Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones finally lands first Grammy nomination

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Nov 28, 2017, 4:14 PM EST

With 38 wins out of 110 nominations, Game of Thrones has won more Emmys than every other show except Saturday Night Live. That’s really saying something about the show’s transcendence, especially since SNL has been on the air some 35 years longer. But for all its award-winning excellence, there’s still some nominations for which it's qualified, that have thus far remained elusive. Namely, the Grammy. But that may finally change.

Despite having an opening-credits theme that feels like a call to arms, despite many a rousing version of “The Rains of Castamere,” and despite inspiring such beloved hits as “The Halfman’s Song,” this morning, Game of Thrones finally landed its first Grammy nomination.

For his work on Season 7, composer Ramin Djawadi, who has been with the show since it began in 2011, has received a nomination in the Grammy category for score soundtrack for visual media. Though he’s received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations, his only previous Grammy nom came in 2008 for the Iron Man score.  

Due to the amount of time it took to get Season 7 back on the air, Game of Thrones was ineligible at this year’s Grammys, so this is also the first big award nom of the new season.   

At the 2018 Grammy Awards on Jan. 28, Djawadi will go up against Jóhann Jóhannsson for Arrival, Hans Zimmer for Dunkirk, Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, and Hans Zimmer for Hidden Figures, and Justin Hurwitz for La La Land.

Who do you think should win?

(via Los Angeles Times)