No GoT at the Emmys

Lainey Posted by Lainey at July 13, 2017 20:32:27 July 13, 2017 20:32:27

Game Of Thrones is the Emmys’ reigning Best Drama Series. Game Of Thrones was not nominated for any Emmys this year. Because, of course, season 7 is premiering later than previous seasons, making it ineligible for contention, and opening up space for new shows in its absence. The shows nominated for Best Drama Series are:

Better Call Saul
The Crown
The Handmaid’s Tale
House Of Cards
Stranger Things
This Is Us

Westworld received 22 nominations overall, tied for the most with Saturday Night Live. You know in sports when we talk about the greats from different eras and how it would be if, say, Wayne Gretzky and Sidney Crosby could have played at the same time? Or Michael Jordan and LeBron James? Or Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus? As Duana noted in her post earlier, this is what happens with Peak TV. There are SO many great shows. There’s not enough room for all the great shows to get all the nominations. But I would have liked to see how it would have played out if Game Of Thrones and Westworld and The Handmaid’s Tale went head to head. And how much of a spoiler This Is Us could be against those heavyweights.

Similarly I would have loved to see Elisabeth Moss and Tatiana Maslany go head to head. Tatiana isn’t eligible either, like GoT, because Orphan Black’s current and final season wasn’t released in time for the eligibility period, but imagine? To borrow from The West Wing’s CJ Cregg, “It would be a sight to see, I mean a sight to see”. Maybe next year.

In the meantime, Winter is three nights away. And the Game Of Thrones season 7 premiere happened last night in LA. Rose Leslie showed up with Kit Harington. Sophie Turner wore a dress I was NOT expecting. I was expecting tight and sheer and cutouts. Instead she went with Louis Vuitton, a sequined oversized t-shirt from the Kansai Yamamoto resort 2018 collection – I LOVE it. Sophie’s been wearing a LOT of LV lately. But I don’t remember hearing that she’s become an official brand ambassador like Michelle Williams and Alicia Vikander. If I’m her manager I’m like, don’t give it away for free, girl.

And finally, Joe Dempsie aka Gendry is back. How long has it been since we’ve seen Gendry? Two seasons? Three seasons? There’s a bloodline issue with him too, right?


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