The nominations for the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and Game of Thrones has once again received several nominations for television’s highest honors.
GoT made an impressive showing in this year’s nominations, with 20 nods including one for best drama series. Lena Headey has joined the race for best supporting actress, and Peter Dinklage and Diana Rigg will once again be vying for acting awards.
The nominations for the 2014 awards include:
- Outstanding Drama Series
- Outstanding Supporting Actress – Lena Headey
- Outstanding Supporting Actor – Peter Dinklage
- Outstanding Guest Actress – Diana Rigg
- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (“The Children”)
- Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – Neil Marshall (“The Watchers on the Wall”)
- Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series- Nina Gold and Robert Sterne
- Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)- Ramin Djawadi
- Outstanding Art Direction For A Contemporary Or Fantasy Series (Single-Camera)
- Outstanding Cinematography (2 nominations):
- Jonathan Freeman (“Two Swords”)
Anette Haellmigk (“The Lion and the Rose”)
- Outstanding Costumes for a Series (“The Lion and the Rose”)
- Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series (“The Lion and the Rose”)
- Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series-Non-Prosthetic (“Oathkeeper”)
- Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (“The Children”)
- Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series (“The Watchers on the Wall”)
- Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series – One Hour (“The Watchers on the Wall”)
Outstanding Special and Visual Effects
- Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Miniseries Or Movie
- Outstanding Interactive Program – Game of Thrones Premiere : Facebook Live and Instagram
The winners will be announced at the Emmy Awards ceremony on August 25th, 2014.
Ours is the Fury: I know a lot of fans were really counting on Pedro Pascal being nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor, but it was always something of a long shot, with this being his first major role. The nominees for that award, these days, are usually faces more familiar to the Television Academy voters. I’m very happy that Headey was nominated, after years of strong performances, and it is great to see Ramin Djawadi’s score nominated. What do you think of the nominations?