A report has just gone out revealing HBO’s category placements for Game of Thrones (as well as HBO’s other big show, Boardwalk Empire). The voting members have apparently received an “impressive screener package”, and HBO has noted the following category placements for the show:
To be utterly pragmatic about it, we suspect chances are slim for any of the actors to get a nomination, simply due to the stigma of genre, which is something the Emmy voters have generally not been fond of. And, indeed, a number of HBO’s best shows (such as Deadwood and Rome) recieved little Emmy consideration because of their placement within historical genres. However, if there were any justice, it seems to us that Peter Dinklage and Mark Addy are absolutely worthy of consideration, as is Michelle Fairley, simply based on those first six episodes we saw (and we suspect, once the whole series is seen in complete form, more of the suggested actors will also be considered meritorious).
On the plus side, True Blood received some success in the dramatic categories, so who knows? The tide may be shifting. Besides that, Game of Thrones seems well-poised to do very well in the technical categories.