All Five Emmy-Nominated 'Game of Thrones' Actors Lose to Absentee Winners
This is an outrage.
Winter must have come much sooner than previously thought, because hell has clearly frozen over.
In what might be one of the most notable mass snubs in Emmys history, all five Game of Thrones actors nominated in 2016 have lost. To make matters worse, Kit Harington and Peter Dinklage (nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama) and Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, and Maisie Williams (nominated for Supporting Actress in a Drama) lost to actors who weren't present to accept their honors.
While Game of Thrones did take home several major awards on Sunday, including the Emmy for Outstanding Drama, none of the show's talent received acknowledgement.
Instead, Bloodline's notably absent Ben Mendelsohn took home Best Supporting Actor, and Downton Abbey's Maggie Smith (who Emmys host Jimmy Kimmel even referred to "Downtown Absent" earlier in the night) won Best Supporting Actress.
This is the third consecutive year in a row Headey has been nominated in the category without a win. Clarke has also been nominated three times to no avail, while this year was both Harington and Williams' first nod.
Dinklage has been nominated six times and has won twice, in 2011 and 2015.
Better luck next year, highly deserving Throners. You're always winners in our hearts.