The nominations for the 2017 Golden Globes are out and it’s no surprise that Game Of Thrones is once again up for some big awards. The show landed itself in the Best Television Series – Drama category, while Lena Headey is up for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Television Series. Even with Thrones fever being at an all time high, the show wasn’t able to land itself a Golden Globe last year, losing out on the best drama award to the excellent Mr. Robot.
Shortly after this year’s nominees were revealed, Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin himself shared his thoughts on the show’s chances this year, and some of his comments may surprise you.
“My congratulations to David Benioff, Dan Weiss, Bryan Cogman, and the rest of our amazing cast and crew… and especially to Lena Headey, who earned a Globe nomination of her own for Best Supporting Actress,” he said on his popular LiveJournal. “Being an HBO guy, I’m thrilled that to see that both GAME OF THRONES and WESTWORLD have been nominated for the big prize… though WESTWORLD is going to be some tough competition. (In fact, I would figure WW for the favorite). And as an science fiction and fantasy geek, I am also delighted to see that STRANGER THINGS made the list. Three out of five finalists being genre shows… and during this golden age of television… is another sign of just how far we’ve come.”
It’s not news that George is a Westworld fan. The writer went so far as to suggest a Westworld and Game of Thrones crossover, with Westeros possibly playing the part of a medieval park in the same way the Old West is a backdrop for Westworld. Nothing has come of that, but it goes to show you how passionate Martin is about the show. And we imagine that was before he got to see how bloody things got at the end of season one — just how he likes it, we imagine.