The final season of Game of Thrones did not meet the audience expectation at all and was pretty disappointing. Hence, fans are really not too happy about the fact that the series earned an Emmy Nomination.
The complete list of nominations for this time's Primetime Emmy Awards was revealed earlier this morning and HBO's Game of Thrones practically cleaned house. As surprising as it sounds, the HBO show rounded up having 32 nominations, all of which you can see right here. One of the nominations was for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss's work on the sixth and the final episode titled 'The Iron Throne' for the eighth and final season.
so you are telling me that the game of thrones season 8 finale was nominated for an emmy, but not the masterpiece that was “a knight of the seven kingdoms”.....a joke....a literal joke pic.twitter.com/sGuhrhZbLS— ben (@starkrings) July 16, 2019
Saying that the final episode was disappointing and controversial is a major understatement as it was rated and almost unanimously said to be the worst-reviewed episode of the entire series. In fact, even Rotten Tomatoes has rated the episode at a mere 49%. Hence, it goes without saying that the fans were more than taken aback about the fact that, how out of the six episodes of this season, Emmy voters settled on the finale. An astonishing 10 of the 2019 Thrones nominations are in the acting categories, where, as per usual, Cersei, Jaime, and Tyrion earned one nomination each.
Sophie Turner earned her first-ever nomination for playing Sansa Stark and the Night Kingslayer herself, Maisie Williams, earned her second. There is no denying the fact that the 'Game of Thrones' series is a cultural juggernaut. More than 45 million viewers worldwide tuned in to watch the final episode of the show and it seems like a sane decision that the Emmy voting body would honor the series, as there is no denying the fact that it has shaped the television culture more than almost any other series over the last decade.
The GoT Finale Was Nominated For An Emmy For Outstanding Writing (i mean... u already know how I feel about this 🤨) https://t.co/r2Z0gs5aOI— ellie schnitt (@holy_schnitt) July 16, 2019
No matter how negatively the final season of the series was received by the audience and critics alike, the show still managed to turn the TV show into a worldwide obsession all the way through its series finale and such a feat is incredibly rare to see these days. As the series has finally ended, it has opened doors for all the other shows to have more diverse nominations, beginning next year.