By the sixth season of Game of Thrones, the hit HBO series has already caught up with all of author George R.R. Martin’s published A Song of Ice and Fire books. The show has since carved out its own path in terms of plot. Did the changes introduced in the show’s sixth installment really disappoint the writer? Does he think the show doesn’t deserve another win at the Emmy Awards?

According to, the show’s Emmy nod made Martin “thrilled and happy” actually. He does have a couple of complaints about this year’s nominations, though. He even thinks another show deserves the Best Drama win over his own series.  “Outlander was robbed,” he reportedly told a fan in the comments section of his blog.

The author does think Maisie Williams and Kit Harrington’s nominations are “several years overdue” already, though. Williams plays Arya Stark on the TV adaptation of Martin’s books. Harrington meanwhile plays Arya’s supposed half-brother/actual uncle, Jon Snow.

Both actors have been on the show since the pilot episode. This year’s nominations are both their first Emmy nods ever. Harington got a nod for Most Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Williams meanwhile got a nod for Most Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She is up against fellow Thrones actresses, Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke. Will any of these Game of Thrones actors win? Stay tuned for updates.

Game of Thrones took home the coveted statuette for Most Outstanding Drama last year. The show faces tough competition this year, though. It is up against Better Call Saul, the spin-off series of two-time Primetime Emmy Awards winner, Breaking Bad. Series newcomer, Mr. Robotalso snagged a nomination this year. Downton Abbey is also nominated again for its sixth and final season. Also up for Best Drama at the Emmy Awards this year are Homeland, The Americans, and House of Cards

Game of Thrones will return to HBO for another season later next year. This year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, on the other hand, won’t take place until September 18. In the meantime, watch this space for more updates.