HBO has submitted the much maligned final episodes of the heavily criticised final season of Game of Thrones for Emmy consideration.
TV Guide reported that the last season’s only acclaimed episodes – Winterfell and A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms – have been completely overlooked in the writing and directing categories’ in favour of the worst-rated episodes of the show’s history.
HBO has submitted Miguel Sapochnik’s name for Game of Thrones season eight’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 – The Iron Throne – is the sole submission in the Best Writing category.
In technical categories, 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 for the accolades.
Twitter, however, is bemused.
The finale, The Iron Throne is the worst rated episode prior to season eight was season five’s controversial Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken.
Game of Thrones has won 42 Emmys out of 132 nominations so far.
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