The old gods and new were good this year. Many fans and critics thought Game of Thrones Season 3 was the best season yet, and apparently the Academy agreed, because the HBO fantasy epic earned a whopping 16 nominations, including the first nod for Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen).

What honors did the show receive? We've rounded all 16 nominations up for your viewing pleasure.

Outstanding Drama Series

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Emilia Clarke (Dany Tagaryen)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series — Diana Rigg (Olenna Tyrell)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series — David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Episode 9: "The Rains of Castamere"

Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series — Episode 5: "Kissed by Fire

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series — Episode 10: "Mhysa"

Outstanding Costumes For A Series Episode 3: "Walk of Punishment

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series Episode 9: "The Rains of Castamere"

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series Episode 8: "Second Sons"

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) — Episode 5: "Kissed by Fire"

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special Episode 1: "Valar Dohaeris"

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series — Episode 4: "And Now His Watch Is Ended"

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour) — Episode 4: "And Now His Watch Is Ended"

Outstanding Special Visual Effects — Episode 1: "Valar Dohaeris"

The 2013 Emmy Awards will air on September 22, 2013.

Rebecca Martin is an editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @BeccaDMartin.


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