Hodor, Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones all score MTV Movie & TV Award nominations


Entertainment Weekly has gotten a hold of the nominations for this year’s MTV Movie and TV Awards (formerly just the MTV Movie Awards). Naturally, Game of Thrones has a strong presence. Let’s see what it’s up against.

As the super-cool award show for young people and stuff, the categories are a good deal less stuffy than at, say, the Emmys or the Golden Globes. For example, “Best Kiss” and “Best Villain” are both categories here. Game of Thrones season 6 and its cast members nabbed nominations in three categories:


  • Donald Glover – Atlanta (FX)
  • Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin (The CW)
  • Jeffrey Dean Morgan – The Walking Dead (AMC)
  • Mandy Moore – This Is Us (NBC)
  • Millie Bobby Brown – Stranger Things (Netflix)

This is a brand-new, non gender-specific category celebrating the best in TV. It’s interesting that Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) got the nod over people like Kit Harington (Jon Snow) or Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister). But that’s always been the thing with Game of Thrones: there are so many characters it’s hard to tell which is the hero.


  • Game of Thrones – Hodor’s (Kristian Nairn) Death (HBO)
  • Grey’s Anatomy – Meredith tells her children about Derek’s death (Ellen Pompeo) (ABC)
  • Me Before You – Will (Sam Claflin) tells Louisa (Emilia Clarke) he can’t stay with her (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • Moonlight – Paula (Naomie Harris) tells Chiron (Trevante Rhodes) that she loves him (A24)
  • This Is Us – Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Randall (Lonnie Chavis) at karate (NBC)

Emilia Clarke is technically nominated in this category too, thanks to her role in Me Before You. But we’re all here for Hodor and his tragic, time-traveling death. You’d figure that’ll be a hard one to beat. That’s still an emotional trigger now, half a year after the episode aired. And the phrase “Hold the door” has entered the collective pop cultural unconscious.


  • Atlanta (FX)
  • Game of Thrones (HBO)
  • Insecure (HBO)
  • Pretty Little Liars (Freeform)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • This Is Us (NBC)

Interestingly, Game of Thrones and Pretty Little Liars are the only two shows on this list that aren’t coming off their premiere seasons. There’s some tough competition here, but we think Game of Thrones can pull it off.

The MTV Movie & TV Awards will air live from the Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium on Sunday, May 7 at 8:00 p.m. EST. You can vote for your pics at MTV.com. We cast ours for Game of Thrones, ourselves.