Emmys 2019: As 'Game of Thrones' cast receive standing ovation, fans recall disastrous season 8

Emmys 2019: As 'Game of Thrones' cast receive standing ovation, fans recall disastrous season 8

Season 8 of 'Game of Thrones' was much-awaited by fans across the world. While the show disappointed its viewers, the Emmys took a moment to acknowledge how the show had managed to keep audiences excited and united.

Some of the cast members like Massie Williams, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Gwendoline Christie and others stepped on the stage to thank fans for their support and love throughout their series. While the cast looked pleased with how the show ended, the mini-reunion of the cast on stage was a reminder to others about how bad season 8 of the show was. 

(L-R) Alfie Allen, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Carice van Houten speak onstage during the 71st Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 22, 2019, in Los Angeles, California.

The cast members received applause from the audience but the internet was reminded about the script of season 8. Many took to Twitter to express their disappointment. "Thank you to The Emmys for hilariously re-editing the last episode of Game of Thrones as if it were good," one user wrote. 


Another added, "Let's pretend that the standing ovation was for GOT season 6 OK?? #Emmys." While another user noted, "If got season 8 DOES win the 'best writing' Emmy I hope the audience laughs."

Meanwhile, there were many who were not impressed that the award ceremony only saw some of the cast on the stage while others were left in their seats. One user pointed, "Amy Poehler’s face during the weird GOT standing ovation was like oh, we’re doing this? Um OK."

People were not happy that some cast members were not on stage (Twitter)

Cast members like Isaac Hempstead Wright, John Bradley and others stood by their seats as the rest of the cast members went on stage. "Hey just announced the Game of Thrones cast on the stage but why are all these cast members in the audience????" wrote one user. 


Another echoed similar thoughts writing, "Weird to welcome the cast of Game of Thrones to the #Emmys stage and then cut to the cast members who weren’t welcome on the stage?" However, there were many who were sent on a nostalgic trip as they saw the cast reunite on the stage for one last time. 

"First full-house standing ovation of the night for the stars of Game of thrones. Gwendoline Christie gets the biggest applause." wrote one user. "GOT cast going on stage to thank [fans] for watching the show. I'm not crying, [are] you crying?"


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