Yesterday the 2016 Emmy Nominations were released, which would normally be boring as shit. But this year everyone but the people from Game of Thrones should just stay at home. Seriously, the writers should update “Valar Morghulis” to be “all men must win Emmys”
Besides being nominated for all the boring awards—directing, writing, editing, costumes, casting, hair, makeup, sound, special effects, and stunt coordination—the show got Best Drama Series for the sixth year in a row. Plus the acting categories are life imitating art. The nominations mirror the show’s fictional politics so beautifully.
Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) are both nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series includes Cersei, Dany, and Arya. Considering that Arya was the only one without any nude scenes, I feel like she’s already at a disadvantage. But Cersei should win just for that scene in the finale when she walked away from the nun chanting “shame.” I have chills just remembering it.
Maybe someone will be poisoned at a pregame so they can’t win, à la Joffrey. I can already imagine the internet conspiracies about how the winners will predict what happens next season.