Game of Thrones garners 17 Emmy noms!
By Winter Is Coming on in Awards, News.

Emmy AwardThe 2013 Emmy nominations were announced today and Game of Thrones walked away with 17 total nominations! The biggest surprise had to be someone other than Peter Dinklage finally breaking through in the acting categories. Emilia Clarke garnered an Outstanding Supporting Actress nom and Dame Diana Rigg scored an Outstanding Guest Actress nom. Peter got his usual nom too, of course.

David Benioff & D.B. Weiss returned as nominees in the writing category after being left off last season. Unsurprisingly, “The Rains of Castamere” was the episode that did it. The series secured an Outstanding Drama Series nom, for the third year in a row, and is the only HBO show in that category this year (Boardwalk Empire was bumped out, presumably due to House of Cards‘ debut). Lastly, the show raked in a ton of technical nominations, as it always does.

Seventeen nominations in total, the most the show has ever received, and tying American Horror Story for the most this year!

After the break, the full list of nominations for your perusal, as well as some of my reactions.

  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Emilia Clarke as Supporting Actress
  • Peter Dinklage as Supporting Actor
  • Diana Rigg as Guest Actress
  • Writing in a Drama series for The Rains of Castamere (David Benioff & D.B. Weiss)
  • Art Direction, single camera (Valar Dohaeris, Kissed by Fire)
  • Oustanding Casting for a Drama
  • Cinematography, single camera (Mhysa)
  • Costumes (Walk of Punishment)
  • Editing, single camera (The Rains of Castamere)
  • Hairstyling, single camera (Second Sons)
  • Makeup, single camera, non-prosthetic (Kissed by Fire)
  • Makeup, prosthetic (Valar Dohaeris)
  • Sound Editing (And Now his Watch is Ended)
  • Sound Mixing, one hour (And Now his Watch is Ended)
  • Special Visual Effects (Valar Dohaeris)
  • Interactive Program for GoT S3 Enhanced Digital Experience

The winners will be announced live on CBS on September 22, with the technical awards being awarded a week before that, on September 15, in a separate event.

Winter Is Coming: What a haul! I know, I know, the wrong actors were nominated. Many people think Michelle Fairley and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau should have been nominated over Clarke and Dinklage. But getting ANY sort of acting recognition is a huge deal. So I can’t complain too much! The rest of the nominations are all deserved, I think. It would have been nice to get at least one directing nom. And the Academy continuing to ignore the excellent work that Djawadi does on the music is a travesty. Maybe one of these years they will correct that. For now, I just want to congratulate all the hard-working folks who have made this show, and these nominations, possible!


257 Comments

  1. hassannmadkour
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:32 am | Permalink

    First

  2. The Flayed Man
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:33 am | Permalink

    Fantastic news, it’s great to see the quality of the show being consistently recognized. However, I am quite disappointed in some regard. Both Nikolaj and Michelle really gave it their all this season, but of course the familiar, “safe” route is taken. Of course, Dinklage is great, but he didn’t have much outstanding material this season. Nikolaj, on the other hand, consistently nailed it. While Emilia Clarke did step up her game a lot since last season (some of which was due to the writing), Fairley definitely deserves it more.

  3. Hank
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:34 am | Permalink

    Nominating Emilia Clark and Peter Dinklage is just lazy.
    Michelle Fairley and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau would haven been the obvious choices.

  4. TonyGen
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    I’m very happy for Emilia Clarke though honestly I wish Michelle Fairly had received that nom. Her performance in “Rains…” was a master class in acting and given her character is dead now she won’t have another shot.

    Happy for Dianna Rigg, it is deserved and I assumed she would sneak in there.

    It blows my mind that Charles Dance is continually ignored, though he is competing in the same category as Peter I suppose who they are going to nominate.

  5. Ivan Jurić
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:36 am | Permalink

    michelle got robbed. plain and simple.

  6. PrinceTheon
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:37 am | Permalink

    They got Makeup-Prosthetic for Valar Dohaeris. THE CUT OFF NIPPLE GOT AN EMMY NOMINATION!!

    Maybe. Probably not.

  7. Jen@House Stark
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    Game Of Thrones • HBO – Diana Rigg as Olenna Tyrell as Best Guest Actress, I am rooting for this one, oh and Dink of course. However, think Emilia will get stomped on by Dame Maggie for Downton Abbey, sorry.

  8. Hank
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:38 am | Permalink

    PrinceTheon:
    They got Makeup-Prosthetic for Valar Dohaeris. THE CUT OFF NIPPLE GOT AN EMMY NOMINATION!!

    Maybe. Probably not.

    or it’s that gnarly gaint

  9. AJ
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Great news! Congrats to everyone, especially Emilia and Peter. That being said, hopefully in the coming years they’ll nominate the actors depending on how great their performance was in the most recent season, which clearly wasn’t the case here. Thanks to Michelle Fairley, I’ll never forget Cat’s face when she heard the Rains of Castamere, and Jaime’s bath scene has my favorite monologue from this show ever, stunning work from Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. Michelle and Nikolaj deserved it, but the Emmy’s seem more about whose faces are on all the promos than anything else.

  10. Mairead
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    Emilia Clarke getting a nomination just proves what a joke the Emmy Awards are. She is one of the weakest actresses on the show, to think of the talent being ignored year after year while she gets nominated is sickening. Just goes to show how far a pretty face and nude scenes can carry you.

  11. kvothe
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    unfair to NCW!!!!

  12. John
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:41 am | Permalink

    Of all the nominations I really want THIS to be a winner:
    Oustanding Casting for a Drama
    So many unknown talents and actors were integrated into the show and everyone of them turned out just AMAZING! The casting on this show truly is outstanding!

  13. Rygar
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Drunk Tyrion deserves the award!

  14. AA
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    FYI, the breakdowns of all the nominations on the Emmys website lists GoT with 16 nominations, and “Game Of Thrones Season Three Enhanced Digital Experience” with 1 nomination – so that is where the 16 vs 17 nominations split is coming from. http://www.emmys.com/sites/emmys.com/files/2013-noms-ProgByProg.pdf

    Just a technicality. I’m really excited and proud!

    Edit: Excited and proud, but also agree that certain actors may have been more deserving than Dinklage and Clarke for this particular season.

  15. Maxwell James
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:42 am | Permalink

    Awesome. While they wouldn’t have been my top picks from the show, very glad to see Dinklage and Clarke nominated, as well as Rigg. All three were terrific this year.

    (I am slightly disappointed that the great Tatiana Maslany didn’t get nominated for Orphan Black. Not the deepest performance ever, but an amazing one (or six?) nonetheless).

    I think Thrones’ chances of picking up the Best Drama award are considerably better this year than they’ve been in the past. I wouldn’t call it a favorite yet – but the thing is, there isn’t a clear favorite this year, and not splitting the bill with Boardwalk increases their chances further.

  16. Doug
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    I honestly don’t have the same reaction as you, that this is some great haul for GOT. 17 is no small amount, I wont argue that, but I sill argue they once again are short changing fantasy. They’re getting better, I admit, but I feel it’s still lacking.

    No one will convince me that if Fairley did equivalent work for a show like Homeland that she wouldn’t be nominated right now.

    The music is continuously ignored, directing is ignored, Dance is ignored.

    I don’t know I don’t feel as wow to this as you. I feel this is still short changing because of the hatred by these people for fantasy and science fiction.

  17. Mescalinic
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Hank:
    Nominating Emilia Clark and Peter Dinklage is just lazy.

    this. lazy is the right word :/

  18. Chrysee
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:44 am | Permalink

    I definitely understand the logic behind given the acting noms to the most consistently visible and plot-important characters, but it still stings that Michelle Fairley was snubbed. Predicting it now: she’ll get a guest appearance nod next year for Suits?

  19. Urban Bran
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Disappointed that Michelle didn’t get nominated, honestly feel like the Academy is trolling us this way because so many people were convinced she was gonna make it into the nominations. I’m happy for Emilia since she did really great this season though.

    Peter was great in Episode 8 and it ends there, he had nothing else to do in the entire season. Nikolaj was amazing in nearly every episode of the season. I mean, he nailed a compelling 10 minute monologue whilst wearing a stump and naked in a bath.

    Yay for Diana Rigg. 17 noms overall is great!

  20. MedievalFantasy
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:47 am | Permalink

    I don’t see why people call Emilia a weak actress. She did outstanding this season, especially her Dracarys moment. I, too, wanted Michelle to be nominated, and NCW as well, but to get any acting nomination is great. Peter Dinklage, though, really did nothing incredible this year, so now I know they nominate him just to nominate him. Season 1 was his meatiest season, but I still think Sean Bean did much better than Dinklage and was robbed.

  21. Isabelle
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Yippee! Thrones is certainly on the voters’ radar screen now!

    Now, if only Hannibal would make it on there, my life would be perfect.

  22. Anon
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    I am so happy for Emilia Clarke
    People think its a lazy choice, but Emilia came from season 2 with a horrible script and over acting. This season, she came with a vengance and nailed every scene she was in. People say that the character of Dany is more of the reason she got nominated, but I can tell you that Dany has become a more popular character on the show than she was in the books.
    Michelle Fairly did deliver the best performance of the series, but she didn’t have enough scenes this season unfortunatley.

    Now NCW getting snubbed is harder for me to swallow. Peter Dinklage is always amazing, but that choice seemed more of habbit than of real merit this season. But still, over the moon about GOT getting 17 noms.

  23. Summer Is Coming
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    Fantastic news! Both Peter and Emilia deserve their nom’s but I would have loved to see Nicolaj and Michelle there with them. The one I am certain it is a win is Diana Rigg! Hands down. Peter will win again next year for sure, knowing what is in store for him, while Emilia has many seasons to come to prove that this first nom is not a mistake as many might think. Nicolaj amazing portrayal from hateful Jaime to likeble Jaime should have raised some eyebrows. The one I am truly truly sad about is Michelle. She was beyond Emmy worthy…

    Congrats to D&D for their writing nom. It seems the strategy to submit only one has worked out. Bryan told us this would happen.
    No directing nom is curious.

    Nina Gold and her team have to, and I mean HAVE TO win for their casting! It will really be ridiculous if they don’t. And Ramin Djawadi… it really is a travesty his lack of recognition…

    Congrats to all!

  24. Anne
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:48 am | Permalink

    I wish it was Fairly, but I’m real happy GoT is making headway into the other acting categories. Although I wish they’d reconsider putting a few of the actors forward into the LEAD category. Gives all the fine actors on this show more a chance of being nominated.

    Peter has a good shot of winning again this year, if the Breaking Bad votes split between their two nominated actors.

  25. Rygar
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:49 am | Permalink

    Drunk Tyrion crushes dying Cat everytime.

  26. Teresa
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    (This was posted in a previous off-topic thread, moved it to the proper one.)

    I posted before that Emmy voters are like the ones for the Oscars and Grammys- why figure things out when you can just save time and put in the usual suspects? They’re just plain lazy. It’s all the same. . .ugh.

    Really thought Michelle Fairley had a better chance to sneak into the Supporting Actress category. But I was still pleasantly surprised anyone managed to, so congrats to Emilia! (love her)

    As for Nikolaj, it’s possible next season’s storylines might give him more prominence and better chances to be nominated.

    There’s just too many people- the cast is too big. This show deserves its own separate Emmy categories.

    And I still predict GoT will pull off an upset win for Best Drama.

  27. PrinceTheon
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    The thing is, the actors submit one episode. So while NCW was definitely the best of the season, Dinklage in Second Sons was a better performance than any 1 NCW episode, including his monologue.

    For actresses, I love that some people here are smarter than professionals. Whether or not Clarke should have been nominated is debatable, but the whole “Emilia Clarke is a bad actress” is laughable. Anyone stating that now just has a vendetta. And I know a LOT of people who did prefer Clarke in And Now His Watch Is Ended over Fairleys in Rains, although both were magnificent.

  28. Sean C.
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    TonyGen:
    It blows my mind that Charles Dance is continually ignored, though he is competing in the same category as Peter I suppose who they are going to nominate.

    Dance is not ignored. He didn’t submit himself.

    People expecting Fairley to be nominated were dreaming. She did sweet fuck all this season apart from “The Rains of Castamere”; you can’t get an Emmy nomination based on having a role in one episode.

  29. Johan Sporre
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Year by year it’s getting better, so we’ll perhaps see Ramin Djawadi next year, as well as some other actor being nominated.
    So happy for Casting, Guest Actress and Supporting Actress. Emilia was fantastic this season.

  30. Rygar
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:54 am | Permalink

    Dying Cat crushes Glaring Dany everytime.

  31. MyBFFTheHound
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    Justice for NCW!!!!

  32. Chris
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Really wish there was room for Charles Dance to get a nomination.

  33. Veltigar
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    PrinceTheon:
    The thing is, the actors submit one episode. So while NCW was definitely the best of the season, Dinklage in Second Sons was a better performance than any 1 NCW episode, including his monologue.

    We’ll have to disagree here. NCW monologue was easily in the top three of this season. Perfectly executed and very moving. On top of that that bath scene must have been a pain in the ass to shoot. If anyone is “robbed” this year than I think it’s NCW.

    PrinceTheon:
    For actresses, I love that some people here are smarter than professionals. Whether or not Clarke should have been nominated is debatable, but the whole “Emilia Clarke is a bad actress” is laughable. Anyone stating that now just has a vendetta. And I know a LOT of people who did prefer Clarke in And Now His Watch Is Ended over Fairleys in Rains, although both were magnificent.

    I agree with you here. In fact I am one of those people.

  34. Anne
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    I think Game Of Thrones has real chance of winning the Drama series Emmy this year. here’s my reasoning:

    Biggest competition is Breaking Bad of course.

    Breaking Bad was only a half season, and they might want to wait until the other half airs and reward it next year. of course if it doesn’t win this year, there is NO CHANCE of any other show winning next year.

    Homeland won last year and the second season wasn’t as critically acclaimed as the first.

    I think the mad love for Downtown Abbey is over, and season 3 was uneven.

    Mad Men has won this category 4 times and I think they’re done rewarding it. (backed up by it losing last year)

    that leaves the Wild Card, House of Cards. and because of the format (streaming) I think that the television academy might not want to go there just yet and give it the big award.

    so, by my reasoning, Game Of Thrones wins!

  35. Rygar
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    I preferred Cats scene with Uncle Fish. Thats what did it for me. That and Mero’s whore. Uuuuunnnnnffffff.

  36. Kate
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:06 am | Permalink

    Sean C.: People expecting Fairley to be nominated were dreaming. She did sweet fuck all this season apart from “The Rains of Castamere”; you can’t get an Emmy nomination based on having a role in one episode.

    PrinceTheon: The thing is, the actors submit one episode. So while NCW was definitely the best of the season, Dinklage in Second Sons was a better performance than any 1 NCW episode, including his monologue.

  37. Sunny
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Emilia is a fantastic actress and her work in season 3 was exemplary. The fact her character is so popular speaks volumes for the job she is doing. That being said, I feel Michelle was robbed (Like Lena last season) and certainly deserved a nomination for her work in Rains.

  38. Alex Dubrovsky
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:07 am | Permalink

    Anne:

    Peter has a good shot of winning again this year, if the Breaking Bad votes split between their two nominated actors.

    Last year Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito were nominated for the best supporting actor and Aaron Paul won. This time it’s him and Jonathan Banks. Looking at the nominees, I think that one of the Breaking Bad guys will take the award and I actually hope for Jonathan Banks to win.

  39. Hodor Targaryon
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:08 am | Permalink

    PrinceTheon,

    When they are picking nominees, they don’t just rely on one episode. It’s only after the nominees are selected that they submit one episode. I would also respectfully disagree that Dink’s one performance in Second Sons was better than any one performance of NCW’s. The bathtub scene was great, even if drunk Tyrion was too.

    While I agree that Clarke is good, there’s nothing wrong with disagreeing, perhaps strongly, with “professionals.” A history of snubs shows that professionals can be wrong, and are on fact subject to their own biases. Look at the professional bias against genre shows like the one we all love, should we just accept that because they’re professionals and are therefore smarter than us?

  40. Turncloak
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    TonyGen,

    Charles Dance was not ignored, he didn’t nominate himself. It’s up to the actors to submit themselves for Emmy consideration

  41. tysnow
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:09 am | Permalink

    Congratulations to all and to all the cast and crew nominated it is well deserved recognition. I just wish NCW and Ms. Fairly were recognized for their outstanding work this season, which is why it is important for GoT to win best cast (includes everyone).

  42. Sean C.
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    Kate:

    Yes, but Emmy nominations aren’t just the submission. They’re about accumulating buzz, if you want to get nominated if you never were before (Dinklage, as a repeat nominee, has to do a lot less to keep getting nominated). You need to be a consistent feature of the show, one that critics, people in the industry, and the audience are talking about. Nobody was talking about Michelle Fairley for 9/10s of the season, because she didn’t do anything in 9 of the series’ 10 episodes. Under those circumstances, it wouldn’t matter how good her performance in the tenth was. There are a bunch of people to nominate who are consistently featured in their shows.

  43. Al Swearengen
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    And there you have at the Emmy’s are nothing more than a popularity contest.

    Emilia best supporting Actress LOL.

    Peter over Nikolaj GTFO.

  44. Turncloak
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Doug,

    Can you explain how Dance is ignored? How is he supposed to get an Emmy when he refuses to nominate himself for one?

  45. blatz
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Hank:
    Nominating Emilia Clark and Peter Dinklage is just lazy.
    Michelle Fairley and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau would haven been the obvious choices.

    Agreed. Dinklage had better material and scenes in S2. Still, he was great in S3. Certainly Emilia over Michelle or even Lena is a real head-scratcher.

  46. MyNameIsHodor
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:15 am | Permalink

    I just wish people would give Emilia her credit.
    People bring up her performance in season 2, but WHO THE HELL COULD HAVE MADE THAT SCRIPT WORK.
    She aced it this season. She gave me chills both with the Dracarys scene and the scene where she met with the slave master in Yunkai.
    Michelle’s one scene in the Red Wedding is the greatest acting I’ve seen in the entire history of this show, but it is one scene.

  47. Selmy
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:17 am | Permalink

    17 is amazing!
    However, yes, the wrong actors have been nominated.
    Should have been Michelle and Nikolaj.

  48. gosensgo
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Mairead,

    Relax… Emilia is a very good actress

    But yes, Fairly did get robbed. I agree.

  49. Al Swearengen
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    MyNameIsHodor,

    Don’t get me wrong Emilia was a lot better this season but after saying “Dracarys” can you honestly say she was better than Maisie and Michelle?

  50. Juego de Tronos
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    Great news!!!

  51. Rygar
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    If the Emmy nominations interest you even for a moment you are lost. Let’s all go out for a drink and feel better. I am buying. No funny stuff or weirdos allowed.

  52. gosensgo
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    You guys on these forums complain WAY TOO MUCH.
    If you are a huge fan of the show you should be proud regardless who and for what got nominated, don’t laugh about them or make fun. Yes we all have our opinions on who should have been nominated, but in the end we should be happy and proud.

    Hopefully GoT wins in allllllllll their categories… that would be awesome :)

  53. Tim
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    MyNameIsHodor,

    this. Michelle was good in this one scene but Emilia also deserves the nomination.

  54. Dr Gonzo
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:28 am | Permalink

    Ramin Djawadi not being nominated for doing the music is a crime. I don’t often notice music on tv but Ramin really made the music a part of Season 3.

    On Emilia Clarke getting the nomination for best supporting actress…. I’ll just name the actresses who did a better job this season in order.

    1) Michelle Fairley – Cateyln Stark
    2) Lena Headey – Cersei Lannister
    3) Maisse Williams – Ayra Stark
    4) Rosie Leslie – Ygritte
    5) Natalie Dormer – Margeary Tyrell
    6) Brienne of Tarth – Gwendoline Cristie

    All those six actresses performed better than Emilia. Michelle was the most obvious choice. Lena should have been nominated last year when she hit it out of the park in Blackwater. Maisse has been consistantly brilliant since Season 1. Rosie Leslie really added depth to Ygrittes character vs the book Ygritte. Natalie Dormer does a great job with Margeary (especially the scene with Joffrey and the crossbow).

  55. Kelly
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:30 am | Permalink

    I think Emilia Clarke fully deserves her nomination. She has improved a lot acting wise and her work was terrific this season. She had a lot more to do and she did it all well.

    NCW I do agree should have made the cut but it was always a longshot.

    Overall thrilled with how much recognition the show got.

  56. taim
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:31 am | Permalink

    also think that michelle got robbed, she would have deserved a nomination. I am not a big fan of this awards anyways, because really often shows/ actors get nominated for whatever reason. Congrats to Emilia, but think someone else would have deserved it more.

  57. Bacon
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    Sean C.,

    i agree with that! michelle never had a chance of winning with that one scene. so stop complaining.

  58. Anne
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    What other actresses regularly speak three different languages for their performances? Emilia’s flawless delivery of High Valyrian (a made up language no less) was awe inspiring. She definitely deserves this nomination, she was fantastic this season.

  59. James
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Emmy actor nominations are all-star votes in sports. Emilia is the most popular female actor (by far) and Dinklage is the most popular male actor (also by far) on the show. If you want a deeper analysis than the Emmys aren’t for you.

    It’s much more an indicator of the strength of the show than anything else. Nice to get the recognition, 17 nominations is fantastic! I don’t think there will be a lot of wins but that’s okay. I hope D&D get a win for Rains, they deserve it.

  60. tumblefell
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    17 noms is outstanding. I like this.

    But I’d like it a lot more if the right actors had been nom’d in the supporting fields. Dinklage over Coster-Waldau is absolute laziness. Clarke over Fairley, beyond the HBO buzz machine churning up votes, is inexplicably ridiculous.

  61. Skipjack
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Sean C.,

    Uh, actually you do. You submit an episode for consideration. Don’t mistake Cat not doing much, for MF not doing much. MF repeatedly gave us the depth of her characters grief and helplessness, but never was she repetitive.

    However, there’s no doubt that Clarke is a consistently better actress than she’s given credit for by the community. I’m glad for her.

    Also I’m glad for Peter, who is being taken for granted by people here. His wedding performance was top flight, and as good as any of his excellent work as Tyrion.

  62. Khal-A-Bunga
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    Wow. Complaining about Emmy nominations? A new fucking low for an already self-entitled, whiny fan base.

    Congratulations to all the nominees, but especially Dinklage and Clarke. The very fact that they were nominated bodes well for the show.

    It’s too bad Boardwalk Empire, The Americans, and Rectify had to miss out on account of Homeland, House of Cards, and Downtown Abbey, though. They need to seriously consider allowing up to ten nominees for each category. Simply too much good television on the air right now.

  63. jim
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    Exactly my thoughts..
    Mairead,

  64. Sean C.
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    tumblefell:
    Clarke over Fairley, beyond the HBO buzz machine churning up votes, is inexplicable.

    It’s already been explained: Michelle Fairley did nothing in 9 of the 10 episodes of the season. People were not talking about her. Thus, she didn’t get nominated, and an actress who was more consistently featured did.

  65. PatD
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    I’m more upset about them ignoring Tatiana Maslany. I mean, Michelle Dockery over her?!? What a joke.

  66. Michelle Yvette Peeples
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    While I am thrilled for all the nominees I can’t help but feel that – as pointed out by others here – that other actors were ignored by the Emmy panel. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gwendoline Christie, Michelle Fairley, Maisie Williams, Charles Dance, Natalie Dormer immediately spring to mind. It would have been nice for them to acknowledge that the work that these actors produced this season was excellent.

    But I am happy that the Emmys is showing a lot well-earned respect for Game of Thrones.

    Michelle Peeples @ZedShowgirl

  67. chinkan5
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    As amazing as Nikolaj was this season (especially in the bathtub scene), I think Peter Dinklage completely owned his role during the Tyrion/Sansa wedding. I don’t think they are going the safe route at all, in fact as soon as I saw that performance, I felt confident that not only Peter was going to get nominated for that episode, but he was also going the win it.

  68. Al Swearengen
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    When better actors have been overlooked due to popularity we have every right to complain.

  69. Shawna
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    The first round of Emmy nominations are decided by an actor’s performance over a SEASON. This round of nominations will require submissions by the actors. If Michelle had been nominated, she could have submitted Rains, but because Rains was her ONLY major feature of the season she likely registered more as a “guest actress” than supporting. It’s really not the fault of the voters, it’s the fact that Cat as a character was shelved until her “moment” and a singular moment isn’t going to erase another actor’s season of supporting work. Headey was snubbed last year, no doubt, but had lesser material to work with, and Maisie never submitted herself. Emilia was one of the most deserving cast members of the nomination this season. Congratulations to both her and Dinklage as well as the rest of the cast and crew on seventeen well deserved nominations.

  70. The Dragon Demands
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Hank:
    Nominating Emilia Clark and Peter Dinklage is just lazy.
    Michelle Fairley and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau would haven been the obvious choices.

    Clarke did the best work she’s done in a while, but Fairley was a somewhat stronger choice. Different minds will differ.

    HOWEVER, while I enjoy Dinklage….simply due to the way the material is broken up, he doesn’t have much to do in Season 3. They split book 3 into two seasons because of its length, and most of Tyrion’s plot was in the second half of the book (which will be Season 4).

    It is a travesty that they didn’t nominate Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

    Meanwhile, Diana Rigg is great and I hope she wins.

  71. Khal-A-Bunga
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:48 am | Permalink

    Sean C.,

    Fairley had two great scenes other than the Red Wedding, in episodes 2 & 3 respectively. So, uh, yeah…

  72. Josh
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    I’m honestly bored with the Emmys, Game of Thrones is one of the few shows I’m happy about getting nominated. This year’s noms are just so boring. And as much as I love Peter, I don’t think this was his season. Emilia deserves it for her brilliance in Episode 4, but I’m upset Michelle got no love. She was the Red Wedding!

  73. GeekFurious
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Here are my win predictions for GAME OF THRONES:

    *Outstanding Drama Series
    *Diana Rigg as Guest Actress
    *Writing in a Drama series for The Rains of Castamere (David Benioff & D.B. Weiss)
    *Art Direction, single camera (Valar Dohaeris, Kissed by Fire)
    *Oustanding Casting for a Drama
    *Cinematography, single camera (Mhysa)
    *Costumes (Walk of Punishment)
    *Editing, single camera (The Rains of Castamere)
    *Sound Editing (And Now his Watch is Ended)
    *Special Visual Effects (Valar Dohaeris)

    This will be the year of GAME OF THRONES. Count on it.

  74. Pirate
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    I never thought the music was especially good in GTO, so thats ok not to nominate.

  75. GeekFurious
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    PatD:
    I’m more upset about them ignoring Tatiana Maslany. I mean, Michelle Dockery over her?!? What a joke.

    Agreed. But I am not surprised. The Emmy Awards have become just a bit more respected Golden Globes with respect to quality of nominations. It is clear these people don’t actually watch any of the shows.

  76. Jentario
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    They probably didn’t even watch the series, but of course Emilia and Peter are the main icons of the show… Don’t get me wrong, both are great actors and in a perfect world I’d give them both an Emmy too, but this was NCW’s season, and it’s the outstanding Michelle’s last chance (and everything she did, she did so well!!!). They discerned an Emmy nom more than the other two this season. But at least Diana Rigg got a nomination, and she might even win!

  77. tumblefell
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    Sean C.,

    People WERE talking post-Rains. And I recognize that HBO’s marketing focuses on Clarke and the writing did little to showcase Fairley between Episodes 3 and 9. I still think they got it wrong.
    I’ve been following awards nomination processes for 20 years and I understand how nominations happen. Inexplicable may be a poor word choice on my part but I’m baffled by this. And I can name multiple actresses in other shows gave superior performances to Clarke…

  78. Jared
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    What’s this nonsense about the Emmys not liking fantasy shows? They like this one, that’s for sure. And with damn good reason, I might add. With 17 overall nominations, including a writing nod (which is always critical), I have to think that Game of Thrones has a real chance to win Best Drama Series this year. Breaking Bad and Homeland will be its biggest competition, with House of Cards as a potential spoiler (I don’t think that Mad Men or Downton Abbey can win this year).

    Very happy for Peter Dinklage and Emilia Clarke, and Dame Diana Rigg, who are all supremely worthy acting nominees. Would I have preferred to see Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Michelle Fairley get into the field? Yes, I would have. They gave two of the very best performances of the year in “Kissed By Fire” and “The Rains of Castamere”, respectively. But oh well … not being recognized does not diminish their incredible work in the slightest, and I see no reason to bash Peter Dinklage or Emilia Clarke for their own very fine work simply because they MIGHT have taken a slot away from their co-stars (more likely, those slots would have gone to people from something like The Good Wife or House of Cards). I think that we should count ourselves lucky. On a show this ridiculously stacked with great actors, it’s hard enough for one person to stand out enough to be nominated, let alone three. Nina Gold, you have done well.

    I would have liked to see David Nutter get a Directing nod for “The Rains of Castamere”. But I’m hardly going to stew about it. I’m EXTREMELY happy with all of these nominations. Now, let’s see the show bring how some of those trophies!

  79. Al Swearengen
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:58 am | Permalink

    Wow Dinklage was nominated ahead of Corey Stoll.

  80. tysnow
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:02 am | Permalink

    PatD,

    I’m more upset about them ignoring Tatiana Maslany

    I agree, I watched all the Orphan Black episodes and Tatiana was by far the best actress of this past year, pulling off four (4) distinct personalities. She should get the Golden Globe and perhaps SAG. Which is what I am rooting now for NCW and Michelle to garner is a SAG or GG nom.
    Dinklage actually has a shot at a win again this year, I would prefer the Drama win and Cast award though over the others and we have the best shot at those atm than in previous years.

  81. Courtjezter
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:03 am | Permalink

    Shouldn’t that be 16 nominations and a win. I don’t see anyone else in the special category, so it has to be a win right?

  82. WeirwoodTreeHugger
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    Well I agree that NCW and Michelle Fairley were the standouts this season it’s still great news.
    Peter Dinklage being nominated this year mean’s he has an even better chance of getting a nom and a win next year when he has fantastic material to work with (presumably).
    Emilia Clarke deserves recognition for speaking both Dothraki and Valyrian convincingly over the course of her role. Don’t underestimate the difficulty of speaking a made up language and still getting across the necessary emotion. Not many people could do that.
    Don’t blame Emilia for the less than stellar writing in her season 2 scenes.
    Hopefully GoT wins the casting award. There are too many great actors that can’t all get individual recognition. I think Downton Abbey won last year, but overall GoT has even more great actors.

    Off topic slightly, but does anybody else think Downton lacks substance. It just always feels like a really beautiful and well acted soap opera to me. I love the show but GoT is much meatier IMO.

  83. PrinceTheon
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Hodor Targaryon:
    PrinceTheon,

    When they are picking nominees, they don’t just rely on one episode. It’s only after the nominees are selected that they submit one episode. I would also respectfully disagree that Dink’s one performance in Second Sons was better than any one performance of NCW’s. The bathtub scene was great, even if drunk Tyrion was too.

    While I agree that Clarke is good, there’s nothing wrong with disagreeing, perhaps strongly, with “professionals.” A history of snubs shows that professionals can be wrong, and are on fact subject to their own biases. Look at the professional bias against genre shows like the one we all love, should we just accept that because they’re professionals and are therefore smarter than us?

    I know people get snubbed and they’re not always right, I’m just stating that Emilia Clarke was nominated for an Emmy! She doesn’t have to be your favorite, you can say others are better. But you cannot say she’s a terrible actress. She was nominated for an Emmy in her first show right out of drama school.

  84. Rhys
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    In terms of quality of the overall season I think NCW definitely deserved it.

    However, Dinklage had his shining moment in Second Sons whereas even if WoP and KbF NCW never really “stole the show” he just gave brilliant performances.

    Clarke instead of Fairely on the hand…well, it’s clear where Michelle could have won her Emmy, but I suppose Clarke’s performance in ANHWIE and her general popularity gave her the boost she needed.

    I like House of Cards, but it’ll be criminal if they win the award for Best Drama. Some of the plots toward the end were just downright absurd. However, between Spacey and Cranston, there are two brilliant options for Lead Actor.

  85. jdue
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    hassannmadkour,

    good for you.

  86. M
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:19 am | Permalink

    I just hope Emilia Clarke is nowhere near a computer or wifi or something… Anyway, I’m really happy for GoT

  87. msd
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    I don’t get very excited about awards but 17 nominations is great PR for the show. This strengthens GoT’s standing with HBO and that’s a good thing.

  88. GeekFurious
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Jared:
    What’s this nonsense about the Emmys not liking fantasy shows? They like this one, that’s for sure.

    So ONE fantasy show gets recognized and it is somehow nonsense to say Emmy voters don’t give much coverage to fantasy shows?

    They can’t ignore GAME OF THRONES because it is so beautifully executed, it transcends the genre. But it is an anomaly in an otherwise uphill climb toward respect for fantasy within the Emmy voting world.

  89. Jentario
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    M:
    I just hope Emilia Clarke is nowhere near a computer or wifi or something… Anyway, I’m really happy for GoT

    She is a great actress, and she did an amazing job as Daenerys this season (by far her best work). BUT, Michelle Fairley (for her mindbogglingly amazing Red Wedding performance alone) deserves an Emmy, especially since it’s her last real chance.

    That said, I’m really happy for Emillia. If not for Michelle she would have been my pick, and as far as the books go this season’s stuff was her strongest material and she managed to ace it. Well done to her!

  90. boze
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:35 am | Permalink

    GeekFurious,

    What other fantasy TV show deserved an Emmy recognition?

  91. Uncle B
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Where is Tywin? NO ONE UNDERSTANDS!!!

  92. msd
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    PrinceTheon: She was nominated for an Emmy in her first show right out of drama school.

    Emilia tends to be good when the material is good and weak when it’s weak, which is a sign of her inexperience I think. Overall she’s done well. She and Dinklage were the logical choices when you look at the season overall. (Yes, it’s about the whole season, not just one episode, which pretty much ruled out Michelle since she got so little screen time overall).

  93. king tyrion
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Someone confused nominating their favorite characters over the best acting performances

  94. M
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Jentario,

    Agreed, the thing gives me chills every time, I mean… I love them both but it’s a good thing for Emilia and the show I guess… and it’s getting quite a bit of hate… But don’t mind me, I’m getting emotional over everything today :/

  95. DH87
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    WeirwoodTreeHugger: Off topic slightly, but does anybody else think Downton lacks substance. It just always feels like a really beautiful and well acted soap opera to me. I love the show but GoT is much meatier IMO.

    I do. It was vastly overrated in Season one, with a l00 Metacritics score, and it’s coasted every since. You have to wonder whether the voters want to include something that can be seen on broadcast TV, just to give a rooting interest to those who don’t have any form of cable or streaming.

  96. Evi
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    So disappointed that they chose Emilia over Michelle and that Nikolaj got snubbed. Peter didn’t do much this year acting-wise. To the people who think Emilia deserves the nomination because of her ability to speak a made up language: it’s not hard at all. It’s actually easier because there are no conventions concerning the pronunciation and the rhythm; there’s no way of telling if she has a strange accent or not. It’s much more difficult to speak a real language while acting cause you have to pay so much attention to how you’re sounding, something Nikolaj has to do all the time. Anyway, Carice to me speaks more convincing Valyrian than Emilia, maybe she should have gotten the nomination if that’s what counts.

  97. growingstrong
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:55 am | Permalink

    Dame Diana!!! Highgarden!!!

  98. Fourth of His Name
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Nothing against Emilia, AT ALL, but I feel like Michelle Fairley would do better against the competition. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau had a tremendous season and I won’t be surprised if he’s nominated next time around.

  99. Fire And Blood
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to all!

    This was by far Emilia’s strongest season. Very happy she got the nomination. Peter probably got the nod with Drunk Tyrion (classic), though I feel like season 4 will probably be his strongest season.

    And I am SO glad they recognized the force of nature that was Dame Diana Rigg.

    Yes, Michelle and Nikolaj were robbed. Was really hoping for something for them. But they get our love!

  100. archmaester
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Excellent news, I too would’ve liked a nom for NCW though… And what is it with the direction being continually overlooked? First Neil Marshall and now Graves/Nutter!

    A little bit disheartened by the lack of love for Boardwalk… I thought season 3 was outstanding, and I really get the sense thay when it’s finished it’s run it will be considered a sprawling crime masterpiece, or at least I hope if it keeps up the quality…

  101. Sean C.
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    Khal-A-Bunga:
    Sean C.,

    Fairley had two great scenes other than the Red Wedding, in episodes 2 & 3 respectively. So, uh, yeah…

    Indeed, she had two token scenes at the start of the year, vanished completely for five episodes, then showed up at the end. She had no plot, and nobody was talking about her.

    Fairley’s Emmy chances were doomed as soon as the writers decided that the emphasis of that story was on Robb, not on her.

  102. Yago
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:09 pm | Permalink

    Not sure why Clarke got a nomination… Oh well.

  103. Stannis For King
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Doug,

    You obviously don’t watch much of the other nominated shows because there is a hell of a lot of quality on TV at the moment. Even shows that didn’t get a look in like Fringe, Sons of Anarchy and The Americans are all superb.

    Game of Thrones has done exceptionally well to get 17 nominations, and whilst I agree that Fairley should have been nominated, it should have been at the expense of Clarke and not any of the other talented actresses selected.

    When the show gets the most nominations out of everything, you can hardly suggest the voters are not choosing it because its fantasy – its a crazy view

  104. Fire And Blood
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Also, SUPER happy David and Dan are getting the recognition they deserve for writing — and for steering this huge ship!

    Did anyone think it would be THIS much of a success? I know a lot of us like to niggle at the details but if we take a moment to stand back and marvel at what this has grown into…

    My hat’s off to them, and to Bryan, and Vanessa, and the whole team, really.

    I’m stoked! Great day!

    (If only I were at Comic Con. Well then that would make it perfect, wouldn’t it?)

  105. LordStarkington
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    I think Michelle had the best acting within a single scene, but I’m fine with Emilia getting the nomination for her overall work this season, which has a lot more breadth to it, given the shift in emphasis from Cat to Robb. I do wish Nikolaj had gotten a nomination, though.

    Overall, I’m very pleased/happy, though.

  106. Yago
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Emmys don’t mean much anyway. I mean, where the hell is Walton Goggins???

  107. Al Swearengen
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Peter coasted this year, there really wasn’t a lot of memorable scenes for him this season. His drunk performance at Tyrion’s wedding was way too OTT.

    I’ll admit Emilia delivered when it came to Dany’s defining moment but it still feels she was choosen due to the popularity of the character rather than her acting ability. Maisie is still by far the best and most consistent actress on the show!

    I see Connie Britton was nominated in the leading actress catagory so that just shows you how far the Emmy’s have fallen.

  108. Greg
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    Of course I’m disappointed that NCW and Michelle didn’t get noms, but I do think that Peter and Emilia were both great this season. I’m not sure if either will actually win (Peter’s up against two Breaking Bad guys again, and Emilia’s up against Maggie Smith) but it’s nice to get some recognition for more than one actor for once. I think Diana Rigg’s got it in the bag though.

  109. Lady of Highgarden
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    To people who are saying that Michelle had too few scenes: That’s just the problem thou. They cut her story painfully short and didn’t do her character justice in my opinion. Much more effort and attention is given to fan-favourite characters, like Dany, and their storylines, so Emilia is more on people’s minds. But lets be honest, she was out-acted by her dragons. I’ve got nothing against her, she’s good. But that’s all. There are so many people on the show who deserve the nomination more. Not only Michelle (who was the most deserving, imo) but also Lena, Natalie, Maisie, Sophie and so on. But the emmys go for the popular memorable character, because it’s emmys. I guess my point is that HBO markets the shows in a way that draws attention to Dany because “omg dragons” and marginalizes other characters. And while I don’t blame them for it, cause it brings in the viewers, it’s still sad to see people like Michelle and Nickolaj overlooked.

    As for Dinklage, I love the guy, but I don’t think he should have been nominated this year. Nickolaj had much the better material and Peter will no doubt get another chance in season 4. Can’t say the same about anyone else.

    Evi:
    So disappointed that they chose Emilia over Michelle and that Nikolaj got snubbed. Peter didn’t do much this year acting-wise. To the people who think Emilia deserves the nomination because of her ability to speak a made up language: it’s not hard at all. It’s actually easier because there are no conventions concerning the pronunciation and the rhythm; there’s no way of telling if she has a strange accent or not. It’s much more difficult to speak a real language while acting cause you have to pay so much attention to how you’re sounding, something Nikolaj has to do all the time. Anyway, Carice to me speaks more convincing Valyrian than Emilia, maybe she should have gotten the nomination if that’s what counts.

    Amen!! Especially the bolded part.

    Also, Natalie Dormer took a character barely in the books at all and made her larger than life. Maisie played the slow desensitization of a young girl who sees death and pain until she gets to a place where she will kill a man for insulting her family and she played it fabulously. And Michelle made the Red Wedding scene. Without her, it would have been nothing that spectacular, imo.

    I am very disappointed.

    But I am super glad for the show being nominated and for Diana Rigg and I hope with evry cell in my body that she wins.

  110. The Rabbit
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Well deserved. Especially excited about Dame Diana Rigg. A bit surprised on Emilia, I must admit.

  111. Yago
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Still wondering how Homeland got nominated.

  112. MATTHEW
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    some of the commenters are forgetting how amazing Emilia was in Episode 4, during her High Valyrian monologue–she sent shivers down my spine. It was one of the strongest performances in Season 4

  113. GreatJon of Slumber
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    MedievalFantasy: I don’t see why people call Emilia a weak actress. She did outstanding this season, especially her Dracarys moment.

    Me either. I’ve never had this concern about her acting.

    She’s not Charles Dance, obviously. He and Dinklage could come out in Season 4 and glare at each other while reading the phone book, and we’d come away thinking, “Wow, that’s some compelling television.” Same for Maisie Williams, NCW, and Conleth Hill and others.

    I don’t feel that way about her – the “Where are my dragons?’ storyline got old pretty damned quick, and she seemed to be straining a bit under that material. But anything other than the weakest of her material, and she’s just fine, and she really did shine this year.

  114. Endless Giraffe
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    I believe that David Bradley should have been nominated for guest actor. His performance was just perfect even if it was only in one episode.

  115. GreatJon of Slumber
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:40 pm | Permalink

    Yago: Emmys don’t mean much anyway. I mean, where the hell is Walton Goggins???

    Justified was completely shut out. No Walton Goggins. No Olyphant. No writing nominations, even. But hell, they’ll nominate Downton Abbey for a travesty of a season filled with overwrought acting and ridiculous plotting, sure.

  116. EverydayImHodoring
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:41 pm | Permalink

    The Emmys suck, but it’s good for the show and in relation to getting more mainstream attention with 17 noms. which is no small feat. And we shouldn’t bring down Emilia or even Peter Dinklage, just to build up others like MF and NC-W. They’re all great, the shows great, and I’m happy we are getting most likely 4 more seasons (40 hours of vast entertainment to bicker and argue over)

  117. lucianan
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Mairead:
    Emilia Clarke getting a nomination just proves what a joke the Emmy Awards are. She is one of the weakest actresses on the show, to think of the talent being ignored year after year while she gets nominated is sickening. Just goes to show how far a pretty face and nude scenes can carry you.

    Absolutely no offense meant to Emilia Clarke, best of luck to her.
    BUT what you said is very true.

  118. EverydayImHodoring
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    Underrated show, I wholeheartedly agree with you.

    GreatJon of Slumber: Justified was completely shut out. No Walton Goggins. No Olyphant. No writing nominations, even. But hell, they’ll nominate Downton Abbey for a travesty of a season filled with overwrought acting and ridiculous plotting, sure.

  119. shaggydog
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Once again no nomination in terms of direction. Only the pilot was nominated (Tim van Patten), but that guy gets nominated almost every year, he got his 9th nomination this year…

  120. dizzy
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Wow. That’s great news.

  121. sun
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    PrinceTheon,

    She should be thankful for Alex Graves. Her mediocre acting skill was saved by Alex’s tricks with camera shots and angles.

  122. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    archmaester:
    Excellent news, I too would’ve liked a nom for NCW though… And what is it with the direction being continually overlooked? First Neil Marshall and now Graves/Nutter!

    A little bit disheartened by the lack of love for Boardwalk… I thought season 3 was outstanding, and I really get the sense thay when it’s finished it’s run it will be considered a sprawling crime masterpiece, or at least I hope if it keeps up the quality…

    Bobby Cannavale’s overacting robbed NCW of his nomination. So I guess the acting wasn’t overlooked.

  123. mariamb18
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    John:
    Of all the nominations I really want THIS to be a winner:
    Oustanding Casting for a Drama
    So many unknown talents and actors were integrated into the show and everyone of them turned out just AMAZING! The casting on this show truly is outstanding!

    Agree. It is time for Nina Gold and her team to be rewarded for their work. We may not agree on the casting for each role but overall they have done a fabulous job across the multitude of characters.

    Al Swearengen:
    Peter coasted this year, there really wasn’t a lot of memorable scenes for him this season. His drunk performance at Tyrion’s wedding was way too OTT.

    I’ll admit Emilia delivered when it came to Dany’s defining moment but it still feels she was choosen due to the popularity of the character rather than her acting ability. Maisie is still by far the best and most consistent actress on the show!

    I see Connie Britton was nominated in the leading actress catagory so that just shows you how far the Emmy’s have fallen.

    I’m happy for any recognition that GOT gets so congrats to Emilia and Peter. But this confirms that much of the voting is a popularity contest. Lesser known performers in less showy roles seem to be ignored.

    As far as Connie Britton, Nashville is my “guilty pleasure show.” Its basically a nightime soap opera. The fact that Connie is included on this list is a bit silly.

  124. anteevy
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    The music wasn’t even submitted by HBO, was it (if so, why)? That’s the only way I could explain why it didn’t get nominated. And why are there no ballots für music? (http://www.emmys.tv/ballots/2013)

  125. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:00 pm | Permalink

    Anyone who expected a Michelle Fairley nom were kidding themselves. I doubt if she cracked the top 15-20 vote getters in her category. NCW was the one who probably missed out on a close vote. Emilia is getting a bum rap by many, but I feel she deserved a nomination in season 1 and returned to her strong form this season. I don’t get the hate, it’s not like we’re talking Kit Harrington level acting.

  126. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    I’d say leading all TV Series in nominations is something to be very proud of. I think the show has a legit shot to win Best Drama.

  127. Anne
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    EverydayImHodoring:
    Underrated show, I wholeheartedly agree with you.

    I agree also! Year after year, Justified and Walton get snubbed. I can’t stand it. I kind of can’t wait until after next year when Breaking Bad is gone and a bunch of spots opens up. and I’m shocked about Boardwalk Empire also. Definitely Better than Homeland and Downton Abbey. But this is a testamnet to HOW GOOD television is these days-not enough spots to include all who deserve!

    Oh well, really happy for GoT though, I had a feeling they’d up their haul from last year.

  128. Arkash
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Ramin Djawadi deserves his emmy !

  129. Anonymous Edd
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Emilia’s work was definitely deserving of recognition this season. That entire final sequence in “And Now His Watch is Ended”, from the look in her eyes the moment the gates of Astapor opened right up to the closing credits, was superb (and now a part of show legend).

    The problem is that there is so MANY great actors on this show, and not all of them have the opportunity to be recognized each year. This is a really good problem to have, generally speaking, but it must be difficult for the actors themselves.

    I hope the actors get a sense of our appreciation for their work, regardless of how award season plays out!

  130. Al Swearengen
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    The Emmys are just as infurating as the Oscars, it’s all about politics, popularity and how powerful your agent is.

  131. Yago
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Anonymous Edd,

    That had a lot to do with Djawadi’s superb music and the great directing by Alex Graves… Seriously, she’s not even one of the top 3 actresses on the show.

  132. Pat
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    All:

    Charles Dance did not submit himself for a potential nomination, no sense complaining about him not getting one.

  133. Sara R
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:16 pm | Permalink

    I think Emilia had some strong material this season which allowed her to showcase her talents. She is deserving of this. Fairley’s RW scene trumps everything Emilia did this season; however, she just had so little screen-time in the season overall that I think that’s what left her out of the nomination.

    Dinklage is always great but I definitely agree with most people that Nikolaj is far more deserving of the nomination this season. He had several strong performances.

    I am excited for Diana Rigg’s nomination. I think she has a good shot at that award. I hope D&D win for the directing on the Rains of Castamere as well. The RW was so perfectly shot. The camera angles to capture Catelyn’s tension building… the sense of foreboding, the back and forth from what was going on inside the hall to what was happening outside with Arya. Beautifully done.

    Yay for recognitions for Game of Thrones.

  134. Al Swearengen
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Pat,

    Reading that makes me think of a Charles Dance image with the tagline “Like A Boss”

  135. Patricia
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    exactly this.

  136. Fire And Blood
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    As much as I love Walton Goggins, I felt his best chance was two years ago—when Peter walked off with the Emmy. I love Justified, but Boyd Crowder hasn’t really stood out to me in the past few seasons. But yeah, overall… Justified needs more Emmy love. (And hell yes, Margo Martindale deserved her Emmy.)

  137. Pau Soriano
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Rygar:
    If the Emmy nominations interest you even for a moment you are lost.Let’s all go out for a drink and feel better.I am buying.No funny stuff or weirdos allowed.

    I’m always in for a free drink :P

  138. sun
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Yago,

    Agree!

  139. Antmanx68
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    It’s just an amazing cast. Everyone deserves a nomination but space is limited so the stats get it. I think Emilia and Peter are Emmy worthy (that doesn’t mean the others aren’t). Good for the show!

  140. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Al Swearengen,

    Politics are involved, but the Emmy’s aren’t nearly as bad as the Oscars and definately the Golden Globes. Out of all the major awards shows the Emmy’s usually come closest to getting things right, especially when it comes to drama.

  141. Wastrel
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Doesn’t seem related to actual acting.

    Clarke in particular didn’t do any acting this year. That’s not to say that she’s a bad actress – but she wasn’t given any acting to do. A couple of times she had to look angry/constipated, and the rest of the year she was expressionless with a hint of irritation. Because that’s mostly what ‘imperious’ looks like. But did she convey any subtlety about her character, convey through expression any information not plain in the words, or anything else that required more than just looking pretty in front of the camera? No, not really.

    Again, that’s not a knock on her ability. She may, for all we know, be the greatest actress in the world. But ‘greatest actress in the world’ and ‘random woman plucked out of drama school’ would look exactly the same in this role.

    We should distinguish between ‘this character is kicking arse’ and ‘this actress is doing unnusually good work’. Not the same at all.

    I’d say that on GoT alone, her performance has been less noticeable than at least Fairley’s, Dormer’s, Rigg’s, Headey’s and Williams’, and I wouldn’t necessarily rate her above the actresses playing Osha, Meera and Brienne, either. Outside GoT, I’m sure there’s a host of better performances. The only American shows I’ve really seen this year other than GoT have been Breaking Bad, The Americans, and Hannibal – and I’d put Clarke’s performance a long, long way behind Danes in Homeland and Russell in The Americans, and also behind Gunn in Breaking Bad and the actress playing Nina in The Americans… and probably behind all four female roles in Hannibal, although admittedly none of them have had a very great deal to do so far. And that’s just the three shows I’ve seen… (oh, and I guess all the main female roles in Top of the Lake, although that’s in a different category, isn’t it?).

    Dinklage’s nomination is more defensible, but let’s be honest most of what’s good there is already in the script, and it’s not like he had any screentime this year anyway. Really, really little screentime. Coster-Waldau was better – so was Hill of course though in a small role. And none of them would hold a candle to Mikkelsen’s Lector.

  142. Pau Soriano
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    GeekFurious: So ONE fantasy show gets recognized and it is somehow nonsense to say Emmy voters don’t give much coverage to fantasy shows?

    They can’t ignore GAME OF THRONES because it is so beautifully executed, it transcends the genre. But it is an anomaly in an otherwise uphill climb toward respect for fantasy within the Emmy voting world.

    Because all the other fantasy show’s suck my friend…

  143. EllenRipley
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    I do think a lot of the other actresses on the show are stronger than Emilia but I still think she is good and I’m happy for her. I would have chosen NCW over Peter this year but he was still great in his scenes. There are so many talented people in the cast.

  144. Bryan Dowling
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    NOOOOOOOOO This was Nicolaj’s season I’m so pissed that the Emmy’s snubbed one of the best TV performances of all time but I’m happy about Dame Diane Riggs and of course the show itself being nominated for Best Drama even though it wont win as Breaking Bad will probably win and has yet to win so the Emmy’s will reward Breaking Bad for it’s last 2 seasons but I’m gobsmacked Nicolaj didnt get nominated.

  145. Simon
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:36 pm | Permalink

    like the most of you i’m very happy for Emilia, she deserves the recognition. i get that some people are furious about she nominated and not Michelle but let’s be honest. Michelle had no great scenes apart from the Red Wedding. seriously, nobody was talking about Catelyn, it was all about Robb.
    so stop complaining and let’s cross our fingers for all the nominees and Game of Thrones.

  146. BTR
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Wow. I cannot believe the vitriol in some of these comments. It makes no sense.

    GoT by itself could populate all of the acting award nominations. So could some other shows. There are way too many good performers, and it is ridiculous to suggest that one is better than the others and so deserves an Emmy. While Fairley did an excellent job, so did Clarke, and Headey, and Dormer, and Williams, and Turner, and Christie, etc. It is a crapshoot, and the travesty is that there is a single award.

    I personally find Conleth Hill to be one of the best actors on television right now. But I am not up in arms because he is not being recognizes. Come on, people.

  147. nameless
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    EllenRipley,

    Amen to that. we have a dream cast and i’m crossing my fingers for everyone who is nominated in this awesome mind-blowing show. anyone who can’t say this from his/herself isn’t a Game of Thrones Fan.

  148. The Dude
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    No nominations for Waldau, Michelle Fairley and David Bradley (as guest actor) is a travesty. But then again they didn’t even nominated Tatiana Maslany in arguably the greatest TV performance ever, so…

    And yes, Peter Dinkage didn’t belonged on the list. There were many better performers this year, including in GoT itself.

  149. Traveling Targaryen
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    WOO Emilia!! And of course Peter and Dame Diana. Can we all just be excited that GOT was nominated at all? Sure, I agree with those saying NCW deserves the nom. He had a much stronger arc and some amazing scenes. Yet I am not screaming and protesting because of it. Honestly, I don’t remember really anything Peter did this season, but oh well.

    As for Emilia. I can understand why people would prefer Michelle; however, I would have to disagree. Michelle did absolutely nothing this season besides getting killed. As brutal as that sounds, it is the truth. She was utterly fantastic and flawless in “The Rains of Castamere”, but what else did she do? Knit some doll thing while talking about Jon? Emilia had a much stronger arc this season. I am not only talking about the FANTASTIC and EPIC scene in “And Now His Watch Has Ended”, but in every episode she was in. Her arc was strong and amazing. Michelle’s…not so much.

    That being said, I understand people have their opinions and I am by no means attempting to change them. I’m just a bit tired of everyone throwing a hissy fit because it didn’t go there way.

    As for Diana, brava! She was an amazing Queen of Thorns and cannot wait for her work next season!

    Side Note: In my opinion, wouldn’t it be much better for Michelle to be nominated next year. If she does come back as Lady Stoneheart, imagine the uproar it would make not only in the fandom, but also in the media. Considering Emilia, unless her arc is completely changed, is going to be sitting in a city for the next however many seasons, I am rooting for her this year. Next year is Michelle’s time to shine!

  150. may
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    MATTHEW,

    Alex Graves did an amazing job making her look talented on that episode but if you watch closely shes still lacking emotion and facial expression.
    look I like emilia she’s charming and all but her character in GOT demands range which she cant deliver.

  151. MyNameIsHodor
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    Emilia was the only one in the running really. Dany had a true arc this season. And she nailed every scene she was in. Was she the best actress of the whole show? No.
    Michelle was masterful in the Red Wedding. But the show didn’t give Cat the time to grow this season. Until the RW, Cat was presented as not much more than Rob’s mom. Oona Chaplin’s butt got more screen time.
    While the popularity of Dany does play a part in her nom, she definitely delivered big time. Conversely, look at Kit. Jon was absolutely my favorite character in the books, and now after watching the show, I just cannot remember why. I don’t know if its Kit or the writers, but in the show, Jon is such a flat character who does nothing but whine and pout.

  152. nameless
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    Traveling Targaryen,

    agree with you. this year is Emilia’s, next year….well book readers know.

  153. Griffon Reborn
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Great news. Emilia and Dink are well deserved. Sure, I/we might have gone with Fairley/NCW, but this is the Emmys, you take what you can get. And Dink’s work in the Wedding episode/Emilia’s in 3×04 were so fantastic.

    That being said, the Emmy’s are still pretty bs. I mean, Downton Abbey as one of the best six shows? Come on, maaaaan. The system just doesn’t work.

  154. WinterTime
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    may,

    i’m with Matthew here.

  155. Thompsjt1
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    TonyGen,

    Agree with Charles Dance. He is amazing

  156. RT
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Bashing Kit is just low.

  157. Wastrel
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Acting nominations aren’t meant to be about which character had the best narrative arc – they’re meant to be about which actor/actress did the best acting. Having a great narrative arc doesn’t mean there’s a lot of great acting, and not having a great narrative arc doesn’t mean there’s NOT a lot of great acting!

    For instance, one of the greatest performances I’ve seen on TV was Stephen Dillane in ‘John Adams’. He has basically no narrative arc whatsoever in the series – he’s a supporting character who just wanders onto screen whenever his lifestory happens to intersect the protagonist’s, and even then he basicaly just chats, and occasionally writes things down. But it’s an incredible performance.

    Keanu Reaves, on the other hand, has great narrative arcs in many films – The Matrix, for instance. The character of Neo has a compelling arc… but Keanu Reaves did not deliver a noticeably good acting performance. [In this case it didn't matter much, because acting wasn't needed - whereas in something like 'Dracula' his inability to act really hurt the film].

    This is particularly salient when we’re talking about ‘supporting’ role awards. What’s Saul Berenson’s narrative arc? He doesn’t really have one, he’s just there to support the lead characters. But it’s a really good acting performance.

  158. mariamb
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap:
    I’d say leading all TV Series in nominations is something to be very proud of. I think the show has a legit shot to win Best Drama.

    Yes – the 17 noms is terrific. Everyone involved with the show should be very proud.

    Not sure about it having a legit shot to win Best Drama sadly. My guess is that it will be Breaking Bad or Homeland again (Acting continues to be the strength of Homeland but, overall, the show was not as good in S2).

  159. Pompeii
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    congrats to Peter, Emilia and Diana and all the nominees. they all deserve it very much and i hope as many of them can bring the Emmy home.

  160. imlad
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    I’m happy as hell for all these nominations, but when I went to check out who ELSE got nominated, I got really really pissed.

    Tatiana Maslany of ORPHAN BLACK was robbed. The half dozen or so performances she gave blew away any of the performances on Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards and Downton Abbey.

    So no matter how many of these 17 nominations GoT wins, I consider this year’s Emmys to be a farce and a sham without Maslany nominated.

  161. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    RT,

    I didn’t want to do it. Jon is my favorite character in the books, but Kit just isn’t doing it for me these past two seasons. A lot of it is the writing for him, I’ll give you that. I thought he was fine in season 1, which was evident as he was one of the 3 favorites from that season among show fans. Hopefully the writers do the character justice going forward and Kit improves.

  162. jentario
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    MyNameIsHodor:
    Emilia was the only one in the running really.Dany had a true arc this season.And she nailed every scene she was in.Was she the best actress of the whole show? No.
    Michelle was masterful in the Red Wedding.But the show didn’t give Cat the time to grow this season.Until the RW, Cat was presented as not much more than Rob’s mom.Oona Chaplin’s butt got more screen time.
    While the popularity of Dany does play a part in her nom, she definitely delivered big time.Conversely, look at Kit.Jon was absolutely my favorite character in the books, and now after watching the show, I just cannot remember why.I don’t know if its Kit or the writers, but in the show, Jon is such a flat character who does nothing but whine and pout.

    Not true. Diana Rigg will win for sure.

  163. GreatJon of Slumber
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Fire And Blood:
    As much as I love Walton Goggins, I felt his best chance was two years ago—when Peter walked off with the Emmy. I love Justified, but Boyd Crowder hasn’t really stood out to me in the past few seasons. But yeah, overall… Justified needs more Emmy love. (And hell yes, Margo Martindale deserved her Emmy.)

    I don’t quite agree – yes, Justified’s Season 2 was its best, and it’s pantheon-level quality, that season, up with the best seasons of TV ever. But Goggins has been great every year, and he was very good this year, too. (And Margo was awesome that year, Mags Bennett is an all-time great, and she’d eat Tywin for lunch.)

    I’m a bit disappointed not to see NCW – but overall? It’s great to see so much love and recognition, and here’s hoping GoT brings home the Best Drama award!!!

  164. NewJeffCT
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    Pau Soriano: Because all the other fantasy show’s suck my friend…

    The Walking Dead has been gaining respect, and huge ratings, in its three seasons. The writing is still too uneven, though, for it to get nominated for Best Drama. Unless you consider it Horror or Science Fiction and not fantasy?

    Same with American Horror Story, which also just raked in a ton of nominations. Is it fantasy? horror? science fiction?

  165. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    mariamb,

    Breaking Bad didn’t win for a much stronger season 4 and season 5 was only a half season. I don’t see the show winning. ‘Homeland’ was really not that good in season 2, but is still probably the favorite. I would rank the shows most likely to win as:

    1. ‘Homeland’
    2. ‘Game Of Thrones’
    3. ‘Breaking Bad’
    4. ‘House Of Cards’
    5. ‘Mad Men’
    6. ‘Downton Abbey’

  166. eL
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Soooo happy for Emilia! She gave me chills this season. Like virtually everyone else, I am a bit sad that Dinklage got the nomination over NCW. 17 nominations in total though is phenomenal! Very excited for the entire GoT crew.

  167. Al Swearengen
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Speaking of Walton Goggins did he ever win an Emmy for The Shield?

  168. BTR
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    NewJeffCT,

    I have only seen the first two seasons, but the second season was TERRIBLE. The plot made no sense, the characters were all idiots and it seems like the writers did not notice, and everyone’s characterization was contradictory and/or inexplicable, with characters making decisions seemingly at random.

    It is an unfortunate truth that science fiction and fantasy shows tend not to be good. I want another BSG/Caprica.

  169. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    In the end, the one award that is most important is ‘Most Outstanding Drama’. If GOT could win that award it would elevate it even further in the eyes of HBO and likely bring even more money and attention to the show, which in turn could bump up the budget some more.

  170. jentario
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap:
    RT,

    I didn’t want to do it. Jon is my favorite character in the books, but Kitjust isn’t doing it for me these past two seasons. A lot of it is the writing for him, I’ll give you that. I thought he was fine in season 1, which was evident as he was one of the 3 favorites from that season among show fans.Hopefully the writers do the character justice going forward and Kit improves.

    I think we can only criticize Kit after next season, because that’s when all the good stuff kicks in. For the most part, Kit was written into the whiny and slightly dumb character that appeared in season 2 and 3 (and his intensly lovey-dovey arc with Rose did not help that) but do you remember season 1 Kit? That was actually great, not the most outstanding in the show but definitely good enough. I think the writers screwed up a bit in season 2 and in season 3 (because of the way the structured it and how little of Jon’s story they took) they took a completely different take on the Jon-Ygritte relationship as the main plot of Jon’s season, so there were some scenes that ended up with Jon seeming… well, like a little bitch (because of how rom-com-y they were). Going by the books next season Jon will kill his love, be a badass and become a leader. This is where Kit’s true acting abilities will be tested. We’ll see if he really deserves the hate or not next year.

  171. Emmys
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    very happy for Emilia. Go for it! also congrats to Peter and Diana. so excited already!

  172. MyNameIsHodor
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    I will say that the writers are more to blame than Kit.
    Jon’s story still hasn’t recovered from when they changed his whole motivation with Qhorin Halfhand.

  173. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    I don’t know why people are complaining that Dinklage was nominated instead of NCW. Their real gripe should be that Bobby Cannavale was nominated over NCW. Seriously, we are complaining that actors from the show were rewarded?

  174. Stacey
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Great news! I’m so glad GOT is getting recognition across the board. As much as many of us disagree with some story choices, there’s no doubt that this is one of the highest quality shows out there. So I’m happy for everyone getting their due in front of and behind the camera.

    As for PD’s nomination, I don’t think he was the wrong choice. He is the strongest actor on the cast IMO. He puts in the work and deserves the recognition for it.

    That said, I do think the show itself is to blame for MF not getting a nomination. They wasted her for the entire first half of the season by cutting down Catelyn’s story to nearly nothing until finally the Red Wedding rolled around and they finally featured her. If the writers hadn’t seen fit to cut down her part to make room for minor characters, there would have been much more build up and Michelle’s performance in The Rains of Castamere would have meant much more. Michelle also would have had much more motivation to guide her acting choices as well.

  175. mariamb
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    I agree that Homeland is the favorite despite a “not so good” S2.

    The acting on Breaking Bad gets a lot of love but not the show overall, I guess.

    And that’s just the opposite with Mad Men. The show has won many times but its (usually) superb acting has been ignored. At this point, I think that the ship has sailed for Jon Hamm and his fellow Mad Men performers.

  176. Cielo Snow
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

    I’m very happy for the nominations but agreed that Michelle and Nicolaj were superb and should have been nominated, no doubt about it.
    I love this website and know that when I want news about my favorite show (books) this is the place to get them!

  177. Mary
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    Sad for Michelle but Emilia deserves it more this season. her arc was fantastic and she had more genius scenes that Michelle.
    NCW also deserved it, but i’m happy with Peter as well.
    isn’t it great that Game of Thrones earns so much recognition this year. YAY

  178. Al Swearengen
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Erm isn’t Bobby nominated in the leading catagory? Anyways I am sure he was voted in by all those female voters, I mean even I was impressed with his Hodor size junk.

    Oh wait he is in there wow. NCW and Corey Stoll should be ahead of him you’re right.

  179. gisizzlah
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Strange that a lot of sites including the bbc are saying that GOT was nominated in 16 categories… is it that ‘interactive program’ isnt an official category? or is it one of those categories no one cares about…. like ‘viewers choice’?….lol

    PS: CAT was ROBBed!!!

  180. Jared
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    GeekFurious: GeekFurious

    So ONE fantasy show gets recognized and it is somehow nonsense to say Emmy voters don’t give much coverage to fantasy shows?

    They can’t ignore GAME OF THRONES because it is so beautifully executed, it transcends the genre. But it is an anomaly in an otherwise uphill climb toward respect for fantasy within the Emmy voting world.

    I was being facetious to a large degree. You’re absolutely right that for the most part, there hasn’t been a lot of recognition for fantasy shows at the Emmys. I think that we’re actually on the same side of this issue so I’d like to clarify what I meant.

    The reason I was taking such a mocking tone was specifically due to the stigma that Game of Thrones gets among Emmy prognosticators for being a fantasy show, even though its fantasy elements are less pronounced than its political drama and it is clearly produced on both a greater scale and with a higher pedigree than something like say, Legend of the Seeker, Merlin, or Xena: Warrior Princess. Despite this, people continue to act dismissive of its chances based on solely on precedent and genre. Every year, arguments like the following annoy the hell out of me.

    Season 1: “Game of Thrones will be lucky to get any Emmy attention. Emmy voters don’t like fantasy shows. Blah blah blah wishful fanboy thinking blah blah blah”. 13 nominations, 2 wins.

    Season 2: “Game of Thrones got some nominations last year, but it was probably a fluke. It could easily get dropped from the Emmy field. It’s too complicated, and Emmy voters don’t like fantasy shows”. 12 nominations, 6 wins.

    Season 3 “Game of Thrones has been nominated the past two years, but it will never win, because it’s too complicated and Emmy voters don’t like fantasy shows. And I could definitely see it getting snubbed.” 17 nominations, _____ wins.

    My point isn’t that a bias against fantasy shows doesn’t exist within the Television Academy. It does. But that bias clearly no longer has any relevant prognostic value when it comes to Game of Thrones. This show has beaten the odds. Emmy voters love it, CGI dragons and all.

    Hopefully, the success that HBO has had with Game of Thrones will inspire more networks to try and create good fantasy shows, and hopefully in time the Emmy voters will recognize them. Cheers!

  181. Amanda M
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    Nikolaj was robbed. I’m really upset, much as I love Peter

  182. Stop
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Permalink

    stop talking and complaining about someone being robbed. we have a fantastic cast and getting any recognition and nominations is fantastic. so please shut up and be happy that ASOIAF is successfully adapted!!!

  183. eL
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 3:01 pm | Permalink
  184. furrever
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    At least we fans aren’t the only ones complaining of Michelle being snubbed by the Emmy’s: http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/07/18/emmy-nominations-snubs/

  185. Ron
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    hassannmadkour:
    First

    You misspelled “Hodor”

  186. Michelle
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    The thing that makes GoT different from all those other fantasy shows is HBO. The Emmy love for HBO trumps fantasy stigma. And NCW was robbed. I love Dinklage, but if we could only wrangle one nom in that category, I’d give it to Nikolaj hands down.

  187. elia
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

    Ugh, I better don’t comment on this,

    will there be wicnet awards this year??!! the fans votes are the only ones that count!

  188. Paul
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    I still think playing the tragic role of the about to be murdered mother watching her beloved son and their entourage come to a sticky end would be one of the easiest to look great in. Seems to be the trend to mhysa up Michelle and give Emilia the same treatment as her dropped whip. Good luck to all the nominees.

  189. Patty
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    eL,

    so cute!

  190. Redqueen
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Permalink
  191. Sims
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Redqueen,

    Not agree :D

  192. archmaester
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap: Bobby Cannavale’s overacting robbed NCW of hisnomination.So I guess the acting wasn’t overlooked.

    Ok so he was a little ham-fisted, but I loved Cannavale in boardwalk! Very entertaining character with some great moments, if it wasn’t for the red wedding and dracarys then the asphyxiation-fuck shootout would be my tv scene of the year!!

    “Could’ve been a tool…”

  193. Bryon Blofstein
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

    My thoughts on nominations and snubs:

    NCW v PD

    MF v EC

    From a book readers perspective and how all this translates on screen PD will always have a chance for a nomination. The Emmy’s once they have a favorite they have a much easier time for a nomination like PD. With that said as a book reader and seeing how thing translated this season WCD should have been nominated. His over season was better and had better material. The third season and first half of ASOS should have been all NCW and us fans know it. Next season I think PD will have a better opportunity and material to work with.

    I really think this one is a lot closer than a lot of feed back its getting. EC up until the 9th episode would have been a clear uncontested choice. She stood out in more than one episode and her material this season was much better than season 2. MF had the single best acted performance in the series to date at the RW. Book readers knew it was coming. It made me think why didn’t Richard Madden get a closer look as well. But everything up to episode 9 for MF for me was good but not near what EC had done up until episode 9. People who have read the books go as far as saying Cat was character assassinated due to how she was written. However MF did a great job with what she was given. I can see how EC got the nod though.

    Although I am one to think Maisie Williams should be submitted every year.

  194. Awful Awful Knight
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Permalink

    Chris:
    Really wish there was room for Charles Dance to get a nomination.

    Next season, I think…

  195. Arya Dunyett
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    I woke up this morning hoping to find both Dinklage and NCW nominated for Emmys. I was disappointed, though pleased that Peter was again recognized for his continued sterling abilities. Sad that NCW was bumped by Carnavale..
    There’s much more Game to come, so hope NCW will have his turn in the spotlight.
    Just so thrilled by ALL the noms, and about the attention our show has received.
    I’m so proud of Emilia and her continued brilliant progress. All of the actors have done so well, and have embedded themselves into their characters, thanks to the spot-on casting and the superb writing.
    Hooray for Dame Diana! Another fabulous performance recognized! Hope she wins!

  196. loco73
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to all the nominees and best of luck come awards season! However Nikolaj and Michelle should have definitely been nominated, I would go as far as Richard Madden and Charles Dance!!!

    I really don’t care about the Emmy awards, haven’t seen the show in almost a decade, but I do realize that this is important for GoT and the people working on it!

    Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping for a good haul this time around!

  197. sunspear
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 4:27 pm | Permalink

    Extremely excited to see we got more nominations than any other show! GoT deserves it.

    I am disappointed that they went with Dinklage of NCW, but Emelia Clarke was phenomenal this year. The hell she didn’t deserve this nod, even if it means Michelle didn’t get in.

    Two side notes:

    Neither House of Cards, Homeland, nor Downton Abbey deserve best supporting drama over Boardwalk Empire.

    Between Parade’s End, Behind the Candelabra, The Girl, and Phil Spector, HBO is the lead actor in a movie or miniseries category. Which is awesome.

  198. bon
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Ron,

    No, he mispelled Stannis!!!

    I don’t know why they didn’t nominated both Emilia and Michelle and Dinklage with NCW… Someone said that mu8sic is not nominated, false. The Borgias, wchich I liked very much (damm Showtime canceled it when it was getting interesting) was nominated in OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE) Episode: The Prince (I must say that music in that episode falt so much like Ramin’s work in GOT, that I wondered why he had not been recognised).

  199. mariamb
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Permalink
  200. Lord Selwyn
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    I am very glad that the show has been recognised by getting so many nominations overall, but I find myself honestly hoping that none of the GoT actors win because I think they nominated the wrong people for Season 3. Yes, Emilia may have ‘improved’ over her Season 2 performance, but IMHO if you start from a near-zero base, that’s not saying very much! I still find her much too wooden, even when she is meant to be impassive, and I generally fast-forward through her scenes when replaying episodes. Dinklage is a very fine actor and does a great job with Tyrion, but selecting him over NCW was just a safe ‘name’ choice.

  201. Traveling Targaryen
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    imlad,

    Tatiana Maslany didn’t get nominated?!?!?!?!? NO WAY! I agree, she was completely robbed! Anyone with eyes (and ears) knew she deserves AT LEAST a nomination!

  202. Sarah
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Emilia Clarke is one of the weakest actors in this show. What a joke. Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams do a consistently better job, and of course, so does Michelle Farley.

  203. sunspear
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    Emilia Clarke:

    1. Has the bravery to go nude (which takes a lot more bravery than people on here will admit).

    2. Regularly interacts with imaginary dragons.

    3. Has learned not one, but two different made up languages for the show.

    4. Has knocked every scene she was in this season out of the park.

    The Seven Hells she didn’t deserve this nomination.

  204. may
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 5:42 pm | Permalink

    sunspear,

    For you points, Yes I give her kudos for being brave on her nude scenes and learning new languages but she delivered her lines without convictions when using other languages. Sometimes when she delivers her line in English, it seems as if she didnt understand what her lines were because she delivered it with blank face. She had good performance on season 1 but she didn’t follow through on season 2 and 3.
    Her scenes were great not because of her but because of the director and dragons. One example is the Episode Dracarys, Alex Graves explored other angles and long shots to make scene powerful.
    Try watching it again.
    I’m a fan of Emilia especially season 1 but she needs to enhance her acting skills to be at par with the kids in the show. Review of Breakfast at Tiffanys was proof enough of her lack of skills.

  205. Big Lob
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm | Permalink

    Congrats to Emilia Clarke!

  206. Patty
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Permalink

    Hank,

    I have to agree whole heartedly!! Sad that Micheal did not get nominated. Her performance at the Red Wedding was heart wretching.

  207. Joshua Taylor
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    BTR,

    Have you seen Fringe? That’s a great science fiction story. It has some flaws but its a solid watch from beginning to end.

  208. HyacinthGirl
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 6:13 pm | Permalink

    It’s a real shame Nikolaj C-W and Michelle Fairley didn’t get nominations – although Dinklage is brilliant and Clarke is deserving of the nod, the material for Jaime and Cat was generally more challenging. I’d have particularly loved NCW to get a nod, his scenes have been consistently brilliant all year.

  209. Joshua Taylor
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    Funny, I’m visualizing Jaime and Brienne giving a shitkicking to some sap singing “Barney Goo Goo.”

    As for Emilia’s nom: yeah i wanted Michelle on the ballot but I am impressed the Emmys have somewhat bucked their fantasy stigma by nominating the actress who wears a silver wig and talks in a fake language AND has three pet dragons!

  210. Easteros bunny
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Permalink

    I don’t have much hope for thrones at the Emmys this year (they don’t really matter.) after watching house of cards and hearing it got nominated, that will win hands down.

    Given how Americans love their political dramas. Thrones doesn’t stand chance.

  211. SwordoftheEvening
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    The Emmys are so idiotic – if it didn’t involve my job I would never watch one again. Dinklage is a very fine actor, but the material he had this season wasn’t particularly mind-blowing. Emilia Clarke is at most a *decent* actress. When we have extremely talented ladies on the show like Maisie Williams and Michelle Fairley, nominating Clarke is just laughable. She has about 4 facial expressions and the fact that she just got out of drama school pre-show is more than obvious. I even saw her at Breakfast at Tiffany’s and she was god-awful. I felt bad for her actually.

    The fact that Nick Offerman has never been nominated for a supporting actor in a comedy is proof enough that these “award shows” are such a miserable joke. House of Cards was good but does it even compare to the magnificent last season of Justified? The best thing about this list is Jonathan Banks and Vera Farmiga being nominated.

  212. Miles
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    I can understand how Emilia Clarke get the nod over Fairley, with her having so little to do until “rains” but NCW getting subbed is a crime. Jaime lannister was MVP of season 3 hands down

  213. Tereeza777
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    Great for Peter! He comes up with new facial expressions each season, has a great voice, was a great drunk – he’s got it all. I hope he wins in a tie with Mandy Patinkin (Homeland). Next year there’s going to be another strong contender in this category – Peter Sarsgaard from AMC’s “The Killing” – so scary as a death-row inmate – who is about to be hung – but who may be innocent. Great for Emilia too – liked her better in season 1 when she looked like an angel but was still strong and caring. Wish she would be more like that again. Hope GoT wins the big prize – it deserves it.

  214. BTR
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    I have not. I have heard very good things, though, so I will start it soon.

  215. RT
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    MyNameIsHodor,

    Agree!!! Jon’s storylines in S2 & S3 have been botched by the writers — it’s so frustrating because there is so much there to use! No Ghost, no warging, no finding dragonglass & horn, etc.

  216. persephone88
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    Nikolaj was robbed. While Peter Dinklage does consistently good work, this was NCW’s year. He absolutely nailed Jaime’s storyline. I’m really ticked that he was overlooked for the same old standbys.

    And Michele Fairley was wonderful, and has been wonderful through the whole show. I’m sorry, but she should have gotten the nod over Emilia, for as wonderful as her scenes were this season with the traders, Michele’s work in Ep 9 was terrific.

  217. Joshua Taylor
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    BTR,

    Cool. Just a heads up, the first part of season 1 is kinda X Files episodic stuff but then it branches off into a full blown epic once JJ Abrams leave it in more qualified and creative hands.

  218. GhostCR
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Hank,
    It’s great that the series gets recognition, but I think Michelle Fairley had really strong poignant moments during the season, more so than Emilia.

    And as much as I love Peter Dinklage’s characterization of Tyrion, quite frankly Nikolaj’s performances were superb this season.

  219. WildSeed
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Maxwell James:
    Awesome. While they wouldn’t have been my top picks from the show, very glad to see Dinklage and Clarke nominated, as well as Rigg. All three were terrific this year.

    (I am slightly disappointed that the great Tatiana Maslany didn’t get nominated for Orphan Black. Not the deepest performance ever, but an amazing one (or six?) nonetheless).

    I think Thrones’ chances of picking up the Best Drama award are considerably better this year than they’ve been in the past. I wouldn’t call it a favorite yet – but the thing is, there isn’t a clear favorite this year, and not splitting the bill with Boardwalk increases their chances further.

    Same here, I’m glad to see the GoT representatives, from the cast is all. The Emmy’s
    are as questionable as the Golden Globes at times, I rarely jump on the huzzah
    bandwagon though. I too, am disappointed for Maslany’s snub, but she’ll likely
    pick up peer awards at some point. The BBC show, Orphan Black, is definitely a
    well done show.

  220. WildSeed
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 7:50 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor:
    BTR,

    Have you seen Fringe? That’s a great science fiction story. It has some flaws but its a solid watch from beginning to end.

    There needs to be a write in campaign to call for actor John Noble being added to
    the GoT cast , as the Kindly Man . He and Arya would be a brilliant pair
    to watch onscreen.

  221. WildSeed
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 7:52 pm | Permalink

    sunspear,

    Agreed. However, I believe Michelle Fairley ‘s acting rose above the paltry treatment
    of her GoT script, throughout the series. Too bad there’s only one choice.

  222. Nancy
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    I think NCW and Fairley were totally snubbed. I like Bobby Cannavale as an actor but his character on Boardwalk last year was so tedious, I dreaded seeing him on the screen.
    Congrats on GoT for 17 nods. Good luck on Emmy night!

  223. Joshua Taylor
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 7:55 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    I would also love to see Michael Cerveris “September” on the show as well. He would be a kickass Bloodraven.

  224. WildSeed
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 8:12 pm | Permalink

    Uncle B,

    I wonder if he bothered to submit his own name. He has definitely ” owned ”
    his Tywin character onscreen, yet I wonder if he considers it en par with his
    more accomplished film roles (?) I think he’s a standout on Game of Thrones.

    Not feeling the dame Rigg celebration though, she’s an accomplished actress,
    and she”s nailed the assertiveness of lady Olenna, but Ms Rigg could sleepwalk
    through this role. Not so compelling.

    I had hoped Dan Hildebrand get the nod for ” guest performance “. This was not
    his usual stuff. He knocked the ball out of the park…..had a difficult time Not
    believing he was Krasnys.

  225. WildSeed
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    It is known. Let’s not rush ourselves, shall we ? I get anxious thinking ahead
    to season 8 or prequels……. don’t wish to jinx the possibility.

    One thing really saddens me though, some people are suggesting actor Gatiss
    over John Noble as Arya’s mentor, the kindly Man and absurdities like
    putting fat suits on thin actors as consideration for lord Manderly’s role.
    Ian McNeice should be a sure bet, from a short list.

  226. Eleanor
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 8:39 pm | Permalink

    NCW in Kissed by Fire better than PD in any episode.

  227. Calamardo
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 9:44 pm | Permalink

    I think this series is a great accomplishment and it deserves all it’s nominations. I found a funny Game of Thrones quiz here

  228. House Snow
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Permalink

    Its going to be kind of awkward if D&D win the writing award for Castamere. YEs they adapted it but it was pretty damn close to the book. Basically winning an award for what GRRM wrote.

  229. Joshua Taylor
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:23 pm | Permalink

    WildSeed,

    Noble for the kindly man and Anna Torv for an older Val or a Val/Dalla composite.

  230. RitaJones
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    Michelle Fairley was robbed.

  231. Alex Dubrovsky
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    Another thing that saddens me with these awards is that Sons Of Anarchy continues to be snubbed. How the fuck did that happen after the fifth season that was probably their best so far? Seriously, do the Emmy people need a biker gang to beat some sense into them?

  232. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 10:57 pm | Permalink

    I think it’s time for the Emmy’s to expand the number of nominees from 6 to 10 and for them to split the dramas into two categories, one for cable and one for network.

  233. Joshua Taylor
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    Alex Dubrovsky,

    I’d lump in SoA with The Wire and Brotherhood. Awesome shows that got no Emmy love because they don’t need it.

  234. BTR
    Posted July 18, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    Thanks for the heads-up. I like episodic in some cases (Law and Order) but generally prefer at least some overarching structure (not as loose as X-Files though).

    Interesting that you feel that way about Abrams. I myself find him…good but overrated, so it is nice to see someone else who does not have his panties wet at the mere mention of his name.

  235. That Stark boy
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 12:18 am | Permalink

    The Flayed Man,

    How about Alfie Allen, folks? I know his scenes were a bit awkward and hard to stomach because of all that torture/soft porn thing, but he did a really amazing job this season and people don’t even mention him.

  236. Storm of S-words
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 1:27 am | Permalink

    Obviously Michelle Fairley should’ve received a nomination, but she probably takes it all in stride. She may even care less about it than we do.

    I just saw part of Triassic Attack and Emilia should win the “most improved actress” category! I assume the next great American or British actress is hiding in the cast of Sharknado.

  237. Joshua Taylor
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 1:48 am | Permalink

    BTR,

    Abrams is great at starting shows, he and his minions Orci and Kurtzman, but he loses interest and goes to the next thing on his list. He left Fringe in the hands of CH Wyman and Jeff Pinkner who made Fringe into what it became.

  238. Sina
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 2:56 am | Permalink

    sunspear,

    think so too.

  239. Oscar
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 3:03 am | Permalink

    Congrats to Emilia, Peter and Diana. I hope that at least one of them can take the Emmy home. It’s a tough competition.
    I seriously don’t understand all the complains about Michelle Fairley. She was phenomenal at the Red Wedding, so was Emilia in Astapor. I think it’s stupid to say the one deserves it more than the others. I don’t think Michelle get robbed, if then she get ROBBed :D It wasn’t her storyline this season, it was clearly Robbs. Get over it.
    As for NCW…ok that’s arguable. He had more fantastic scenes that Peter. Nevertheless I’ll also cross my fingers for Peter.

  240. WinWolf
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 5:14 am | Permalink

    Whaha why do i even hope michelle and nikolaj get it. So freaking stupid to give Emiliah and Peter this nomination.

  241. Mr. NoNo
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 5:44 am | Permalink

    Peter Dinklage is ok, but Emilia Clarke? Well she is beautiful and much stronger this season, but still, she is very, very average actress. I would prefer Nikolaj Coster-Waldau or Michelle Fairley over her. I am disappointed.

  242. Yeah
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 5:52 am | Permalink

    Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage both got Emmy awards. Yes, I do agree that others deserved them, but that is not to say that either of them did NOT. So, instead of bitching about what we don’t have can we both just say that we love the characters, we appreciate the actors and we’re pleased that they and the show have been recognised.

  243. Swords
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 5:53 am | Permalink

    Yeah,

    Amen Bro!

  244. Mr. Masamune
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    Michelle Fairley might have had a better chance if Catelyn hadn’t been completely ignored and sidelined for pretty much every single episode of the season outside of Rains of Castamere. With the book material they had, this really should have been her season to shine, showing her gradual descent into desperation and despair as she witnesses her family slowly brought to extinction, but instead she was largely ignored.

    In other words, I’d blame the writers as much as whoever failed to nominate her. A few more scenes, a good deal more dialogue, and she would have been much more of a contender.

    Or maybe not. As said above, it seems like they’re just phoning in the nominations when they pick Dinklage again, despite his not having much to do this season compared to the fantastic performances turned in by Charles Dance or Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

  245. BrendanSnow
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 9:40 am | Permalink

    Would be much happier if either Charles Dance or Nicolaj had gotten nominated….

  246. P
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Yeah,

    Well said

  247. LordMormont
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

    Hank,

    I’ve been constantly think about how disgusted I’d be if Michelle Farley didn’t get nominated… and then they nominate Dany! Disgusting.

  248. Lux
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    Nothing against Dinklage but fuck his nom, not deserved this year, it should have gone to Coster-Waldau!

  249. Balerion
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    It is a disgrace they didn’t nominate Nicolaj and Michelle.

    Unbelievable when you think of it.

  250. Kel
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Mairead,

    I do agree that she isn’t the strongest actress in the show but after season 3, I really think she has molded into the character. Sometimes I can find her a bit dull but I think that has a lot to do with Dany, not Emilia.
    Her pretty face and willingness to do nude scenes probably solidified her getting the part, more so than her acting, but come on! Give her a little credit. She is learning as she goes, much like a lot of actors on this show. I don’t feel she is award worthy, yet. But this is the Emmy’s we are talking about. Since when do they break away from what’s popularity to vote based on real powerful performances? That is a rarity.

    I am more disappointed that Maisie Williams wasn’t on anyone’s lips for award season. She has been amazing. Her face turning from joy to horror in The Rains Of Castamere is enough to give her ALL the awards.

  251. Arya Dunyett
    Posted July 19, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    I feel led to send my deep apologies to Mr. Dinklage and Ms. Clarke if either of them or their “people” are unfortunate enough to read the postings in this thread.
    We are a sad lot of tortured ninnies, addicted to fine television drama and complex fantasy universes, and we are currently adrift between book and TV seasons – without any new fodder for our needs. So we bicker and nitpick and carp ad nauseum. We gripe from behind our electronic devices about events beyond our understanding or control.
    Please believe that we love and appreciate you and your continued fine work. You both have brought your characters to life like no other actors could have done.
    Best of luck and we really really hope you win.

  252. lynn
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    Hank,

    totally agree! Nikolaj deserved to be nominated for his fantastic rendition of Jaime Lannister.

  253. bulldog
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    The Flayed Man,

    here here!! fairley should have got it without a doubt, EC is the weak link of the cast cannot believe she got nominated you would see better in school productions, she is dreadful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  254. UF
    Posted July 23, 2013 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    I know all’s been said already, but I just have to.

    How, how could they pass over Nikolaj???

    Dinklage is awesome, but he didn’t have anything special to do this season. He rocked last season. This time it should’ve been Nik.

    Ah well.

  255. Jay
    Posted August 11, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    I don’t want to make too controversial of a view here, as I know that people have their favorites. I agree with most viewers that Emilia should not have been nominated. I’ve always been a Dinklage fan, but after watching him in other roles and seeing him throughout Game of Thrones, he hasn’t really done anything different. His character is a just person, who is very articulate, and he gets rewarded for that as an actor. On the flip side, Cersei represents all that is evil. Yet, every scene that Lena Headey is in from the very beginning of the show has been incredible. Every scene that Maisie Williams (Arya) has been in has drawn me in…her alliances with random characters has been so attention-grabbing from the very beginning. Those two actresses deserve it more than Michelle, who had one outstanding episode this season. I wish she could have been able to prove her skills more, but one great episode doesn’t mean that you deserve a nomination. People hate Cersei, so I doubt that she’ll be recognized no matter how amazing she is in that portrayal. The fact that everyone hates her so much attests to how talented Lena is as an actress.

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