Here's Why Game of Thrones Didn't Get Any Emmy Nominations This Year
Earlier today, the nominees for the 2017 Emmy Awards have been announced, and Game of Thrones was missing, but why?
With the show's shift to summer premiere this year, Game of Thrones Season 7 wasn't considered because it missed the cutoff date. The qualification period for Emmys 2017 was between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017. Instead Season 7 will be eligible for Emmys 2018 and Golden Globes in January 2018.
Last year, four episodes of Season 6 aired after that period yet Game of Thrones was considered during the 2016 Emmy Awards due to the Television Academy's "hanging episodes" rule, which counts episdoes outside the qualifying period if a certain number of episodes aired within that timeframs.
Last year, Game of Thrones won its second consecutive Emmy for Best Drama Series. The episode Battle of the Bastards also won Emmys for Outstanding Writing and Directing.
Game of Thrones might not air until 2019 so the show might miss the cutoff again.
HBO's epic fantasy series will premiere its seventh season on Sunday, July 16.