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HBO pitches 'Game of Thrones' finale Iron Throne for Emmys, fans aren't thrilled

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 5. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jun 12, 2019, 08.01 PM (IST)

HBO recently announced its submission to the Emmys from its final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ and the fans reactions to it will just leave you speechless.

HBO did not submit season eight’s only acclaimed episodes - Winterfell and A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms and instead opted for the worst rated episodes of the show’s history.

The channel submitted Miguel Sapochnik’s name for ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8’s The Long Night, David Nutter for The Last of the Starks, and DB Weiss and David Benioff for The Iron Throne, in the Best Directing category. 

Benioff and Weiss script for the finale titled The Iron Throne is the sole submission in the Best Writing category.

In technical categories, “HBO has submitted cinematographer Fabian Wagner for The Long Night, David Franco for The Last of the Starks, and Jonathan Freeman for the Iron Throne. The penultimate episode, The Bells, has meanwhile been put into contention for Art Direction, Visual Effects, and Costuming, and the Hair and Makeup category will take a look at The Long Night. As a whole, the show will compete for the top award, Best Drama Series, as well as the Main Title Design, Casting, Editing, Stunt Coordination, Music, and Sound Mixing categories.”

Actors such as Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Alfie Allen, Pilou Asbæk, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Richard Dormer, Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Carice van Houten have self-submitted to the Emmys. 

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HBO did not submit season eight’s only acclaimed episodes - Winterfell and A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms and instead opted for the worst rated episodes of the show’s history.