The American premium channel HBO was the real protagonist of yesterday’s Emmy Awards, since its TV series like Chernobyl and Game of Thrones, which already managed to gain a record number of nominations, won some of the most important prizes of the night.
While Chernobyl won awards for directing and writing, Game of Thrones was awarded as ‘Outstanding Drama Series’ and the amazing Peter Dinklage won his fourth ‘Best Supporting Actor’ Emmy for playing Tyrion Lannister. During his award speech, Dinklage confessed how fortunate he feels “to be a member of a community that is nothing but all about tolerance and diversity”.
Although the prizes that Game of Thrones won shocked literally no one, thanks to the incredible success that the series has always had, this year’s Emmy has been different for the producers and the cast. Indeed, the last season didn’t fulfill fan’s expectations and many people signed up a petition asking for the last episodes to be filmed again.
Nonetheless, part of the cast has defended the series finale since it was released in May, while yesterday Sophie Turner and Kit Harington shared their opinions about the season. Harington, in particular, said:
“But I know what it took to shoot it, and it was hard and everyone put their love and effort into it. And controversy—I think for us, we knew what we were doing was right, story-wise. And we knew that it was right for the characters because we lived with them for 10 years. So controversy for us didn’t really affect us”.
Although Harington confessed that he has never watched the entire season, his comment surely aims to put an end to fans’ protest. We hope that the new prequel of the series, which is to be released soon, won’t let fans down!