The 2016 Emmy nominations have officially been announced, and Game of Thrones led the pack with 23 total noms. Six of those nominations were for actors, but one was notably snubbed despite turning in some truly phenomenal performances in Season 6. Sophie Turner was better than ever as Sansa Stark throughout the whole sixth season, and she certainly deserves recognition for her work. A lot of folks aren't happy about the snub, and they've taken to social media to express their displeasure.
In fact, some of those folks on social media seem so unhappy about Sophie Turner's Emmy snub that they're working through the five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Given her work in Season 6, it's not hard to understand why anybody would want to deny that Turner didn't get a nom.
Bargaining is the next step, and while it's a bit late to try to make any deals with any devils to get awards recognition for Sophie Turner, there's no harm in expressing the wish in 140 characters or less on social media.
Eventually, we all have to accept that all the denial, anger, and bargaining in the world won't send us back in time and nominate Sophie Turner for an Emmy after Season 6. Depression is bound to set in sooner or later, and depression can mean some seriously unhappy emojis.
Acceptance will need to happen sooner or later for even those of us who are most offended at Sophie Turner's snub. We don't have to be happy about it, but we will have to live with it. There are many forms of acceptance, and some are more creative than others.
The stages of grief might be offset for some of us, since so many others from the Game of Thrones cast did land Emmy nominations for their work in Season 6. Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, and Maisie Williams were all nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama category, where they'll go up against Maura Tierney of The Affair and Constance Zimmer of UnREAL. Peter Dinklage and Kit Harington are both up for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama, and Max von Sydow has a chance at taking home the trophy as Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama for his role as the Three-Eyed Raven. Plus, Game of Thrones itself is in the running for Outstanding Drama Series.