For some time now, Game of Thrones has been the biggest fantasy release in a decade. It comfortably matches – and in some ways beats – The Lord of the Rings in terms of its overall popularity. People who used to laugh at ‘Warcraft nerds’ are now engrossed in a fantasy collection made specifically for those very audiences. It’s great to see that we’re moving away from a world whereby people who like fantasy stuff are considered nerds – but I digress.
GoT, then, has managed to create a world whereby more or less everyone can enjoy fantasy without feeling uncomfortable. It’s part of the reasons why it has become such a record breaker: people from all backgrounds love the show!
Well, that popularity was proven in the most silent but significant of ways. How so? Because it picked up a whopping 22 Emmy nominations. That’s a record for a TV show or any program and immediately shines a light on the massive popularity of this incredible TV show.
Part of the reason why it is so immensely popular is the fact that it just has so much depth to the characters. With so many people taking part, there’s a character for everyone to fall in love with should they so choose. One of the Emmy’s that it was put forward for, though, is a genuine history-maker – something increasingly rare in the showbiz world.
It all comes down to the work of Peter Dinklage. He was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and is now the actor to have the most nominations for that particular part of the Emmy awards. That’s hugely impressive. He’s been nominated for that role in every series of Game of Thrones – seven in total. That beats the likes of Bruce Weitz and Will Geer, who were all nominated for it six times in the past.
Winning the Emmy in 2011 for the first season, he also won it in 2015 and is the only actor who has won an Emmy award for their work in Game of Thrones. However, he’s not the only nominee. For example, Lena Headey and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau were both nominated for roles as well.
While some people might not be a huge fan of the show, even its biggest detractors can do a lot of work to really bring the show together in style.
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