'Game Of Thrones' record 32 Emmy nominations for final season doesn't go down well with fans: 'You don’t deserve any'
HBO must be ecstatic at this moment considering the network is yet again in the spotlight with the highest number of nominations at Emmy Awards 2019. Of over 100 nominations in various categories and multiple shows, HBO's 'Game of Thrones' has scored 32 nominations for its final season.
This includes Outstanding Drama Series, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Kit Harrington (Jon Snow) for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Gwendoline Christopher (Brienne of Tarth), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Carice Van Houten (Red Priestess) for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, and Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series among many others.
Despite great performances in the eighth season, fans are not happy about the show's finale receiving validation through the nominations and expressed the same on Twitter.
Official Twitter handle of the show shared a scene of Emilia Clarke and captioned it, "DRACARYS! #GameofThrones is the most nominated series at this year’s #Emmys, with 32 nominations."
Response poured in response to the tweet and a fan @marvelous240 commented, "You don’t deserve any nominations. You ruined this amazing show and should be ashamed of yourself."
Some however did see sense in the nominations for the actors. For instance, @alexkross_ wrote, "Sure, they don't deserve writing nominations. But thousands of people put their lives into the show; you're saying they should be ignored because of poor writing? Makes sense."
Another fan, @Jfb31664, agreed and commented, "The actors didn't write the season you're so disappointed in. Take you anger out on the writers and producers. But the actors were doing their jobs, the best way they could."
A few of them also commented on the number of nominations received and one fan, @gidonda wrote, "32 nominations for the worst season ever. Congratulations!!!" Another felt that the award ceremonies were stupid and commented, "Lmfao the worst season gets nominations it just goes to show how stupid these award shows are."
Quite a few of them also think that Emilia Clarke's Daenerys was the reason behind the nominations at Emmys this year. Many gifs of Emilia were shared and people praised the actor for carrying a horribly-written show entirely by herself.
Fan @danyofoldstones wrote, "y’all have the Queen Daenerys Targaryen to thank for that and you will pay her your respect." Another user @Focusminaj wrote, "SHE CARRIED THE WHOLE SHOW ON HER SHOULDERS THIS ENTIRE SEASON WITH JUST HER TALENT I COULDN’T BE HAPPIER [sic]."
'Game of Thrones' season 7 consisted of 6 episodes and each of them were criticized by fans and critics for poor screenplay. The finale also received one of the least ratings on Rotten Tomatoes with 33% from the audience, with its critic consensus being "Game of Thrones' final season shortchanges the women of Westeros, sacrificing satisfying character arcs for spectacular set-pieces in its mad dash to the finish line."