How ‘Game of Thrones’ schemes to rule the Emmys

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When HBO sent out its Emmy box to TV academy members a few weeks ago, DVDs of “Game of Thrones” weren’t included inside because the new fantasy series hadn’t yet debuted on the tube. Therefore, some confusion reigns over its kudos plans.

HBO confirms that only two “Game of Thrones” stars will compete in the lead Emmy acting races: Sean Bean and Lena Headey. Competing in supporting: actors Mark Addy, Peter Dinklage, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Aiden Gillen, Kit Harington and Jason Momoa and actresses Emilia Clarke and Michelle Fairley.

Our message-board commenters are divided over the series’ Emmy hopes. After the second episode of “Game of Thrones” aired, a commenter named “Brilliance Immorbid” said it “was pretty much a perfect hybrid of geek pleasing and ‘regular’ people comprehension. It was thoroughly entertaining. I’m not sure if it’ll ever be Emmy-worthy. A lot of it still comes off like a better acted version of ‘Xena’ and ‘Legend of the Seeker.’ If it manages to become less overwrought but still keep the intensity, it can eventually get there.” Read more views here.


-- Tom O’Neil


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