'Game Of Thrones' Fans Said Season 8 Writing Was Bad, These Emmy Noms For D & D Say Otherwise

The uproar of Game of Thrones Season 8 seems like a distant memory; however, it was thrust back into the limelight when today's Emmy news revealed a whopping 32 nominations for the final season.

While most fans on Twitter agree with nominations for stars Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), others couldn't wrap their heads around the nods to showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss.

Nominated for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for Season 8, episode 6 "The Iron Throne," the GoT fandom quickly reacted on Twitter.

"I hope #GameofThrones gets nominated for the worst ending of a show," one Twitter user wrote.

"The worst season of #GameOfThrones got the most #Emmy nominations ever. This is why it's hard to take the #Emmys seriously," @Ron_Clements wrote. "They have a history of heaping too much praise on a series that has ended. It also happened with the final season of Breaking Bad."

"Everyone on Game of Thrones deserves an Emmy," @TimofHouseStark added. "EXCEPT David Benioff and DB Weiss."

Since the final season aired, some series' stars joined with fans to express their disappointment with how the iconic show ended. Lena Heady (Cersei Lannister) spoke with The Guardian last month and revealed that she would've had things play out differently for her character, given the chance.

"I will say I wanted a better death," the actress explained. Cersei's death, in the arms of lover/brother Jamie Lannister as King's Landing collapsed on top of them, seemed anticlimactic. "Obviously you dream of your death. You could go in any way on that show. So I was kind of gutted. But I just think they couldn't have pleased everyone. No matter what they did, I think there was going to be some big comedown from the climb."

Clarke also spoke out on her initial reaction to the final script to Entertainment Weekly in May, saying she had to take an emotional five-hour walk.

"I cried," Clarke said at the time. "And I went for a walk. I walked out of the house and took my keys and phone and walked back with blisters on my feet. I didn't come back for five hours. I'm like, 'How am I going to do this?'"

The 71st Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 22 at 8 p.m. EDT.

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David Benioff and D.B. Weiss attend the Season 8 premiere of "Game of Thrones" at Radio City Music Hall on April 3, 2019, in New York City. Taylor Hill/Getty
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