Game of Thrones trying to break into Best Actor and Actress categories at the Emmys

Game of Thrones might not seem like usual awards fodder what with its fantasy premise and very sexy, very bloody content, but it is a brilliant drama – and should be recognised as such.

And it seems Thrones is going all out to do so, with the show putting up a bunch of its cast for consideration at this year’s Emmy Awards.

HBO has submitted Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington for their turns as Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow respectively in the lead acting categories, with pretty much every other main cast member also in the running for a nomination (via Watchers on the Wall).

Lena Headey, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams have been submitted for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage in the Actor equivalent.

Dame Diana Rigg has also been submitted by the series for her portrayal of fan-favourite Lady Olenna Tyrell.

Elsewhere, Game of Thrones will be needing to make room in its trophy cabinet for its three wins at the BAFTA Craft Awards, which took place last night (April 22).

GoT was honoured with BAFTAs in Production Design and Costume Design and also received the BAFTA Special Award in recognition of the show’s revolutionary production.

Well deserved, we say – unless all of our favourites are killed off when season eight arrives, of course.

Game of Thrones returns in 2019. The show airs on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic and NOW TV in the UK. Season 7 is now available to buy on DVD, Blu-ray or digital download.

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