At the 2015 Emmys, it was Game of Thrones' year. The hit HBO series finally brought home the coveted Outstanding Drama Series award, and it also nabbed wins for writing and direction. Many of the cast members haven't gone unnoticed, either, with Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey's past nominations and Peter Dinklage's two wins. This year, Kit Harington is nominated for an Emmy for Game of Thrones in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category. Surprisingly enough, this is the first time Jon Snow has received recognition from the academy for his work on the awards show favorite — so will Kit Harington be at the 2016 Emmys?
Although Harington was conspicuously absent from last year's ceremony, he's consistently been in attendance in the past, despite the fact that he was never nominated. And, given Harington's reaction to his first nomination this year, it would be surprising if he's not at the Microsoft Theater on Sept. 18. Upon learning the news that he may bring home his first Emmy, Harington released the following statement, as reported by Us Magazine:
"It is a serious understatement to say that I am somewhat stunned. For my work on Game of Thrones to be recognized in this way is an emotional moment for me. I could not be more humbled."
Those sound like the words of someone who wouldn't want to miss out on the opportunity to potentially collect his statue in person, am I right? And, given the fact that he's been snubbed in the past, it wouldn't be surprising if Harington does win big this year. Of course, his main competition is his castmate Peter Dinklage, who has won two Emmy awards for his work as Tyrion Lannister. But, the Gold Derby predicts that Harington's chances are solid, noting that five experts offered early predictions that he'll win. As a comparison, only one expert predicts that Dinklage will bring home his third Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Sometimes, it's hard to forget that other shows are in contention at the Emmys — Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline), Michael Kelley (House of Cards), and Jon Voight (Ray Donovan) are also nominated in the Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series category. Regardless of who brings home the coveted prize, it would be a major surprise if Harington isn't in attendance — despite the fact that he's been snubbed in the past, he typically shows up to support his show and his castmates. Plus, with the odds for a win in his favor, I think it's safe to assume that we'll see Jon Snow on Sept. 18.