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August 17, 2019 at 12:32 pm #1203028076
To be honest, I never cared for Jon(he was extremely boring in the first two seasons) or the White Walkers plot. It was the cheesiest aspect of the entire show and they made the Night King far too OP for the living to have ever had a realistic victory either way. The writing was on the wall in season 7.
I also disagree with Kit being an amazing actor. I think he’s always been the weakest of the adult actors(quite noticeably in the first few seasons). He’s shown very little range including in roles outside of GOT. He’ll be the GOT cast member that has the hardest time overcoming typecasting.
As I actually liked Arya, I wish she had never been involved with the Night King in any significant way. Any scenario where she dies to further Jon’s arc is also repugnant to me.
If she had to die for emotional pull, I would have preferred seeing Jaime die heroically at Winterfell, Arya taking his face, and dying while killing Cersei. It would have a been a great scene for Lena Headey and Maisie Williams who both expressed desire to work together this season.
They could have even had her kill Cersei and kept the long race through Kings Landing. The next episode could have revealed the white horse was a hallucination while she was dying. If she has to die to make Jon a “sad boy”, then at least give her a meaningful moment related to her storyline and keep some of Maisie Williams best acting in the last two seasons.
I assume that she got the ending she did because it’s what Martin told them he had planned for her character or because HBO sees the potential for a spin off 5-10 years down the line and wanted to keep their options open.August 16, 2019 at 1:11 am #1203026044
I think that line should’ve been Sansa is the smartest STARK. Because I believe that at least to be true. Her yelling at Jon in front of all of his people was so disrespectful and obnoxious. But hey, that’s Sansa…
A lot of Arya and Jon’s intelligence got stripped away in order to make Sansa look better. I would say their book counterparts and even Pre-Sansa interaction show versions are far more intelligent than her.August 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm #1203025657
Michelle Fairley is the most under-appreciated actress of the entire series. I think her performance as Catelyn measures up to Lena’s Cersei. She definitely at least deserved a nom for season 3.August 15, 2019 at 3:58 pm #1203025653
Should have been nominated: Sophie Turner (Season 5) Should Have Won: Maisie Williams (Season 5) Should have won: Lena Heady (Season 6) Should Win: Maisie Williams (Season 7)
I think Maisie is a great talent for her age and I don’t blame her at all for it but season 7 was the worst performance of her entire career. I can see high praise for all of seasons 2-4, certain scenes/episodes from seasons 5,6, and 8 but nothing from season 7. The awful dialogue and characterization for Arya in that season would have been hard for any actress to overcome especially one that is still fairly inexperienced.August 15, 2019 at 1:58 pm #1203025526
I don’t know, that poll completely fits with what I’ve seen on social media for the GOT women. Gwendolyn is the obvious favorite amongst viewers. Her nomination got the most praise across social media. Maisie’s nomination got praise on Twitter but was negatively received on Reddit. For Lena, people either think she deserves the win for previous seasons or think it’s laughable that she got nominated for “sipping wine”. Sophie’s nomination got the most criticism on both platforms.August 15, 2019 at 1:32 pm #1203025481
I think the reason why people are pushing for Lena so hard is because she’s overdue and the other nominees in her category didn’t necessarily have a lot to do either Julia Garner had the best season out of all of them but I still didn’t find her as impressive as previous front runners.
Yeah but I hate the concept of someone being “overdue” something. Why should someone win a year they don’t deserve it just because they deserved it in previous years? Now Julia Garner will be “overdue” for her Emmy. It’s a perpetual cycle that makes the award meaninglessAugust 15, 2019 at 1:31 pm #1203025477
Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner were named in Variety’s most influential young people of 2019. I guess that settles it on them being famous.
They’re certainly not A-listers but they have nurtured a sizable social media following. Maisie has 12 million while Sophie jumped ahead at 15 million after getting with a Jonas. They both have about 2 million followers on twitter. Sophie has already admitted that her amount of instagram followers won her the role of Jean Grey in the X-men franchise. Like the Oscars, the Emmys seem desperate to stay relevant in the media and with younger generations so I wonder if their popularity will have any influence. They will bring more attention to the ceremony than any other nominee in their category.August 15, 2019 at 3:38 am #1203024800
Lena Headey as Cersei is arguably the best female television performance of the decade, she is by far the best actress on GOT, and she definitely should have at least 2-3 Emmys right now but the idea of her winning for season 8 is ludicrous.
She spent most of the season sullenly drinking wine and starring out a window. Her acting during her death scene was great but does that warrant an Emmy?
I hate when awards are given out for previous work because it means the person that truly earned it that year doesn’t get the credit they deserve. She got screwed over bit it’s not fair for other actresses to get screwed over to make up for it.August 14, 2019 at 3:22 am #1203023185
Saoirse for sure. She’s the best young actress of her generation. Chalamet is hollywood’s overrated golden boy right now. I really don’t think he’s that great of a talentAugust 14, 2019 at 2:31 am #1203023176
I actually struggle to see Williams being very successful now that the series is over. Game of Thrones is the only project of much note she’s ever done. I get the feeling that she’ll struggle to escape typecasting. Also, while this is inevitably going to sound mean spirited, I fear that her peculiar look is going to hurt her chances of getting roles. I hope I’m wrong about that, but I can’t help but feel it’s going to happen. And if you completely ignore Game of Thrones, when you compare her current career to the ones of the costars nominated in her category, they’re all clearly more successful. Also I’m pretty certain Emmy voters don’t choose their favorite based on which they believe will have a better career.
The idea of her being typecast is so strange to me? If you even watch her for 30 seconds in real life, she is so jarringly different from Arya(especially the last two seasons) in both appearance and demeanor, it would be hard to only see her as the character.
She’s never even played another character remotely like Arya. There also aren’t even an overabundance of Arya roles in Hollywood for her to be typecast in? The only cast member I see being typecast is Kit Harington.
As for the success of the others. Maisie is only 22 years old, where would she have found the time to build an elaborate filmography while working as a child on the biggest show on tv? Lena and Gwen are already 20+ years older than her. Gwen’s most notable role is a small, underwhelming role in two Star Wars films that have ben panned by fans of the franchise.
Sophie just helmed one of the biggest box office bombs and critical failures of the decade. In what warped reality is this astronomical success that outpaces Maisie’s work?
Maisie’s leading role in Fox’s New Mutant film that keeps getting delayed is completely on level with what Sophie’s done. She also landed the lead role for a UK six-part series not to long ago.
As for Maisie’s looks, I think they might give her far more freedom than Sophie. Sophie will have much stiffer competition in her pursuit of stereotypical leading lady roles and I don’t think she has the onscreen charisma to pull it off.
Maisie could have a very interesting career as a character actress(especially in the UK) wether it be in indie productions or mainstream films. I think her face is actually quite interesting and distinctive.
I’m not saying she’s reached anywhere near that skill yet but are we forgetting that women like Elisabeth Moss,MaggieGyllenhaal, and Tilda Swindon exist? Not every actress with a worthwhile career looks like Jennifer Aniston.August 14, 2019 at 1:52 am #1203023169
I don’t think I’d even want the win if I were GOT actor or actress. It’s now worth the inevitable blowback from the people that will be unhappy about it. The negative feedback for every single character arc this season has been so intense that any win would be considered tainted. A Lena, Maisie, or Peter will definitely garner complaints from within the fan base.