Game of Thrones: Why Kit Harrington’s Emmys loss isn’t a big deal

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 25: Actor Kit Harington at HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Panel And Q
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 25: Actor Kit Harington at HBO's 'Game Of Thrones' Panel And Q /
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Game of Thrones actor Kit Harrington was snubbed at the Emmys this past weekend, but fans would be wrong to freak out.

The Emmys were held last night, but Game of Thrones didn’t dominate like we all thought it might. The HBO series did pick up Emmys for writing, directing, as well has a bevy of Creative Arts Emmys, but walked away empty-handed when it came to the acting categories.

Perhaps the biggest sting that Thrones fans are feeling the morning after revolves around Kit Harrington being snubbed for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama. Fans — including myself — pegged him to win his first Emmy on his first try. That’s a hard thing to do, although we saw it done that night with Rami Malek winning Best Actor in a Drama for Mr. Robot.

But while it doesn’t feel good for fans that this Game of Thrones void involved Kit Harrington striking out on an Emmy, all is not lost. Winter has come to Westeros but that might be the best thing possible for Harrington’s chances at collecting an Emmy before the series is over.

5. This was a first step, not a final one

This is going to be a theme throughout this consoling effort, but this just wasn’t the right year for Kit. I went on WiC Live with Dan Selcke last week and predicted that Harrington was going to take the leap to the next level with this win — but I can see why he didn’t get that notch on his belt.

While it would have been cool for him to win in his first Emmy nomination, this isn’t the last time that he’s going to be up for the award. Game of Thrones is going to get nominated in thefts two seasons of the show and Kit is going to be at the center of that since Jon Snow’s character has so much more to do.