Game of Thrones Season 6 was a blast, and well received by fans and critics alike. Since it aired a year ago, it has gone on to do very well at awards season, getting nominated for most awards it was eligible for, and winning many of them. Now, even as the awards season draws to a close, Game of Thrones is still getting nominated, but the nominations, we swear, are getting weirder with every nomination. The latest nomination the show bagged is for the British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA), and it is for a very unusual category, and has some very unusual competition. Read on!
The British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) recently announced the nominations for the 2017 edition of the awards. Game of Thrones didn’t receive a nomination in the expected category, which is the Best International Program category, but instead it has been nominated in another category which we wouldn’t have explicitly paid attention to otherwise. Battle of the Bastards, the ninth episode of Season 6, specifically, has been nominated in the Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment. We think that they have nominated the sequence of the battle rather than the entire episode. Check out the full list of nominees, below :
Game Of Thrones: Battle Of The Bastards
The Late Late Show: Carpool Karaoke with Michelle Obama
Line Of Duty: Urgent Exit Required
Planet Earth II: Snake versus Iguana chase
Strictly Come Dancing: Ed Balls doing Gangnam Style
Who Do You Think You Are: Danny Dyer discovering his origins
Now, someone who keeps up with the latest memes will probably be able to identify every entry in this category, but you don’t need to be an expert to know that the competition has a weird curve. Battle of the Bastards is facing off against the clip of that Iguana that ran really fast to avoid a gazillion snakes chasing it, and Ed Balls, the politician who had become quite a famous meme for having tweeted his own name, doing his version of Gangnam Style. Danny Dyer is also in the mix, and we hear he had auditioned for Game of Thrones before, thrice, and rejected every time.
The awards will be decided by a public vote, so there is no telling exactly who will win. Although we hope Game of Thrones wins, we’ll put our money on the Iguana. It was quite like Jon Snow being stuck in the middle of a horde of Bolton’s soldiers, but still making it out alive, if you think about it. Check it out, below :
The British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) will be announced in a ceremony held on May 14. You can vote for your favorite, here. Who do you think will win? Tell us in the comments, down below!