‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Takes the Emmy Stage to Thank Fans for Watching

This year’s Emmy show is giving a chance for Game of Thrones to say goodbye to their fans. Many cast members of the show took the stage to say thank you and present an award. Find out what they had to say and more.

The ‘Game of Thrones’ cast reunited

(L-R) Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, and Carice van Houten speak onstage during the 71st Emmy Awards
(L-R) Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, and Carice van Houten speak onstage during the 71st Emmy Awards | Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Game of Thrones has ended after eight seasons. The last season got a lot of criticism from fans, but the show ended because showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss felt like it was time.

“The thing that has excited us from the beginning, back to the way we pitched to HBO is, it’s not supposed to be an ongoing show,” David Benioff explained to Deadline “where every season it’s trying to figure out new story lines. We wanted it to be one giant story, without padding it out to add an extra 10 hours, or because people are still watching it.”

It was previously teased that the big cast would be reunited at the Emmys to say goodbye. That was able to happen because this year’s show doesn’t have a host.

“You have to look at the trade-off,” Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier said according to Galgary Herald. “If you have a host and an opening number, that’s 15-20 minutes that you don’t have to salute the shows.”

The cast members that took the stage were Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Maisie Williams.

They presented supporting actress in a limited series or movie

The cast members used their time on stage to acknowledge their fans. “I think all of us agree how amazing the entire last season was for us. We had no idea how it would end, who would betray whom, and who would end up with the prize,” said Turner.

“As much as we wish the show could have gone on forever the time had come and tonight is a chance for once again to thank all of those who watched,” said Williams.

There was a pause for applause. The cast then went on to present supporting actress in a limited series or movie. Fans cheered loudly when it was Christie’s turn to speak, which adorably made her pause.

‘Game of Thrones’ has set an Emmy record

The HBO show didn’t just accomplish entertaining the world. It has received 160 nominations and won 57 of them.

This year it could break its own record for winning the most Emmys for a single season of a show. It already won 10 Emmys before the big award show leaving it to need three more wins to set a new record.

The cast has also been making headlines with their nominations this year. Christie submitted herself to be nominated.

No matter what happens, Game of Thrones certainly left its mark in television history. Only time will tell if the spinoff shows that are in the works will have the same impact.