Game of Thrones Emmy submissions for season 4

The official ballots for the 2014 Primetime Emmys were posted by the Television Academy today. With the ballots posted, we’re able now to see who will be up for a nomination this year. Generally, HBO and its showrunners choose which episodes and performers they would like to submit for each category, but actors may submit themselves if they so choose.

The final nominations will be announced by the Academy on July 10th, with the awards ceremony taking place later this summer.

Here’s the 2014 Game of Thrones submission list:

  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series- “The Children”
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Alex Graves (“The Children”), Alik Sakharov (“The Laws of Gods and Men”), Neil Marshall (“The Watchers on the Wall”).
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series- Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Charles Dance, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series –  Emilia Clarke, Natalie Dormer, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams
  • Guest Actor in a Drama Series: Pedro Pascal
  • Guest Actress in a Drama Series: Diana Rigg
  • Art Direction: “The Laws of Gods and Men,” “The Mountain and the Viper”
  • Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
  • Oustanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series: “Mockingbird,” “Oathkeeper,” “The Lion and the Rose,” “Two Swords”
  • Sound Editing: “The Watchers on the Wall”
  • Sound Mixing: “The Watchers on the Wall”
  • Outstanding Costumes: “The Lion and the Rose”
  • Outstanding Hairstyling: “The Lion and the Rose”
  • Outstanding Make-up (Non-prosthetic): “Oathkeeper”
  • Outstanding Prosthetic Make-up: “The Children”
  • Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Miniseries or Movie
  • Outstanding Interactive Program – Game of Thrones Premiere: Facebook Live and Instagram

Ours is the Fury: It makes sense for the show to only submit one episode for a writing nomination, as that strategy was successful last year with “The Rains of Castamere.” Of course we haven’t yet seen “The Children,” so it’s difficult to really judge the decision but their confidence in the episode is promising. It’s great finally to see Sophie and Maisie both on the supporting actress submission list as they deserve. Pedro Pascal has tough competition for a guest actor nomination this year, but he certainly made a splash this season. Rigg’s submission was a no-brainer, and her getting the nomination seems almost assured.