If you were among those Sassenachs bummed that Starz’s Outlander didn’t get any major Emmy nominations Thursday, you’re in very good, very prolific company.
“Outlander was robbed,” Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin wrote in a response to someone who commented on his LiveJournal on Friday. “All three leads were amazing… especially Tobias Menzies in his double role as Frank and Black Jack.”
The scribe’s original post — first reported on by Vulture — concerned itself with HBO and its signature series based on his books, which “kicked a– and took names,” he wrote. The dragon drama racked up 23 total nominations, including Outstanding Drama and three slots in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama category.
“In the acting categories, Game of Thrones had its best year yet,” Martin added, later saying, “it made me especially happy to see Kit [Harington, who was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama] and Maisie [Williams, who was one of the aforementioned supporting actress nominees] get some love from the Academy at last. About damn time, I say.”
Martin’s love for Starz’s time-travel saga isn’t especially surprising; he and Outlander author Diana Gabaldon have been friends for years.