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 was expected to beat its own performance at the next awards season. However, there is one little hitch: Game of Thrones didn’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, as the premiere date was pushed to July 16th. This, precisely is why Game of Thrones did not win any Emmy Awards this year, simply because it is too late for Season 7 to be eligible for it.
The eligibility for this year’s Emmy awards closed on Wednesday, May 31st, which is over six and a half weeks before Game of Thrones Season 7 premiered. This effectively rendered 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.
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 be eligible for the 2018 slot. Its absence this year meant that the hard-to-steal spot in the Outstanding Drama category was grabbed by the Handmaid’s Tale.
Here’s the Emmy’s 2017 winners list:
Best Drama: “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Best Comedy: “Veep” (HBO)
Best Limited Series: “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
Best Actress, Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO)
Best Actor, Comedy: Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (FX)
Best Actress, Drama: Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Best Actor, Drama: Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us” (NBC)
Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie: Nicole Kidman, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie: Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of” (HBO)
Television Movie: “Black Mirror: San Junipero” (Netflix)
Supporting Actor, Drama: John Lithgow, “The Crown” (Netflix)
Supporting Actress, Drama: Ann Dowd, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu)
Supporting Actor, Comedy: Alec Baldwin, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Supporting Actress, Comedy: Kate McKinnon, “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Supporting Actor, Limited Series or Movie: Alexander Skarsgard, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
Supporting Actress, Limited Series or a Movie: Laura Dern, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
Variety Sketch Series: “Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
Directing for a Comedy Series: Donald Glover, “Atlanta” (“B.A.N.”) (FX)
Variety Talk Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)
Reality Competition Program: “The Voice” (NBC)
Writing for a Comedy Series: Aziz Ansari and Lena Waithe, “Master of None” (“Thanksgiving”) (Netflix)
Writing for a Drama Series: Bruce Miller, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (“Offred (Pilot)”) (Hulu)
Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama: Charlie Brooker, “Black Mirror: San Junipero” (Netflix)
Directing for a Drama Series: Reed Morano, “The Handmaid’s Tale” (“Offred (Pilot)”) (Hulu)
Directing For a Limited Series: Jean-Marc Vallée, “Big Little Lies” (HBO)
Directing for a Variety Series: Don Roy King, “Saturday Night Live” (“Host: Jimmy Fallon”)
Writing for a Variety Series: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver” (HBO)