Game of Thrones showrunners on 32 Emmy nominations for season 8: Great excuse for everyone to get drunk again

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss were pleasantly surprised to know that their show received a record-breaking 32 Emmy nominations for season 8. Furthermore, they joked that the Emmys 2019 will be a great excuse for the cast and crew to get drunk again.
Game of Thrones made history when its season 8 received a record-breaking 32 nominations at Emmys 2019.Game of Thrones made history when its season 8 received a record-breaking 32 nominations at Emmys 2019.
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Game of Thrones Season 8 was the most controversial season in the iconic series' history because fans were divided over how it ended. Multiple theories plagued the Internet over the past two years and hence when the final product came out, the GOT fandom was pissed. However, in direct contrast, Game of Thrones made history by receiving a record-breaking 32 Emmy nominations for the final season. Emmys 2019 saw 10 cast members receiving nominations while the crew took up the rest of the nods including the writing and direction categories.

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have mostly been MIA since the final season aired and finally broke their silence on the controversial season. Besides addressing that epic coffee cup gaffe, the duo spoke candidly about the Emmys 2019 nominations with Japan's Star Channel. "It was kind of surprising? I did not know that we expected [that]. At least in my mind, I thought that the [previous] season would have been the peak and that we would’ve ended up with maybe a couple less, at best," Dan stated and added that he was very happy for the actors and crew members who got recognised.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The duo is very proud of the whole team and happy as they saw first-hand how hard they worked every day, all these years and seasons.

Furthermore, David quipped, "Ten of the actors are nominated, and so many of the crew members, so it’s just a great excuse for everyone to get drunk again."

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