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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1. He’s going to win for one of the final seasons

Sports fans can sympathize with the sentiment ‘there is always next year’, and that’s the mindset that Game of Thrones fans need to get in. Yeah, it would have been nice if Harrington had won an Emmy on his first try and become the only other main actor outside of Peter Dinklage to pull it off. But to reach back to the initial point on this list, it’s not as though this was a final season snub.

We still have two more seasons of the show left for Harrington to truly come into his own and be all he can be as Jon Snow. this year was no doubt a step forward for him but he hasn’t peaked yet — not as an actor and certainly not in the role that has put him in Emmy conversation.

He won’t be eligible to win next year, so that ‘there is always next year’ sentiment needs to be modified a bit. Game of Thrones is starting late in Season 7 and won’t be eligible until the 2018 Emmys — which gives us even more time for Harrington to develop Snow and give us the breathtaking performance that we all know he can deliver. If he gets snubbed in the final two years of the show, then we can have a gripe. But for now, Game of Thrones fans should be rallying around how far Harrington has come as an actor as opposed to complaining about how he should have won an award he might not be ready to get.