But seriously, the HBO drama hit a new milestone today when it received its first-ever Grammy nomination for composer Ramin Djawadi’s work in Season 7.
Djawadi — who previously received a Grammy nomination for his “Iron Man” score — will face off against Jóhann Jóhannsson for “Arrival,” Hans Zimmer for “Dunkirk,” Justin Hurwitz for “La La Land,” and Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams, and Hans Zimmer for “Hidden Figures.”
The Season 7 finale featured a brand-new theme, “Truth,” that played over scenes between Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow, as well as the revelatory wedding of his true parents, Lyanna Stark and Prince Rhaegar Targaryen.
“It’s supposed to be its own thing,” Djawadi told Entertainment Weekly. “The trick with this theme is that it really had to be a love theme but when we played it in earlier episodes, you don’t want to give away the love too soon. So it had to be a theme that could be a little bit mysterious, a little moody, and you could play it darker at times. I know everybody was expecting [them to get together] but we really had to be able to do this slowly. That was the most important thing for me.”
Interestingly, Djawadi’s “Game of Thrones” music has only been Emmy-nominated once, for the Season 4 episode “The Mountain and the Viper.” He has, however, earned Emmy nods for “Westworld,” “Prison Break,” and “FlashForward.”
How he did not get one for the “GOT” Season 6 finale composition “Light of the Seven,” we don’t understand: