Season 6 was just an amazing season for Game of Thrones, with fans and critics loving it alike. Since it aired, the show has been garnering nominations, and winning most of the awards it got nominated for, doing really well at the awards season. Now, the awards season is almost over, but Game of Thrones isn’t out of breath yet. Season 6 of the show has just been nominated for the Hugo Awards, and twice!
The Hugo Awards honor the best in fantasy and science fiction storytelling. The nominations were announced recently, and Game of Thrones bagged two nominations, for two of its episodes, both in one category : Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form. The full list of nominees is as below :
Best Dramatic Presentation – Short Form
Black Mirror: “San Junipero”, written by Charlie Brooker, directed by Owen Harris (House of Tomorrow)
Doctor Who: “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”, written by Steven Moffat, directed by Ed Bazalgette (BBC Cymru Wales)
The Expanse: “Leviathan Wakes”, written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, directed by Terry McDonough (SyFy)
Game of Thrones: “Battle of the Bastards”, written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, directed by Miguel Sapochnik (HBO)
Game of Thrones: “The Door”, written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, directed by Jack Bender (HBO)
Splendor & Misery [album], by Clipping (Daveed Diggs, William Hutson, Jonathan Snipes)
So, it’s two of our favorites, Battle of the Bastards, and The Door. Although it’s weird that the last episode, The Winds of Winter, didn’t make the cut. The competition seems quite stiff, as well, with the likes of Black Mirror and Doctor Who being nominated. Game of Thrones has won Hugos for its first three seasons, but never since. So maybe this year will be a change back to winning.
The awards will be announced on August 11 at the 75th World Science Fiction Convention in Helsinki, Finland. Who do you think will win? Tell us in the comments, down below!