Was Game of Thrones nominated for a 2017 Emmy Award?


The 69th Primetime Emmy Awards will air tonight, Sunday, September 17, and if you were hoping to see Game of Thrones season 7 take home a golden statue or two, we’ve got some news for you.

When the annual Primetime Emmy Awards airs tonight, there will be one glaring omission: Game of Thrones season 7The reason for this tragic exclusion from the 2017 Emmy Awards is because the season premiered so late in the year, after the cut-off date for nominations.

Season 7 will, of course, be available for multiple Emmy Awards in 2018, but this year the HBO flagship show will have to sit it out.

It’s a shame, really, as Game of Thrones composer Ramin Djawadi turned in some of the finest musical compositions heard in the series, thus far.

There were several cast members who stood out with their portrayals in season 7. Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) were superb as the Lannister twins/lovers. Maisie Williams, as Arya Stark, had one of, if not the best, seasons of her Game of Thrones career. Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy was another standout.

Of course, with the CGI-heavy battles involving Dany’s dragons for both the Loot Train Battle and the Frozen Lake Battle. the SFX departments for the show would obviously be favored to bring home the gold.

Over the course of six seasons (sans season 7), Game of Thrones has raked in 38 Primetime Emmy Awards, making it the most successful show on television.

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We don’t yet know when season 8 will premiere, but we have an idea it may occur in 2019. It’s quite feasible Thrones won’t be at the Emmy Awards again until then.