Game of Thrones, is without doubt, one of the most popular shows, ever. The show has been loved by fans and critics as well, which is the reason why it has won a sizable number of awards in the duration of its run. Having done really well in the awards season following Season 6, Game of Thrones is bound to beat its own performance at the next awards season. However, there is one little hitch : Game of Thrones won’t win an award at this year’s edition of the most coveted TV awards event : the Emmy Awards. Here’s why!
Game of Thrones had a regular premiere slot for the last six years, and as we know, it didn’t premiere at the same time this year, but will instead premiere on July 16th. This, precisely is why Game of Thrones will not be winning any Emmy Awards this year, simply because it is too late for Season 7 to be eligible for it.
Boston Globe reports that the eligibility for this year’s Emmy awards closes on Wednesday, May 31st, which is over six and a half weeks before Game of Thrones Season 7 premieres. This effectively renders Game of Thrones ineligible for Emmy consideration this year. It’s a bit of a disappointment, considering that Game of Thrones has won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama for the last two years, and this year would have gotten it a hat-trick. The winners will be revealed in September, but barring an act of the Gods, neither Game of Thrones, nor its stars, will be on that list.
Now, Season 7 won’t miss out on Emmy awards fully, per se. Since it is too late for this year’s consideration, it will most probably be eligible for the 2018 slot. Its absence this year, however, will leave the hard-to-steal spot in the Outstanding Drama category, wide open, not to forget the several vacancies in the Supporting Dramatic Actor categories, which will be missing the likes of past winner Peter Dinklage, and nominees Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, and Maisie Williams.
As far as these categories go, with Game of Thrones missing, and the voters’ recent acceptance of network shows, “This is Us” stands a chance to walk away with the glory, in Outstanding Drama, as well as Outstanding Dramatic Actors. Other competitors are likely to be Netflix’s period drama, “The Crown“, “The Americans“, “Handmaid’s Tale“, “Stanger Things“, and even HBO’s newborn baby, “Westworld.” The Breaking Bad spin-off, “Better Call Saul“, might make the cut, too. The nominees will be revealed on July 13. Whom are you betting on? Tell us in the comments, down below!