Emmys 2016: Game of Thrones showed its superiority over other series

emmy_statueAs we all know, the Primetime Emmy Award is the most famous award for television programs. Let’s say it is the “series-version” of the Oscar.

This year, the Emmys have been only few days ago and, watching it, I found myself thinking about a surprising reality: there are still people saying: “I don’t watch Game of Thrones” or “I don’t like Game of Thrones”. Every time I feel shocked about that. I am not talking about tastes, which is something very personal of course; I am talking about statistics. We all know that everybody have been talking about Game of Thrones and about the fact that, increasingly until the last series, has broken all the view records. This made also the targets disappear: men and women of every age, with different tastes and different uses started watching the series, and couldn’t stop watching it. In fact, our favorite series is now the most watched all around the world. And now, with the last Emmys, Game of Thrones made a new record: the major number of Emmy awards won, ever. In fact, the 18th of September, the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards had place and, that day, our favorite series won 12 Emmys (over the 23 nominations), arriving to a total of 38 Emmys won during the six seasons, breaking all the records.

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The Actors at the Emmys 2016

The series has been nominated for the Emmy Awards every year, since the first season. It is incredible how many awards the cast has received, for every field.

In 2011, Game of Thrones won two Emmys (Total: 2)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series to Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

Outstanding Main Title Design to Angus Wall, Robert Feng, Kirk H. Shintany, and Hameed Shaukat

In 2012, Game of Thrones won six Emmys (Total: 8)

Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series to Gemma Jackson, Frank Walsh, and Tina Jones for Garden of Bones, The Ghost of Harrenhal, and A Man Without Honor

Outstanding Costumes for a Series to Michele Clapton, Alexander Fordham, and Chloe Aubry for The Prince of Winterfell

Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) to Paul Engelen and Melissa Lackersteen for The Old Gods and the New

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series to Peter Brown, Kira Roessler, Tim Hands, Paul Aulicino, Stephen P. Robinson, Vanessa Lapato, Brett Voss, James Moriana, Jeffrey Wilhoit, and David Klotz for Blackwater

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Series (1 hour) to Matthew Waters, Onnalee Blank, Ronan Hill, and Mervyn Moore for Blackwater

Outstanding Special Visual Effects to Rainer Gombos, Jury Stanossek, Sven Martin, Steve Kullback, Jan Fiedler, Chris Stenner, Tobias Mannewitz, Thilo Ewers, and Adam Chazen for Valar Morghulis

In 2013, Game of Thrones won two Emmys (Total: 10)

Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) to Paul Engelen and Melissa Lackersteen for Kissed by Fire

Outstanding Special Visual Effects to Doug Campbell, Raines Gombos, Juri Stanossek, Sven Martin, Steve Kullback, Jan Fiedler, Chris Stenner, Tobias Mannewitz, Thilo Ewers, and Adam Chazen for Valar Dohaeris

In 2014, Game of Thrones won four Emmys (Total: 14)

Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Fantasy Series to Deborah Riley, Paul Ghirardani, and Rob Cameron for The Laws of Gods and Men and The Mountain and the Viper

Outstanding Costumes for a Series to Michele Clapton, Sheena Wichary, Alexander Fordham, and Nina Ayres for The Lion and the Rose

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series to Jane Walker and Barrie Gower for The Children

Outstanding Special and Visual Effects to Joe Bauer, Joern Grosshans, Stave Kullback, Adam Chazen, Eric Carney, Sabrina Gerhards, Matthew Rouleau, Thosas H. Schelesny, and Robert Simon for The Children

In 2015, Game of Thrones won twelve Emmys (Total: 26)

Outstanding Drama Series (to Game of Thrones)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series to Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series to David Nutter for Mother’s Mercy

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series to D.B. Weiss and David Benioff for Mother’s Mercy

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series to Nina Gold, Robert Sterne, and Carla Stronge

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series to Katie Weiland for The Dance of Dragons

Outstanding Production Design for a Fantasy Program to Deborah Riley, Paul Ghirardiani, Rob Cameron for High Sparrow, Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken, and Hardhome

Outstanding Special Visual Effects to Steve Kullback, Joe Vauer, Adam Chazen, Jabbar Raisani, Eric Carney, Stuart Brisdon, Derek Spears, James Kinnings, and Matthew Rouleau for The Dance of Dragons

Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) to Jane Walker and Nicla Matthews for Mother’s Mercy

Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series to Tim Kimmel, Paula Fairfield, Bradley C. Katona, Peter Bercovitch, David Klotz, Jeffrey Wilhoit, Dylan T. Wilhoit for Hardhome

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Series to Ronan Hill, Richard Dyer, Onnalee Blank, Mathew Waters for Hardhome

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Series to Rowley Irlam

This year (2016) Game of Thrones won twelve Emmys (Total: 38)

Outstanding Drama Series (to Game of Thrones)

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series to Nina Gold, Robert Sterne, and Carla Stronge

Outstanding Costumes for a Fantasy Series to Michele Clapton, Chloe Aubry, and Sheena Wichary for The Winds of Winter

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series to Miguel Sapochnik for Battle of the Bastards

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series to D.B. Weiss and David Benioff for Battle of the Bastards

Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) to Jane Walker, Kate Thompson, Nicola Mathews, Kay Bilk, Marianna Kyriacou, Pamela Smyth for Battle of the Bastards

Outstanding Production Design for a Fantasy Program to Deborag Riley, Paul Ghirardani, and Rob Cameron for Blood of My Blood, The Broken Man, and No One

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series to Jane Walker, Sarah Gowel, Emma Sheffield, Tristan Versluis, and Barrie Gower for The Door

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series to Tim Porter for Battle of the Bastards

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Series to Ronan Hill, Richard Dyer, Onnalee Blank, and Mathew Waters for Battle of the Bastards

Outstanding Special Visual Effects to Steve Kullback, Joe Bauer, Adam Chazen, Derek Spears, Eric Carnet, Sam Conway, Matthew Rouleau, Michelle Block, Glenn Melenhorst for Battle of the Bastards

Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Series to Rowley Irlam


Unfortunately, none of the actors of this series won an Emmy for his or her role, but this was not a problem, even if I think that many of the actors have done a great job during all the series, and in the last season. Anyway, this year none of them won, but the series and other, more “hidden”, parts of the cast of course did (as it is also shown in the list before) and they, all together, enjoyed and celebrated this great day. Moreover, they were of course all beautiful at the Emmys, as we can see from the image posted at the beginning and from the following video. In the interview that the cast had in the backstage of the Emmys, everybody seemed shy even if they are now very famous. David Benioff and Daniel Brett Weiss, the two screenwriters, executive producers, and directors of the series, have been the two more interviewed, after having won, this year, the Emmy for the Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the second time in two years.


What more?

Jimmy Kimmel’s mother wrote a note to Emilia Clark (Daenerys Targaryen):

“Have fun tonight! Win or lose, your mom will always love you. Don’t get drunk.

XOXOXO

Joann (Jimmy’s mom)”

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Jimmy Kimmel’s mom and the note to Emilia Clark

Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) showed for the first time their “Game of Thrones” tattoos, during the 68th Emmy Awards. The date depicted in their matching tattoos is the day in which they booked the fantastic series.

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So, whoever has watched the Emmys knows that Game of Thrones won the awards it deserved. And those who admires and loves the series as I do maybe will think that they deserved more. But anyway I think that this has been a wonderful objective.

Finally, everybody got the real value of GoT.

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