The Emmy nomination announcements are just around the corner and many Game of Thrones actors are hoping to hear their name called. Yesterday on Twitter we chatted about some of the actors chances at landing a nom. But it’s always hard to hold a long discussion on Twitter with its 140 character limit. So I decided to expand that into a post… and since it’s the cool thing to do I added odds (for recreational purposes only, of course).
Before we begin, I should note that the list of actors I’m using comes from the official submission lists released by the Academy. So don’t get mad at me for not having Maisie Williams or Charles Dance on here! Those folks are not eligible to be nominated since neither HBO nor their representation submitted them. Ok, on to my thoughts and the odds!
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Dinklage is a two-time nomimee and one-time Emmy winner and that gives him a leg up on his fellow cast mates. Dinklage didn’t have as much to do this season as he did in seasons one and two, although he did well with what he had. But Emmy voters are creatures of habit and will continually vote the same person in, provided the show doesn’t completely fall off a cliff. That gives the Dink the best chance at a nom.
Nomination Odds: 3/2
After being almost completely sidelined last season, Coster-Waldau came back in a big way this season. His scenes with Gwendoline Christie were fantastic, culminating in the bathtub scene, which may have been the best acted scene in this show yet. The problem is supporting actor is a very crowded field, and Dinklage will be stealing many of his potential votes, so he’s a bit of a long-shot to land a nom even though he is the more deserving Lannister sibling.
Nomination Odds: 10/1
This was arguably Harington’s best season, but unfortunately, it’s not going to be enough.
Nomination Odds: 25/1
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Fairley has gained a bit of Emmy buzz in the press for her work this season. Yes, she didn’t have many scenes, but the ones she did have were prime Emmy material. Of course, she also has that Red Wedding scene going for her. Will Emmy voters’ heart break for Michelle the way Catelyn’s heart broke for her son? If so, she could get a nom.
Nomination Odds: 6/1
After a season last year where people were questioning Clarke’s abilities, she answered her critics in a big way: with perfect Valyrian and a fire-breathing dragon. That scene alone gives her a fighting chance.
Nomination Odds: 12/1
Headey had several meaty scenes this season. But if she didn’t get nominated last season on the strength of her performance in “Blackwater”, she’s unlikely to get a nom this season.
Nomination Odds: 20/1
Dormer had some strong work this season, especially in the first half of the season. But ultimately it’s going to be too little, too early.
Nomination Odds: 30/1
Yeah, not gonna happen.
Nomination Odds: 50/1
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Given the somewhat wide-open nature of the guest actor field, it’s hard to predict these categories. But Rigg stole just about every scene she was in and she’s a bit of a TV legend, which gives her a pretty good shot at landing a nomination.
Nomination Odds: 5/2
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Hinds has that whole legend thing going for him too, but he just didn’t have enough to do this season to be a serious contender for a guest actor nom.
Nomination Odds: 15/1
What do you think of these odds? Do you think Dinklage will once again be the lone acting representative for Game of Thrones? Or will there be more actors nominated this year? Discuss it all in the comments below.