EMMY AWARDS 2017 This is Why Game of Thrones Wasn't Nominated
Dystopian TV series The Handmaid's Tale has scooped the top drama honours at this year's Emmy Awards. The show won five awards including best drama series, best actress for Elisabeth Moss and best supporting actress for Ann Dowd, BBC news reports.
For some, it may seem a bit odd not to see Game of Thrones mentioned anywhere at the Emmy Awards 2017 in Los Angeles.
HBO’s show has already won 8 Primetime Emmy Awards and 30 Creative Arts Emmy Awards but the popular fantasy story based on George R.R. Martin's best-selling book series "A Song of Ice and Fire"hasn't been nominated for awards in 2017.
‘Some people tuning in may be surprised to see zero mention of two of the year's biggest shows - in terms of talking points anyway: HBO series Game of Thrones and David Lynch's Twin Peaks revival which both drew to a close in the past few weeks,’ Jacob Stolworthy wrote for the The Independent.
‘Don't worry - there's a reason behind this 'omission.' In fact, it's no omission at all. Reigning Best Drama champ Game of Thronesfailed to make the cut merely due to the fact its latest season didn't air during the Emmys' eligibility period (1 June 2016-31 May 2017),’ Stolworthy says.