The 2019 Emmys ballot is out, and HBO has already penciled in a few Game of Thrones items for awards consideration this year. Instead of focusing on the stronger points of the eighth and final season, however, the cable network is hoping its much-maligned final episodes will earn another trophy for its shelf. Yes, really.
Submitted for Best Directing for the season are Miguel Sapochnik for “The Long Night,” David Nutter for “The Last of the Starks,” and D.B. Weiss and David Benioff themselves for “The Iron Throne.” And instead of suggesting Dave Hill and/or Bryan Cogman get a look for Best Writing for those well-received initial episodes of the season, Weiss and Benioff’s script for “The Iron Throne” is the one they’re apparently banking on for that category. (Source)
You could be a gun to DB Weiss and David Benioff’s temple and they still would never admit to you that they had no idea what they were doing without George RR Martin guiding them step-by-step. They would take those bullets to the brain and their last words would be ‘Well, Dany sort of just forgot about the Iron Fleet’.
Now, not only have they been submitted for an Emmy but they are being submitted in the ‘Best Writing’ category for one of the worst episodes of television of all time.
Top to bottom, none of it made sense.
The entire episode was an hour of Peter Dinklage doing monologue after monologue after monologue trying to convince us that this season we just watched made complete sense and of course Bran is king and of course Daenerys went evil in the blink of an eye and etc etc.
It didn’t make sense.
It’s genuinely inspiring how HBO and Weiss & Benioff are handling their mishandling of this final season of Game of Thrones. Not only are they ignoring their massive mistake but they’re essentially pretending as if they knocked it out of the park.
A valuable lesson for those of us who stumble or blunder. Act like you never made a mistake. Pretend like you deserve awards for your mistakes. And there’s a solid chance they actually walk away with this Emmy simply as a thank you for all of the great years prior even the last two seasons were trash and most importantly, that season finale was atrocious.
If you fail, well, no you didn’t. You’re still great and no one can tell you otherwise.
I hate you, DB Weiss and David Benioff.