Game of Thrones has very nearly become the next phenomenon in the TV world. The reason as to why will certainly vary depending on the person you ask. Some say it’s the content, others say the acting, and yet others will even credit the attention to detail. Often you’ll hear that there is an aspect not liked about the show, but that the rest more than makes up for it.
For the 2015 Emmy Awards, there is talk of Thrones breaking some big records if they win two of the awards that they are nominated for. The show received an astounding 24 nominations according to CNN. Entertainment Weekly gave a very descriptive breakdown of the possibilities for the show. If they win even one award, Thrones will have tied The West Wing for most wins ever in a single year for a show. That’s something Thrones can check off their list; they won the Emmy for outstanding casting in a drama series.
If Thrones wins two Emmys, it will beat out West Wing for most wins in a year. This is another notch in the shows belt; they won for outstanding writing in a drama series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss won for writing “Mother’s Mercy”). If they were to win four awards, the popular show will tie for the most winning series in a year with The West Wing and Hill Street Blues. Consider it done; GOT also picked up outstanding directing for a drama series (David Nutter directed the episode, “Mother’s Mercy”) and outstanding supporting actor in a drama series (Peter Dinklage nabbed this award playing Tyrion Lannister).
A tie for the most winning show in a single year would be an amazing title to hold, but it was not meant to be. GOT took home a whopping 12 awards. Thrones also picked up wins for “Outstanding Make-Up for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series; Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Scripted Series; Outstanding Special Visual Effects; Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series,” according to Variety.
Perhaps the most important win of all for the Game of Thrones cast and crew is the one that has been just out of their reach. The one that has alluded them in years past. Finally, in season five, Thrones can officially declare themselves The Best Drama Series.
Sweet vindication, and it tastes good. Congratulations, Games of Thrones team. You’ve earned it.
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