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    Hey,

    as you all know GoT missed the 2017 ceremony for not starting it’s seventh season in the eligible time period.

    Similar case happened with Breaking Bad before it’s 5th season, where Homeland won big while BrBa was absent (if I remember correctly). However when BrBa did return, it came back with a bang and won more than in any other year before.

    It’s no secret GoT’s 7th season wasn’t nearly as acclaimed as BrBa’s 5th, however the show is still very much liked among critics and Academy members. Last year The Handmaid’s tale won big, and this year it’s back against twice-record-holder for most Emmy wins in a single year for a Drama series- Game of Thrones.

     

    I predict they’ll go safe with the Writing nomination and send only one episode (probably the season finale, “The Dragon and the Wolf”) to avoid splitting votes, and for direction they’ll have at least 2 nominated (Safe bets are probably “The Spoils of War” by Matt Shakman and “The Dragon and the Wolf” by  Jeremy Podeswa).

     

    Of course we can expect Lena Heady, Peter Dinklage, Diana Rigg, many technical stuff and maybe even Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington, now that they are ‘lead actors”.

    Maybe even they’ll nominate the long overdue composer Ramin Djawadi?

     

    So what do you predict will happen this year with Game of Thrones? Will it make a huge comeback and win big again, or it will have tough competition from previous winner THT and all the other amazing show we have nominated this year?

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    Mukund
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    Similar case happened with Breaking Bad before it’s 5th season, where Homeland won big while BrBa was absent (if I remember correctly). However when BrBa did return, it came back with a bang and won more than in any other year before.

    Breaking Bad actually had a break between it’s 3rd and 4th seasons, so it missed the 2011 Emmys (where Mad Men won it’s 4th Drama Series Emmy) and not the 2012 Emmys (where Homeland won). Fourth season was also the first season of the show where Bryan Cranston didn’t win the Emmy for Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Even the next year it didn’t exactly ‘return’ with a bang. It only won Drama Series and Supporting Actress because it was time to reward the show, not because it was a heavy favorite. Homeland won Writing and Lead Actress, and I am very certain if S2 hadn’t severely dipped in quality, then it would have won Best Drama Series over Breaking Bad S5A as well.

    So the comparison with Game of Thrones is pretty inaccurate because not only the previous two seasons have already won Best Drama Series (unlike Breaking Bad) but are also the most awarded seasons of a drama series in a single year (12 apiece) which was way more than The West Wing’s record 9 Emmy wins back in the early 2000s. Breaking Bad’s Emmy run was like this:

    • S1 : 2 Emmys
    • S2 : 2 Emmys
    • S3 : 2 Emmys
    • S4 : 1 Emmy
    • S5A : 3 Emmys
    • S5B : 6 Emmys

    It didn’t win >2 Emmys until it’s very final season. Yes, it didn’t have all those Creative categories like Game of Thrones but it still wasn’t a major winner till later.

     

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    DvirBA
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    Haha yeah sorry for the mixup ???? been following Emmys closely only from 2014 on

     

    well I guess you are right, hopefully it means better odds for GoT

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    No problem. Game of Thrones is coming much stronger than Breaking Bad did.

    But I don’t think it will have as easy a time winning again. What benefited GoT S5 the most was the fact that BB had ended and many felt that it was time to reward this garangutan phenomenon. S6 had pretty weak competition IMO so repeating wasn’t that big of a problem.

    But now, not only S7 aired a year ago but it will also have to compete with THT, which won a massive 8 Emmys for it’s first season and nearly won everything at the other major guilds and awards. THT has certainly dipped in quality but that doesn’t mean it still isn’t a strong contender to repeat again. Game of Thrones’ victory is probably the biggest lock of the 2019 Emmys (alongside JLD of course). The only question that remains is whether it will be a 3 time or a record-tying 4 time winner of Best Drama Series. TBH, considering Thrones’ penchant for breaking/tying records, I’d say that the latter scenario feels more likely. Hopefully, the nominations will shed some light.

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    “comeback” feels like an incorrect word usage.

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    mafro987
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    I think it will, but hopefully not in the Lead Acting categories.

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    DvirBA
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    I think it will, but hopefully not in the Lead Acting categories.

    yeah, as much as I’m a fan of GoT, they have crushing competition in these categories so I’m not really rooting there.

    As for Best Drama, Best Directing, Best Writing, Peter Dinklage and Diana Rigg (and also composer Ramin Djawadi but he never really gets nominated) I honestly think it’s the right choice. Lena Heady should have won years ago, several times, and should this year too  but against Ann Dowd I don’t think it’ll happen. Perhaps next year.

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    Jack J.
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    Coster-Waldau deserves it this year as he should have been years ago.

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    DvirBA
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    Hey did anyone even see the GoT ‘for your consideration’ submittions this year?

    seems like any other show released them (including HBO’s Westworld) but I can’t seem to find which submissions they are sending to GoT this year (meaning directing, writing, etc not just the acting ones from a month ago)

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    http://www.emmys.com/ballots/2018

    The campaign has been low-key.

    "I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."

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    Coster-Waldau deserves it this year as he should have been years ago.

    Really? You can’t find at least 6 actors that gave a better supporting performance this year?

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    Diet Teridax
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    Coster-Waldau deserves it this year as he should have been years ago.

    If he somehow fails to get nominated with both Johnathan Banks and Michael Kelly out of the running I’m gonna be pissed.

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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    Coster-Waldau deserves it this year as he should have been years ago.

    Really? You can’t find at least 6 actors that gave a better supporting performance this year?

    I was hoping/assuming he only meant NCW should be nominated. Dinklage is actually my personal winner this year for his performances in The Dragon and the Wolf and especially Eastwatch.

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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    I remember Jaime lannister in the third season. wow,if that wasn’t some of the best acting i’d ever seen. “Sorry about the sapphires”.Still get chills from that scene.And yeah, i think it’s winning drama series.It just feels like a phenomenon thats destined to be a record holder

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    Don’t look for GoT at San Diego Comic Con:
    https://tvline.com/2018/06/14/game-of-thrones-skipping-san-diego-comic-con-2018/

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