Everybody’s favourite fantasy show, Game of Thrones, definitely took the cake at the 68th Annual Emmy Awards. Thanks to last night’s big wins, the show has officially won more Emmys than any primetime show in history!!
This isn’t a huge surprise. After all, Thrones was nominated for a whopping 23 awards, 12 of which they won!
Truthfully, it can get really frustrating when just one show or film seems to be winning all of the awards. After all, there’s so much great content out there. But this is one of those instances when all of those wins were totally and completely deserved. This past season of Game of Thrones was without question one of the biggest and brightest yet. It contained some of the most jaw-dropping moments of the show, like that ending of “The Door”. Or the entire episode “Battle of the Bastards”. That was one of the best episodes of television ever. And what about the finale!? Cersei finally goes completely mad and kills Margaery! Tommen commits suicide, and Dany sails to Westeros!? That’s not to mention Arya exacting revenge on the Freys. Or Sansa and Theon escaping the clutches of Ramsay Bolton. Jon Snow’s resurrection, a Stark reunion, Jon being claimed the new King In the North, and Jon’s parentage finally revealed!! These are just some of the massive moments this season. The writers, the actors, every single cast and crew member of Thrones outdid themselves this year, and so each and every award was deserved.
Last night, Game of Thrones won:
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B Weiss for “Battle of the Bastards”)
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Miguel Sapochnik for “Battle of the Bastards”)
Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series
Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) (“Battle of the Bastards”)
Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series/Limited Series or Movie (“The Winds of Winter”)
Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program (One Hour or More)
Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie
Outstanding Special Visual Effects (“Battle of the Bastards”)
Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One-Hour) (“Battle of the Bastards”)
Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie, or Special (“The Door”)
Best Picture Editing (Single-Camera Drama) (“Battle of the Bastards”)
As you can see, “Battle of the Bastards” was a clear favourite, and I cannot express how happy I was to see it getting such praise. From agonizingly watching Rickon refuse to zig-zag, to Jon unsheathing Longclaw, facing the oncoming storm alone, to the battle itself and that now infamous scene where Jon claws his way out of the bodies, gasping for air, to Sansa standing victorious as the Knights of the Vale ride past her and Littlefinger into battle, to that final, satisfying moment between Sansa and Ramsay, where she takes back what’s hers. I could go on, because every detail of that episode was sheer perfection, but anyone who saw the episode will know that truthfully, there aren’t enough words to express how amazing the episode was.
Despite criticism and controversy, Game of Thrones continues to prove that it is one of the best shows that television and the fantasy genre as a whole has ever seen. Keep up the good work, HBO. We look forward to a fantastic Season 7.