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George R.R. Martin wants both Rings of Power and House of The Dragon to win Emmys and Golden Globes




Game of Thrones is the most awarded show in television history. The show set a record for winning the highest number of Primetime Emmy Awards for a series in a single year in 2015, winning 12 out of 24 nominations. To date, no other show has come close to that record. The hopes are high with the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon, and with high expectations comes comparison with similar shows that are slated to release at the same time.

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House of The Dragon’s biggest competitor is Amazon’s The Lord of The Rings series: The Rings of Power. These two are the most anticipated shows of 2022, and George R. R. Martin wrote how he feels about them in his blog Not A Blog:

“Let me clarify. I have a competitive nature, sure. When I watch the Jets or the Giants or the Mets, I want them to win. When I am nominated for a Hugo or a Nebula or an Emmy, I want to win that too… but I know that just being nominated is a huge honor. Hey, I have won my share of awards, but I have lost a LOT more than I ever won. It was your truly, back in 1976, who founded the Hugo Losers Party with my friend Gardner Dozois, and coined our slogan, “It is a proud and lonely thing to be a Hugo loser.” I try to keep this all in proportion.”


“I expect I will be watching RINGS OF POWER when it premieres. I want it to be great. I want it to run for many years, to win Emmys and Golden Globes. And I want the same for HOUSE OF THE DRAGON.”

“Regardless of awards, I want both shows to find an appreciative audience, and give them great television. Great fantasy. The more fantasy hits we have, the more great fantasy we are likely to get. I want to see Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser on television. I want someone to film that Conan pilot that Ryan Condal wrote. I want a DYING EARTH show based on the works of the Jack Vance, I want Roger Zelazny’s NINE PRINCES IN AMBER to be faithfully adapted, I want Jirel of Joiry, I want MEMORY, SORROW, AND THORN, I want a Joe Abercrombie show. I want lots more… and lots more science fiction too.

But we don’t get any of that unless some of the fantasy series now in development prove to be hits.”

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