George R.R. Martin Pleased With 'Game Of Thrones' Emmy Noms, Thinks 'Outlander' Deserves A Nod

George R.R. Martin
(Photo : Getty Images/Frederick M. Brown) George R.R. Martin was thankful for "Game of Thrones" 24 nominations at the 2015 Emmy Awards but was bummed over "Outlander," "Masters of Sex" and "The Knick" snubs.

"Game of Thrones" garnered a whopping 24 nominations at the 2015 Emmy Awards. And while George R.R. Martin -- author of "A Song of Ice and Fire" on which the hit HBO fantasy drama series is based -- is thrilled with the recognition the show received, he couldn't help but wonder why some great TV shows were snubbed.

"It truly is an honor to be nominated, especially given the competition. This truly is The Golden Age of Television, especially for drama," Martin wrote on his blog, entitled Not A Blog. "'Game of Thrones' faces the usual formidable competition for the 'Big One,' the award for Best Dramatic Series ... but as distinguished a list as that is, there are so many incredible shows that did NOT make the cut that it boggles the mind."

"It's great to see 'Better Call Saul' and 'Orange Is the New Black' on this list, but where is 'Masters of Sex?' 'The Knick?' 'Halt and Catch Fire?'How about 'Vikings?'" he continued. "I really thought 'Justified' might make it, for its final season. And 'Outlander' and how in the world did they overlook 'Outlander' with its music and its costumes and its cinematography and the incredible performances of its three leads (especially Tobias Menzies in his double role)? Why is Nick Offermann not on the ballot for 'Parks and Recreation'? How could 'Big Bang Theory' possibly fall off? Truly, the Academy (of which I am a member) moves in mysterious ways."

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And even though Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke received acting nods for the performances on the show, Martin also wanted other "Game of Thrones" cast members on the list.

"I wanted Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner and Natalie Dormer as well," added the 66-year-old novelist, before adding: "It's [also] great that two of our episodes got nominated for directing, but how did they overlook 'Hardhome?'... and will Iain Glen and Conleth Hill and John Bradley West ever get any recognition?"

While Martin admitted that he's being greedy, he at least was a bit more diplomatic in his critique than Lee Daniels who said of "Empire's" nomination snubs: "F**k these motherf**kers!"

The 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015 at the Microsoft Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, Calif. and will air on Fox.

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