Friday, July 11, 2014

Game of Thrones Scores 19 Emmy Nominations 2014!

Credit: Helen Sloan/Courtesy of HBO
When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. At this year’s Emmy Awards, Game of Thrones will have a staggering 19 chances to win (and hopefully not die); more than any other show.

The most-coveted prize is once again the award for Outstanding Drama Series, where GoT faces stiff competition from the final season of Breaking Bad, the first season of True Detective, plus Mad Men, Downton Abbey, and House of Cards.

On the acting side, Peter Dinklage once again picks up a nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister, while Lena Headey, who plays his sister Cersei, grabs her first nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress. Diana Rigg also scooped up a nomination again for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama for her role as Olenna Tyrell.

GoT creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss are nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, while director Neil Marshall gets a nod for his work on the battle-centric episode, “Watchers on the Wall.”

The rest of the nominations for GoT are as follows: Outstanding Interactive Program, Outstanding Art Direction for a Contemporary or Fantasy Series, Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, Outstanding Choreography, Outstanding Costumes for a Series, Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single Camera Series, Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (both non-prosthetic and prosthetic categories), Outstanding Music Composition for a Series, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a One Hour Series, Outstanding Special and Visual Effects, and finally Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series

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