Game of Thrones Emmy submissions for season 3
By Winter Is Coming on in Awards, News.

Emmy AwardThe Academy of TV Arts & Sciences has posted the official ballots for the 2013 Emmy Awards. These are the lists that each Academy member will use to vote for their nominees. HBO and the Game of Thrones producers choose which episodes and performers they would like to submit for each category, while actors are also free to submit themselves. Here are those submissions:

Supporting Actor: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington
Supporting Actress: Emilia Clarke, Natalie Dormer, Michelle Fairley, Lena Headey, Sibel Kekilli
Guest Performer: Ciarán Hinds, Diana Rigg
Director: Alex Graves (And Now His Watch Is Ended), David Nutter (The Rains Of Castamere), Dan Minahan (Valar Dohaeris), David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (Walk Of Punishment)
Writing: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (The Rains of Castamere)
Cinematography: Anette Haellmigk (And Now His Watch Is Ended), Rob McLachlan (Mhysa), Chris Seager (The Bear And The Maiden Fair), David Katznelson (The Climb), Jonathan Freeman (Valar Dohaeris), Matthew Jensen (Walk Of Punishment)
Editing: Katie Weiland (And Now His Watch Is Ended), Frances Parker (Dark Wings, Dark Words), Oral Ottey (The Rains Of Castamere)
Art Direction: Valar Dohaeris, Kissed By Fire
Costumes: Walk of Punishment
Hair: Second Sons
Makeup: Kissed By Fire
Makeup (Prosthetic): Valar Dohaeris
Sound Editing: And Now His Watch Is Ended
Stunt Coordination: Kissed By Fire
The full series was also submitted in the Drama and Casting categories.

The nominees this year will be announced on July 15. The winners of the technical awards will be announced on Sept. 15 and the rest of the winners will be announced during the live telecast on Sept. 22.

Winter Is Coming: I just don’t get why HBO doesn’t submit Maisie Williams or Sophie Turner? I know the odds of them getting nominated are very slim, but at least give them a chance. They are some of the best actors on the show. I’m also confused by the decision to submit each director but only one of the writers (well two, technically, but you know what I mean).

Other than that, not too many surprises. I expect, much like the past two seasons, Thrones will receive lots of technical nominations as well as one acting nom (Dinklage) and an outstanding drama series nod. Although I’m really hoping for Dinklage to be replaced by Coster-Waldau this year. That’s no knock on Peter, I just felt he didn’t have as much to do this season and Nikolaj consistently knocked it out of the park. What do you think?


283 Comments

  1. Eleusis
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    My guess is that they felt the Stark girls might split the vote with Michelle Fairley, who I think they’re throwing significant weight behind — not submitting Madden, either, put all the RW buzz on her.

  2. javimgol
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    I’d include Conleth Hill over Ciaran Hinds as guest star. In any case Dame Diana Rigg may perfectly win.

  3. María S.
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Nikolaj Please!!!! #EmmyForNikolaj

  4. Walder Frey
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    Sibel Kekilli over Maisie Williams? WTF?

  5. Seven Hells Bells
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    What the hell? Rickon got snubbed bad!

    Also, the Shae actress? Are they trolling? This hasn’t been
    Sophie’s best year but she is still miles better than Shae, Clarke
    and certainly Harrington.

  6. A Man Grown
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    What about Ramin Djawadi?

  7. StephenD
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Sibel Kekilli? i like her as Shae but i didn’t expect that.

  8. Daemon
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    I get that it’s a huge cast but you’d think they’d submit at least one for lead actor/actress, no?

  9. erin
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Totally agree about Nikolaj. He deserves the nomination. But I won’t be surprised if Peter gets it from being the “habit nominee”.

  10. Melody
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:41 pm | Permalink

    Ramin deserves it the most and he isn’t nominated :(

  11. Eleusis
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Daemon,

    This didn’t pan out for them when they tried it with Sean Bean and Lena Headey in S1, so they’ve stepped back to submitting everyone as supporting.

  12. zaprowsdower
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Walder Frey:
    Sibel Kekilli over Maisie Williams? WTF?

    And Sophie! WTF indeed.

  13. hodor
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Well, Maisie isn’t even the best child actor on the show. Carice van Houten should be there

  14. Fire And Blood
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    I would have added Gwendoline Christie. If Sibel is going to make her mark it will be in future seasons. I can’t see her winning for this one, whereas Gwen could possibly have pulled it off.

  15. gisizzlah
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    Yes. I agree Daario’s hair needs an emmy…. :)

  16. Michael274
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    A Man Grown,

    Unfortunately only the first season of tv shows receive soundtrack nominations . At least that’s what i heard .

  17. Seven Hells Bells
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    I don’t want to see Dinklage win it again but he probably will. Even though Jaime has had the better storyline of the two brothers

  18. burth
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    My understanding is that the actors submit themselves, not HBO.

  19. Fire And Blood
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    And yes, the Ramin Djawadi snub seems inexcusable. Name one show that has better music.

  20. Sammy
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    before someone is bashing again on our lovely cast i want to say: Please no offending commentaries against our actors, my Game of Thrones heart can’t bear that.

    They all deserve it and we all should be grateful that Game of Thrones gets so much attention. Amen.

  21. Jake
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Bit miffed about madden not getting nominated, but fairley deserves to get one

  22. TeamT
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Sammy,

    WORD

  23. Winter Is Coming
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Melody:
    Ramin deserves it the most and he isn’t nominated :(

    There is no submission ballot for original score, for some reason. There is an original score category, so presumably he could be nominated (and he should be).

  24. zaprowsdower
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    Totally.

  25. GreatJon of Slumber
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    I think Michelle Fairley and Nicolai will be nominated, and Diana Rigg for guest actress. The series, too, and at least one nomination in the directing/writing, and perhaps more than that for cinematography, likely “The Climb.”

  26. Ahmed Hassan
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    i loved the post above .. i think we should run a twitter trend for Nikolaj
    #EmmyForNikolaj
    we absolutely nailed this season.. even his last moment presence in the finale was more impressive to me then the whole Mhysa thing

  27. Greg
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Michelle Fairley BETTER get a nomination, if not a win (although Natalie was awesome this season as well). Same for Diana Rigg. I would love to see NCW get a nom, but I think I would be fine with Dinklage getting another one. He didn’t have a lot to do, but when he did, he was amazing as always.

    I would’ve liked to see Charles Dance, Maisie Williams, and Alfie Allen get submissions, but what can you do. I’m not sure why Ciaran Hinds was submitted, yes he was good, but he had like three scenes. I would’ve much rather seen Noah Taylor, Michael McElhatton, David Bradley, or Iwan Rheon submitted.

  28. María S.
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Ahmed Hassan,

    #EmmyForNikolaj!!!!

  29. Tessa_Leonie
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Hmm, I think some people are missing. Though I’m sure the WiC.net awards will give credit where credit is due.

  30. TheHedgeWizard
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    Alfie Allen and Bryan Cogman should be on that list.

  31. Serena
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Permalink

    No submission for Richard Madden, that’s not fair :-(

  32. Fury
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    i get that Michelle is gorgeous…but seriously, her only good scene was at the RW. and therefore an Emmy? overrated. don’t get me wrong but her praising for just one (brilliant) scene still doesn’t do it for me.

  33. outdoorcats
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Fire And Blood,

    Well, I’m not sure how this works, but wouldn’t Gwendoline Christie be in the ‘Guest Star’ category since she never appeared in the opening credits? Which is ridiculous, of course, since Brienne is one of the main characters of the series, but Diana Rigg had a lot of screentime as well (and will continue to for at least 2/3 more seasons), yet she was submitted as ‘Guest.’

    Christie needs a better agent. By rights she should be one of the first names listed in the opening credits.

    Fury,

    Michelle had a speech in episode 2 which seemed tailored for the Emmys. In any case, she has been amazing in whatever little scenes the show has given her, and I hope she wins.

  34. babar
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    Kit Harrington? Sibel Kekilli? Hmmm..

  35. Lord Of The Waters
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    No offence but how the heck is Kit nominated ahead of Richard Madden and Sibel ahead of Sophie Turner? Kit has bigger things to come in future seasons while this is Richard’s last chance with the show. I know its 99% going to be Dinklage that gets the nod but at least give Richard a chance.

    Also Bryan Cogman really deserved a nod. For me his episode was the best of the season after the Wedding.

    Out of the guys named Im really hoping that people recognize how good Nikolaj was this season and give him the nod rather than going for Peter out of habit.

  36. TH3WICK3D1
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    burth:
    My understanding is that the actors submit themselves, not HBO.

    “HBO and the Game of Thrones producers choose which episodes and performers they would like to submit for each category. ”

    ^from the body of the post

  37. Fabian Schneider
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:54 pm | Permalink

    Michelle Fairley had lots of great scenes this season… alas, she did not have many “normal” scenes – pretty much all she was given were monologues or high-emotion scenes. I still hope she gets an Emmy for her outstanding performance.

  38. CH
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Surprised at Sibel Kekilli & Natalie Dormer. Sophie Turner impressed me far more this season than either of them. Michelle Fairley above all, & I hope her performance in The Rains of Castamere will outweigh the rest of the season, as she had little to do.

    Ciaran Hinds is another odd choice. His scenes didn’t strike me as anything special. Wonder if they’re going for name recognition more than anything.

    Peter was great as always, but Nikolaj had more meat in his scenes & knocked it out of the park.

  39. Bernard
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Maisie Williams and Rose Leslie are more deserving than Sibel Kekilli and Natalie Dormer for a supporting actress push for sure. I’d argue more than anyone but Fairley…

  40. outdoorcats
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    TH3WICK3D1,

    Yeah WinterisComing says that, but I’m not 100% sure it’s always correct. I think actors have some say if they want NOT to be submitted – because I remember specifically, regarding the show LOST, that actor Terry O’Quinn asked not to be submitted for the category of Best Supporting Actor in a later season or two because he had already won that award and wanted to give his costars a better chance. And he was not, even though he and Michael Emerson were the only actors on the show the Emmys seriously considered.

  41. direhound
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    Harrington is fine mostly but he really came into Jon Snow’s character in the latest few episodes. His performance with Ygritte in the finale was excellent but mainly because Rose Leslie was harrowing. Maisie should be nominated every year until the show ends when she’s 21. lol.

  42. DaveB
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    What the eff does Maisie Williams have to do??? Last season’s snub was an absolute tragedy, coming off of those scenes where she held her own opposite Charles Dance. And Sophie really came into her own this season, I think.

    Oh well…

    At least NCW is getting a nod. The guy was absolute GOLD this season.

  43. Clob
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Fury: i get that Michelle is gorgeous…but seriously, her only good scene was at the RW. and therefore an Emmy? overrated. don’t get me wrong but her praising for just one (brilliant) scene still doesn’t do it for me.

    That’s opinion, just like some having the opinion that Sophie was Emmy worthy this season. Yes, Sophie has continued to improve from season one, but (my opinion) is that she’s not there yet.
    Michelle had some very good scenes in the early part of the season… before they sat her on the bench for a few episodes.

  44. Stannis
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Michelle Fairley deserves an Emmy!

  45. María S.
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    #EmmyForNikolaj #EmmyForNikolaj #EmmyForNikolaj

    Nikolaj has been the best this season.

  46. Dame
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Natalie Dormer’s nomination surprised me the most.

  47. gisizzlah
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Happy for all the nominee hopefuls…

    But i feel that Richard had more dramatic scenes than Kit… Kit has more dramatic moments in seasons to come…

  48. WeirwoodTreeHugger
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    NCW, Michelle Fairley, Maisie Williams and Charles Dance win the season for me. What are the parameters for guest star? Does anyone who isn’t in the opening credits qualify? If so I’d prefer Gwendoline Christie and Michael McElhatton (sp?).
    Really I’ll be happy with any nominations. Especially since there’s always a bias against genre.
    Agree with many here that Cogman is the best writer.

  49. Sammy
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    thanks for not bashing anyone and the civilized discussion. my Game of Thrones heart is doing fine :)

  50. mariamb
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    Ahmed Hassan: #EmmyForNikolaj

    I’m with you on that!

    And Michael McElhatton should be among the “Guest Performer” noms. About Maisie and Sophie – can’t a performer submit themselves for consideration?

    And why isn’t Cogman nominated for “Kissed by Fire”? I thought that it was the best written episode of the season.

  51. burth
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    TH3WICK3D1: “HBO and the Game of Thrones producers choose which episodes and performers they would like to submit for each category. ”

    ^from the body of the post

    Yes, my comment was directed at that sentence, since I’ve read it otherwise before. See this tweet by TV critic Alan Sepinwall: https://twitter.com/sepinwall/status/344273787002445824

    edit: ah, according to an answer by Myles McNutt it appears that there are a number of actors submitted directly by HBO, but that others can submit themselves if they want to.

  52. caoimay
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    should have put charles dance up instead of kit harrington. No offense to him but nothing really that striking this season I thought. I really want michelle and nikolaj to get it this year!

  53. Bryon
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Seriously every category should have had something from Rains Of Castamere. This really is Nikolaj season to win an Emmy.

    I would have loved to have seen Sophie and Maisie nominated. I really think Maisie would have had a shot. One of these award shows she will win.

    Michelle or Emilia should be up for best supporting actress. I would thought it would have been Emilia hands down until Rains aired. I would have like to have seen more of Natalie in the second half of the season for consideration.

    I agree with who mention charles Dance should get a nom. I seriously think he makes everyone around him a better actor when he is playing Tywin. May it be Maisie last season, Diana, Peter, Lena, or Jack… just amazing.

    Can we get a best over all cast category… :D

  54. Malaika
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    GO MICHELLE!!!!!!!! #FairleyEmmy

  55. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    The only actors with a shot at being nominated are Dinklage,Coster-Waldau,Fairley,Headey, and Rigg. So I wouldn’t get all worked up because Maisie wasn’t even submitted.

  56. clo
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Ummm where is Charles Dance, excuse me but he killed it. Disappointed :(

  57. caoimay
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    oooo yes richard madden for the ep he executed karstark!

  58. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    burth,

    Yes, I believe any actor can submit themselves.

  59. Mirri Maz
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think it means much who they did not submit, it’s going to be very hard to get acting nominations for the show especially in supporting for drama which is always one of the more competitive. I think it’s safe to expect them to get a best drama nod, Diana Rigg for guest actress and probably Dinkelage. I’m hoping for Michelle and Nikolaj but I’m not holding my breath.

  60. FictionIsntReal
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:14 pm | Permalink

    Walder Frey,
    Agreed. I’m a big fan of Sibel’s performance in “Gegen die Wand”, but she really doesn’t compare to Michelle this season. Some characters are just closer to “lead” than others.

  61. Monica
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:15 pm | Permalink

    NCW, Michelle Fairley, D & D, to win!

    Season 4, Alan Taylor, Best Director, Best Drama!

    (HBO, can’t you make him an offer he can’t refuse?)

  62. Steelyuhas
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    I am also under the impression that actors submit themselves and all other categories are handled by the show’s producers/network.

  63. Steelyuhas
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    mariamb,

    Agreed on Cogman

  64. Nancy
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    Jake,
    I agree with you!

    No offense meant with my following comments:
    But Kit Harington over Richard Madden and Charles Dance?
    Sibel Kikelli and Natalie Dormer over Gwendoline Christie?
    I just don’t understand why HBO/GoT TPTB made some of the choices that they made to submit. I wish the show a lot of luck and I’ll be happy to see any GoT actors get nods.
    In all seriousness, GoT actors do struggle against other shows due to the fact of the screen time they do get. It is smart that they do not submit their actors for leads. Even so, as much I as feel Nikolaj is deserving of an Emmy nom, his screen time is much less then that of his most likely competition-folks like Aaron Paul. Same deal with Michelle, who I feel deserves recognition, if she is up against someone like Monica Potter from Parenthood…Monica Potter probably has much screen time on Parenthood that almost all the ladies GoT submitted for supporting actress put together. Nothing against Peter’s win in the first season, he is terrific as Tyrion, but I think that was a buzz win and Aaron Paul was not eligible that year.
    I would almost say that Sophie and Maisie’s omissions have to due with screen time but…they submitted Sibel and Natalie, so I have no idea why they were not even submitted.

  65. coronaking
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    hodor:
    Well, Maisie isn’t even the best child actor on the show. Carice van Houten should be there

    This made me laugh! ^^ Does Melisandre look THAT young?

  66. Michael
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Emmys need to start a write in ballot, cause Charles Dance & Maisie Williams not being nominated is a travesty. Didn’t they watch this season? These are NOT the two people you want to be f**king around with!

  67. João Lopes
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:28 pm | Permalink

    And what about Jack Gleeson? He’s one of the best actors in the show! His interpretation of Joffrey is absolutely perfect…

  68. JoopStroop
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Not only Sibel Kekilli over Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, but also Kit Harington over Richard Madden? Doesn’t make any sense to me as a viewer, but maybe the showmakers have their own perspectives and reasoning on this.

    Anyways, I’m hoping for Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Michelle Fairley to be nominated, that would be awesome!!

  69. Winter Is Coming
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    It really does not make sense to get upset about one actor being submitted over another, since any actor is free to submit themselves. And we don’t know actors which from this list submitted themselves and which were submitted by HBO. For all we know, HBO may not have submitted any of them.

    All that being said, I’m still annoyed that HBO and D&D haven’t thrown at least some support behind Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.

  70. Yarya
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Can I call right now Lena Headey as the sole acting nomination? She’s become my favorite character on the show over the last two seasons and honestly, she kills it every single scene she’s in. I control+F’d “Lena” in this thread and was expecting many more hits than there were.

    So is that an unlikely prediction? I feel like you’re all going to tell me it’s unlikely. Come on.

  71. WompWomp
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Regardless of the Emmy results, I think we all know which show won the Global Zeitgeist Award.

  72. Summer Is Coming
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    NCW, Peter Dinklage and Michelle Fairley have the best shot at nominations this year. Diana Rigg is a certainty! I would have put Lena Headey also, but if last season,when she was perfect, she wasn’t nominated, I don’t have high hopes for this one.

    Also I liked Natalie Dormer; although Marg missing in the finale, with no what-so-ever conclusion to her character kind of cools down her rather excellent performance in the first half of the season. I don’t know about Kit and Sibel; they had some great scenes, but overall lacked some development, and that’s a low. Not to talk about Mance (the biggest disappointment this season regarding new characters). Emilia the same as Natalie, excellent in the first half. (God, those Alex Graves episodes were great! Hope for a nom for him! best director since Alan Taylor)

    Charles Dance would have got a nomination, imo. Beside his age and experience, his performance as Tywin has been consistent throughout the seasons! Same for Maisie! Its an absolute wonder why she wasn’t nominated from season 1 onwards. And Sophie has been on a steady climb; who most probably will reach her real potential in S4 at the Eyrie!
    Also a Richard Madden nod would have been great. Maybe he wouldn’t have got a nom, but still. He was great.

    Also Conleth Hill people!!! Guest, supporting, I don’t care! I want recognition for that man, who is a scene stealer every fucking time! His performance is a jewel in this show, and in so many articles I read about Thrones, and its best things about it, Conleth Hill as Varys was always mentioned separate of the other cast (who is also the best, and I want a nom for all of them, also).

  73. Katie
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Rose Leslie has been absolutely incredible this season! If they really wanted to get some acting Emmy’s, they should have cut back significantly on Theon’s story this season and used that time to show off Michelle Fairley. Or any other character. Nothing against Alfie, it’s just we spent a LOT of time watching Theon get tortured this season. They could have gone through his arc in 3 scenes.

  74. WheelofIceandFire
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    Maisie Williams (and Sophie Turner) really need to be shown how much they are appreciated by fans and critics. Its a shame they dont get nominations. Someone should tweet them and tell them that they have been robbed :)

  75. buttstuff
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    Fury,

    Excuse me? It’s not her fault that her character’s screen time was cut for the fanfiction that was Robb and Talisa’s “romance.” Her during the RW was the most powerful acting this show has ever seen.

  76. Al Swearengen
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    HBO should be ashamed Maise Williams is by far the best actress on that show.

    I love Michelle but one good scene doesn’t warrant a nomination, she’s a solid actress but D & D kept Cat on the sidelines this season.

  77. Easteros bunny
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Thrones won’t win.

    Mad men will win everything as usual.

  78. H. Stark
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    Nikolaj, Michelle, Diana and Nutter!!

  79. anne
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    They should start submitting lead actors and lead actress.

    Michelle Fairley is perfect but I also think Maisie Williams needs a nod for her performance.

  80. WheelofIceandFire
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Al Swearengen,

    She has been the best actor on the show this season, in my opinion (along with Nikolaj) and deserved recognition. Her scene in the final episode was really chilling, she actually made me cry during episode 5 and her scenes with the Hound were great

  81. Heath
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    Sibel Kekilli over Maise Williams. What a joke!

  82. Walter Harrow
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:57 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone know if Maisie Williams visits this site? If she does, then i hope she sees this comment;

    Maisie Williams deserves to win every award possible!!!

  83. Eneile
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    I agree with most. Not so much about who gets cited but most of all who doesn’t.

    First, NCW should definitely be there!
    Then the “snubs”:

    Richard Madden was really good throughout 3 seasons, he should get some nods. The evolution of his character is great, so natural and tragic. While I agree that Jon Snow, the other young male lead I’d say, is played well, his portrayal hasn’t had the depth of this of Robb Stark to me. It’s not he doesn’t deserve a nom but RM should get one too!!

    And what about Alfie Allen?? He made me have an interest in Theon, and even like him (there was great writing/directing behind his arc as well). He just nailed it, from episode 1 of season 1.

    But it’s true the show has so many great actors, it’s easy to start giving all their names…
    I still like Joffrey’s, Davos’s, and Bolton’s portrayals. Unfortunately, no room for anything else than cruelty and insecurity for Jack Gleeson to play with ; and both Davos and Bolton were really secondary characters this season. So it might have played against them.
    I guess the Bolton guy will have his hour during the next seasons; really has that “despising humanity” thing on his face most of the time! And also, the guy playing Jorah brings a lot to the character.

    And just to add another line to this crowded post, I really love Rickon and that’s partly (the other part being *spoilers I guess* related to a certain Manderly lord…) thanks to this young actor!

  84. Clob
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Easteros bunny: Thrones won’t win.Mad men will win everything as usual.

    Mad Men didn’t win the “big” categories last season. Those were pretty much taken over by Homeland (drama and both leads). The supporting actor and actress went to Breaking Bad and Downton Abbey. Homeland season 2 was a drag though so they better not be “handed” those wins.

  85. Myles McNutt
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming:
    It really does not make sense to get upset about one actor being submitted over another, since any actor is free to submit themselves. And we don’t know actors which from this list submitted themselves and which were submitted by HBO. For all we know, HBO may not have submitted any of them.

    We do, actually – Gold Derby’s list of submissions was generated in advance of the ballots through speaking with network/channel publicists, and they had Nikolaj, Harrington, Dinklage along with Fairley, Headey, and Clarke. Dormer and Kekilli are the two whose representation submitted them individually – I’m not sure if HBO would actively discourage this or not (and thus their representation might be getting a call from HBO suggesting they think otherwise in the future), but they definitely didn’t submit them.

  86. Al Swearengen
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Can someone please tell me why Ciaran Hinds is being submitted ? I like Ciaran a lot but his appearence on GOT was blink and you miss him.

    Sibel Kekilli………really ?? I’ve never been on the Shae hate bandwagon like most but to submit her ahead of Maisie, Sophie and Gwen is a joke.

  87. Winter Is Coming
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:04 pm | Permalink

    Myles McNutt: We do, actually – Gold Derby’s list of submissions was generated in advance of the ballots through speaking with network/channel publicists, and they had Nikolaj, Harrington, Dinklage along with Fairley, Headey, and Clarke. Dormer and Kekilli are the two whose representation submitted them individually – I’m not sure if HBO would actively discourage this or not (and thus their representation might be getting a call from HBO suggesting they think otherwise in the future), but they definitely didn’t submit them.

    Ah cool. Good to know. I suspected Kekilli, but wasn’t sure about the rest. Do you know if HBO usually dissuades actors/agents from submitting? Do other networks do this?

  88. Nancy
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,

    If other networks do discourage it, we don’t hear about it. They may offer their two cents, but I guess it is the actor’s (and their team’s) discretion. A couple of years ago, Rob Lowe put himself up as Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for Parks and Recreation. Many critics, especially at Gold Derby, scratched their heads at this one because, while Lowe is good on that show, no way is he a lead. So that definitely was not done by NBC and the Parks and Rec Team.
    So if Kikelli and Dormer self-submitted, I don’t think HBO would discourage them from not doing so, just that HBO might not be putting their PR muscle behind it to get them an actual nod. HBO will probably put their muscle behind Headey, Fairley and Clarke.

    PS: Myles Mc Nutt, thanks for your answer!

  89. Crozyr
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Why they haven’t submitted Kristian Nairn for his echoing “hodor” is beyond me.

  90. sunspear
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    I can write off the acting snubs as HBO picking the people who they think the Emmy’s are more likely to vote for over who deserves them more, but I’m surprised Mhysa didn’t get some more writing awards. Between Roose/Walder, Balon/Yara, and the rest, it had some great stuff.

  91. PatD
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    And why isn’t Cogman nominated for “Kissed by Fire”? I thought that it was the best written episode of the season.

    And next to The Climb, the Best Directed. Argh. That’s frustrating, but I have a feeling they take several things into consideration: the most recent performance, the body of work, and the future chances for better odds (Maisie and Sophie have plenty of chances to get their nods in the future).

    No worries. This show is going to rake in the awards after next season.

  92. Gatehouse Ami
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Wow. I’m missing Cogman, Cunningham, Dance, Djawadi and Maisie on that dance card, most notably.

  93. House Snow
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    I actually thought Dormer was really good this year, better then Clarke, so I can understand her doing it. Besides submitting her own name is just staying in character.

  94. Seven Hells Bells
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    Best Supporting Wedding Crasher: Roose Bolton

  95. Kevin
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    NCW and Michelle Farley owned their scenes. I hope they both win

  96. Al Swearengen
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:40 pm | Permalink

    Come to think of it why the hell isn’t David Bradley being submitted for best guest ?

  97. Anne
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    I thought Cogman’s Episode was the best of the season, and the best written of the whole series so far. How he is not being submitted is beyond me. I am flabbergasted.

  98. David The Grey
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:52 pm | Permalink

    Supporting Actor: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
    Supporting Actress: Michelle Fairley
    Guest Performer: Diana Rigg
    Director: Alex Graves (And Now His Watch Is Ended)

    This is not to say that the others nominated were not awesome. But of these listed, here are my choices. (And, as much as I liked Rains of Castamere, I have to pick Graves over Nutter for Director. While I’m sure episode 9 was done perfectly, I do find myself wondering how it would be if Alex Graves would’ve directed it.) I was really that impressed with both of Graves’ episodes.

    Props to all the cast & crew, though. They would all get Emmys if it were up to me.

  99. DarkRavenous
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

    Sophie really deserved a nomination in season two. Unfortunately the writers have given her little to work with this season. Some of her lines were out of character and all her big moments and reactions weren’t really about her. I wished they had shown her reaction on hearing the news of the red wedding instead of making the scene about Tyrion, really hope Sansa and Sophie are given a lot more material to work with, she’s fantastic.

  100. Raenelle
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Brienne? Tywin? Ygritte? The problem, of course, is the stunning superiority of GOT to anything. To rip off a quote that was made about Verdi’s Don Carlo: the world can be divided into two populations–those of us who think GOT is the Greatest thing That Ever Happened To Art, and everybody else.

    My one quibble, and it’s really just a back-handed compliment, is Stannis. Stannis is supposed to be unappealing. So, Stephen Dillane? Come on. Casting him as unappealing was as doomed to go awry as casting, say, Richard Gere. No amount of great acting can completely prevent the handsomeness from seeping through.

  101. John
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    Sibel Kekilli is the worst actor or actress on the entire show by a significant margin. She wasn’t quite as bad this season as she was in the previous two, but she remains mediocre at best. Maisie Williams not being submitted is an absolute joke. And what does Charles Dance need to do? They didn’t submit him last season either.

  102. outdoorcats
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Easteros bunny,

    Mad Men? Welcome to 2011, I guess. Also, Mad Men has never won an acting Emmy…despite Elizabeth Moss’ incredible performance in Season 4, I might add.

  103. winwolf
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    shae is nominated and not maisie are u kidding me?

  104. outdoorcats
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    Al Swearengen,

    Come to think of it why the hell isn’t David Bradley being submitted for best guest ?

    When it comes to ‘Guest Actor’ the category is heavily biased towards big names gracing TV shows with their presence. Hence why they submitted Hinds, even though it wasn’t much of a role – this season, anyway.

    As for Bryan Cogman, I have a theory as to why they didn’t submit him (I agree that it’s a crime – Kissed By Fire had the best script of the season) – for whatever reason, or what grapevines they’ve been listening to, they think they have a serious shot at winning the category for best writing this year. So they want to concentrate all of the Emmy voters’ attention to one episode to increase it’s chances.

  105. winwolf
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    outdoorcats,

    Bryan Cogman ruined stannis though.
    he did all the dragonstone

  106. B Cogman
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Really appreciate the support but this is the smart move.

    We have an uphill battle getting writing nods since we’re a) a genre show and b) an adaptation. First season we submitted one script, BAELOR, and it got the nod. Last season we submitted four scripts (including mine) and didn’t get the nod — I was sure ‘Blackwater’ would get nominated but it’s likely we canceled each other out. So, it’s a good strategy to submit ‘Rains’ and only ‘Rains’. And I’m a new writer on the scene anyway — there’s no chance my script would get nominated, so this is the right play.

    Not to worry, HBO and D&D have done just fine by me over the years. All is well.

  107. B Cogman
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    B Cogman,

    And as winwolf points out, I DID “ruin Stannis”.

    B

  108. mariamb18
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    B Cogman,

    You are too humble. “Kissed By Fire” was excellent.

    Hope you are busy working on S4. Can’t wait!

  109. winwolf
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    B Cogman,

    well u still deserve a lot of credit for the episode but i heard u did all of the dragonstone scenes, Just the stannis lines in the finale are very bad totally out of character.

  110. Kel
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

    NCW had an amazing season but I could seriously watch PD sit and pour wine for an hour and I would be yelling “EMMY!”. He is just that magnetic to watch.
    It doesn’t hurt that I like Tyrion more than Jaime (in the books and show), so I admit I am biased.

    Too bad Maisie isn’t getting more praise. She has been solid all season and the last couple episodes, really shined. Michelle deserves recognition for episode 9 alone.

    Wherethefudge is the praise for Jack Gleeson? As talented as this cast is, from top to bottom, without a doubt his Joffrey is one character that no one will ever forget. A lot of that is thanks to writing but this is a truly terrifying portrayal. He is SO good.

  111. mariamb18
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:38 pm | Permalink

    Kel:
    Wherethefudge is the praise for Jack Gleeson? As talented as this cast is, from top to bottom, without a doubt his Joffrey is one character that no one will ever forget. A lot of that is thanks to writing but this is a truly terrifying portrayal. He is SO good.

    I’ll praise Jack. I love watching Joffrey. Jack has brought simmering evil and arrogance to a new level and he does it perfectly.

    And yes, this cast is spectacular. They are truly the great strength of this show.

  112. King DBC
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    Nikolaj, Michelle and Diana deserve to wine very much!

  113. King DBC
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    Though, the kids on the show deserve a lot more credit! Maisie, Sophie, and yes, Jack Gleeson almost most of all!

  114. Kel
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    mariamb18,

    LOVED “Kissed By Fire” except the Sandor/Beric fight. The actual fight was fantastic, well shot, but afterward Sandor is suppose to freak out because his arm is on fire. Arya is suppose to see him as a whimpering boy, see his weakness. Instead, we just get cocky Hound. Blah. The last couple episodes have been strong but I am disappointed by the lack of character development the writers have given Sandor. He isn’t a POV character, so I get he wouldn’t be as present as some but he is/was pretty important to the story line and growth of both Stark girls.
    Thankful that the last few episodes we are getting to see a bit below the surface because Arya/Sandor road trippin’ is viewer gold!

  115. Khal-A-Bunga
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:46 pm | Permalink

    winwolf,

    Go read the books. Not because I think you’re being a purist, but because you’ll see that Stannis hasn’t really been changed all that much. His reliance on Melisandre has certainly been increased, as has her influence, but all of this ‘character assassination’ nonsense regarding his scenes in the finale – they’re also all in the book. He was about to kill Davos, and he was very close to going along with Edric being sacrificed.

  116. Lex
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    B Cogman:

    And as winwolf points out, I DID “ruin Stannis”.

    B

    Anyone who thinks Stannis is “ruined” is completely insane. Stephen Dillane has consistently brought one of the best performances in the entire series. All my friends look forward to the Stannis scenes every week (of which there aren’t nearly enough), and can’t stop laughing our asses off (in a good way) at every line he delivers and every expression on his face. I don’t know if it’s the acting, the writing, or both, but Stannis is one of the best parts of the show.

  117. LornaDoon
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    re: Kekilli- She must have nominated herself- she can barely talk.

  118. Khal-A-Bunga
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    B Cogman,

    Fight the good fight for Euron and Victarion, please! …thought it’s probably already all been hashed out by this point, since filming is just about a month off. I understand the need for “negative population growth”, but I love those guys! And Dorne (though nearly all of the characters here are pretty expendable, I’d imagine, a few of them have to be important for the end game, at least).

    Keep up the amazing work, and thanks to you and everyone else involved for working so hard on the show.

  119. Lex
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    To all the people making smug comments about how terrible Sibel Kekilli is, go check out her Wikipedia page, under the AWARDS section. She has won the most prestigious acting award in Germany multiple times, among other Best Actress awards.

    Maybe it’s the writing, maybe it’s the fact that she’s acting in a second language, but calling her a terrible actress is just stupid.

  120. Leo
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

    Sibel Kekili? e_e She is not bad but they should give Carice van Houten, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner a chance. Liam Cunningham and Stephen Dillane made a wonderful job too, in my opinion, they’re better than Emilia Clarke and Kit and people should see that. :/

  121. Chickenduck
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    Yo Brian Cogman – love your work. Stannis is one of the characters I liked more on TV than in the books, even though he’s different to how I imagined him. I raise my glass to you, ser.

    And for everyone complaining about Shae’s nomination… Didn’t it say somewhere above that Sibel Kekili and Nat Dormer were nominated by their agents rather than by the production team?

    Can’t bag the showrunners if that’s the case.

  122. SkyAero
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    winwolf:
    B Cogman,

    well u still deserve a lot of credit for the episode but i heard u did all of the dragonstone scenes, Just the stannis lines in the finale are very bad totally out of character.

    reallyyyyyy?!

    The Cogman is amazing! And i think that the whole dragonstone storyline is great! With the ‘own’ material for Carice and Maisie, best deviation from the books ever! I also really like Shireen and hope for more Selyse in S4. Also Gendry=Edric is very obvious yet very clever show wise. Wonder where his story is going!
    As portrayed in the show, Stannis in the books is a complete ‘pushover’ for Melisandre.

  123. Endless Giraffe
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    I think they should nominate either Roose Bolton or Walder Frey (can’t remember actors names) for guest actor. Both of them have been amazing this season.

    They really should nominate Maisie for something. She is just great.

    The only person here I see winning it is NCW, and that I doubt.

  124. WildSeed
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

    Ciaran Hinds vs Dan Hildebrand….. no contest , Dan’s Krasnys should have
    been the pick for awards. I hope Michelle Fairley wins in her category.

  125. WildSeed
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    gisizzlah:
    Happy for all the nominee hopefuls…

    But i feel that Richard had more dramatic scenes than Kit… Kit has more dramatic moments in seasons to come…

    Agree, must be the length of his curly coif vs Robb’s.

  126. Chickenduck
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    OK, season’s finished, we’ve had all the arguments, I’m at a loose end…

    Let’s get onto some casting rumours for S4!!! They start filming soonish… Surely someone has some leaks?

  127. Maester Tcost
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    GoT has always been an ensemble show, and that derives largely from the way that the books were written with multi-focused storylines. Next year, though, Peter Dinklage ought to have more to do, and a storyline with more of a climax for his character, that he would have a legitimate chance at Lead Actor — though no doubt he would have the least screen time among the other competitors for that award. Nonetheless, he should be nominated, and he just might win. And that will be the season for which Charles Dance should get a nomination for Supporting Actor, too.

    If enough of Cersei’s story from Feast is concentrated into a single season, Lena Headey could get a Lead Actress submission. She would have the same problems with respect to screen time. This year she had so little screen time that she only had to shoot for something like two weeks, and that needs to change.

    On the other hand, Maisie Williams’s storyline contracts after this season, and so much of her best material from the books — the child watching the horrors of war being played out around her — was skimped on by D&D, and her best chances for an award have already come and gone. She is growing as an actress, though, and I wouldn’t be surprised if in the future she gets more added scenes, particularly for next season. Arya and the Hound may see more of damaged Westeros in Season 4 than they did earlier on.

    I don’t see Jack Gleeson getting a nomination next year, even if his part is expanded. It’s a pity, because he is simply fantastic. Ditto Conleth Hill. Natalie Dormer and Gwendoline Christie have both brought more to their parts than existed on the pages from Martin, but I can’t see their stories earning them nominations in future seasons unless D&D give them more material to work with — but that might happen to either or both of them.

    It’s also true of Sibel Kekilli, who has a history of award-winning work behind her that few other actors on Thrones can equal. Were she to attain a nomination, this would give her a greater chance to win the award; and I have a feeling that her storyline next season is going to be beefed up quite a bit. It may well come to a different climax in the show than it did in the books, too.

    I agree that Richard Madden ought to have been submitted, as well as Rose Leslie, but with such a massive cast even some standout performances will get crowded out. In both instances, their work on GoT ought to help them get more good roles in the future. This is doubly true of Michelle Fairley, whom I will miss most of all in future seasons of Thrones.

    And Mr. Cogman in particular — I can see why you support things being handled as they have been, but I’d still like to see you recognized, maybe at some other awards show? Though, like the younger actors here, you probably have a long career ahead of you. Best wishes.

  128. LilJonUmber
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    NCW and Michelle should indeed be recognized for their stellar performances.

    Also, add my voice to the chorus of praise being heaped upon Maisie. She’s a rare and special talent and if the gods are just, she’ll get the credit she deserves at some point in her career.

  129. Flick
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 9:15 pm | Permalink

    No Conleth Hill? But he’s brilliant! What more could he need to do to get a nomination? I really don’t understand.

    I feel like Ciaran (as good as I’ve thought he’s been in other things) had like, two tiny scenes in the entire season and neither were particularly memorable, so how he can get a nomination while others don’t… I’m baffled.

    So happy for Diana Rigg, I hope she wins.

  130. marianne
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    WHERE IS ALFIE

  131. Ty
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    StephenD,

    Sibelius? Really? Not hating but no chance, ever.

  132. Isabelle
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

    Am so pleased to see Michelle Fairley and NCW get the nod–fingers crossed! Hopefully one day Maisie and Conleth (and so many others) will also get the recognition they deserve.

    I hope “Rains” takes it as well, because that was a work of art. I’m quite confident it will get something because it seemed to leave an impression on even casual viewers, a category which probably includes many of the voters.

    Sammy,

    Indeed! I almost dreaded reading the comments, but barring a few, they’ve been remarkably tame!

    B Cogman,

    One day your time will come, Monsieur! Episode five was absolute perfection.

  133. Ms. D. Ranged in AZ
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

    I’m thrilled that GOT is getting so much recognition. That all being said, Gleason is mostly ignored in his portrayal of Joffrey. The wrong actor could have made him into a caricature but Gleason has really nailed the malevolence of the character.

    And B. Cogman, you are superb. Don’t let the haters get you down.

  134. OhManymous
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

    Where the FCK is Madden?

  135. Andrew Eng
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    B Cogman:
    Really appreciate the support but this is the smart move.

    We have an uphill battle getting writing nods since we’re a) a genre show and b) an adaptation.First season we submitted one script, BAELOR, and it got the nod.Last season we submitted four scripts (including mine) and didn’t get the nod — I was sure ‘Blackwater’ would get nominated but it’s likely we canceled each other out.So, it’s a good strategy to submit ‘Rains’ and only ‘Rains’.And I’m a new writer on the scene anyway — there’s no chance my script would get nominated, so this is the right play.

    Not to worry, HBO and D&D have done just fine by me over the years. All is well.

    Thanks for replying, Mr. Cogman. Nice to see HBO and D+D saw the mistake last year of submitting too many episodes for consideration, and thus getting no nominations. Can you provide any insight as to why, despite only submitting “The Rains of Castamere” for writing, 4 episodes were submitted for directing? “Rains” has all the buzz now, and David Nutter’s chances would’ve gone way up had he been the only submission and preventing vote-splitting.

  136. B Cogman
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    Andrew Eng,

    Let me be clear, I’m not privy to any of these conversations, nor do I know if it’s D&D that decide this stuff or HBO or both. It just makes sense to me as a strategy move.

  137. The Red River Viper
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    clo,

    My sentiments exactly….

  138. Arthur
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    Season 3 leaked extra footage:

    Dany and Missandei

    http://youtu.be/KFf5K75UWjQ

  139. Katana
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    I think people are confusing the characters with the actors (and the skill needed to portray those characters. This is the only way I can rationalize the people who think Maisie Williams’ performance in season 3 was more worthy of critical acclaim than Sophie Turner’s. Arya > Sansa; Sophie > Maisie (this season). Both are excellent, but Sophie had more range this season.

  140. Greatjon of Slumber
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    B Cogman,

    Hey.

    Great job this year, man. You and the whole crew, the whole team. You’re really putting together something special.

    Your real challenge is finding more creative ways for Kristian Nairn to say “Hodor.”

  141. Ashara D
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Permalink

    Maester Tcost: On the other hand, Maisie Williams’s storyline contracts after this season, and so much of her best material from the books — the child watching the horrors of war being played out around her — was skimped on by D&D, and her best chances for an award have already come and gone. She is growing as an actress, though, and I wouldn’t be surprised if in the future she gets more added scenes, particularly for next season. Arya and the Hound may see more of damaged Westeros in Season 4 than they did earlier on.

    Not so. Once she reaches Braavos she will carry the entire story there. Cat of the Canals, the little blind girl, the death of the insurance man… Can’t wait for that season!

    ps–>Love u, Mr. C!

  142. Arthur
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    I bet you Bryon ain’t pouring coffee anymore!

    http://youtu.be/n_O3LXrZuug

    Dude went from the Westeros mythology expert to one of the shows best writers…

    It also appears he likes to put 2 fingers on the throat of the fan-base (us small folk) every once in a while to take a pulse check and sometimes he even interacts with us. Pretty badass if you ask me.

    Lol, Bryon Cogman is like The Lord Davos of the show runners. I hope he keeps it real with D&D like Davos does with Stannis and The Red Woman… Just hope he doesn’t lose any fingers in the process.

  143. zaprowsdower
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Myles McNutt,

    Thanks for the info!

  144. Lex
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Katana,

    Wow. STRONGLY disagree. Sophie Turner is… decent.

  145. facelessarya
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    I’m so happy to see NCW and Michelle getting the attention (and hopefully the nominations) they deserve.

    As far as snubs go, Sophie and Maisie are getting the short end big time. D&D took away a plethora of potential acting “gold” from Sophie this season in regards to Sansa. They completely robbed the character and Sophie’s chance at showing her talent (c’mon, the girl is practically oozing magnificence for someone so unexperienced). They gave all her emotional scenes to Tyrion and focused more on him than Sansa, which is a damn shame since it’s SANSA that actually experiences trials on the emotional spectrum. Ugh.

    Both girls were great this season and it’s a disappointment that they were overlooked in favor of other actresses such as Natalie and Sibel (she may have acting creds but as far as GoT goes, she’s nothing special).

  146. facelessarya
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    Lex,

    They gave her crappy material to work with. All Sansa’s scenes this season were skipped over (her finding out about her marriage to Tyrion, her finding out about the RW). D&D obviously didn’t do a good job of translating her character onto screen.

    Maisie is a great actress and plays Arya extremely well, I love watching her, but Sophie as Sansa has a broader range of acting to cover, whereas Maisie has different aspects to cover as an actress that aren’t as challenging.

  147. El Beto
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey deserve the nomination.

  148. Matthew Meunier
    Posted June 11, 2013 at 11:50 pm | Permalink

    I really think Charles Dance should get a nomination. He absolutely dominates every single scene he’s in

  149. KG
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    The only crime that would be worse than Diana Rigg losing would be Ciaran Hinds winning.

  150. MRR
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:50 am | Permalink

    I’m not sure this was Maisie’s best season. She was amazing some of the time, but in other scenes she felt a wee bit flat. In any case, I think this was Michelle Fairley’s season, in much the same way as last year was Alfie Allen’s. In my view, anyway. I’d like to see NCW get a nod as well, but I’m not holding my breath. It might have been nice to see Charles Dance get some recognition, as his part has brought more and more subtle emotion in (though it’s still a fairly stoic part).

    I think Diana Rigg is also very deserving of recognition.

  151. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    Bernard:
    Maisie Williams and Rose Leslie are more deserving than Sibel Kekilli and Natalie Dormer for a supporting actress push for sure. I’d argue more than anyone but Fairley…

    Yes. A woman agrees. Add Brienne and those are the 4 best female performers this season IMO.

  152. PatchfaceFool
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    How did they not submit Graves and Cogman (directing/writing) for Kissed by Fire? It was one of the best 2-3 episodes in the season.

    And submitting Sibil but not Maisie or Sophie? They person at HBO in charge of submissions is on heroin.

  153. Lisa
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 1:06 am | Permalink

    Emilia Clarke being submitted has to be one of the biggest jokes ever. Unless this is, like, part of her contract or something? Saw her on Broadway recently. She certainly has the “airhead” look down. I often looks like every inch of her face, including her eyeballs, are filled with botox and can’t move into any sort of emotional expression.

  154. Lex
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 1:09 am | Permalink

    Lisa,

    Ridiculous. Emilia Clarke has an extremely expressive face, particularly her eyebrows. Botox? No.

  155. Aoife
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 1:28 am | Permalink

    B Cogman:
    Really appreciate the support but this is the smart move.

    We have an uphill battle getting writing nods since we’re a) a genre show and b) an adaptation.First season we submitted one script, BAELOR, and it got the nod.Last season we submitted four scripts (including mine) and didn’t get the nod — I was sure ‘Blackwater’ would get nominated but it’s likely we canceled each other out.So, it’s a good strategy to submit ‘Rains’ and only ‘Rains’.And I’m a new writer on the scene anyway — there’s no chance my script would get nominated, so this is the right play.

    Not to worry, HBO and D&D have done just fine by me over the years. All is well.

    Well, I wish Benioff & Weiss were as humble as you are, because that didn’t stop them from submitting themselves as first-time directors, thereby potentially diluting the directing nominations and splitting the vote. (Hopefully no one who has actually watched the show and is an Emmy voter will vote for that episode, since it’s one of the weaker ones when it comes to directing.)

  156. Shadowcat85
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 1:31 am | Permalink

    Here’s the problem with this show and acting awards. There are a Lot of actors. And compared to the screen time they get versus actors on other shows, it’s not a lot. So it’s hard to put them in the lead category because of their limited screen time. And it’s hard to then be nominated in the supporting category because there are so so many good performances on other shows (where those actors still have more screen time per episode). Charles Dance is beyond brilliant but put him in a category with Mandy Patinkin, John Slattery, Walton Goggins, etc and he’s not going to win. Same with Maisie Williams. The one person who I think has a chance this year besides Dinklage is NCW because he had numerous episodes to showcase a nice amount of great material. And I sincerely hope for that to happen with Lena and her AfFC/ADWD arc because it’s a similar situation.

    I think it has a better chance to win Best Drama actually. Or the SAG award for Outstanding Ensemble.

  157. Echoes in a well
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 1:38 am | Permalink

    Gotta think Ciaran Hinds submission might be more HBO trying to keep him in their good graces/respect for the actor than actual performance. But then again I’m still pretty extremely bitter about how they changed Mance/ the opening Jon Mance scene. (Which is a big deal for me because because I’m the type to argue/justify every change, pacing, etc. for the show and adore it all… well I guess the idea to play The Bear and the Maiden Fair immediately after Jaimie’s hand was cut off was pretty idiotic without letting it sink in.. but I digress).
    But ya, I think Ciaran Hinds is miscast and I’m pretty sure I’ll always be annoyed at the Mance Rayder scene this season

  158. Stacia
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 2:36 am | Permalink

    There should be a fan campaign to get nominations for Maisie as write-in votes to at least let HBO know how stupid it is to not submit her. It’s an absolute snub that she hasn’t been nominated.

    Sibel Kikelli? Why?

  159. Lisa
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 2:39 am | Permalink

    Lex: Botox

    lol, I’ll give you her eyebrows move…on occasion. Obviously I was exaggerating with my “botox in every crevice including her eyeballs” comment. Such a thing wouldn’t be possible, I presume. Just from conversing with my friends over the years about the show, I can tell the fandom is likely heavily divided in how Emilia Clarke’s acting skills are perceived. It’s almost always that someone loves it or they hate it.

    I was so disappointed in her skills that I assumed (hoped?) it was a directorial issue, that she was directed to act in a way that expressed absolutely nothing, that made her look like the biggest airhead around. She’s at a bit of a disadvantage anyway since her arc is so visually removed from everyone else’s. I watched clips of other things she’s been in and later went to see her on Broadway. My opinion never changed. She is not a good actress. I watch her interviews so I know she can emote, just not when it’s required. Of course, it doesn’t discourage me from watching the adaptation. But I definitely do think it’s a joke her name is submitted for an Emmy.

  160. Vladimir Bolton
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 2:44 am | Permalink

    Certainly the Rains of Castamere episode has to win an award for writing. It was easily the single biggest TV moment of the year, and one that will definitely go down in history as an instant classic. I can’t see how they could justify not giving an award to D&D for this episode.

  161. elay
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 2:56 am | Permalink

    erin:
    Totally agree about Nikolaj. He deserves the nomination.But I won’t be surprised if Peter gets it from being the “habit nominee”.

    True.

  162. Summer Is Coming
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 3:07 am | Permalink

    Letting the topic of “who deserves and who doesn’t” aside, the award I really want for this show is the Emmy for Ensemble cast, or whatever is called. The fact that we’re adding more names then the acting categories can support, shows that Game of Thrones has the best cast on television right now. And it deserves to be recognized.

  163. WinWolf
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 3:08 am | Permalink

    SkyAero,

    Should have known people take my words wrongly,
    I loved cogmans episode, but i dont know 1 unsullied who doesnt think stannis is a pure villain. And i also like evrey actor including dellaine. Just the lines that have been given to him in the season finale is out of character. Go take a look at other forums people agree

  164. Valar
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    Lex,

    agree with you, Lisa has no idea. don’t even believe she saw her on broadway.

  165. Similar
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    biggest joke ever: Natalie and Rose. they played their characters wonderfully but best actress, no.

  166. Chickenduck
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 3:20 am | Permalink

    WinWolf:
    SkyAero,

    Should have known people take my words wrongly,
    I loved cogmans episode, but i dont know 1 unsullied who doesnt think stannis is a pure villain. And i also like evrey actor including dellaine. Just the lines that have been given to him in the season finale is out of character. Go take a look at other forums people agree

    No one’s taking your words “wrongly”, they just don’t agree with you. Lots of us like Stannis. Sullied and unsullied both. Deal with it.

    You mostly don’t seem to understand the difference between “fact” and “my opinion”.

  167. Chickenduck
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 3:21 am | Permalink

    Stacia:

    Sibel Kikelli?Why?

    She was nominated by agent, not by show. Read the thread, people.

  168. Wolfdog
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    Charles: Do you think an award gives you power?
    Michael,

  169. WinWolf
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    Chickenduck,

    Nah people are saying i dont like the actor thats potraying stannis and also saying i said i dont like the episode or even cogmans writing.
    But nvm i cant win an argument on this site so ill just stick to westeros where most people agree with me about stannis @ season finale.

  170. Greenseer
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 3:41 am | Permalink

    B Cogman,

    Nah! You could give Stephen Dillane the telephone directory to read and he would still be the best actor on the show by a country mile. If the Emmy board and viewers could really appreciate what they are looking at, that is. Ah… if only Thrones fell under our BAFTA radar….

  171. The Kingslayer
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 3:50 am | Permalink

    #EmmyForNikolaj
    I will be very disappointed if he won’t get it. He was the best this season.

  172. Jacarb
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 4:00 am | Permalink

    I kinda read through a bit of this before the varying opinions–and that just within GoT fandom–reminded me that these awards are viciously capricious. I skipped a solid half the posts, and apologize if I’m being redundant after someone else.

    The official nomination guidelines themselves are somewhat vague, which is why it can be hard to really determine who is lead/supporting/guest (different awards, but same principle: if not for the general expectation that the protagonist is lead, or some ego thing in Bale’s contract, Ledger’s Joker could have easily been considered for and won the category), and the technical qualifications are the most straightforward hurdle before someone wins. After that it is a committee who thinks about which nominees will look good in pre-decision shots as much as who was actually good. And lastly there is a rather large voting pool who get to decide for themselves what they personally like the most. Which they then officially call “best.”

    Awards are good for shows. I hope all my favorite shows and actors get professional boosts by award recognition. Meanwhile, the production people whose livelihoods could be made or broken by these results hope that their most profitable performers get the boost, and will put a lesser actress than Maisie up for the award if they think said lesser actress’s boobs will sway more of the male voting bloc.

    It is dumb. I won’t say otherwise. Nothing but dumb. But it’s just what all award shows are. If GoT gets snubbed for every single award because it’s hard to set someone apart from an ensemble, or because there is a bias against fantastical shows, all it goes to show is that GoT is working outside the usual lines. Grand by me.

  173. The Purist
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 4:09 am | Permalink

    Lex: Anyone who thinks Stannis is “ruined” is completely insane. Stephen Dillane has consistently brought one of the best performances in the entire series. All my friends look forward to the Stannis scenes every week (of which there aren’t nearly enough), and can’t stop laughing our asses off (in a good way) at every line he delivers and every expression on his face. I don’t know if it’s the acting, the writing, or both, but Stannis is one of the best parts of the show.

    Yes, because anyone who don’t share the same opinion as Stannis as you do is “mindless” or is it “pathetic”, oh no it’s now “completely insane” this time. Come aboard the insane asylum train!!! Choo! Choo! If you actually bother to read some of the complaints with Stannis than going ahead jumping the gun once again, it’s not the actor, it’s the writing. Also, one of the show runners admitted his dislike of the character and I can’t blame that some are suggesting that it’s affecting tv Stannis. How being a cheerleader, working out for you?

    On another topic, if twiddle dee tweedle dum wins for writing, it’s the greatest injustice in the Emmys since The Wire didn’t win for anything. If you take out killing Robb, Catelyn and that woman, it was a mediocre episode at best. It’s my opinion, but I bet there’s some big GoT fan that’s going to be all butthurt and ready for the attack. Come on, don’t disappoint me. Lexy, I’m looking at you, buddy. LOL.

  174. Jacarb
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 4:14 am | Permalink

    Oh, also, Cogman should win many awards.

    However.

    His episodes are fantastic because they fit in so much book, be it dialogue or general atmosphere, while also inserting original show stuff. It feels weird to say he writes these episodes so well when a highlight of his episodes is his ability to poignantly rearrange dialogue that was mostly written by someone else. He is a great writer, but his true skill is in adaptation.

    Movies have such a category, shows do not. For shame.

  175. Jacarb
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 4:18 am | Permalink

    The Purist: Yes, because anyone who don’t share the same opinion as Stannis as you do is “mindless” or is it “pathetic”, oh no it’s now “completelyinsane” this time. Come aboard the insane asylum train!!! Choo! Choo! If you actually bother to read some of the complaints with Stannis than going ahead jumping the gun once again, it’s not the actor, it’s the writing. Also, one of the show runners admitted his dislike of the character and I can’t blame that some are suggesting that it’s affecting tv Stannis. How being a cheerleader, working out for you?

    On another topic, if twiddle dee tweedle dum wins for writing, it’s the greatest injustice in the Emmys since The Wire didn’t win for anything. If you take out killing Robb, Catelyn and that woman, it was a mediocre episode at best. It’s my opinion, but I bet there’s some big GoT fan that’s going to be all butthurt and ready for the attack. Come on, don’t disappoint me. Lexy, I’m looking at you, buddy. LOL.

    Ad hoc.

  176. Alex Dubrovsky
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    The Purist,

    Why are you still watching the show, if I may ask?

    Stephen Dillane is all kinds of awesome as Stannis.

  177. Uncle B
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 4:32 am | Permalink

    Where is Tywin? : (

  178. Winterdark
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 4:40 am | Permalink

    I agree with Winter. NCW should definitely get the nomination this season and hopefully win as well.

  179. Macejko
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    Nothing for Djawadi? Fucking assholes!

  180. Baihu1983
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 5:03 am | Permalink

    Dance ignored again??

  181. Red Hound
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    Sibel Kekilli.

    Winter Is Coming:
    It really does not make sense to get upset about one actor being submitted over another, since any actor is free to submit themselves. And we don’t know actors which from this list submitted themselves and which were submitted by HBO. For all we know, HBO may not have submitted any of them.

    All that being said, I’m still annoyed that HBO and D&D haven’t thrown at least some support behind Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.

    It may not make any sense, but I’m still upset.

    Sibel Kekilli.

    Even if self-submitted.

  182. Janette
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 5:28 am | Permalink

    You cn hate Cersei Lannister but Lena Headey us F****king AMAZING Actress

  183. Josla
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    Fury: i get that Michelle is gorgeous…but seriously, her only good scene was at the RW. and therefore an Emmy? overrated. don’t get me wrong but her praising for just one (brilliant) scene still doesn’t do it for me.

    Well, to me her best scenes were actually her crying while talking to the black fish about Bran and Rickon and the Jon Snow part, they were very emotional to me, even more than RW.

  184. Lisa
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 5:50 am | Permalink

    Valar:
    Lex,

    agree with you, Lisa has no idea. don’t even believe she saw her on broadway.

    I watch the show, same as everyone else, so I’m pretty sure I do have ‘an idea’ of what I think about Emilia Clarke’s acting skills. I think she has none and I think it’s a joke that her name was submitted.

    I’m not sure if you are saying that you don’t believe I enjoy the fine arts or if you are saying you don’t believe Emilia Clarke had a run on Broadway earlier this year. In either case, both of these things are true. My enjoyment of the fine arts and Emilia’s run on Broadway happened to coincide at one point.

  185. Rabid Grunt
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 5:57 am | Permalink

    The Purist: Yes, because anyone who don’t share the same opinion as Stannis as you do is “mindless” or is it “pathetic”, oh no it’s now “completelyinsane” this time. Come aboard the insane asylum train!!! Choo! Choo! If you actually bother to read some of the complaints with Stannis than going ahead jumping the gun once again, it’s not the actor, it’s the writing. Also, one of the show runners admitted his dislike of the character and I can’t blame that some are suggesting that it’s affecting tv Stannis. How being a cheerleader, working out for you?

    On another topic, if twiddle dee tweedle dum wins for writing, it’s the greatest injustice in the Emmys since The Wire didn’t win for anything. If you take out killing Robb, Catelyn and that woman, it was a mediocre episode at best. It’s my opinion, but I bet there’s some big GoT fan that’s going to be all butthurt and ready for the attack. Come on, don’t disappoint me. Lexy, I’m looking at you, buddy. LOL.

    The wild nerd marks his territory with long blocks of text, an obnoxious attitude and characteristic phrases such a “butthurt”.

  186. Urban Bran
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 6:37 am | Permalink

    Fingers crossed for Nikolaj and especially Michelle! Bath tub scene + Red Wedding better deliver these two actors some Emmys. Would’ve preferred Maisie or Sophie over Sibel, Shae barely had any lines this season.

  187. EllenRipley
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    I think the show has a great ensemble cast. I like some more than others but I don’t think any of them are bad in any way. I think Peter, NCW and Michelle have the best chance this season and Dianna Rigg for guest.

  188. Chickenduck
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    WinWolf:
    Chickenduck,

    Nah people are saying i dont like the actor thats potraying stannis and also saying i said i dont like the episode or even cogmans writing.
    But nvm i cant win an argument on this site so ill just stick to westeros where most people agree with me about stannis @ season finale.

    Ummm… I know what you wrote, I can read (and I can use apostrophes and capital letters and stuff).

    You have only one problem. Some people here don’t agree with you, and you can’t deal with it.

    End of story.

    Go hang out with your crowd at westeros, you’ll enjoy it more. Don’t feel bad about it, it’s normal for people to want to hang around with those who have similar opinions to themselves.

  189. ryra
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 6:52 am | Permalink

    Kit Harington and Sibel Kekili? No-way.

    But both Nicolaj C.W. and Michelle Fairley totally deserve it, I hope they give them a chance.

  190. Chickenduck
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 6:54 am | Permalink

    Rabid Grunt: The wild nerd marks his territory with long blocks of text, an obnoxious attitude and characteristic phrases such a “butthurt”.

    I’ll probably regret asking, but is “butthurt” meant to be homophobic?

    Also, is the purist a “he”? For some reason, I assumed it was “she Purist”.

  191. Insert Name Here
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 7:18 am | Permalink

    I agree with Lisa, Emilia’s been less than stellar in both the second and third seasons. She was better this season than she was last season, though. When more of her character comes out, such as her inner conflict about the Starks and the truth about her father, that’s when we’ll see what she’s capable of. She might blow me away and I’ll eat my words. But until then, I remain unimpressed.

    And I also agree with Lisa in that Breakfast at Tiffany’s, the Broadway she was in, was an utter disgrace. Some of the worst acting I’ve ever seen by just about everyone.

  192. Valar
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 7:42 am | Permalink

    Insert Name Here,

    well i agree with none of you both. remember the fascinating ending from 3×04. emilia did her job very well and her acting skills impressed me. no idea what you watched but i think she’s great.
    ok she’s not one of the best like some others in game of thrones but saying she has no acting skills is not fair and not true. end of story.

  193. Michael274
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    Insert Name Here,

    I bet you and Lisa are Tumblr people who actually think they are insightful or anyone gives a crap about their opinion but in fact you are terrible,terrible persons . I feel sorry for any guy who has to be with you,ugh !

  194. Red Hound
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 8:03 am | Permalink

    Michael274:
    Insert Name Here,

    I bet you and Lisa are Tumblr people who actually think they are insightful or anyone gives a crap about their opinion but in fact you are terrible,terrible persons . I feel sorry for any guy who has to be with you,ugh !

    So if you think that Emilia Clarke is not a good actress, you’re a terrible person who, somehow, also deserves to be single. Got it.

    Count me in.

  195. Valar
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Michael274,

    couldn’t agree more. thank you. and now end of the discussion please, otherwise you break Sammys heart with your bashing on Emilia.

  196. The Winter Rose
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    I am not impressed with Sibel Kekili’s performance and don’t feel she deserves a nomination. Especially not over some others actors whom I feel are much stronger. Particularly Maisie Williams. I really wish she would get some recognition because she is such a great actress and I would love to see her get a nod from D&D and HBO.

    It would also have been nice to see Charles Dance get a nod. He has been consistently fantastic. Ah well.

  197. Maddy
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    DarkRavenous,

    Absolutely agreed. I love how she is so passionate about defending her character too!

  198. WinWolf
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Chickenduck,

    Its not about having different opinions because thats only a good thing, If u would do a re-read of storm u would see that this finale episode is totally out of character for stannis. Thats not a matter of opinion, Because i actually liked evreything going on over there problem its just that stannis it a totally different character.

  199. Hear Me Roar
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    B Cogman,

    I am glad … erm, looking forward to the possibility … of you writing more episodes in the future seasons ;)

  200. Hear Me Roar
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Also, I say that if Djawadi is not nominated in the end, we riot :)

  201. Ours is the Fury
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 8:53 am | Permalink

    Michael274,

    Personal attacks are not permitted here. Thanks.

  202. sam
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Good luck to everybody.

  203. Cnochur
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 9:28 am | Permalink

    “I just don’t get why HBO doesn’t submit Maisie Williams or Sophie Turner” should end with a period, not a question mark.

  204. ResurrectLuwin
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    Shae would seriously get my vote for worst actress, maybe ever. She’d have stole the horrible acting show in the star wars prequels.

  205. Monstadon
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    Kit Harrington but not Charles Dance? Eat a —-, HBO!

  206. Summer Is Coming
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    I don’t get why you have something against Shae (Sibel). I mean that woman is proud of her work and decided to see if she has a shot. It’s not like she’s already nominated. Plus I like tvShae. Yes, she doesn’t have a lot of screentime, and lines, but her work in “the bear and the maiden fair” was quite touching. and that exchange between her and Tyrion in “dark wings, dark words” was hilarious.

    Do I believe she has a chance to be nominated? no. but that doesn’t mean I must crush and spit on someone’s work and dreams.

  207. funkydude
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    The funny thing about Sibel Kekilli is that she’s actually a decent actress if you see her in German movies. If she speaks German (or Turkish is some cases) she’s great. She even won prizes in Germany.
    But in GOT, when she has to speak English, it somehow seems odd. I have no idea why.

  208. Winterlarks
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    B Cogman:
    Really appreciate the support but this is the smart move.

    We have an uphill battle getting writing nods since we’re a) a genre show and b) an adaptation.First season we submitted one script, BAELOR, and it got the nod.Last season we submitted four scripts (including mine) and didn’t get the nod — I was sure ‘Blackwater’ would get nominated but it’s likely we canceled each other out.So, it’s a good strategy to submit ‘Rains’ and only ‘Rains’.And I’m a new writer on the scene anyway — there’s no chance my script would get nominated, so this is the right play.

    Not to worry, HBO and D&D have done just fine by me over the years. All is well.

    Even a new writer can write the best script! Too bad you have to think in terms of “strategy” in competing recognition of your art…a game of scrolls…what a pity. I know you will not disappoint your fans in S4, nominations or not.

  209. Winterlarks
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    I would have liked to see a nomination for Charles Dance although I wouldn’t put him ahead of NCW, the real frontrunner to me. Fairley seems like the frontrunner for the lead actress although I will say, seems like Clarke is the darling of the show for some and is having her moment in the limelight in GoT and beyond.

    Maybe S4 will lead to nominations for Gleeson, Headey, & Dance, strong contenders, given the right scripts and direction. Part of the success of the show is the deserved nomination for “Best Casting.” In that vein, I would nominate everyone because I can’t see any other actor for each part and they are all so convincing at what they do, one of the greatest pleasures of the show.

  210. Harry
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    Michelle Fairley was superb this season!

    Having Kekilli to be nominated is a decision I just can not understand… (even if she is actually a good actress, but not in GOT. As Shae she only looks pissed all the time and does the childish version of envy)

    Nikolaj should win also!

  211. telobsidion
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 11:07 am | Permalink

    ResurrectLuwin:
    Shae would seriously get my vote for worst actress, maybe ever. She’d have stole the horrible acting show in the star wars prequels.

    The actress really hasn’t had much to work with in terms of dialog or scenes, though. Not everybody can.

  212. Sara
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 11:08 am | Permalink

    What I don’t get is why no one is considered a lead actor. I don’t care if it’s ensamble. All of those Actors should be nominated for lead.

  213. Delta1212
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    WinWolf:
    Chickenduck,

    Nah people are saying i dont like the actor thats potraying stannis and also saying i said i dont like the episode or even cogmans writing.
    But nvm i cant win an argument on this site so ill just stick to westeros where most people agree with me about stannis @ season finale.

    So… You like the writing and acting for Stannis, you just think it ruined his character?

  214. Michael274
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Ours is the Fury,

    Ok,sorry !

  215. Michael274
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    ResurrectLuwin,

    Is it really necessary for you to bash the actors you don’t like ? You could have just said she doesn’t deserve it .

  216. Ben
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    And no Charles Dance nomination for guest actor? #NOONEUNDERSTANDS

  217. outdoorcats
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    B Cogman,

    Clearly, Emmy politics is a Game of Thrones unto itself!

    winwolf

    Well, I’m not sure why you’re using spoiler tags, but I respectfully disagree. While I wish we had more Stannis scenes like the ones in episodes 5 and 8 this year, and he hadn’t been so quick to jump the gun on deciding Gendry’s fate (and Mel explained to the non-bookies what they thought would happen if Gendry was sacrificed), he’s far from ruined. Also the showrunners and Liam Cunningham have done a spectacular job with Ser Davos, who is one of my favorite characters.

  218. ResurrectLuwin
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 11:38 am | Permalink

    I bash the Shae acting because everytime she talks she takes me out of Westeros and makes me think “what horrible acting”. Same way Dany did until this season. Go back and watch her acting in S1 in the instruction scene w/ Doreah and then in the scene outside Qarth. It was abysmal.

  219. Josh Parker
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    I agree with comments that Dinklage didn’t have as much to do, but his nomination should be secured if they submit Valar Dohaeris or Second Sons (is that the one where he marries Sansa?). He did an amazing job in his scenes in those episodes.

  220. Josh Parker
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    It’s criminal that Charles Dance, Carice van Houten and of course Maisie Williams weren’t submitted.

  221. Veltigar
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 11:57 am | Permalink

    B Cogman:
    B Cogman,

    And as winwolf points out, I DID “ruin Stannis”.

    B

    I just want to say that I do not agree with “winwolf”. Normally, I side with dedicated StanStans whenever they argue about the character but I think their dedication leads them to misinterpret things in this case.
    I mean Stannis is a great character but he doesn’t come into his own before he leaves Dragonstone. In fact ACOK/beginning of ASOS Stannis is a real douche, who indeed has no business sitting on the Iron Throne (Like Dan pointed out in one of the first “inside the episode” of season 2). It’s only after he heads north that he becomes a man worthy of the widespread fandevotion.
    So, I think if anything you have made Stannis more interesting, especially in that scene with Selyse and Shireen (I hope we see more of Stannis as a dad). It really brought out his human side which is so fascinating (I hope you are able to sneak the Proudwing tale and the other “Stannis behind the Mannis” moments in somewhere in the next season) and I hope he gets a lot more screentime in the future (that was basicly the only thing that was wrong with that last scene, it was a tiny bit to rushed imo).
    I would love to see an extended scene with Maester Aemon. After all they are related and they could have a nice long chat about Azor Ahai, duty and Roberts Rebellion to name a few

  222. Joey
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    I dont see how maisie wouldnt of won it last year if they gave her the shot. Mayber next year if she plays it as well as she has been. the story arc is deffinatly there.

  223. LittleCatPaws
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Leo,

    Agree!

  224. Jenny
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    emmy for Nikolaj without a doubt, he has been the highlight of this season and his portayel of Jaime’s redemption arc has been incredible, if he doesn’t get an emmy for the bath in harrenhall scene there is something wrong with the emmys.

  225. LittleCatPaws
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:15 pm | Permalink

    ResurrectLuwin,

    Doreah was also one of the worst characters because the actress was absolutely dire. That god awful ‘practice’ session with Dany, that cheesy dragon speech and the way she reacts with a theatrical gasp when Viserys waves his sword at her even though she’s just jumped right in front of it is just cheese at it’s very stinkiest.

  226. ResurrectLuwin
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    For me, Nikolaj, Dance, Cunningham, Conleth, Dillane and Headey were the mvp’s this season in the acting arena. As much as I’m not a Cat fan Fairley was awesome in RoC. And for the little screen time they had, McElhatton was an awesome Roose and Kaye played a wonderful Thoros.

  227. ResurrectLuwin
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:18 pm | Permalink

    Doreah was also one of the worst characters because the actress was absolutely dire. That god awful ‘practice’ session with Dany, that cheesy dragon speech and the way she reacts with a theatrical gasp when Viserys waves his sword at her even though she’s just jumped right in front of it is just cheese at it’s very stinkiest.

    McKee is hot as hell, but all valid points.

  228. Viv
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Walder Frey,

    Never thought I’d ever agree with Walder Frey!

  229. Juego de Tronos
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Where are Charles Dance?!

  230. Cary Storm
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    I agree with you about Nikolaj. I think he really has a chance.

  231. Gatehouse Ami
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Permalink

    B Cogman,

    Mr. C., I want to point out that your episode is the only one this season with ZERO 1 out of 5 star votes in the polls on this website. Yours is the least unloved. On this website… on THIS internet?! As soon as I point it out, it’ll probably change but that’s a telling, raw statistic to take pride in if ever there was.

  232. dodge
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 1:17 pm | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,

    forget the emmys or the golden globes i just want HODOR to win a wic award for best performance in ep ten outstanding!!!!!!!!!! u must be hodor HODOR me and my gf were howling lol

  233. Al Swearengen
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    B Cogman,

    Mr Cogman do you have any knowledge as to why Maisie isn’t being put forward for awards ?

    BTW I love the work you do for Game of Thrones you’re a talented writer.

  234. EllenRipley
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think Sibell is one of the strongest actors on the show but I think it’s unfair to laugh at her/her team submitting her for consideration and when people complain about her accent. She is German so of course she has an accent when she speaks English, that shouldn’t be mocked.

  235. Walter_Eagle
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    Josh Parker:
    I agree with comments that Dinklage didn’t have as much to do, but his nomination should be secured if they submit Valar Dohaeris or Second Sons (is that the one where he marries Sansa?). He did an amazing job in his scenes in those episodes.

    Actors don’t get to pick an episode submission until after they are nominated.

  236. Walter_Eagle
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Hypothetical episode submissions for the actors if somehow anyone besides Dinklage and Rigg gets nominated:

    Dinklage: “Second Sons”
    Coster-Waldau: his biggest role is episode 7, but I’d still go with his best scene in “Kissed by Fire”. Not having a showcase episode where he’s both prominent and on his A-game is the only reason why he can’t win.
    Harington: not gonna happen, but his best is “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” by far.

    Headey: “Valar Dohaeris” I guess.
    Kekilli: nothing, but “Dark Wings, Dark Words” is her best.
    Dormer: “Dark Wings, Dark Words”
    Fairley: “The Rains of Castamere”
    Clarke: “Second Sons”

    Rigg: “And Now His Watch Is Ended”
    Hinds: I guess “Valar Dohaeris”

  237. Katie
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Lex,

    We don’t care about her work in Germany, she is a terrible actress in English speaking films…She doesn’t belong to Hollywood.
    Emilia is the queen , she is the best…
    I also think Maisie Williams is great.

  238. Katie
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Michelle Fairley is perfect too.

  239. X
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    ow… this post got meaner. Let go back to the topic and stop bashing on each others and the actors. How about we discuss fantary nominations instead?
    If we were to submit our nominations like Lead Actress, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Guest Performer (Actress), Guest Performer (Actor), Best Director. Let’s cite which episodes those actors and actresses stood out

  240. Moët
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Thrilled that NCW & Michelle are there, but beyond disappointed that Maisie, and Charles Dance are missing from this list.

  241. Mary Ann Carr
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    I heard this as well; Charles Dance is missing from that list, and I understand that it’s because he didn’t put his name in.

  242. Katie
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    I don’t understand why my post was deleted…the girl who plays Shae is an awful actress, i don’t understand how she had the job ???!! I’m shocked …
    she should go back to germany

    Emilia is the best , she is naturally gorgeous not like shae who had lots of work done on her huge nose lol and Emilia is really classy not like sibel who is an old porn actress …Emilia is the queen love her

  243. EllenRipley
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

    Saying someone should go back to Germany, making fun of her nose and her past work in porn is a needless, nasty personal attack. You don’t have to like her acting but that doesn’t mean you have to be rude.

  244. kix
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Katie,

    Emilia seems nice in person but I dont think she great actress yet. She needs to do a lot work if she wants to get recognition. Most of her scenes were highlighted because of good cinematography and direction. She’s missing some of the emotions needed on her scene. She needs to work on how to look proud or royal, most of the time she just puts her chin up to make her look proud. I guess season 1 was her season because she does act good as vulnerable character.

  245. Katie
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Permalink

    EllenRipley
    Well she should go back to germany because she can’t act , she is the worst actress in the show and if you read the comments here you can see that the Game of Thrones fans agree with me…
    Concerning the “personal attacks” , when you want to work in hollywood you have to be classy … And sibel has no class…Thank God Emilia is classy and a natural beauty.

    kix
    I don’t agree with you Emilia is great , i love her acting and her stunning face.
    The show is successful thanks to Emilia.

    Where is Sophie Turner ??? she is amazing too.

  246. winwolf
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm | Permalink

    Delta1212,

    People really cant read, i said i liked his writing of the episode even the stannis parts, its the FINALE that was very out of character.

  247. kix
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    X: ow… this post got meaner. Let go back to the topic and stop bashing on each others and the actors. How about we discuss fantary nominations instead?If we were to submit our nominations like Lead Actress, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Guest Performer (Actress), Guest Performer (Actor), Best Director. Let’s cite which episodes those actors and actresses stood out

    if I were to make a decision, I’ll add lead actor and actress.
    I would nominate the following
    Lead Actor: NCW (but its long shot though but he did have a lot of screentime and terrific scenes)
    Lead Actress: this is tough, I dont think there was a lead
    Supporting Actor: Peter Dinklage, Richard Madded (they were good)
    Supporting Actress: Michelle Fairley, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner
    Guest perf: Charles Dance, Conleth Hill, Iwan Rheon, Dianna Rigg
    Director: Alex Graves

  248. mariamb18
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Katie,

    Why trash one actress in order to compliment another?

    That’s part of the problem with award season. It can become a competition between performers on the same show. I prefer to root for any and all of the actors/actresses nominated from GOT. For the most part, I think that they are spectacular in their roles. Kudos to them and to Nina Gold.

  249. Katie
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    mariamb18

    You don’t understand ..i don’t compare them because you can’t compare them…Sibel is the worst actress on the show…The other girls are WAY better than her…
    Emilia is my favorite that’s the reason why i talk about her..Sibel has to be really pretentious and delusional to nominated herself. She doesn’t deserve an award.

  250. EllenRipley
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 5:56 pm | Permalink

    You honestly think saying someone has no class and should go back to Germany because you think her acting is that bad is not a personal attack?! I think she is one of the weakest on the show but I don’t have a problem with her as a person. She might be really nice. Submitting yourself for an Emmy doesn’t make you a bad person.

  251. mariamb18
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Katie,

    Everyone has their favorites. However, there is no need to trash another actress on issues that have nothing to do with their performance – such as her nose. Why call her “pretenious and delusional”? You do understand that her agent submitted her name…with her approval. Actresses want to work. They want the next part. Perhaps this is her plan (along with her agent) to get noticed.

    Finally, I DO understand. You don’t believe that she is as talented as Emilia…that’s OK. Find a better way to defend Emilia than by putting down Sibel. If she is as untalented as you seem to think she is, then Emilia has nothing to worry about.

  252. Narkel
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    I would like to see some recognition for Sophie, I think her acting has been left a little behind because some people just don’t like Sansa.

    Katie it’s just a shame you have to insult Sibel just because you want to defend your favorite actress. Emilia is your favorite, that’s okay, but saying she’s among the best on the show is just a lie. Everybody loves Dany because of her dragons, in consequence they love Emilia. No matter how much you bash Sibel, I agree she’s not doing her best at this show, but seeing her previous work as an actress is proof that she is good. And you can’t say that about Emilia unfortunately.

  253. SwordoftheEvening
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 6:48 pm | Permalink

    Kekilli???? LOL. Same with Clarke. She is a terrible actress, who did a god-awful job in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which I saw and wish I didn’t. The only actresses that really deserve it are Fairley and Williams. Turner is not very good – I’m not understanding all of the praise. Average at best.

    Christie needs a better agent so she’ll appear in the opening credits instead of a guest star. That’s just inexcusable.

  254. Shock
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    HBO must have been obligated to put forth Emilia Clarke. She is not even one of the top 5 actresses in the show, let alone on any series.

  255. Endless Giraffe
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    SwordoftheEvening,

    I’m not a big fan of Sophie either, but give her some good material and she can do well. Look at the wedding scene or the scene with the heads at the end of season 1. She was great there. Agreed that Fairley or Willaims should get it though. Thought the Arya scene in the last episode was one of the best ever.

  256. winwolf
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Endless Giraffe,

    Ye i agree if sophie doesnt get lines like: Can my parents come to the wedding, She could actually be great.
    And ofc maisie is the best.

  257. SwordoftheEvening
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    Turner was excellent in season one, but this season has been kind of a struggle for her.

    At least Oona Chaplin wasn’t nominated.

  258. KingJon
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    Completely agree with ‘Winter’. Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner have been amazing, but it seems like they’re not getting the recognition they deserve. Have they even appeared on any of the American ‘late night’ shows? I don’t recall. But they need to be put out there more to promote themselves and the show. Also, I totally agree with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau winning the Supporting Actor. Other than his final scene of the season with Cersei (can’t really blame him for that), I thought he was great.

  259. Nancy
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    X,
    Good idea!
    My fantary nominations:
    Lead Actor: I’d go out on a limb and go with NCW too. He’s had the best material this season…especially with episodes 2-7. Obviously the bath scene would seal the deal for me.
    Lead Actress: Another out on a limb here, I’d go with Gwendoline Christie. If NCW has had a lot of screen time, she’s shared it with him. And his performance wouldn’t be as good without her. I’d say her goodbye scene to Jaime in episode 7 was terrific.
    Supporting Actor: Richard Madden, in addition to Rains of Castamere…he was terrific in his scene with Tobias Menzies in Walk of Punishment and the Karstark sequence in Kissed by Fire.
    Supporting Actress: Michelle Fairley, no argument here. Obviously fantastic in Rains. But her recollection about Jon and confession to the Blackfish about the fate of her two youngest sons were very moving.
    Guest Actor: Dan Hillenbrand, hard to select which episode he was excellent in, he was good in all of his appearances.
    Guest Actress: Dame Diana Rigg, the episode with the cheese freakout. A lesser actress could have hammed that up and she struck the right note.
    Best Director: David Nutter for Rains

  260. Shan
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    I want to nom Nikolaj. Whether I mean that in the sense of nominating him or in the sense of devouring him like a cupcake, the statement remains accurate.

  261. jen
    Posted June 12, 2013 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Arya kidding me? Boo, Emmys. Easteros bunny,

  262. shaz
    Posted June 13, 2013 at 5:59 am | Permalink

    I second Winter’s insistence on Sophie and Maisie getting some award recognition. The problem is this season, Sansa’s key moments were diluted by other characters’ like Margery and Tyrion, everything was seen through Tyrion’s eyes which grates on me. Still Sophie does a commendable job with showing Sansa’s inner turmoil. Many of her best moments are expressed by her inner monologues in the books, which is difficult to translate onscreen but i can picture no one else as Sansa. Maisie is aldo deserving of course!

  263. The Purist
    Posted June 13, 2013 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Alex Dubrovsky: Why are you still watching the show, if I may ask?

    Stephen Dillane is all kinds of awesome as Stannis.

    I liked season 1, it’s after S1 when it’s started to go downhill, imo. So I still have hope that the terrible duo will deflate their egos and do it right. Plus, GRRM is writing some of the episodes. His episodes are some of my favorites.

    I like Stephen Dillane. He’s a good actor as I seen his work before GoT. His fine as Stannis, it’s the writers and what they are doing to his character that I have a problem with. This latest episode just piles on the more problems with Stannis.

    Rabid Grunt,
    Yeah, what’s your point?

    Chickenduck: ’ll probably regret asking, but is “butthurt” meant to be homophobic?

    Also, is the purist a “he”? For some reason, I assumed it was “she Purist”.

    What? The word “butthurt” isn’t homophobic. Are you lazy? Look up the meaning on the Internet. I support gay marriage if want to know and I have friends who are gay. You GoT fanboys are raging because somebody doesn’t love your precious show, but doesn’t mean you should suggest that person is homophobic. I swear you people will do or say anything to silence anyone who criticizes the show.

    I’m a he. If you apologize for suggesting I made a homophobic remark and take me out to dinner, I can be a she if that’s what you are into. Who am I to deny what turns you on?

  264. Mister Stoneheart
    Posted June 13, 2013 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    I’m a professional stage actor (union). Sibel is an embarrassment to the franchise, and she should be ashamed of having her name submitted alongside much much more talented actors.

    I agree with all the disdain thrown her way. She ruins every scene she is in. She’s like a turd floating in a punchbowl.

  265. Clob
    Posted June 13, 2013 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    KingJon: Completely agree with ‘Winter’. Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner have been amazing, but it seems like they’re not getting the recognition they deserve. Have they even appeared on any of the American ‘late night’ shows? I don’t recall. But they need to be put out there more to promote themselves and the show..

    As far as I know they haven’t been and it’s a bit surprising, especially when they were in the states for all that promo stuff prior to the season starting this Spring. I agree that they should be on. Perhaps they’ve been asked but scheduling hasn’t worked or something. Maisie as a fan favorite playing a fan favorite character should be inundated with requests.

    OT: I don’t know how I missed it before but I just saw this morning they’re doing another 300 movie and Lena is reprising her role. Neat
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zqy21Z29ps

  266. HodorHodorHodor
    Posted June 13, 2013 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Michelle Fairley HAS to win. She’s been excellent all season, but her last moments in the RW were simply phenomenal.

    I also think Diana Rigg was absolutely outstanding and deserves to win her category as well.

  267. WhiteWalker
    Posted June 13, 2013 at 11:43 am | Permalink

    I agree with WiC: It’s a shame that HBO doesn’t nominate Maisie Williams. She’s clearly the best child actor on the show (although Isaac Hempstead Wright is very good as well), and she can hold her own against many of the more experienced, adult actors.

    Charles Dance, who’s one of the best actors on the show, said this about Maisie (1):

    Do you have a favourite moment or scene you’ve acted in so far?

    CD: A lot, but especially the scenes I had with little Maisie [Williams, in season two], who’s phenomenally gifted. I think she was 13 at the time. Her understanding of the medium and what the character was about [was brilliant]. She’s just a joy to work with, really extraordinary.

    It’s quite remarkable that he singled out Maisie, among all the other adult actors he’s interacted with, and it’s a testament to Maisie’s acting talent.

    And how ironic is it that Sibel Kekilli, one of the most miscast actors on the show (her character is annoying, and her acting is over the top), has been nominated instead of Maisie? (I understand that she nominated herself, but nonetheless, it’s weird).

    (1) Source:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/game-of-thrones/9961779/Game-of-Thrones-Charles-Dance-interview-I-treat-Peter-Dinklage-appallingly.html

  268. ChicagoJen
    Posted June 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Walder Frey,

    I could not agree more. What the hell is HBO thinking??????

  269. bsquared41
    Posted June 13, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    I just don’t get why HBO doesn’t submit Maisie Williams or Sophie Turner?

    I thought it was because the actor/actress had to submit themselves, not their network.

  270. Scott
    Posted June 13, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Permalink

    Walder Frey,

    I know. I never liked Shae in the books, and don’t in the show. Maisie was time and again the strongest female outside of Diana Rigg on the show.

  271. Jen@House Stark
    Posted June 13, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    Michelle Fairley took a part that for the last two seasons, IMO, were not written much like book Cat. While I realize her first season is probably not a consideration, and the Academy doesn’t care whether she “deserves” it or not, she did knock it out of the park in the Red Wedding. NCW and Dink are both great and happy to see either get an Emmy. Oh, and Ramin Djawadi should get best score, he is incredible.

  272. Currer Bell
    Posted June 14, 2013 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    The clock is ticking IF we’re going to have certain events:

    1. UnCat has to be revived soon. She can’t lie around decomposing too long unless D&D are going for a Walking Dead gorefest.

    2. IF Arya is going to have a wolfdream about Cat being pulled from the river, it has to come sooner than the revival of course. We need to establish that warging direwolves is a Stark family trait if we’re going to have Jon warg into Ghost after being stabbed.

    On another more fun note, since Pod and Gendry are now sullied they could meet at one of Littlefinger’s establishments and become friends. Then, when Brienne goes off on her quest, both could accompany her. And Pod could conduct a master’s class instructing a shirtless Gendry about pleasing women. And we might get Pod’s shirt off too which could be interesting.

  273. Elia
    Posted June 15, 2013 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    is it true that Sibel submitted herself? I guess that would be an explanation.

  274. Lucas Tran
    Posted June 18, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    HODOR?

  275. edward
    Posted June 20, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    Lord Of The Waters,

    sophie turner has no chance of getting nominated

  276. anto33
    Posted June 25, 2013 at 12:16 am | Permalink

    Emilia should be leading actress,not supporting.

  277. Lucy
    Posted June 25, 2013 at 4:43 am | Permalink

    Is anyone else surprised that Rose Leslie wasn’t submitted for the supporting actress category? I thought she was amazing this season

  278. Lucy
    Posted June 25, 2013 at 4:48 am | Permalink

    Clob,

    They were both submitted by HBO last year (when they both had more screen time/more impressive scenes) and weren’t nominated.

  279. LittleCatPaws
    Posted June 25, 2013 at 8:12 am | Permalink

    Mister Stoneheart:

    I agree with all the disdain thrown her way.She ruins every scene she is in.She’s like a turd floating in a punchbowl.

    This comment is priceless! I agree with it too, I just can’t warm to her character because she seems like such an idiotic drama queen. When Tyrion suggests things that are clearly logical and she does that “I’m annoyed so I’ll raise my voice to whiny monotone to show it” style acting and her lines make her seem like a thick ingrate.

  280. Cool Moon
    Posted July 2, 2013 at 6:41 pm | Permalink

    Maisie Williams’ Arya, Richard Madden’s Robb, Sophie Turner’s Sansa all deserve nominations over than Natalie Dormer and Sibel Kekilli. AND Conleth Hill is so good he almost makes Varys as lovely as the Starks. What about Aidan Gillen’s Little Finger, I can’t imagine how this villain can be portrayed otherwise.

  281. Cool Moon
    Posted July 2, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Lucy,

    ditto.

  282. Garlan NAITS
    Posted July 9, 2013 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    One other thing … Sibel Kikelli, Lena Headey and Natalie Dormer over Rose Leslie this year? Not taking anything away from those ladies (esp. Headey & Dormer who were great, albeit not used much), but how does it make any sense to put up Kit Harrington as one of 3 actor submissions, but leave Leslie out of a group of 6 actress submissions?

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