Millions of fans tuned into the Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday to see which TV shows would take home the night's biggest awards, but not many expected the night to spoil them too! However, when host Andy Samberg paid a visit to "A Song of Ice and Fire" author George R.R. Martin, the subject of Jon Snow's (Kit Harrington) fate on HBO's "Game of Thrones" just had to come up.
In addition to the Emmys, Sunday was Martin's birthday, so after one commercial break Andy Samberg went to Martin's seat to wish him a happy birthday on air. Afterwards, though, the host joked that during the commercial break, the author had revealed that Jon Snow, a character from "Game of Thrones," the HBO series based off Martin's books, is still alive!
Watch Andy Samberg talk to George R. R. Martin below:
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Snow, played by Kit Harrington, was killed in the "Game of Thrones" Season 5 finale, but many fans have developed theories on how the character will making a comeback when the show returns in 2016 for Season 6. Martin, Harrington and the producers of the HBO series have kept their plans for the character under wraps.
Later at the Emmys "Game of Thrones" exectuive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss thanked Martin while accepting the Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series. "Thank you for inviting us all into your world," said Benioff.