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Record Emmy nominations for Game of Thrones

July 17, 2019

By Nik Roseveare

Despite receiving a lukewarm reception from fans and critics alike, the eighth and final season of Game Of Thrones has received a record-breaking 32 Emmy Award nominations, beating the drama series record set by NYPD Blue way back in 1994.

The fantasy behemoth is up for outstanding drama series, as well as awards for sound, visual effects, costume, make-up and casting.

Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow, has been nominated for best leading actor in a drama series, and Emilia Clarke, who played Daenerys Targaryen, is up for best leading actress.  Additionally, the likes of Gwendoline Christie (who played Brienne of Trath), Lena Headey (Cersie Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Strak) Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjy), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) and Carice van Houten (Melisandre) are up for rewards in supporting roles.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter on the record nominations, Coster-Waldau said: […] you don’t get this many actors nominated with bad writing. It just does not happen. This validates the writing on Game of Thrones, for sure.”

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