The Emmys Will Reunite the ‘Game of Thrones’ Cast to Say Goodbye

Chances are Game of Thrones will be sweeping up a lot of statues at this year’s Emmy Awards. That’s because it has set a new record when it comes to nominations.

It’s certainly an interesting year for this record to be set given the final season angered many fans. The cast had to respond to a lot of the reactions through interviews.

Now some time has passed and some of the cast members might win for their work. Find out how they will reunite to say goodbye to the show at the award show.

‘Game of Thrones’ had its final season

Sophie Turner and Alfie Allen in 'Game of Thrones'
Sophie Turner and Alfie Allen in ‘Game of Thrones’ | Helen Sloan/HBO

The final season of Game of Thrones has already aired. Many fans weren’t ready for it to end, but showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss decided season 8 will be the final season.

“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 told 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.”

The last season was also a shortened one. There was a lot of backlash from fans when it came to the story. Many also believed it was rushed. However, the show is still getting love from the Emmys.

The show is nominated for 32 awards this year

Game of Thrones didn’t only dominate in ratings. It also dominated at the Emmys and has already won 47 awards.

This year it is nominated for 32 different awards, which breaks a record according to Harper’s Bazaar. This is the most nominations a show has received for a single season.

The biggest nominations include outstanding drama series. Stars Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke are also nominated for their work on the show. Clarke has previously been nominated three times, and Harington was nominated once before this year.

There will reportedly be time used to say goodbye to multiple shows

This year won’t have a host like last year’s Oscar awards. Things might be a little more unpredictable because of that. However, one thing television lovers can look forward to is the award show sending off Game of Thrones.

“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.”

This means cast members Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Maisie Williams will reunite on the stage, according to Variety.

Fans will have to wait to see what will actually be done to acknowledge the achievement. Chances are there will be a few jokes about the big controversy around the season. The Emmy Awards air on Sunday, Sept. 22 on Fox starting at 8 p.m. EST.