HBO’s Game of Thrones set the record for the most Primetime Emmy nominations for a series, which were announced on Thursday.
The 2018 Primetime Emmy nominations were announced on Thursday and HBO’s Game of Thrones earned the most, with 22 nominations. Game of Thrones‘ 22 Emmy nominations puts the series at a record-breaking 129 total for the series. The previous record holder was ER, which had a total of 124 nominations over 15 seasons,”GoT” beat it in seven seasons. If you include every type of series, Saturday Night Live‘s forty seasons has earned a total of 252 nominations. Game of Thrones‘ Peter Dinklage also set a new record for the Best Supporting Actor in a Drama category, with his seventh nomination.
Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.
The eighth and final season of Game of Thrones will premiere on HBO in 2019.
The Primetime Emmys will air September 17th on NBC.
7 Epic Things Likely To Happen In ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 8
Game of Thrones season seven is done, so now audiences have to wait for about a year or so to find out what the epic ending will be. While that may seem like a lot of time, just remember book readers have been waiting six years to find out things that were given away in scenes filled with poorly written exposition.
Regardless, season eight is set to be quite explosive! Not only will audiences be treated to watching the fall of the Night King, but Cersei Lannister is likely to finally learn how cruel karma can be. There are gonna be small, emotional moments like the reunion between Bran and Jon and massive fight scenes like the confrontation between Theon and Euron Greyjoy. No matter what happens, fans will have to accept that this is the end of the Game of Thrones story. Hopefully, the team behind the biggest TV phenomenon in decades will bring everything to an exciting, well written conclusion!
Hit Next to learn about seven epic things likely to happen during the final season of Game of Thrones.