‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 premiere date is July 16 … but it’s only seven episodes

Talk about a good news, bad news situation for “Game of Thrones” fans. HBO announced today that the highly anticipated Season 7 premiere date will be July 16, but also confirmed earlier rumors that it will only be seven episodes. Rest assured, that’s still enough episodes for it to qualify at the 2018 Emmy Awards, as series must have six episodes to contend. Are you excited for the Season 7 announcement? Sound off in the comments section below.

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Last 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.

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As you can see below, the fantasy drama has 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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