Which Game of Thrones actors will snag an Emmy nomination this week?
By Lightbringer on in Awards, Speculation.

The Emmy nominations are only a few short days away, with the announcements taking place live on Emmys.Com this Thursday morning at 8:40am Est. It’s the perfect time to brush up on that official submissions list from last month, and take a closer look at who’s in the running for Game of Thrones, and what their chances of garnering a nomination are.

Season 4 was filled with amazing episodes and amazing performances across the board, so our actors will not only be facing tough competition from other series, but also from each other.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

 
Charles Dance

What can be said about Charles Dance? Certainly a lot, and much of it can be found in our Curtain Call. A great way to send off Tywin Lannister would be with an Emmy nod, but unfortunately, it’s probably going to go to the one who stuck him with a couple of arrows!
Nomination Odds: 10/1

Peter Dinklage

So far, Peter has been nominated every year for his work on Game of Thrones, and there is certainly no need to end the tradition now. He was given more than enough to work with this season, and he didn’t miss a single beat. His trial speech alone is deserving of a nomination, and in my opinion, a second win. Even if you weren’t a fan of the beetle scene, imagine if someone else had delivered the lines.
Nomination Odds: 1/2

Kit Harington

Without a doubt, this was Kit’s strongest season yet. He arguably became Jon Snow this year, and didn’t disappoint when he had to carry much of an entire episode on his own. And how about that sword fighting? Thank you, Pompeii. Unfortunately, it won’t be enough for a nomination, but he has our attention.
Nomination Odds: 25/1

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Nikolaj was great this year, his final scene with Gwendoline, and his every frame from The Laws of Gods and Men stand out as his best moments of the season. But the story of this Supporting Actor race is that Peter Dinklage has it on lock.
Nomination Odds: 20/1

 
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

 
Emilia Clarke

Emilia will return as a familiar face to voters on this year’s submission ballot. Dany’s arrival at the gates of Meereen was impressive, and our hearts broke with her as she chained her dragons, but it’s just not her year.
Nomination Odds: 15/1

Natalie Dormer

Natalie did beautifully with everything she was given this year – her veiled disdain for Joffrey, going toe to toe with her future sister/mother-in-law Cersei, and of course, her visit with young Tommen and Ser Pounce! But her absence in the later episodes won’t help her chances.
Nomination Odds: 40/1

Lena Headey

Lena may have one of the best chances among our supporting actresses to garner a nomination this year. She is a recognizable name, and although a certain scene had a fair bit of controversy this year, her performance remained untouched. She shone in Cersei’s silent moments, and her reaction to the death of her son was more than believable.
Nomination Odds: 10/1

Sophie Turner

Sansa had quite the transformation this year, and Sophie really came into her own as an actress. It’s going to be exciting to see where she will take us with Darth Sansa, which just might be enough for a nomination in the future!
Nomination Odds: 30/1

Maisie Williams

This is the one I think all of us fans are not-so-secretly hoping for the most. Her silent stare in the finale was the cherry on top of an outstanding season by Maisie. At just 17 she continues to impress in every single scene, even when standing beside the most seasoned of actors. While we’re at it, can we slip in a last minute submission for Rory McCann?
Nomination Odds: 6/1 (Please?)

 
Guest Actor in a Drama Series
 

Pedro Pascal

If he doesn’t get nominated, we riot. Oberyn’s death sent shockwaves through the press and social media, and if the public’s reaction to his character is any indication of the number of votes he will get, Pedro is a shoo-in. He came and went in a blaze of glory, and I’m certainly hoping he snags the win as well.
Nomination Odds: 3/2

 
Guest Actress in a Drama Series
 

Diana Rigg

Coming off of her nomination last year, and another stellar performance as the Queen of Thorns (“Not now, Mace!”), Diana Rigg is a sure bet as well, even despite her lack of screen time in the second half of the season.
Nomination Odds: 5/2

 
Share your thoughts/odds/arguments in the comments below, and here’s hoping for a grand nomination celebration later this week!

 

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107 Comments

  1. Game of thrones fan cole
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Peter dinklage, maisey Williams, Pedro pascal, I would love to see all three win, Tyrian at court was a great scene, all of maiseys scenes, and the mountain vs the viper/ when red viper tells Tyrian he will be his champion hands down the best scenes

  2. Kevin
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Dance!

  3. Dave
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

    How to pick one performer amongst so many great ones? Not fair.

    Just give them all the awards.

    You’re welcome, Emmys.

  4. GeekFurious
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:05 pm | Permalink

    Peter Dinklage and Diana Rigg because the Emmys are a popularity contest. Granted, both will have more than earned their nominations, but equally talented individuals like Pedro Pascal, Maisie Williams, and Charles Dance will likely be ignored because they’re just not what Academy voters easily recognize. And anyone who tells you these voters actually watch all the nominated episodes and performances is lying or kidding themselves.

  5. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Charles Dance better be nominated. It is the first time he has ever been on the ballot and it was his final season on the show. I think he has a better shot at winning than Peter Dinklage. Pedro Pascal should be nominated as a guest actor, but won’t be. Dame Dianna Rigg will most likely get a nom. Maisie is the most deserving female, but is still a very long shot.

    Predictions:

    Best Supporting Actor:

    Charles Dance
    Peter Dinklage

    Best Guest Actress:

    Dianna Rigg

  6. We do not Hodor
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:07 pm | Permalink

    Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner, Pedro Pascal.

  7. Turncloak
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    I think prestige matters to Emmy voters which is why I think Charles Dance will get the nomination (deservedly so). I think Dance and Dinklage both get noms ala season 4 of breaking bad (Giancarlo and Aaron Paul) .Nicolas will not get a nom as his best chance was in season 3. Sophie Turner has no chance IMO as many unsullied I know are underwhelmed by her Sansa character. Hopefully this changes in the future. Emilia Clarke will not get a repeat nom as this one will go to Maisie(this one I’m least sure about). Natalie Dormer will not get a nom due to the reasons stated in the article. Maisie Willians will get a nom and will win best supporting actress outight because she’s deserving and well known at this point. Pedro Pascal and Diana Rigg will get noms for obvious reasons.

  8. Boojam
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    Charles Dance has been in a substantial number of films, but as much TV work as he as done it is surprising that he has only one Emmy nomination.
    With this show his talents have a wider viewing, I think.
    He really has aced all his scenes , I really hope he gets in, but this time deserves a win.

  9. Sean C.
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Dinklage will get his customary nomination. There’s a minor possibility of Dance getting into that category as well, though I wouldn’t bet on it (particularly with “Breaking Bad” almost assured of getting two nominations in the same category).

    I don’t expect anybody to get a supporting actress nomination. Clarke would be in first position, as a previous nominee, but I’m skeptical that she had anything this year that would get her a repeat. Headey was good, but I still judge her nomination odds by the Blackwater Rule (i.e., “Blackwater didn’t get her a nomination; is this a better spotlight than that episode?”), so I’ll say it’s unlikely. Sophie and Maisie are both superb, but actors that young aren’t serious Emmy contenders 99.9% of the time.

    Pascal will get the Guest Actor nomination, with all the buzz, and I could see him winning, though his submission scene is only five minutes.

    Rigg is a big name and can probably repeat, though she didn’t really do much this year.

  10. Jared
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    Supporting Actor: Peter Dinklage is a lock to be nominated. Even better, he has several very strong possible submission tapes (“The Laws of Gods and Men” is his best and most likely choice, but he was great in pretty much every episode he appeared in this season). Whatever he chooses, he has a real chance to win for the first time since Season 1. Charles Dance (submitted for the first time this year) could surprise some people by getting in, and I would be very happy if he did. The problem is that this category is brutally competitive – possibly the most competitive in terms of the sheer number of qualified nominees, and there are only two “open” slots to fill. If he does get in, I would say “Breaker of Chains” (which features his great scene with Tommen and another strong scene with Oberyn) is probably his best bet.

    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was fantastic all season, and another year of positive buzz after his breakout season last year could help him. On the other hand, if he couldn’t get in last year when he had even stronger material and was clearly the most deserving male cast member, he unfortunately won’t make it this year now that Dinklage is once again garnering most of the attention (and quite deservedly so). “Oathkeeper” and “The Laws of Gods and Men” are probably his best submission choices if he gets in. Kit Harington had his best season in my opinion, and unlike many of his fellow cast members, he has one extremely strong submission episode in “The Watchers on the Wall” wherein he’s the unquestioned star. But against such stiff competition, he’s unlikely to break through.

    Supporting Actress: Emilia Clarke was nominated last year and therefore she has to be considered a decent bet to return. Once you’re in with Emmy voters, you tend to stay in for a while. I personally thought that Clarke’s best material came in “The Children” during the scene where she chains her dragons, but she may decide to submit “Breaker of Chains”, where she has a speech in Valyrian similar to the one that earned her the nomination last year. Whatever she picks, however, she’ll have a hard time beating Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn (as will any woman who gets nominated in this category).

    I’d love to see Lena Headey get nominated, and she has an outside chance, but it will be tough. Her potential episode choices would include “First of His Name” (wherein she has the most overall screentime), “The Lion and the Rose” (her reaction to Joffrey’s death), and “The Children” (her scene with Tywin). Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams have both been brilliant this season, and they have great potential submission episodes in “The Mountain and the Viper” and “The Children”, respectively. But Emmy voters almost never nominate “child” actors, so it’s difficult to imagine them breaking through. Natalie Dormer did some very fine work this season (her seduction of Tommen in “Oathkeeper” one of my favorite scenes of the year), but she’s definitely on the outside looking in.

    Guest Actor: Pedro Pascal has a real chance here, especially after several actors who were considered strong contenders (Michael J. Fox, Glenn Fleshler) were left off the ballot. If he gets in, he’ll be competing for “Mockingbird”, which is a strong enough showcase for his talents to get him the win. Out of all of Game of Thrones’ possible nominations, I might be rooting for this one the most.

    Guest Actress: Diana Rigg should be nominated again. She submitted “The Lion and the Rose”, which is a solid choice. I might have gone with “Oathkeeper”, but she should get in either way.

    To Summarize:

    The Absolute Lock and Potential Winner: Peter Dinklage
    Likely Returning Nominees: Diana Rigg, Emilia Clarke
    The Strongest New Contender: Pedro Pascal
    Outside Contenders: Charles Dance, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
    Extreme Long Shots (though all are deserving) Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Sophie Turner
    Absolutely No Chance (but she’s still great!): Natalie Dormer

  11. Sam
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm | Permalink

    Charles Dance and Peter Dinklage both deserve to be nominated, and I think chances are pretty big that they will be. Diana Rigg and Pedro Pascal also have pretty big chances. Not so sure about the supporting actresses, though I won’t be surprised if Emilia is nominated because popularity.
    It’s a shame Alfie Allen wasn’t submitted this season, because he was terrific, but I guess he didn’t get enough screentime?

  12. Walter Harrow
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Maisie Williams seriously deserves to be nominated (i actually think she should/could win). Her peformances in the first and last episodes alone are brilliant (and she doesnt really say much in the final scene with the Hound). She is also still only 17 but manages to do more with just her eyes than most actors do with lines of dialogue

  13. Sheriff Bullock
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Dinklage will get nominated. Maisie should but wont.

    If Emilia is nominated again that just shows you what a joke the Emmys are.

  14. Salwa
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    How the does guest vs lead vs supporting actor thing work? Pedro Pascal has more screen time and appeared in more episodes than Maisie Williams and Natalie Dormer, but is considered a guest…
    Also it’s a shame that Nikolaj wasn’t nominated last year; Season Three was truly the season of Jaime Lannister.

  15. Joe Frost
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:42 pm | Permalink

    As much as I love the show and all teh performances were great. I think Peter Dinklage is the only one with a real shot. Charles Dance is incredible but I think his work in previous seasons (especially the last one) was superior.
    Maisie has been interesting this season but nothing she’s done has really blown me away. I think Pedro has a great chance as he really made the most of every scene he had. Diana Rigg, a bit like Charles Dance, was much better last season.
    Also, how is Rory McCann not nominated this season? I think although Nikolaj has excelled as my favourite character Jaime and has been solid all season he was better/had more screentime/plot last season and Kit has been a lot better as Jon Snow this season but still not in the elite in terms of acting.
    Don’t think any of the other actresses besides Maisie really did anything spectacular this season.

    So in summary, Peter and Pedro have a great shot. Everyone else I’d be very surprised at.

  16. Mister Stoneheart
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

    Maisie, Rigg, Pascal, Dance and Dinklage should all really get it. Excellent performances by all.

    Lena for next year.

  17. Sean C.
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    Salwa:
    How the does guest vs lead vs supporting actor thing work? Pedro Pascal has more screen time and appeared in more episodes than Maisie Williams and Natalie Dormer, but is considered a guest…

    Anybody who’s a series regular is eligible only for the lead/supporting categories. A guest actor like Pascal can choose to submit in either the guest categories or the regular categories (assuming he meets a certain episode quota, which Pascal does); Pascal choose to go for guest, since he’s a guest star and he has a better chance of winning.

    There was some grumbling a few years ago with John Lithgow submitted for (and won) Guest Actor for the fourth season of “Dexter”, as even though he was not a series regular, he had probably the second- or third-most screentime of any character that season and a lot of people thought he should have had to submit as a supporting actor.

  18. mariamb
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

    GeekFurious:
    Peter Dinklage and Diana Rigg because the Emmys are a popularity contest. Granted, both will have more than earned their nominations, but equally talented individuals like Pedro Pascal, Maisie Williams, and Charles Dance will likely be ignored because they’re just not what Academy voters easily recognize. And anyone who tells you these voters actually watch all the nominated episodes and performances is lying or kidding themselves.

    Lots of truth here. I doubt (sadly) that Dance will be nominated; can’t think of anyone more deserving…that is, other than Maisie. Pedro may have a shot at a nomination because he has done a great job of being “visible.” Lena’s best chance comes next season, I think.

  19. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:45 pm | Permalink

    Salwa,

    I’m not sure of the specifics, but I believe if you aren’t in the main cast(opening credits) then you are a guest actor. And yes, it was a crime that Nicolaj wasn’t nominated last year, especially considering who won.

  20. Darquemode
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Joe Frost,

    Agreed on all points!

    The sad thing is that with so many characters getting so little screen time very few actors have a legitimate shot at Emmy nominations, much less wins. Many strong performances will continue to be overlooked… and honestly maybe they should be when compared to shows where the actors have 30 minutes of quality screen time per episode, not per season.

    Vote for Pedro!

  21. Hexonx
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    Getting nominated/winning Emmys would be nice for the show and actors. Honestly though, I was more worried about it after the first season when we were all still just hoping the ratings would be good enough to keep the show going. I felt the Emmys may have given credibility to the show in some people’s eyes. However, at this point the series is such a phenomenon that the Emmys won’t affect it either way.

  22. queenofthorns
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    Lena deserves it AS ALWAYS for being amazing but I doubt she’ll get it. I think she has a better shot next year, I’m sure she’ll have some great material!

    Of course Pedro and Rigg better get theirs. Fingers crossed!

    I favor Dinklage over Dance for supporting actor. I mean Dance is good but Tyrion is such a great character… it’s really hard to compete.

  23. Almost a Knight
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    Again, why is Natalie Dormer in there at first place? After Purple Wedding and her scene with Tommen, basically nothing else is memorable about her acting. Gwendoline Christie deserves that place. Especially with last episode fight. It’s rare to ge recognition from fighting scene.

    Also despite how much I love Nikolaj, he had best material in season 3. I think his highlight for season 4 is Oathkeeper. Rory for me is the one who deserves Supporting actor the most. How can you not tear up at his last begging for mercy scene?

    But of course we will have wic.net award and I usually agree with that award more than any award that related to Game of Thrones :)

  24. GRRMlin
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    Ever since the Wire was snubbed five years in a row, I stopped caring about the Emmy’s. You should too.

  25. Hexonx
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Almost a Knight: Again, why is Natalie Dormer in there at first place?

    I’m certainly no expert but as others have pointed out in these threads in the past an actor/actress can submit themselves for nomination. There is a submission fee that I believe the show pays for their own submissions. Anyone the show doesn’t submit can pay the fee and submit themselves. Perhaps she submitted herself. Would explain the long odds.

    Almost a Knight: But of course we will have wic.net award and I usually agree with that award more than any award that related to Game of Thrones :)

    I agree, perhaps because they are voted on exclusively by GoT fans.

  26. Kay
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    If he doesn’t get nominated, we riot.

    Yes. To both Pedro Pascal and Peter Dinklage. Those two had scenes that are simply burnt in my memory. In fact, my favorite scene for both is one they shared: in Tyrion’s cell. I will riot if either of them doesn’t at least get nominated.

  27. Jody doc
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    I seriously think Sophie should be in with a shout.Her character has defo changed the most and Sophie has had to do some pretty challenging scenes and play pretty much many different sides of the one character. And her silent acting was incredible!! That whole scene where she has to watch the dwarves making fun of her dead brother the look on face is insane. And wen she lies about what happened to her aunt lysa and looks up at Petyr you know exactly what she’s thinking.completely under appreciated actress and character who deserve more attention from the got fan base.
    Personally I don’t see the hype around Arya I mean its been the same thing happening with her for a lot of seasons now. On the road finds a guy they teach her something she gradually becomes more and more messed up and repeat. And this “death stare” that everyone is on about I think yes was very well done considering her age and experience but didn’t really stand out to me as a emmy moment. Sorry.

  28. Sansa Bird
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Jody doc,

    This! I love both Maisie and Sophie’s performances, yet since s2 IMO Sophie has delivered extremely well, playing so many different layers, and for someone so young (she was still 17 for s4, remember) that is incredible. I don’t understand why people discredit her performance bc of her character.

  29. Turncloak
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 6:03 pm | Permalink

    Almost a Knight,

    Actors and Actresses nominate themselves for Emmy consideration. Gwendoline did not nominate herself which is why she is not on the list

  30. chamush
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 6:07 pm | Permalink

    Charles Dance is awesome, but realistically speaking Peter D is the only actor from the show with a real chance here!

    GOT is our fav show (thats why we’re here!) but there are just so many shows out there with so many actors in critics radars that I really doubt we are going to see more than 1 actor from GOT nominated, and Peter is the best GOT has to offer.

  31. Caliope
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    I love all the perfomances this season, but Kit in The Watchers Of The Wall, Two Swords,The Children was EPIC! I love the evolution of his Jon Snow since season one! He deserve it.
    Fingers crossed, LUCK to all amazing cast! Ah, Pedro, bravo estuviste genial!

  32. Alex Padilla
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    Dance! Dance! Dance! But he should have been submitted himself last 2 seasons. I wonder why he didn’t :(

  33. Winter
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm | Permalink

    Sophie Turner was brilliant, and whilst she won’t be nominated, she is deserving of one. She can play the naive, innocent girl then turn into Dark Sansa, transformation of the season for me. She has really made Sansa her own. Why not comment on her silent stare during the Purple Wedding? That ish made me emotional! I am aware that the Emmys favour established actors in favour of raw, youthful talent, why not change it up for once? It’s all become a bit predictable and formulaic.

    I’d choose her over Maisie, but in an alternate universe they would be nominated over some of the adult actors who for me were average or
    not as good as they have been.

    Charles Dance for me is due a nomination, he does so much with so little, and doesn’t need to rely on histrionics to make a scene more impactful. Dance FTW!

    Pedro Pascal was brilliant, I hope he will be nominated as well

  34. Totti
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Charles “motherfucking” Dance deserves it!

  35. Winter
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Jody doc,

    I agree.

  36. Abdullah Khan
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    How come you deny the awesomness of Charkes Dance????? Give a chance to him, now of never!!!!!

  37. Abdullah Khan
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    Abdullah Khan,

    Lol now or never!

  38. Monica
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Charles Dance and Pedro Pascal!

  39. Trav
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    The one that would make my week would be Maisie Williams. I’ve been thinking she’s deserved a nomination since season 2. She has been incredible for 4 years now, but especially from season 2 on.

    Who cares how old she is? In this case, it helps her case, because it’s just so absurd that she’s THIS good, while dealing with such heavy material for a young girl.

    Nominate her, damnit!!!

  40. Tatters
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    chamush,

    We got three nominations last year, and this year is better.

  41. Tatters
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Sheriff Bullock,

    Emilia nominated is a safe bet.

  42. blackshadow
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    NOT ANOTHER WORDS! CHARLES DANCE!

  43. Scott Glennon
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 7:48 pm | Permalink

    I’m just going to throw my preferences out there. For the men: Nicolaj Coster-Waldau. For the ladies: I love them all, and as we all know the Ladies of GoT deliver in diamonds. I would have preferred Gwendoline be among the nominees, but I’ll root for Maisie Williams. I still can’t get over, “Something wrong with your leg boy?” That is just classic! As for guest starring, I’ll go with what’s up top. Both Pedro and Diana were excellent!

    The North Remembers…

  44. Urban Bran
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    http://thefilmart.com/the-11th-annual-tfa-television-awards-13-14/

    Peter, Pedro and Sophie got noms here. I’m not sure how relevant those awards are though.

    I’m rooting for Charles Dance besides Peter, Pedro and Sophie. He might be the best performer of the show for the entire 4 seasons so far, he deserves recognition on his way out of the show.

    I feel like Queen Of Thorns wasn’t prominent enough this season for Dame Diana Rigg to get a nomination. Indira Varma would’ve been a great choice here too imo.

  45. Urban Bran
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    http://thefilmart.com/the-11th-annual-tfa-television-awards-13-14/

    Peter, Pedro and Sophie got noms at the TFAs, not sure how relevant those awards are though.

    I’m rooting for Charles Dance too besides Pedro and Sophie. He was probably the best performer of the show for these 4 seasons so far and he deserves recognition on his way out of the show.

    I’m not sure Queen Of Thorns had enough to do this season to warrant a nomination for Diana Rigg. I think Indira Varma would’ve been a great choice for this category too imo.

  46. MrRenaissance
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm | Permalink

    Peter Dinklage because he played the great character which is well written with much more screentime than any other male character.

    Charles Dance because he gave everything beyond anything his character could give.

  47. Urban Bran
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    http://thefilmart.com/the-11th-annual-tfa-television-awards-13-14/

    Peter, Pedro and Sophie got nominations at the TFAs.

    I’m also rooting for Charles Dance besides Pedro and Sophie, he deserves recognition after 4 years of impeccable acting (the best out of anyone on the show probably) on his way out of the show.

  48. Winter
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

    Urban Bran,

    Very interesting! All deserved nominations, not sure it’s an accurate depiction of the Emmy’s but their nominations for best drama are all on point.

    Glad Sophie is getting some sort of award recognition.

  49. Grynthaline
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

    Urban Bran:
    http://thefilmart.com/the-11th-annual-tfa-television-awards-13-14/

    Peter, Pedro and Sophie got nominations at the TFAs.

    I’m also rooting for Charles Dance besides Pedro and Sophie, he deserves recognition after 4 years of impeccable acting (the best out of anyone on the show probably) on his way out of the show.

    Omg! I’m so happy Sophie’s getting some recognition. Thanks. :)

  50. The Dragon Demands
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    If Peter Dinklage doesn’t at least get a nomination for this season’s heavy work, I will be STUNNED.

    Too much competition for multiple actors/actresses to be in the same categories.

    I don’t think any of the women listed here had enough meaty scenes to justify a nomination. They did very well with what they were given…but Emilia Clarke had more to do in past seasons and with greater nuance (again this is the writing, not the actress). Arya didn’t get as much as in “Mhysa” when she totally flipped out.

    …arguably this was one of Sansa’s best seasons, though in Season 3 she had more range. I’d welcome a Sophie Turner nomination, and her best stuff was in “Mockingbird”, but we need more than that.

    Lena Headey?…she had more to do in “Blackwater” than this. Yes, Joffrey died…then they had her in “bitter but subdued” mode that entire time. She wasn’t fuming as much as she should. Only in her finale scene with Jaime did we see a hint of “crazed gloating Cersei” which is what she is in the books. They downplayed it far too much.

    Of all three I suppose Turner deserves it most but otherwise they simply didn’t give them a lot. Same goes for Natalie Dormer (there just wasn’t a scene with a giant hearfelt confession or angry accusation or anything). This is the fault of the writers.

    Meanwhile, I think Diana Rigg is a shoe-in for a Guest Actress nomination. I was disappointed she didn’t win last year, and think she has even better odds this year (the balance and range and multiple complex layers between snarking and joking about seducing her late husband to marry her, to suddenly shifting to dead serious that she “knows” Tyrion didn’t kill Joffrey but would never let “that beast” marry her granddaughter. In terms of just nominations, though, I feel even more strongly for this than I do Dinklage for Supporting Actor, given that the competition is lighter.

    ….Guest Actor is kind of a wild-card. We weren’t happy with some of the stuff earlier in the season with Pedro but I like many agree that his later stuff really nailed the book spirit (being sort of melancholy around Cersei, jocular at the Small Council, and then OMG his “Mockingbird” scene with Tyrion). So just mail out a video clip of his scene from the end of “Mockingbird”, yeah. I also think Pedro stands good chances of a Guest Actor nomination.

    Final tally:

    Best Supporting Actor: if Peter Dinklage doesn’t at least get nominated, for his strongest season yet, there’s no justice.

    Best Supporting Actress: I actually do not feel that any one major actress got enough weighty scenes to justify a nomination. This was partially due to writing, but also partially just due to what point in the books they’re at.

    Best Guest Actress: odds are strong that Dianna Rigg will once again be nominated (or should be).

    Best Guest Actor: it would be nice if Pedro Pascal actually manages to get the nomination.

  51. Happy
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Loved Pedro and Nicolaj (and actually Kit was amazing this year). But after the Michelle Fairley miss last year (one of greatest performance ever on tv), I think the emmy’s are about safe choices and overall a joke.

  52. Annara Snow
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 9:51 pm | Permalink

    Urban Bran:
    http://thefilmart.com/the-11th-annual-tfa-television-awards-13-14/

    Peter, Pedro and Sophie got noms at the TFAs, not sure how relevant those awards are though.

    I’m rooting for Charles Dance too besides Pedro and Sophie. He was probably the best performer of the show for these 4 seasons so far and he deserves recognition on his way out of the show.

    I’m not sure Queen Of Thorns had enough to do this season to warrant a nomination for Diana Rigg. I think Indira Varma would’ve been a great choice for this category too imo.

    They may not be relevant, but I bet the nominations make a lot more sense than Emmy nominations will. For starters, Emmys will no doubt again completely ignore ‘Hannibal’.

  53. Annara Snow
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    There’s also something called Gold Derby awards – I have no idea what kind of awards those are, I just discovered the article on Google. GoT got nominations for Best Drama Series, two for Best Drama Episode (“The Lion and the Rose”, “The Watchers on the Wall”), two each for Best Supporting Actor (Dinklage, Dance) and actress (Headey, Clarke), Best guest actor for Pascal and Best Guest actress for Rigg. http://www.goldderby.com/news/6750/gold-derby-tv-awards-orange-is-the-new-black-game-of-thrones-entertainment-news-24681357.html

  54. Toby
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Grynthaline: Omg! I’m so happy Sophie’s getting some recognition. Thanks. :)

    Wow! TFA gets it right! I never heard of them but i like that they nominate Sophie (for that material in 4×8 i imagine) over a more obvious choice like Emilia. Realistically neither of the girls stand a chance this year but when it comes to best in a single episode surely Sophie should have better odds than Maisie (who had her best material so far in S2 imho) Emilia would be the obvious choice but she doesnt really deserve a nomination this year over any of the other 3 (not counting Natalie as she nominated herself)… Lena should get the nom for season 5 right?

  55. Kells
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    It’s still a ridiculous injustice that the powers that be didn’t submit Rory McCann for supporting actor. He opened the season with an absolutely brilliant bang and ended it, with perhaps one of the most emotionally raw “deaths”. Add into that, his telling his story to Arya, he has had a great season.
    That said, I do think it’s Maisie’s year. It was in season 3, too. The look on her face, from joy to utter horror, when she arrived at the Red Wedding, seeing the Stark banner men get slaughtered. Damn, the girl can work that expressive face! But alas, she was shut out.
    I don’t put a lot of value on these awards. Seems like the Hollywood set has a billion award shows, but Maisie has been dynamic. The road trip from hell has been a helluva lot a fun and emotionally charged thanks to her and Rory.
    The only reason I wouldn’t give a nod to Emilia is because I still think she is pretty weak. Sometimes I love her portrayal and other times, not so much.
    Sophie has been fantastic, just wish we got more “meat” in her story line. Descending the stairs in black garb, black hair…I guess I just wanted the Alayne transition to be more of a struggle for Sansa. I get why it felt forced, it was. The writer’s cram a lot of goods in those last few episodes. Regardless, she has really sold Sansa. I look forward to see where GRRM takes the character in future books and how D&D will use the source material to expand on her growth.

    Peter should be a lock. He’s been fantastic all season. His delivery of the line, “If you want justice, you’ve come to the wrong place.” is reason enough for me to think he deserves the nod, and win.
    He can deliver goods with one line. He really is that good in this role.

    Truth is…I will be thrilled with any nominations. SO many people had a great season. Hope to see some of it get recognized!

  56. outdoorcats
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think Diana Rigg OR Pedro Pascal are guarantees…Diana Rigg has more of a chance b/c she was nominated before and is a recognizable name, though she did vanish before the season was halfway done, not to reappear. Pedro was a huge hit with GoT fans, and there are many, but there doesn’t seem to be a big crossover with GoT fans and Emmy voters yet, if ever – most probably don’t watch the show, just the submission episodes, and for political reasons they may steer clear of him to nominate a bunch of well-known actors instead (so they can bump shoulders with them at the after-parties).

    Emilia Clarke has a better chance than Lena or Maisie. Not that this was a big year for Dany, or that Emilia was particularly great, or that Lena or Maisie weren’t amazing–it’s just that Emmy voters don’t care. She’s ‘Khaleesi,’ the Mother of Dragons, an upcoming blockbuster star and one of the two characters casual viewers seem to be familiar with.

    Guys, don’t flip out if Peter is the only one nominated, and our favorites lose their spots to half-baked performances from mediocre, popular network shows…it’s the Emmys. Expect the worst and you’ll never be disappointed.

  57. outdoorcats
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    I don’t think Diana Rigg OR Pedro Pascal are guarantees…Diana Rigg has more of a chance b/c she was nominated before and is a recognizable name, though she did vanish before the season was halfway done, not to reappear. Pedro was a huge hit with GoT fans, and there are many, but there doesn’t seem to be a big crossover with GoT fans and Emmy voters yet, if ever – most probably don’t watch the show, just the submission episodes, and for political reasons they may steer clear of him to nominate a bunch of well-known actors instead (so they can bump shoulders with them at the after-parties).

    Emilia Clarke has a better chance than Lena or Maisie. Not that this was a big year for Dany, or that Emilia was particularly great, or that Lena or Maisie weren’t amazing–it’s just that Emmy voters don’t care. She’s ‘Khaleesi,’ the Mother of Dragons, an upcoming blockbuster star and one of the two characters casual viewers seem to be familiar with. Guys, don’t flip out if Peter is the only one nominated, and our favorites lose their spots to half-baked performances from mediocre, popular network shows…it’s the Emmys. Expect the worst and you’ll never be disappointed.

  58. Drake
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    The Charming Charles Dance or the Emmys still remain popularity, power and politic. Period.

  59. outdoorcats
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Can one of the admins un-spam-block my post (just the first one)? Thanks.

  60. ArgonathofBraavos
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Pedro, Peter and Sophie are my top picks for this year.

  61. [email protected]
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, as usual, only Dinklage and Rigg, and they will not win. They should just consider Tyrion a main actor, that’s how they treat him after the number of lines, which is a lot different from the books. That would open other actors for the secondary category.

  62. NewJeffCT
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    For Emmy purposes, Breaking Bad finished in Sept of 2013. Are they going to be up for Emmys when it’s announced on Thursday? I can’t really see anybody beating them out if they’re up for Emmys.

  63. Jack
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    I will never understand the love that Maisie Williams gets in general, but particularly this season. Her line delivery is always forced, stale, and with little if any intonation. She plays a popular character, therefore people somehow think her performance is deeply nuanced. It was Rory McCann who carried all of their scenes, and it’s a damn shame he’s won’t be recognized at all.

  64. Kells
    Posted July 7, 2014 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Jack,

    I think it comes down to something as simple as a lot of people love her performance. Arya is a very popular character, I think Maisie does a terrific job bringing her to life. I feel the way you do about Maisie’s performance when it comes to Emilia. At times I love her portrayal, sometimes she leaves me cold. What you don’t see as nuanced, others do. It’s just differing opinions and nothing wrong with that.

  65. Oleg Sharamenko
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 1:18 am | Permalink

    Curtain Call gives Charles Dance many praise, I respect that, but god damn it, he deserves more than 1000 praises.

  66. Baihu1983
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 3:35 am | Permalink

    Clarke has no chance so why waste a vote?

  67. All Hail the Wolf Girl
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 3:35 am | Permalink

    Great admirer of Maisie’s work but I think she was actually stronger in season 3 as the material gave her more chance to show range ( “I can be your family”, “Could you bring back a man without his head?” – those scenes just broke my heart).

    I just don’t think her season 4 scenes have quite what it takes for serious Emmy consideration given that we know their conservatism and preference for contemporary drama as opposed to Sci-Fi/Fantasy and known stars acting styles.

    I would have no complaints at all if Tatiana Maslany won the Emmy for Orphan Black, and I’d be satisfied enough if either Maisie or Sophie; and Diana Rigg got a nomination in the respective slots. As for the males, Peter Dinklage and Charles Dance both rocked of course, and Pedro was excellent in his brief stint.

  68. Wodja
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 4:35 am | Permalink

    Can’t we just have all of them win an Emmy?
    Pretty please with Renly’s peach on top?

  69. Elissar
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 4:51 am | Permalink

    You forgot Alfie Allen. IMO he was the best actor this season.

  70. Dame of Mercia
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 6:50 am | Permalink

    Somebody said that “Breaking Bad” still qualifies for Emmy nominations this year although it has finished. I’ve never seen that show (and before anybody criticises me I have not been able to find anywhere to borrow the DVDs) so can’t judge. However, unless there is a “Breaking Bad” backlash, I think it will very likely win the awards again.

    Of the people in “Game of Thrones” I think Pedro Pascal and Peter Dinklage have the best chances of winning an award. Now, they were good but they are also US citizens and the American establishment does like to congratulate its own (that’s not meant as a nasty statement by the way). Of people who were not nominated who haven’t been mentioned yet, I think Jack Gleeson perhaps deserved some sort of recognition, but then he was only in two episodes this year. He did very well in conveying the loathsome character that was Joffrey though, even if he didn’t look exactly like book Joffrey.

  71. Ser Tahu
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    I think the most likely scenario would be Dinklage and Headey getting nominated. However, if it was my choice I would actually nominate Kit, he really impressed me this season.

    Also, it would be a crime not to nominate Pedro.

  72. Dame of Mercia
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 7:13 am | Permalink

    NewJeffCT:
    For Emmy purposes, Breaking Bad finished in Sept of 2013.Are they going to be up for Emmys when it’s announced on Thursday?I can’t really see anybody beating them out if they’re up for Emmys.

    Sorry I hadn’t noticed your comment when I made mine. To some extent I duplicated what you had said.

  73. Tatters
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 7:27 am | Permalink

    outdoorcats,

    You know emmy voters are everyday people. Its not some secret service.

  74. Joshy
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    Where is rory??? he dominated every single scene.

  75. Turncloak
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    Joshy,

    Actors submit themselves for Emmy nomination consideration. Rory did not submit himself hence why he is not on the list. If you recall Sibel Kilkelli(Shae) submitted herself the last 3 seasons so it’s up to the actor to make the move

  76. Turncloak
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    Baihu1983,

    Emilia Clarke won a nomination last year so slept not try again?

  77. Julie
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 8:23 am | Permalink

    Its an absolute travesty that Gwendoline Christie wasn’t nominated! She is by far the best actress on the show.

  78. Jack
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    Turncloak,
    The network first submits the actors. If the network, in this case HBO, doesn’t submit them for consideration then that means they don’t think they have any shot of getting anything. Then an actor may choose to pay the submission fee and submit themselves for consideration.

  79. TheSpoon
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Peter, Charles, Maisie and Pedro.
    Peter for his trial/conversation with Oberyn.
    Maisie for “Two Swords” (the little smirk after “Fuck the king” is reason enough) and “The Children” (hopeful one moment, cold as ice the next).
    Pedro for his convo with Tyrion/fight with Gregor.
    And Charles because he’s Charles Fucking Dance!

    I agree it’s a complete shame and sham that Alfie Allen and Rory McCann weren’t submitted by HBO. There were a lot of great performances this season and would be happy to see anyone get some Emmy love but those two really brought everything possible to their roles.

  80. outdoorcats
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 11:25 am | Permalink

    Tatters,

    nnnnnoooooo, they have to be Academy members to vote at the Emmys, you know that, right? Although I’m not sure what you’re saying here.

  81. Sean C.
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    outdoorcats:
    Guys, don’t flip out if Peter is the only one nominated, and our favorites lose their spots to half-baked performances from mediocre, popular network shows…it’s the Emmys.

    You don’t have to worry about that. The drama categories are packed with great performers on great shows (a number of shows better than GOT, at that).

  82. Starkfell91
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Rory McCann should be number 2 behind Peter. What a great season he had. I hate to see him leave the show. Hopefully D&D will follow the books and bring him back.

  83. Tim Williams
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to see WiC’s threatened actual riot if Pedro doesn’t get nominated, cause that would’nt just be an irritating turn of phrase, would it? Never!

  84. John W
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Fingers crossed for all of them.

  85. Tatters
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Sean C.,

    Just one.

  86. Tatters
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    outdoorcats,

    They arent different than us on WiC.

  87. Sheriff Bullock
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    GeekFurious:
    Peter Dinklage and Diana Rigg because the Emmys are a popularity contest. Granted, both will have more than earned their nominations, but equally talented individuals like Pedro Pascal, Maisie Williams, and Charles Dance will likely be ignored because they’re just not what Academy voters easily recognize. And anyone who tells you these voters actually watch all the nominated episodes and performances is lying or kidding themselves.

    It is known.

  88. GeekFurious
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Sean C.:
    Pascal will get the Guest Actor nomination, with all the buzz, and I could see him winning, though his submission scene is only five minutes.

    THAT may be why he could win (if nominated). Academy voters LOVE when your submission is 5 minutes long. LOVE IT. L O V E . I T .

  89. Jody doc
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    Elissar, totally agree !! I was soo upset wen I saw he wasn’t nominated. He was incredible, and for someone who wasn’t really in a lot of the episodes he made a bigger impact then some main actors. Such a shame, but hopefully next year !

  90. Sandor Claws
    Posted July 8, 2014 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    My picks: Kit & Maisie

  91. WildSeed
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 3:47 am | Permalink

    Jack:
    Turncloak,
    The network first submits the actors. If the network, in this case HBO, doesn’t submit them for consideration then that means they don’t think they have any shot of getting anything. Then an actor may choose to pay the submission fee and submit themselves for consideration.

    Not that any of this really matter to fans of the show, and good luck btw__all who nominated themselves for the upcoming awards. Bonafide dues paying Academy members choose the eligible programs, and depending on the category of film or series, cast votes from relevant peer subgroups. Actors nominate themselves. Networks like HBO have no say in this. I wouldn’t be surprised if personal agents or managers actually encourage their clients, but the decision lies with the individual. You may be correct about a filing fee for the actor or actress, I read that account somewhere, I forget which media report. Those that throw their hat in the ring usually do the red carpet pole dance for a little more face recognition.

    I hope Mr Dance gets his long due award, however Dinklage’s performance was a bit more compelling in comparison.

    Game of Thrones had a strong fourth season, meriting many accolades, but I doubt these will overtake the even stronger contenders for the prize.

  92. WildSeed
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    Turncloak,

    You are correct ser .

  93. Fergus
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 7:02 am | Permalink

    I’m not sure what the criteria are for an Emmy – but I just want to add a +1 for Rory McCaan. For an actor employed to play a physical/action character he has really done well with The Hound. His begging pleading performance while broken at the foot of that cliff was outstanding.

  94. ryu nakashima
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    Charles Dance all the way… ★☆★☆

  95. Asgaard
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    Wait, if kit, nicolaj, peter, lena, and emilia are all in supporting male/female actor category then who’s the lead actor in GoT???????

  96. Turncloak
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    WildSeed: Not that any of this really matter to fans of the show, and good luck btw__all who nominated themselves for the upcoming awards. Bonafide dues paying Academy members choose the eligible programs, and depending on the category of film or series, cast votes from relevant peer subgroups. Actors nominate themselves. Networks like HBO have no say in this. I wouldn’t be surprised if personal agents or managers actually encourage their clients, but the decision lies with the individual. You may be correct about a filing fee for the actor or actress, I read that account somewhere, I forget which media report. Those that throw their hat in the ring usually do the red carpet pole dance for a little more face recognition.

    I hope Mr Dance gets his long due award, however Dinklage’s performance was a bit more compelling in comparison.

    Game of Thrones had a strong fourth season, meriting many accolades, but I doubt these will overtake the even stronger contenders for the prize.

    Sibel Kilkelli was in the running for Emmy consideration for 3 straight years and she is not one of the most well known characters/actors in the show. So I’m pretty confident that the show will enter anyone for Emmys if the actors request it

  97. Turncloak
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 9:17 am | Permalink

    WildSeed:
    Turncloak,

    You are correct ser .

    Yea if there’s a fee to enter your name like Jack said I’m sure that’s not a problem for an actor/actress to submit themselves. HBO is extremly accommodating company

  98. HARmundGiantsbane
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    If only Davos got more screen time. Liam Cunningham, given enough script, would be more than awesome enough to get a supporting actor nomination/win the award.

    I friggin love Davos as a character so I know I am biased, but sometimes I feel that Liam is one of the greatest untapped sources of acting potential on the show.

    I know, I know, “but Davos is supposed to be a minor supporting character…” or whatever. I don’t care; the showrunners should invent Davos scenes if they can’t find another way to get Liam on screen for more of the season.

    Especially with Charles Dance getting his curtain call, Liam/Davos needs to be THE badass old dude on the show now.

    Rant over. Stream of consciousness ended.

    -HARmund Giantsbane, Husband to Bears, Mead King of Ruddy Hall

  99. Walter_Eagle
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Once nominated, voters choose a winner based on a single episode. I don’t think there’s a better acting showcase hour this year than John Bradley in “The Watchers on The Wall”, but he would never get nominated. Shame.

  100. Iwan Snoek
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Peter Dinklage
    Lena Headey or Emilia Clarke
    Pedro Pascal
    Diana Rigg

  101. Kells
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Turncloak: Sibel Kilkelli was in the running for Emmy consideration for 3 straight years and she is not one of the most well known characters/actors in the show. So I’m pretty confident that the show will enter anyone for Emmys if the actors request it

    I think I read here that Sibel submitted herself? I remember hearing that previously, too. I think there is some type of entry fee or something to be considered? Hopefully someone can clear this up a bit.

    Thinking more about the Emmy’s, I really think GoT is a rare case. The cast is huge and the options for the powers that be is endless with so many great performances each year.
    I think it is a total shame that Rory McCann and Alfie Allen weren’t submitted, and agree with Walter_Eagle, John Bradley has had a great year as well.
    So, what makes the producers pick who they picked to submit?
    Visibility. NCW, Emilia, Lena…they are all over the interview circuit. I think a week doesn’t go by that I don’t see a new photo spread of NCW or Emilia. The two of them, along with Peter and Kit, are the unofficial faces of GoT/HBO.
    Sophie has done a lot of magazine spreads. Maisie is super active on social media and has an independent feature coming soon. Natalie is all over magazines, as well.
    These are faces more “known”, or starting to be known, among Hollywood circles. It’s not to take away from the great work they all did this year, I am especially pulling for Maisie/Peter/Charles nods, but a lot of this stuff, a majority of the time, is popularity.
    All of these people are incredibly talented and deserve their praise but I believe the producers feel they would have a much better chance of scoring nomination nods with faces readily available to the Hollywood media, as oppose to those who nobody really knows well or view as “oh…that guy!”.
    The aforementioned men put a HUGE stamp on this season (and really, have been strong from the start) and while they deserve to at least be considered for a nom, the method to the producers madness isn’t necessarily about most deserving but instead about most-likely.

  102. Enea Cristina Meschino
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink

    The most deserving of an emmy is Alfie Allen imho

  103. Sator Arepo
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    ALFIE ALLEN. that’s it.

  104. WildSeed
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Turncloak,

    I hope lady Kilkelli receive well deserved recognition for her portrayal onscreen. If not the Emmy Academy, then peers from another award sector or her countrymen. Same for Alfie Allen. As Tyrion’s soul mate onscreen, she offered a brilliant dynamic missing from the books. It was nice for a change to witness their devotion and and desire for each other. So glad it didn’t succumb to the sappy love story perspective that the show-runners have penchant for. Those two were yin and yang, exploding with passion and wordplay. When she took the witness stand and lied to the court, dispirited and demoralised, her betrayal was deeply felt as it wounded Tyrion for her pain. I’m sure the audience forgave Tyrion when he slew her, betraying him further in his father’s bed ( like a common whore ).

    So, you don’t believe the actors/ actresses need our help in coming up with the $ 2.50 fee ? LOL !

  105. Asgaard
    Posted July 9, 2014 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    Lol okay I know everyone has their own opinion, but in the end you can mention all the actors that you like in GoT deserve the Emmys including hodor. Hodor. Hodor.

  106. AGirlHasSaid
    Posted July 10, 2014 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    I’m betting on Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Diana Rigg, and Pedro Pascal get a nom.

    Personally I’m disappointed that Alfie Allen and Rory McCann have been left out because both of them so completely owned their characters and were so riveting in all their scenes throughout the season.

    So much so in fact that I can almost hear the Hound saying ‘What the fvck’s an Emmy??’

  107. Bryan David Landry
    Posted July 10, 2014 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    I think Charles Dance should get a nom even though it’s a longshot. Pedro Pascal should DEFINITELY get a nom and win. Who I am surprised to not see is Alfie Allen, Gwendolyn Stacy and Iain Glen.


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