Following the stellar first season of House of the Dragon, it is no surprise to hear the series be announced a couple of times now that all of the nominations have been revealed. As 2022 comes to a close, it is nearly time to kick off the awards season, which means starting with the 2023 Golden Globes.
Following last year’s boycott due to the lack of black representation within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, this year’s ceremony looks to be going ahead with improvements to the HFPA. So, let’s look at all of the nominations earned by this Game of Thrones prequel series.
House of the Dragon: Best Drama Series
First up is the big show-wide nomination for Best Drama Series. This is no surprise after the show has been lauded for its production, writing, and acting.
Even with some of the doubters being critical of the large time jumps in the early episodes, the first season was able to make it all work in the end to earn its first nomination.
Mainly following the daughter of King Viserys (more on her later), the first season saw the groundwork for the coming Dance of the Dragons civil war. With a lot of slow and building character development for the main players of this particular story, mixed with a few classic GRRM twists and turns, this premier season did everything it was supposed to do.
After setting up what will be an eventful and long war within the titular Targaryen’s, this will surely not be the last nomination earned by the House of the Dragon.
House of the Dragon: Emma D’Arcy
The other nomination earned under the House of the Dragon banner was for its lead performer in Emma D’Arcy. They were nominated for Best Television Actress in a Drama Series for their role as Rhaenyra Targaryen.
Just like the first nomination, this was a well-earned one.
D’Arcy came in midway through the season due to the aforementioned time jumps, but the transition from their younger acting counterpart in Milly Alcock was flawless. flawless. On top of this aspect, their performances within their handful of episodes were immaculate, compelling and truly got across the complex character of Rhaenyra.
Never purely good and always with that fiery Targaryen blood in her, Emma D’Arcy’s Rhaenyra ended up being a perfect choice to lead this expansive series. The first season of House of the Dragon was able to break away from the sour taste that Game of Thrones left its fans and rebuild the deep and vibrant world of Westeros to earn this Best Drama Series nomination.
Watch the 2023 Golden Globes on NBC or Peacock on January 10 at 8PM EST and watch all of House of the Dragon season 1 only on HBO.