Emmys 2019: Fans defend 'Game of Thrones' winning Outstanding Drama Series, celebrating the show's "one last win"
While many were disappointed with the show winning for its final season, longtime fans were happy with 'Game of Thrones' walking away with the big award
The last season of 'Game of Thrones' was greeted with mixed reviews, with many panning the final season and calling it the worst of the lot. The ending disappointed many viewers but it would seem the Television Academy disagrees as the show was awarded the Outstanding Drama Series. At the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, 'Game of Thrones' was up against some strong contenders including, but not limited to 'Killing Eve', 'Pose', and 'Ozark' for the Outstanding Drama Series award.
Though many users are as upset by the announcement, longtime fans of the show are happy with the award. One user tweeted that "They deserved one last Emmy on the way out. Regardless of how we felt about the last season. They did an amazing job! #GameOfThrones #Emmys2019".
It's true, the final season of 'Game of Thrones' was nothing short of epic, and it is only normal for something as anticipated as this to disappoint viewers. Featuring stunning visual effects and great acting throughout, the HBO fantasy drama based on George R.R. Martin's saga, the show sparked a cultural movement since it first hit screens eight years ago.
Another user wrote that "The dragon genocide episode of Game of Thrones was this year's TV equivalent of the new Tarantino movie. You had to watch it and form a coherent opinion on it if you care about the medium. Whether you ended up liking or disliking it was beside the point. Wrestling with it was."
For most fans, this is a bittersweet moment and felt the show deserved to win in its last year at the Emmy Awards. One user tweeted "Bless. As angry as the last season made me, I’m glad #GameOfThrones took this home as a last win." One Twitter user right wrote "THANK GOD. Game of Thrones won best drama series. TEN YEARS deserves some respect" and it's true -- the cast, crew, and makers of the show deserved to go out with a big bang for changing television forever.