The upcoming episode of Game of Thrones [Battle of the Bastards] might be this season’s best, if we consider the Emmy ballot submissions by HBO. Not only the episode is being pushed for nomination in top Emmy categories but it is also the only episode that was selected by showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss in the writing category. The submissions also include brief descriptions (in BOLD) for final 2 episodes. Here’s what HBO submitted for the Emmys 2016:
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). The submission even includes a cryptic description: “Terms of surrender are rejected and accepted.”
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”