Game of Thrones prepares to fight for the winning title in over 23 Emmy categories. The hit HBO show has seen huge success over the last few years and it seems now the show is being recognised for its amazing work.

Game of Thrones is up against Downton Abbey and Homeland

The Game of Thrones series has just finished its sixth season and is now up against TV series such as Homeland and Downton Abbey in this year’s Emmy Award show. The show did extremely well at last year’s award ceremony when it took home the award for ‘Best Drama’ and also for making history in being the show with the most amount of nominations, it was nominated for 24 awards, of which it won 12!

This time around the famous show is predicted to be as successful if not even more successful than previous years.

Even at the beginning it was always nominated for multiple awards...following its first season, Game of Thrones received 13 Emmy nominations, the following year it was nominated for 12.

Game of Thrones stars feel blessed and speechless by the nominations

The stars of the show have commented on how they feel about being part of the show and being nominated for Emmy awards. Kit Harington commented saying “It is a serious understatement to say that I am somewhat stunned. For my work on Game of Thrones to be recognized in this way is an emotional moment for me. I could not be more humbled.”

Lena Headey who plays the famous villain Cersei Lannister quite simply said she was “Totally overwhelmed. Thrilled for the show receiving so many nominations...Wahoo!”

Maisie Williams (who plays Arya Stark) commented saying “I am so grateful to be a part of Game of Thrones, so to be nominated for an Emmy is beyond words, but I would like to say thank you to author George R.R Martin for creating such an amazing character and to David Benioff and Dan Weiss and everyone associated with the show who bring Arya to life.”

The directors and show-runners themselves have been nominated for awards.

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Benioff and Weiss have been nominated for the penultimate episode of the 6th season titled ‘Battle of the Bastards’, and Jack Bender who directed ‘The Door’ has also been nominated.