Stunning everyone HBO actually submitted season 8 of Game of Thrones to be considered for the Emmy Awards. To everyone’s surprise, the show garnered 32 nominations, which is record-breaking. The previous record was set by NYPD Blue in 1994 with 26 nominations.
The nominations include:
- Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series
- Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series (The Iron Throne)
- Outstanding Period Costumes (The Bells)
- Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series (The Iron Throne, The Last Of The Starks, The Long Night)
- Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series (The Long Night)
- Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series,Non-Prosthetic (The Long Night)
- Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special (The Long Night)
- Outstanding Main Title Design
- Outstanding Music Composition For A Series, Original Dramatic Score (The Long Night)
- 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, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jamie Lannister, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister)
- 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, Carice van Houten as Melisandre)
- Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series (The Iron Throne, The Long Night, Winterfell)
- Outstanding Drama Series
- Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series,One Hour (The Long Night)
- Outstanding Special Visual Effects (The Bells)
- Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie
- Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series (The Iron Throne)
Somehow the series finale The Iron Throne received four nominations including best directing. It is still the lowest rated episode on Rotten Tomatoes, sitting at 49%.
The Emmy nominations will be revealed July 16 at 11:30 a.m. ET/8:30 a.m. PT. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air Sunday, September 22 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Fox.