Game of Thrones is one of the most popular show all around the world and has become a worldwide phenomenon. It has been a few months since the show brought down the curtain with its final season. The show boost of stellar star cast who enthralled with their phenomenal performance. The last edition of the show got a mixed review from the audience and been the most divisive season of the series.
The final season of ‘Game of Thrones’ premiered on April 14, 2019, and concluded on May 19, 2019. The show created record viewership after the release of the first episode of the eighth season and attracted 17.4 million viewers across platforms like linear, HBOGO and HBO NOW.
The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards took place today at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and was star-studded night event. The Emmys are bestowed to the Television Arts & Sciences and are the biggest honours in the television medium.
The HBO fantasy epic won 32 Emmy Award nominations for its final season. Nominations included outstanding drama series, Kit Harington for best actor, Emilia Clarke for best actress, four best-supporting actress nods (Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams) and a trio of best-supporting actor contenders (Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Dinklage).
Game of Thrones has won a total of 12 Emmys for its eighth and final season, with Peter Dinklage who essayed the role of Tyrion Lannister won the outstanding supporting actor and the show winning for outstanding drama series. Peter Dinklage in his speech was quoted saying that, “I count myself so fortunate to be a member of a community that is all about tolerance and diversity, because nowhere else could I be standing on a stage like this. David and Dan, we walked through fire and ice for you. And I’d do it all again in a heartbeat.”
Love it or hate it, the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones is still a spectacular visual feast in every way. The series has over the years has given us some memorable moments which consists of major alliances, reunions, and warnings. Let’s look back at its most powerful scenes from the last and final season:-
1. Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen in happier times
The show witnessed love story blossoming between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen. We witnessed the love birds going on dragon joy ride together for the first time over snow-covered valleys, before landing beside a picturesque waterfall. The dialogue which made our day was “We could stay here for a thousand years. No one would find us.”
2. Size doesn’t matter for pint-sized Lyanna Mormont
The Much awaited Battle of Winterfell gave an everlasting moment captured people’s hearts and has firmly cemented one character to be precise as the icon they deserve to be – Lyanna Mormont. Though she couldn’t see the end of the war due to her sheer courage was able to kill the biggest wight with a stab to its eye before giving in to death.
3. Daenerys crying over Ser Jorah during the Battle of Winterfell
Ser Jorah Mormont was one of the most faithful soldiers who was exiled Northern lord from Westeros, previously living in Esso. He had sworn to protect his queen, Daenerys Targaryen or Khaleesi of the Dothraki. We all cried along with mothers of the dragon and protect the queen till the last breath he took by shield her, was heartbreaking.
4. The Night King was as surprised as we are to see Arya Stark
For a very long time, we were convinced that on Snow (played by Kit Harington) would take the reins in killing off the harrowing Night King but we surprised to see Arya Stark managed to kill the Night King. “The Night King walks with methodical, terrifying calm. He stops before Bran and raises his sword to strike, but something is hurtling towards him out of the darkness. Arya. She vaults off a pile of dead wights, leaps at the Night King and she plunges the dagger through the Night King’s armour. The Night King shatters.”
5. Drogon blazing the Iron Throne
Daenerys Targaryen’s death was one of the most intense moments in the Game of Thrones finale. We couldn’t believe our eyes Jon Snow buried a knife into the love of his life, Daenerys’ heart. But what happened post that was truly unpreceded as Drogon was probably thinking when it melted the Iron Throne. Drogon, the last of her three magical children, consistently displayed a degree of emotional intelligence and a fierce sense of loyalty to his mother is moving.
The fans are now eagerly waiting for the prequel series which is based on the ‘A Song of Ice and Fire; by George R.R. Martin and is in development phases. The show will give an insight into the history of House Targaryen and which took place 300 years before Game of Thrones.
Shireen Baratheon gave an insight what the fans can expect from the upcoming show and was quoted saying that, “It’s the story of the fight between Rhaenyra Targaryen and her half-brother Aegon for control over the Seven Kingdoms. Both of them thought they belonged on the Iron Throne. When people started declaring for one of them or the other, their fight divided the kingdoms in two. Brothers fought brothers, dragons fought dragons. By the time it was over, thousands were dead. And it was a disaster for the Targaryens as well. They never truly recovered.”