Even the most passionate of “Game of Thrones” fans will tell you that some episodes of the HBO fantasy series are better than others. But for every head-scratcher like Season 5’s low point “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken,” there is a true masterpiece like Season 6’s war epic “Battle of the Bastards.” We’ve crunched the numbers and come up with the definitive guide for all 60 episodes (and counting) of the Emmy-winning series. Click through our photo gallery above that ranks every episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” from worst to best, according to their IMDb scores.
At the upcoming SAG Awards ceremony on January 29, “Game of Thrones” is nominated for three trophies: Best TV Drama Ensemble, Best TV Drama Actor for Peter Dinklage, and Best TV Stunt Ensemble. Despite its various SAG nominations over the years, it’s never won an acting prize though it has claimed the stunt trophy five times in a row from 2011 to 2015.
The story is very different at the Emmy Awards. In September, “Game of Thrones” became the most awarded primetime series in Emmy history by winning its 38th trophy, edging out comedy “Frasier” which won 37 Emmys over its 11-year run. Late-night sketch program “Saturday Night Live” remains the overall leader with 49 awards since it went on the air in 1975, a number that will likely grow this year.
As you can see below, the single-camera drama “Game of Thrones” racked up most of its wins in the Creative Arts categories, compared to the multi-camera comedy “Frasier” which did well in the Primetime Emmy acting, writing, directing and series races.
“Game of Thrones” (38 Emmy Awards)
Best Drama Series (2015, 2016)
Best Drama Supporting Actor for Dinklage (2011, 2015)
Best Drama Writing (2015, 2016)
Best Drama Directing (2015, 2016)
Best Art Direction (2012, 2014)
Best Casting (2015, 2016)
Best Costumes (2012, 2014, 2016)
Best Main Title Design (2011)
Best Makeup – Non-Prosthetic (2012, 2013, 2015, 2016)
Best Makeup – Prosthetic (2014, 2016)
Best Picture Editing (2015, 2016)
Best Production Design (2015, 2016)
Best Sound Editing (2012, 2015)
Best Sound Mixing (2012, 2015, 2016)
Best Stunt Coordination (2015, 2016)
Best Visual Effects (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
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