gary Machin (The Old Gods And The New)
Makeup (non-prosthetic): Paul Engelen, Melissa Lackersteen (The Old Gods And The New)
Makeup (prosthetic): Paul Engelen, Conor O’Sullivan, Rob Trenton (Valar Morghulis)
Sound Editing: Blackwater
Sound Mixing: Blackwater
Writing: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (A Man Without Honor), George R. R. Martin (Blackwater), Vanessa Taylor (The Old Gods And The New), Bryan Cogman (What Is Dead May Never Die)
The full series was submitted for Casting and Drama Series
Academy members have until June 28 to vote and the nominees will be announced on July 19. The technical award winners will be announced on Sept 15 while the remaining winners will be announced during the televised ceremony on Sept 23.
Winter Is Coming: Not too many surprises here. The biggest surprise to me was they didn’t submit the show for main title design, which it won last year. Can past winners not submit for some reason? Also I could have sworn there were additional categories last year, like special effects and music, but I don’t see any ballots for them. All in all, I suspect the show has some strong contenders this year, especially in some of the technical categories. What does everyone else think?