‘Game of Thrones’ Emmy Submissions Reveal Intriguing New Details About Final Two Season 6 Episodes

By June 13, 2016
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Warning: This post will contain spoilers for Game of Thrones.

While HBO is planning on not releasing any synopses for the final two episodes of Game of Thrones season six (titled “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter”), their new Emmy submissions revealed today not only give some insight into what the creative team are most proud of this season, but also come with some interesting, vague new details about the final two episodes as well. At this point, they’re shaping up to be two of the biggest episodes of Thrones yet.

After showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have called season six their best season yet as well, it’s looking more and more like “Battle of the Bastards” may be the season’s best episode judging by these submissions.

Check out the full list of submissions below (via Entertainment Weekly):

  • Supporting actor: Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
  • Supporting actress: Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, Maisie Williams
  • Guest actor: Max von Sydow
  • Writing: “Battle of the Bastards” (David Benioff and Dan Weiss).
  • Directing: “Battle of the Bastards” (Miguel Sapochnik), “Book of the Stranger” (Dan Sackheim), “Home” (Jeremy Podeswa), No One” (Mark Mylod), “The Door” (Jack Bender).
  • Editing: “Battle of the Bastards,” “Home,” “Oathbreaker”
  • Costumes: “The Winds of Winter” (which also includes a description – “Cersei faces her trial”).
  • Visual Effects: “The Battle of the Bastards”
  • Outstanding Cinematography: “Home,” “Oathbreaker,” “The Door,” “The Broken Man,” “The Winds of Winter”
  • Outstanding Production Design: “Blood of My Blood,” “The Broken Man,” “No One”
  • Sound Editing: “The Door”
  • Sound Mixing: “The Battle of the Bastards”
  • Hairstyling, Makeup: “The Door,” “Battle of the Bastards”

In addition to these submissions, two brief descriptions were included as well, with “Battle of the Bastards” described as being about “Terms of surrender are rejected and accepted,” and “The Winds of Winter” being teased with “Cersei faces her trial,” something that may be incredibly difficult for the character after her son Tommen, banned the Trial by Combat in last night’s episode.

I honestly don’t know what the brief “Battle of the Bastards” description could mean, though I imagine some of you Thrones fans out there will have your theories. However, with Cersei facing her trial in the season finale, which also happens to be titled after George R. R. Martin’s next novel in the book series, it’s possible that her trial could have a much larger impact on the rest of the show moving forward, than we may have thought. Will Cersei finally reach the end of her rope as many fans have predicted? As of right now, anything’s possible, but we won’t have to wait much longer to find out. That’s for sure.

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Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable