He may have a surefire hit on his hands for the next few years with Game of Thrones, but creator George RR Martin hasn't managed to get his hands on an Emmy just yet. That doesn't mean he hasn't thought about it though, and he recently took to his LiveJournal account to discuss the show's chances at this Sunday's ceremony.
The author revealed that he thinks GOT might be able to cause an upset this year, but he isn't counting his chickens before they hatch/ he kills them off either.
This is the final season of BREAKING BAD. I think GAME OF THRONES may have a shot at upsetting BB for this year's Emmy (only a shot, though, I think they are the clear favorite), which pits us against their previous season... but there's no way in hell that anyone is going to defeat BREAKING BAD next year, when their last season is the one in contention.
Admittedly, trying to handicap the Emmys is a mug's game. You never know. But for what it's worth, I think this year is our best chance of actually winning one. Given the splash the Red Wedding made, our profile is likely as high as it is ever going to be. We had a great season. If the Academy is ever going to give their ultimate accolade to a fantasy show (something that is by no means certain), it's going to be this year, I think.
Is Martin setting his hopes a little too high? We'll find out when the winners are revealed this coming Sunday.