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Odds Favor Game of Thrones Winning Less Than 19 Emmy Awards

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Game of Thrones has garnered 32 Emmy Nominations in its final season. Photo by horslip5s (Flickr) [CC License].
  • Game of Thrones’ 32 Emmy nominations broke NYPD Blue’s previous record of 26 in 1994
  • HBO has received 137 nominations at the Emmy’s in 2019, up from 108 in 2018
  • Season 8 of Game of Thrones consisted of only 6 episodes and did not receive good fan feedback about the ending

Game of Thrones fans know with the end of series this year what an epic journey it was. Even for the casual fan who may not have seen all eight seasons, Season 8 was all over entertainment news and social media.

While the fan feedback wasn’t all positive on how the show ended, it is one of the most significant in the past decade.

How Many Emmy Awards Will Game of Thrones Win?

Total Odds
Over 18.5 100
Under 18.5 -140

*Odds taken 07/19/19

 

The Great War against the Army of the Dead, and the Last War for control of the Iron Throne resolved with the end of the series. Winterfell armies went into intense combat against the Night King and his army of White Walkers and wights.

The war for the throne continues as well as Queen Daenerys Targaryen assaults King’s Landing in an attempt to unseat Queen Cersei Lannister as the ruler of the Seven Kingdoms.

Game of Thrones Helps HBO Dominate the Emmy’s

Game of Thrones has been nominated for 32 nominations this year. This is significant as HBO is often up against Netflix and the newer Amazon Prime as rivals for shows nominated at the Emmy’s. HBO’s total nomination count (137 nominations) was followed by Netflix (117), NBC (58), and Amazon Prime Video (47).

HBO had been outpaced by Netflix last year and has already begun to plan how keep up its dominance at the Emmy’s.

Brienne of Tarth Submits Her Own Emmy Nomination

It’s also interesting to note that three actors from Thrones, including Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth, nominated themselves for Emmy’s when it didn’t look like they would receive one. Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Carice van Houten (Melisandre) also received nominations as well. Actors who submit their own nominations must pay the $225 entry fee to have their nominations considered.

Game of Thrones Emmy Nominations

Category Actor

OUTSTANDING DRAMA

NA

LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Kit Harington

LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Emilia Clarke

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Gwendoline Christie

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Sophie Turner

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA

Maisie Williams

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Peter Dinklage

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA

Alfie Allen

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

David Nutter

OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Miguel Sapochnick

WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

David Benioff & D. B. Weiss

OUSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PERIOD OR FANTASY PROGRAM

HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (ONE HOUR)

HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PERIOD OR FANTASY PROGRAM (ONE HOUR)

HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A SINGLE CAMERA SERIES

HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

OUTSTANDING FANTASY/SCI FI COSTUMES

HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

OUTSTANDING SINGLE PICTURE EDITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

4 Nominations

OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A SINGLE CAMERA SERIES

HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT IN INTERACTIVE MEDIA WITH A SCRIPTED PROGRAM

HBO
Framestore, TwentyFour 7 HBO AT&T

OUTSTANDING MAIN TITLE DESIGN

HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A SINGLE CAMERA SERIES (NON-PROSTHETIC

2 Nominations

OUTSTANDING PROSTHETIC MAKEUP FOR A  SERIES, LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL

HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES

HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR DOCUMENTARY SERIES OR SPECIAL (ORIGINAL DRAMATIC SCORE)

HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A COMEDY OR A DRAMA SERIES

HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR A DRAMA SERIES

HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

OUTSTANDING STUNT COORDINATION FOR A DRAMA SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

HBO Entertainment in association with Bighead, Littlehead; 360 Television/Startling Television

OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR DRAMA SERIES

David Benioff & D. B. Weiss

The Best Bet

With all the nominations and hype surrounding Game of Thrones, it’s not likely it will be able to win in all of these categories. Bet on it to finish with less than 19 Emmy’s.

The Pick: Under 18.5 Emmy Awards (-140)

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