HBO submits Game of Thrones finale, The Iron Throne, for Best Writing Emmy
HBO has also submitted Kit Harington for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Emilia Clarke for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
HBO has submitted the Game of Thrones series finale, The Iron Throne, for the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. Showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are the credited writers for that particular episode.
After a eight season run, the series finally came to an end in May and the shortest season to date met with mixed reaction from both fans and critics. Despite the complaints about the quality of the final season, HBO is expecting Game of Thrones to be a major player during the awards season.
In addition to the writing submission, HBO has also put up three season 8 episodes for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series - The Iron Throne (David Benioff and Dan Weiss), The Last of the Starks (David Nutter) and The Long Night (Miguel Sapochnik), the last of which received criticism for its dark lighting.
As for the acting categories, HBO has submitted Kit Harington for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series and Emilia Clarke for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Alfie Allen, Pilou Asbaek, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage and Richard Dormer have all been put up for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, while Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams are up for for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. Carice Van Houten has been submitted for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
It remains to be seen how many nominations Game of Thrones wins but if history is anything to go by (the show has 132 nominations and 47 wins including three wins for Best Drama Series, and two writing wins for Benioff and Weiss), HBO's prediction might end up coming true.