After receiving 23 nominations for this year’s Emmy Awards, ‘Game of Thrones’ is the frontrunner to win Best Drama Series for the second year running.
With the number of nominations totalling 23, ‘Game of Thrones’ takes the lead for the highest number of nominations for any show.
Included in the long list of nominees is Emelia Clarke, who was nominated for the Outstanding Supporting Actress award for her performance in the epic drama series. Other nominees from the show include Kit Harington, Maisie Williams, Max von Sydow and Lena Headey.
Despite the impressive number of nominations, some fans were left shocked at the lack of nominations for one actress in particular. Sophie Turner’s performance as Sansa Stark was praised as Emmy worthy all year and yet failed to be mentioned in the announcements on 14 July.
Turner’s character was pivotal in season 6 with Sansa becoming head of her decimated family, alongside half-brother Jon Snow, played by Kit Harington.
The 68th Annual Emmy Award Ceremony is scheduled to take place 18 September. The HBO hit fantasy show will battle it out to take home the prestigious award.
The show’s competitors for the Best Drama award include – “The Americans”, “Better Call Saul”, “Downton Abbey”, “Homeland”, “House of Cards” and “Mr. Robot”.
‘Game of Thrones’, which is based on the series of novels by George R. R. Martin, is no stranger to the buzz that surrounds the show. Over the course of the weekend of its premier of the last season, the fantasy epic received over 850,000 mentions on Twitter.
Since its premier in 2011 the show has received an astounding total of 193 industry awards and has been nominated for 515.