‘Game Of Thrones’ Fans Are Not Pleased About Sophie Turner’s Emmy Snub

HBO’s Game of Thrones was nominated for 23 Emmys earlier today. That’s a lot! The only other series to crack 20-plus was FX’s The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which, obviously. It’s hard to find a Drama category where Game of Thrones doesn’t show up. There are some that I’ve never heard of — Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program! Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy Series, Limited Series, or Movie! Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series! — and others that will actually make the live telecast on Sept. 18. Outstanding Drama Series is probably a two-show race between Thrones and USA’s upstart Mr. Robot, while Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, and Maisie Williams all received acting nominations.

Someone’s missing, though.

Sorry, Tormund, but I meant Sansa Stark. Just as the Northern lords ignored the would-be Queen of the North, so, too, did the Emmys shun Sophie Turner, who gave one hell of a steely, determined, no-f*cks-given performance this season. Jon’s resurrection wouldn’t have worked without Sansa, both on-screen (he would have died if the Knights of the Vale hadn’t come and saved the day) and off- (the familiar affection Turner and Harington had for each other felt real and lived in, despite their not having shared a scene since season one). Honestly, I would have picked Turner over Williams (and Lyanna Mormont over both of them). I’m not the only one.

Now Sansa Stark has something in common with Mail Robot. (Crossover?!?)