The Emmys 2019, also recognized as the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, were held yesterday to honor the best program aired in between June 2018 to May 2019. The trophy went to none other than HBO’s fantasy epic Game of Thrones. The whole award function was being aired live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Fox.
As part of Emmys 2019 nominations, the fantasy drama television series created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for HBO, received 32 nominations for its eighth season, which was also considered to be its final season. Unlike its first six seasons, which consisted of ten episodes each, the eighth season, which premiered on April 14 and ended on May 19, consisted of only six episodes.
The GOT final season received mixed reviews from critics and was the lowest-rated of the series over Rotten Tomatoes. The production, direction and acting of the characters were highly appreciated by the fans throughout the season. As a result, the HBO fantasy epic won a total of 12 Emmys for its final season. The show also won an award for being an outstanding drama series.
From GOT, the nominations for Outstanding Lead Actor and Actress in a Drama Series included Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke respectively. The nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series were Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, although none of them succeeded in winning.
Out of the three nominations for Emmys 2019 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Peter Dinklage, who received a universal acclaim for portraying Tyrion Lannister, won the award.
Other than the present records, GOT even won 10 technical awards at the Creative Arts Emmys held last weekend after racking up a total of 32 nominations for its final season, which wrapped with a controversial series finale in May. A record shows that since its beginning in 2011, the series has been nominated over 700 times for the awards.
Before presenting the Emmys 2019 awards, the GOT crew members were honored for their hard work over the past eight seasons. All of the members took to the stage together, where they spoke about how much the series meant to them.
“It’s an honor for us all to be here tonight,” began GOT actor Allen.
Sophie Turner, who played Sansa Stark, said, “I think all of us agree how amazing the entire last season was for us.”
She further added, “We had no idea how it would end, who would betray whom and who would end up with the prize.”
While covering the Emmys 2019 stage, Maisie Williams, who played the character of Arya Stark in GOT, said, “As much as we wish the show could have gone on forever, our time had come. And tonight, is a chance to, once again, thank all of those who watched.”