The nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmys were announced on Tuesday, July 16, and were met with widespread approval!
Well, except for one nomination...
Fan-favorite shows like Barry, The Good Place, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Russian Doll, Veep, Better Call Saul, Killing Eve, and Pose, all secured nominations, but the biggest winner of the night was Game of Thrones, which set a new record at 32!
Fans agreed most of the nominations were well-earned, but one out of those 32 potential wins seemed a bit far-fetched: Outstanding Writing for the series's final episode, "The Iron Throne."
You may remember how badly GoT's finale was received by fans when it first came out.
Well, their opinions haven't changed and many took to Twitter to remind us of that fact.
Game of Thrones series finale getting a writing nom https://t.co/tYNmILmwvM— Frazier Tharpe (@Frazier Tharpe)1563292718.0
Even die-hard fans of the show had to admit there were other episodes more worthy of the coveted nomination.
the iron throne for best writing?? i really have to laugh. why is this car crash of an episode nominated and not a… https://t.co/arGYYGocpc— 𝐜⚘ (@𝐜⚘)1563293738.0
the iron throne for best writing? i have to laugh https://t.co/P2I4F1rY8s— sophie (@sophie)1563293815.0
‘the iron throne’ actually got nominated for outstanding writing.... https://t.co/DIX923808U— kash (@kash)1563293361.0
Though the internet agreed that the performances weren't to blame, many felt let down by the show's final season due to what was perceived as lazy writing.
LOL Game of Thrones got outstanding writing?! Is this a joke? https://t.co/tvRw6Tm59i— Reyzando Nawara (@Reyzando Nawara)1563293239.0
honestly the only emmys game of thrones deserves to win for this season are the acting ones. seriously the cast tri… https://t.co/1iiwqmVM2w— shannon (@shannon)1563295032.0
These faces say it all:
game of thrones getting an outstanding writing nomination https://t.co/KEKQrwyn5l— vampire workday (@vampire workday)1563300432.0
tfw you realize we could have Green Book and the Game of Thrones finale winning a writing Oscar and #Emmy, respecti… https://t.co/keHQVqLxWg— joyce eng (@joyce eng)1563309085.0
If game of thrones gets an Emmy for best writing https://t.co/UwuIymLyOw— Mel🌹 (@Mel🌹)1563288250.0
Game of Thrones getting a nomination for Best Writing... #Emmys2019 @TelevisionAcad https://t.co/s2vDYDU7KE— Sebastian Garcia (@Sebastian Garcia)1563299503.0
There are so many well-written shows on television right now.
It almost seemed like one of them deserved that spot more than Game of Thrones.
game of thrones and outstanding writing in the same sentence this is a sick joke https://t.co/1Yln9AWEZr— ً (@ً)1563293042.0
Game of Thrones got 32 nominations in the #Emmys despite the underwhelming finale, okayish writing, Starbucks error… https://t.co/2ZW9vEPBul— Jagzzz💖 (@Jagzzz💖)1563300870.0
game of thrones is really nominated for best writing https://t.co/wlmQxRseMM— izzy (@izzy)1563324564.0
If Game of Thrones wins the writing Emmy, it looks like the internet might revolt.
the game of thrones crew going on stage for their acceptance speech if they win the #Emmys for best writing/best dr… https://t.co/uOXAQpYU0K— 𝑽𝒊𝒓𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒂 (@𝑽𝒊𝒓𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒊𝒂)1563292764.0
The Emmy's recognized some truly great work...as well as some that was not-so-great.
Very happy Anthony Carrigan got a nomination for his delightful turn as NoHo Hank on BARRY, but then I see the GAME… https://t.co/zHjOTPADAL— Mike Horky (@Mike Horky)1563295482.0
Lots of great nominations for TV's best and brightest in today's Emmy nominations. But if there's one person I'm re… https://t.co/nbyntmf3cm— jack allison (@jack allison)1563300981.0
Me seeing that Game of Thrones got an Emmy nomination for outstanding writing: https://t.co/jPap2x4jpV— jemma (@jemma)1563297048.0
The 71st Emmy Awards will be held on September 22 on Fox.
Now that the series has wrapped up, the Game of Thrones Collectors Edition - Complete Series Seasons 1-8 is available here.
And tune in to the Emmy Awards to see whether GoT ends up taking home all 32 of its nominations (even the one they don't deserve)!
@GameOfThrones If it wins, the Emmys are more of a joke than the writing in season 8 was.— The Wolf (@The Wolf)1563292318.0