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Can ‘Game of Thrones’ Break the Record for Most Emmys Won in a Single Season?

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  • CanadianFan
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    ‘The West Wing’ season one currently holds the record for most Emmys won in a single season for a drama series (9).

    This year, ‘Game of Thrones’ has 24 nominations, the second most ever. Can it win ten Emmys? It is nominated in 18 categories:

    Drama Series
    Directing x2
    Writing
    Supporting Actor
    Supporting Actress x2
    Guest Actress

    Production Design 
    Costumes
    Cinematography x4
    Makeup
    Prosthetic Makeup
    Hairstyling
    Casting

    Picture Editing x2
    Sound Editing
    Sound Mixing
    Special Visual Effects
    Stunt Coordination

    If not, how many do you think it will win?
     

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    nkb325
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    If it wins series, directing, and supporting actress, which is very possible and is not even that ambitious a sweep, it would only have to win 7 out of its 12 creative arts categories, which frankly could happen even if it isnt gonna take series. So yea its definitely possible

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    SSV
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    Could happen… Definitely not out of the realms of posibilities

    But it needs to sweep drama series, supporting actress, and directing…
    Which it is leading the odds, but its going to be hard to get them all. 

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    CanadianFan
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    I was so happy that someone responded.

    Nope,spam.

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    Rooney Moore
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    Let’s be realistic, shall we?
    So far it won 3 Emmys for Special Visual Effects(consecutively), 2 for Art Direction, 2 for Costumes, 2 for Makeup, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Prosthetic Makeup.
    It won all the 4 times it was eligible in these awards; SAG-Stunt, Golden Reel(Sound Editors guild) and Visual Effects Guild .

    So it has a great shot at repeating some of these wins in this year considering its increasing popularity amongst both media and Academy and of course with the new voting system popular shows has more advantage than they never have been before.

    It has 4 nominations in Cinematography category, so this one is a no-brainer.

    One think I’m not very sure of is Picture Editing. Even though it got double-nominated for that category, this is only the second time the show has been recognized in that area. But of course it could be from the fact that Breaking Bad has really dominated this category in the past 5 years, claiming 2, 3 and sometimes 4 spot in only one year. The race is less competitive now. But, remember Breaking Bad editors are now working with Better Call Saul which is also double nominee in this category.

    The most talked episode of the show Hardhome was nominated in 6 different categories including Cinematography, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Picture Editing, Art Direction and Prosthetic Makeup plus probably this was the episode they have sent to Stunt Coordinating jury for the obvious reasons. I’ve read it somewhere that nearly one thousand extras has been used for that scene only. This could win multiple awards in the Creative Arts ceremony like another battle-oriented episode Blackwater in the second season.

    I still think it could win Drama Series but it’s nowhere near as a lock in that category. So I’m not counting that one right now just like David Nutter for Directing.

    I’m pretty sure the show will win one acting Emmy as well, but unlike nearly everyone in here, I think it’ll be Dinklage not Headey. The people who are predicting Banks for sure, are probably assuming all voters would watch the tapes which I don’t agree. We know they have watched Better Call Saul, but we don’t certainly how much popular it is. And I’m having a hard time believing it is more popular than GoT or Banks is more popular than Dinklage or his character is more popular than Tyrion Lannister.
    He is a past Emmy and Golden Globe winner and even though he has been submitted in nearly every award show as a Supporting, he managed to got nominated for SAG two times individually along with other shows leads; ahead of Jon Hamm, Jeff Daniels. He was shows most consistently supported cast member over the years, has been nominated every year the show was on, even when the show was only watched by nerds.
    And he also has been invited to Academy a few years ago and can vote for the Oscars which means he also has friends in high places.

    In the end, I think it’ll win somewhere between 4-6 which is a very good number. It was much easier to win everything back then, in times of West Wing because there wasn’t a neck-to-neck competition like there is now.  
    With this TV’s Golden Age, I don’t think it would be just for anyone if some show(any show) won half of the categories in its genre.

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    Ms. Trunchbull
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    In the end, I think it’ll win somewhere between 4-6 which is a very good number. It was much easier to win everything back then, in times of West Wing because there wasn’t a neck-to-neck competition like there is now.  
    With this TV’s Golden Age, I don’t think it would be just for anyone if some show(any show) won half of the categories in its genre.

    What!?!? Surprised 

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    Bogie Miller
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    If people are really going to be voting based on the popularity of the character should we expect Emilia Clarke to win as well?  

    That was sarcasm but seriously it would be between Daenerys and Crazy Eyes for the most popular in that supporting category…… 

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    In the end, I think it’ll win somewhere between 4-6 which is a very good number. It was much easier to win everything back then, in times of West Wing because there wasn’t a neck-to-neck competition like there is now.  
    With this TV’s Golden Age, I don’t think it would be just for anyone if some show(any show) won half of the categories in its genre.

    G’Day, to win 9 The West Wing had to contend with arguably the greatest series of all time, The Sopranos, including beating it in writing (the most dominant drama ever at the Emmys ever in that category, winning every other year). It had pretty sizable competition – I don’t think Game of Thrones is competing with a season of TV on the level of Sopranos season 2.

    I actually think there is a good chance GoT breaks the record, I think having broader online voting will benefit sweeps rather than when they used to have small and different panels for each category. 

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    Rooney Moore
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    When I said “There wasn’t a neck-to-neck competition back then” I wasn’t comparing one or two shows quality overall, I was referring to variety and diversity of shows now and back in then .
    We’re mostly talking about technical categories in here, right? Because they’re what matters most if you want to break an Emmy record. There are so much more shows which includes fantastic elements, bigger production components, fancier costumes, bigger war scenes on tv then there were in 2001, the budgets has been extremely increased and now HBO isn’t the only network who produces tv shows with big screen qualities.
    This year GoT has to beat Boardwalk Empire in Cinematography; Downton Abbey in Costumes; The Walking Dead and AHS in Prosthetic Makeup; Black Sails and Daredevil in Sound Editing etc.
    For example; back in 2001 West Wing won over shows like Ally McBeal and The Practice in Cinematography category. In those times there were certain shows that on Emmys radar and that 15-20 show has been nominated in nearly every possible category constantly. But this year I counted at least 100 shows Academy has recognized in all of categories. The pool is bigger now.

    If people are really going to be voting based on the popularity of the character should we expect Emilia Clarke to win as well?  

    That was sarcasm but seriously it would be between Daenerys and Crazy Eyes for the most popular in that supporting category…… 

    Popularity and industry popularity are obviosly two different things. Just look at the two different AMC shows; Mad Men and TWD. The first one has never broke the rating records or had an universal acclaim but it was maybe the most popular show amongst the industry in the last decade. TWD on the other hand, is the exact opposite of its sister show. Had social media buzz, biggest numbers, globally popular characters but never had on the Emmys radar and probably never will.

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    Let’s be realistic, this ain’t winning Series. I don’t think it will do the record.

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    Bradley Weir
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    Let’s be realistic, this ain’t winning Series. I don’t think it will do the record.

    The question is, what will? I’m not convinced that they will award Mad Men’s 7-episode half season a best drama series when it has won 4 times in the past. It’s not the same as Breaking Bad’s eight-episode wins, because the show hadn’t won before (and its final seasons were the high point of the series).

    But I’m also with you. I just don’t see Thrones winning, no matter how many nominations it recieved. I don’t see the voters ever giving this show a best series win, no matter how good it is, because its a fantasy.

    So does “Homeland”‘s comeback end with a series win? Does “Orange is the New Black”‘s category switch give it a win? Better Call Saul? House of Cards? Emmy darling Downton Abbey?

    This is a wide open race definitely not a two horse race. I’m interested to see if the wins will be spread out. If Thrones wins best series, its likely one or both of Headey and Dinklage will win. If Better Call Saul wins best series, I see Odenkirk and Banks getting wins.

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    AMG
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    I have Series as being Mad Men winning. But I wouldn’t be surprised to have Downton win. I’d say they’re the top two. If they had to watch the tapes, Homeland would have a huge shot – they have the best episodes. Cards has good tapes, and more nominations than people are willing to recall when discussing Series. If there is an upset, I’d see Cards winning. Orange, Saul and Thrones seem to be too mixed in quality to win.

    My prediction in rankings: Mad Men, Downton, House of Cards, Homeland, Game of a Thrones, Orange Is a The New Black, Better Call Saul.

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    When I said “There wasn’t a neck-to-neck competition back then” I wasn’t comparing one or two shows quality overall, I was referring to variety and diversity of shows now and back in then .
    We’re mostly talking about technical categories in here, right? Because they’re what matters most if you want to break an Emmy record. There are so much more shows which includes fantastic elements, bigger production components, fancier costumes, bigger war scenes on tv then there were in 2001, the budgets has been extremely increased and now HBO isn’t the only network who produces tv shows with big screen qualities.

    For example; back in 2001 West Wing won over shows like Ally McBeal and The Practice in Cinematography category.
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    Well when West Wing won 9 they won most at the prime time ceremony so I’m not sure if we are mostly talking technical categories which we are mainly talking. The reason Game of Thrones has to rely on more tech wins is because they will not do as well at the prime time ceremony where I think West Win had a much bigger hurdle to clear in Sopranos season 2. So this year the tech categories may be a bit more fierce and that year the main cats may have been. Although for cinematography GoT had to beat Good Wife which seems a modern day Practice equivalent.

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    The West Wing doesn’t have the record, Hill Street Blues does. Am I the only one that uses the “template” method? If the category wasn’t around when the record was set, it can’t be counted.

    Hill Street Blues in 1981 won:
    Series
    Actor
    Actress * (was supporting at best, but what can you do)
    Supporting Actor
    Directing
    Writing
    ——
    Cinematography
    Sound Editing

    ER in 1995 won:
    Supporting Actress
    Directing
    Writing
    ——-
    Editing (single-camera)
    Sound Editing
    Sound Mixing 
    Casting New
    Main Title Design New

    The West Wing in 2001 won:
    Series
    Supporting Actor
    Supporting Actress
    Directing
    Writing
    ——
    Art Direction (single-camera)
    Cinematography (single-camera)
    Casting New
    Theme Music New

    Using the 1981 model Hill Street – 8 The West Wing – 7 ER –

    The 1995 & 2001 model: The West Wing – 9 Hill Street – 8 ER –

    I would bet a small fortune that if casting and the two title card categories were around in 1981 Hill Street would’ve won at least 2. It still is the only drama to go 6/7.

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