Emmys 2019: Fans disagree with Game of Thrones' Outstanding Drama Series win, call it a 'pity recognition'
A fan favorite for seven seasons, ratings for 'Game of Thrones' miserably tumbled down with its shoddy series finale and reduced it to a mere meme fest
After unleashing a gold mine of stupendous storylines and performances for an eight-season run, 'Game of Thrones' won the trophy for Outstanding Drama Series at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards. A fan favorite for seven seasons, ratings for the fantasy drama series miserably tumbled down with its shoddy series finale and reduced it to a mere meme fest.
Meanwhile, Peter Dinklage was the only actor to clinch a trophy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and that seems to be the other big award for the fantasy drama this year. No sooner was it announced, Twitter was full of witty jokes and sarcastic puns.
"Congratulations to Game of Thrones for winning Best Drama. I honestly wasn’t aware the #Emmys gave out awards for how much drama a show causes by sucking at the last minute," one fan tweeted, and another user posted, "There is something extra insulting to fans that they gave an award to that disastrous last season of Game of Thrones, those writers get an Emmy for having no idea what they were doing."
"I feel like it was a pity recognition. To maybe make up for not being able to give all the talent their awards," another user wrote. "It was such a letdown. It was so bad that I wouldn't blame @GRRMspeaking if he scraps the last two novels," one tweet read, and another said: "I’m extremely disappointed in this win. While the show is, of course, historic, there should be SOME repercussions for the sloppy, rushed and downright disrespectful to the fans final season."
Poking fun at the bizarre ending of the last season, a fan wrote: "It's cool that Game of Thrones got Best Drama for a season that included an episode that was basically a black screen for 45 minutes." Another funny joke, posted by a user, said: "Who voted for Game of Thrones to win an Emmy? Was it the same people who voted for Bran [to] be the King?"
Sadly, the fantasy series could not break the record of 'John Adams' — the series with 13 Emmy wins — the most wins for any miniseries in a single year. At the awards night, several cast members like Massie Williams, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Gwendoline Christie and others stepped on stage to thank fans for their support and love throughout their series.