Long May They Reign: GoT Scores Most Emmy Nominations


Game of Thrones led the pack with 32 total Emmy nominations across acting, writing, directing and creative arts categories — setting a record for the most nominations for a program in a single year.

After scoring previous nominations in the supporting acting categories, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) both landed their first in the lead actor and actress category, respectively.

Other fan-favorites earned their first acting nominations for the final season:

  • Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) — Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) — Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) — Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Carice van Houten (Melisandre) —  Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) earned his eighth consecutive nomination and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Lena Heady (Cersei Lannister) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) all earned repeat nominations in the supporting actor and actress categories. 

The series received three out of the five outstanding directing nominations:

Thrones was also nominated for outstanding achievements in production design, casting, cinematography, costuming, editing, hairstyling, main title design, makeup and prosthetics, music, special effects, sound editing and mixing, stunt coordination, and writing. See the full list of Emmy nominations here

Additionally, fans can still go beyond the Wall with the now Emmy-nominated VR experience — on VIVEPort, and go behind the scenes with documentary, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, which received its own Emmy nod for its music composition.