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32 Emmy acting nominations, zero female winners: Game of Thrones’ unfortunate Emmy skew



Game of Thrones was one of the biggest TV shows of the 21st century, and its slate of accolades and tributes is a testament to that. However, after its prequel House of the Dragon‘s recent disappointing run at the Emmys 2023, it has cast a shadow of doubt over the franchise.

Despite holding the record for the most number of Emmy wins, the franchise surprisingly has no female actors in its Emmy win tally.

No female actor from the franchise has won an Emmy Award yet

Considering the number of female characters in the Game of Thrones universe, it is surprising that none of them have won an Emmy Award yet. Emilia Clarke had 4 nominations, Lena Headey had 5, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner both had one each, and many more, but not a single won could win an Emmy.

The only cast member to ever win was Peter Dinklage, who was responsible for eight out of the show’s 32 acting nominations, with four wins. In House of the Dragon’s case, the situation is even worse – not a single actor was nominated for this year’s Emmy Award.

Fans are furious over towards Game of Thrones actresses not winning any Emmys

House of the Dragon fans had a lot of expectations this year, that the franchise might finally break its curse. However, even with strong female characters like Emma D’Arcy’s Rhaenyra Targaryen, the wait continues. Some of the fans took to X and said:

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Sayantan is a keen follower of everything pop culture; from films, shows, anime to video games and latest memes. He started writing professionally for Wiki of Thrones during the 2021 lockdown, and has been developing his writing and editing skills ever since. Sayantan has since worked for several reputed firms, such as Collider and FandomWire, gathering experience and nods from some of the best in the industry. With a growing repertoire amassing renowned websites, Sayantan is your go to guy for all things Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon. When he is not hunting for headlines and theories, you can find him engrossed in fantasy shows, conspiracy theories and video games.


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