HBO submits the categories and people they feel should win Emmys for Game of Thrones Season 8

HBO submits the categories and people they feel should win Emmys for Game of Thrones Season 8

Some of these might be a big surprise.


With rumours circulating that there's set to be a mini Game of Thrones reunion when the cast gather at Comic-Con, it appears that there's going to be one last farewell to Westeros.


Granted, the prequel show is set to film its pilot episode this summer, so there's plenty for fans to look forward to, but with the embers of the Iron Throne still burning out, it's left to King Bran and his small council to rebuild the Six Kingdoms - we're still not used to writing that!


After all, Sansa is now The Queen in the North - THE QUEEN IN THE NORTH, THE QUEEN IN THE NORTH! - after she managed to negotiate independent status for the largest Kingdom in Westeros.


While Season 8 didn't quite hit the high standards of previous seasons, there was still plenty to enjoy and in terms of actors that went out with a bang, there's no faulting Emilia Clarke's performance because she did an awful lot with very little time.


We've already discussed the rushed nature of the final six episodes, but Clarke's performance, especially in the final two episodes, is rightfully being put forward for Emmy consideration.


Truth be told, she was probably the strongest actor this season.


It's worth stating that these aren't the final Emmy nominations, but rather the categories that HBO would like Season 8 of Game of Thrones to be considered for.


Jon Snow was definitely marginalised in the last season - his dialogue mainly consisted of him saying "I don't want it" (Iron Throne) and "She's my Queen" - but HBO also hope that the Emmys give Kit Harington a nod for his performance.

Elsewhere, there's support for Alfie Allen, Pilou Asbaek, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Richard Dormer, Gwendoline Christie, Carice Van Houten, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and the massively-underused Lena Headey.

HBO would like Benioff and Weiss to be nominated in the categories of Outstanding Writing and Directing For A Drama Series - both for the season finale, "The Iron Throne" - while "The Long Night" aka the Battle of Winterfell is being put forward for seven accolades.


Surprisingly, one of the most consistent episodes in Season 8, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms, isn't up for anything.


Throughout the show's history, Game of Thrones has frequently been the show to beat at the Emmys - in 2016, it became the most awarded series in Emmy Awards history, with a total of 38 wins - however we think that Chernobyl is going to absolutely dominate an awful lot of categories.


Truth be told, if Craig Mazin's drama wins everything, we wouldn't complain.


Anyway, here's the list of categories that HBO want Game of Thrones to be considered for.


Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Kit Harington as Jon Snow


Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series
Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy


Pilou Asbaek as Euron Greyjoy


Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister


Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister


Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarrion


Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series
Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth


Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister


Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark

Maisie Williams as Arya Stark

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series
Carice Van Houten as Melisandre


Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
“The Iron Throne.” Directed by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss


“The Last Of The Starks.” Directed by David Nutter


“The Long Night.” Directed by Miguel Sapochnik


Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)
“The Bells,” May 12, 2019 — “Long-awaited reunions occur as the ultimate battle for the Iron Throne commences.”


Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series (One Hour)
“The Iron Throne,” May 19, 2019 — “In the wake of devastation, the leadership of Westeros forges a new path forward.” Jonathan Freeman, ASC, Director of Photography


“The Last Of The Starks,” May 05, 2019 — “In the aftermath of a fight, survivors try to find a way forward.” David Franco, Director of Photography

“The Long Night,” April 28, 2019 — “The characters engage in a heated conflict.” Fabian Wagner, ASC, BSC, Director of Photography


Outstanding Commercial
Joust — Game of Thrones x Bud Light


Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, May 26, 2019 — “A funny and heartbreaking portrait made during the final season of Game of Thrones. Set in the fantasy world of Westeros and the very real studios, fields and carparks of Northern Ireland. Telling the bittersweet pleasure of what it means to create a world, then having to say goodbye.”


Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
“The Long Night,” April 28, 2019 —  Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist Nicola Mount, Hairstylist Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist.


Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media Within A Scripted Program
Game of Thrones: Fight For The Living


Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)
“The Long Night.” Ramin Djawadi, Composer


Outstanding Cinematography For A Nonfiction Program
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch


Outstanding Directing For A Documentary/Nonfiction Program
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch. Directed by Jeanie Finlay.

Outstanding Picture Editing For A Nonfiction Program
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch. Edited by Alice Powell.


Outstanding Sound Editing For A Nonfiction Program (Single Or MultiCamera)
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Nonfiction Program (Single or MultiCamera)
Game of Thrones: The Last Watch


Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series
“The Iron Throne.” Edited by Katie Weiland.


“The Long Night.” Edited by Tim Porter.


“Winterfell,” April 14, 2019 — “Old friends and family are reunited. Cersei forms an alliance. Theon makes a commitment.” Edited by Crispin Green.


Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
“The Long Night”


Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)
“The Long Night”


Outstanding Special Visual Effects
“The Bells”


Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series
“The Iron Throne.” Written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

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