We’re just a few short hours from the start of the Emmy Awards, for which HBO’s Game of Thrones is up for four categories for the primetime broadcast: Best Writing (David Benioff & Dan Weiss for “Baelor”), Best Direction (Tim Van Patten for “Winter is Coming”), Best Supporting Actor (Peter Dinklage), and Best Series.
Now, after the Creative Arts Emmys lead to one win in nine categories, it seems unlikely that Game of Thrones is going to do very well in the primetime awards. There’s incredibly strong competition in every single category the show is nominated in. Experts and critics did seem to think there’s an outside chance at Peter Dinklage snatching victory from John Slattery (of Mad Men) for a fourth time in a row, and certainly he Dinklage seems a critical darling. But… you know, three straight losses—it’s probably Slattery’s time, isn’t it?
Now, the Red Carpet cover is going out, and as it happens, we know that a number of cast and crew members—the nominated exec producers/writers, Tim van Patten, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, and perhaps others—are present… and, as it happens, so is one George R. R. Martin with his wife, Parris McBride. PopSugar is streaming Emmy coverage live, so on the off-chance they’ll speak with some of the GoT attendees, we’re embedding their coverage below.