One again, HBO's ground breaking fantasy television series, Games Of Thrones has gotten more Emmy nominations than any other show! And of course the man behind all of this, George R.R. Martin who wrote the novels the series is based on, is elated at the recognition.
Writing on his livejournal the author said that he was "thrilled and happy for all our nominees".
He also hoped that they can repeat last year's feat wherein Game of Thrones took the top price. "Last year we won Best Drama, and we're nominated once again this year, so we have a chance to make it two in a row... against a formidable lineup of competitors in HOMELAND, DOWNTON ABBEY, MR. ROBOT, BETTER CALL SAUL, THE AMERICANS, and HOUSE OF CARDS." he wrote.
He also stated that he was very happy that the show just had it's best year in terms of acting nominations. "Max Von Sydow was nominated for Best Actor in a Guest Role. Peter Dinklage and Kit Harrington both got nods for Best Supporting Actor. And in Best Supporting Actress, GOT snagged not one, not two, but three nominations; Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, and Maisie Williams will all be vying for the Emmy." he wrote.
He was especially happy for two cast members who just grabbed their very first nominations. "It made me especially happy to see Kit and Maisie get some love from the Academy at last. About damn time, I say. They are several years overdue." He cheekily added, "and I would have loved to see Sophie Turner on that list as well. I know, I know, I'm greedy".
But despite the great honor granted to his creation, the author still has a few small complaints. That is he thinks that some fairly good shows were unfairly snubbed:
"OUTLANDER was robbed. All three leads were amazing... especially Tobias Menzies in his double role as Frank and Black Jack," he said in a response to a fan in the comments section.
In the same reply he also stated that, "Eva Green also deserved a nomination for her work in PENNY DREADFUL."
We agree George, on all points!