Before the Emmy winners were announced this year, the general consensus amongst many awards pundits seemed to be that “Game of Thrones” deserved to win Best Drama Series, but that it couldn’t win because of the sci-fi/fantasy curse that had long been prevalent with the TV academy. However, after “Game of Thrones” clobbered the competition and won a record-breaking 12 Emmys, is it safe to say that the curse is finally over?
In addition to the victory for “Game of Thrones,” “Lost” was also a Best Drama Series winner (2005) for its breakout first season that featured polar bears, hallucinations and a mysterious smoke monster. And the horrifying “American Horror Story” franchise is a champion in its own right, having claimed 13 trophies from 70 nominations throughout its first four iterations.
Our forum posters, many of whom are Hollywood insiders, have been furiously debating this hot topic. Join in their fiery fight here after reading a sampling of their comments below:
Sasha: Until a show about vampires, werewolves or aliens wins the Emmy for Best Drama Series it’ll never be over.
Noe: Despite this year’s lovefest, the win of “Game of Thrones” wasn’t an enthusiastic one, was not an embrace of the genre neither a tough conquest; it was more like a sure, yeah, why not sort of win.
CanadianFan: “Game of Thrones” beating the series finale of “Mad Men” in writing shows tremendous enthusiasm.
Lord Freddy Blackfyre: I don’t believe in this curse, so shows like “Battlestar Galactica,” “Supernatural,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Arrow” and “The Flash” have been hurt more by the fact of being on small networks, but if those shows were on something like HBO, Showtime or AMC the story would be a little different for some of those series.
MissingLink: Well, with “The X-Files” coming back next year, it will be interesting to see how the Emmys react to it. It is time for “The X-Files” to finally win big at the Emmys, aliens and all.
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