George R. R. Martin Shared Some Strong Opinions About Non-‘Game of Thrones’ Emmy Snubs

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The 2016 Emmy nominations were announced yesterday, which caused some people to celebrate and others to mourn. Even with stiff competition, Game of Thrones led the pack for the second year in a row with a total of 23 nominations. George R. R. Martin took part in the celebration through his LiveJournal to congratulate the show’s creators and HBO on their accomplishments.

This year’s Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and once again GAME OF THRONES and HBO kicked ass and took names.

He praised the nominated directors and writers, but made special note of his favorite nominees, and echoed the sentiments of lots of people who thought one name was missing from the acting category.

I am thrilled and happy for all our nominees, of course… but it made me especially happy to see Kit [Harrington] and Maisie [Williams] get some love from the Academy at last. About damn time, I say. They are several years overdue. (And I would have loved to see Sophie Turner on that list as well. I know, I know, I’m greedy).

After GRRM’s gracious post lauding the achievements of his brainchild, he responded to a comment and had some choice words for some shows the Emmys snubbed:

OUTLANDER was robbed. All three leads were amazing… especially Tobias Menzies in his double role as Frank and Black Jack.

Eva Green also deserved a nomination for her work in PENNY DREADFUL.

It’s a fair point, but it may be a good thing the Outlander cast and Eva Green were snubbed, because they may very well have knocked a couple of Game of Thrones contenders out of their spots. GRRM then concludes his hot take with a side of diplomacy, “Of course, every year has omissions. And right now it is harder than it has ever been. So many great great shows to watch.” (We agree, and have lots of opinions of our own.)