If any “Game of Thrones” episode gets writing love at the 2014 Emmy Awards, it will be Sunday’s Season 4 finale, “The Children.” The Emmy ballot is officially complete, and the only episode HBO and those involved in the show sent in for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series is the one which will air on June 15.
That, more than any promo released for the finale, should hype fans for the scale of Season 4, episode 10. The loaded episode will run 66 minutes in length, and feature the payoffs of the Battle of Castle Black and Tyrion’s trial, among others. If this is the episode that David Benioff and D.B. Weiss think is the best of a season with plenty of fantastic writing, that is a sure sign that it is.
HBO and the “Game of Thrones” cast didn’t take the same streamlined approach with the actors submitted. Those among the long list of people who might be chosen for a Outstanding Supporting Actor/Actress Emmy nomination include Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Natalie Dormer, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Maisie Williams and Emilia Clarke. Additionally, Pedro Pascal and Diana Rigg have earned well-deserved submissions as Outstanding Guest Actor/Actress in a Drama Series.
The other big submissions for “Game of Thrones” are for Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (“The Children,” “The Laws of Gods and Men,” “The Watchers on the Wall”). Check out the full list at Winter Is Coming. The Emmy nominees will be announced on July 10.