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‘Game of Thrones’ Wins Big at the Emmys!

On Sunday night, the cast of Game of Thrones took their final bow. Actors and actresses who we’ve grown to love in their iconic roles throughout the series, such as Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Gwendoline Christie assembled a final time on stage.



Despite coming off the heels of the (very) controversial final season, it was nevertheless a wonderful night to see this talented crew one last time. Game of Thrones was nominated in all of the major categories but surprisingly, only went home with two, although they were nevertheless very big ones. Let’s dive in and see what went down last night!


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Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice van Houten
71st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Show, Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, USA – 22 Sep 2019


Unfortunately, most of Game of Thrones’s wonderful cast were not winners this evening. Despite being nominated for Lead Actor, Lead Actress and Supporting Actress, the fantasy epic series ended up losing all three of them. Fan favorites such as Maisie William’s Arya Stark, Sophie Turner’s Sansa Stark, and Gwendoline Christie’s Brienne of Tarth, to say nothing of Lena Headey’s Cersei Lannister and Emilia Clarke’s Daenerys Targaryen. Disappoint for all the work the ensemble put into the show, especially in terms of its outstanding female cast.


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However, one actor who didn’t get left out was Peter Dinklage, who took home his fourth win for the series. He set the record with the most wins ever in his category (Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series), beating out Breaking Bad’s Aaron Paul. In his acceptance speech, Peter Dinklage said:


“I count myself so fortunate to be a member of a community that is all about tolerance and diversity, because nowhere else could I be standing on a stage like this. It’s been about 10 years, all said and done, from the moment I met David and Dan till now. I had no idea what I was getting myself into, but I knew that David and Dan were quite brilliant…We did nothing but sweat, we did nothing but laugh. Dave and Dan, we literally walked through fire and ice for you—literally—and I would do it all again in a heartbeat.”


He faced tough competition but emerged the only cast member with an award from the evening. Peter Dinklage’s win was pretty much guaranteed but he undoubtedly deserved it and his work as Tyrion Lannister will doubtlessly remain one of the iconic roles of television.


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The show also lost out on Outstanding Directing and Outstanding Writing, but took home arguably the biggest prize of the night: Outstanding Drama Series. This also marked the show’s fourth win for the award and took home the final win for the night overall. The entire cast, plus writers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, took the stage to thank the world for watching the series. It was a bittersweet end and we’re sure to now be feeling the effects of a post-Game of Thrones world.

But never fret! Two spinoffs are on the way and maybe, someday, George R.R. Martin will finish the Winds of Winter. Just because the show is over doesn’t mean the world of Westeros hasn’t come to an end.




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‘Game of Thrones’ Nabs 10 Creative Arts Emmys

The Prime Time Emmy Awards are this Sunday, but the Television Academy held another ceremony celebrating the work behind the scenes. The Creative Arts Emmys, held over the weekend, celebrated technical achievements of prime time shows. And the biggest show of the last decade nabbed the most prizes.



Game of Thrones, based on the book series A Song of Ice and Fire, walked away with 10 Creative Arts Emmys, the most of any program during the ceremony. The controversial final season was awarded for achievements in stunt coordination, visual effects, sound editing, sound mixing, picture editing, score, make-up, costumes and casting.


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The final season of the epic fantasy series garnered a negative reaction from critics and fans due to its writing and directing, but that didn’t stop the series from grabbing the most Emmy nominations of any show this year. This Sunday, the series is up for Best Drama, as well as awards for writing and directing, and several actors are up for awards as well.



Do you think Game of Thrones will win big this Sunday?



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‘Game of Thrones’ Sweeps Emmy Nominations

It’s no secret that the final season of Game of Thrones wasn’t very well received, but that didn’t stop it from getting some major love from the television academy at today’s Emmy Nominations announcement.


The fantasy epic’s final season garnered thirty-two nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, and helped HBO beat Netflix for the most nominations for a single network with 137 (Netflix only got 126).


As expected, a good bulk of those nominations came for acting. Several actors including Maisie Williams, Lena Heady and Peter Dinklage scored Supporting Actor nominations. Kit Harrington and Emilia Clarke were the sole GOT actors to get Lead Actor nominations. Three of the six episodes were also nominated for Outstanding Directing.


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Perhaps the most surprising announcement for the show was the nomination for Outstanding Writing, with the episode being the much maligned series finale “The Iron Throne”.



Elsewhere, plenty of other literary adaptations got some Emmy love today, including Killing Eve, The Handmaid’s Tale and Sharp Objects.


You can watch the full video of the announcements here.



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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Will Be The Darkest Season Yet

It looks like the next season of Netflix’s Stranger Things is going to be even darker than the previous two while also taking some new risks. The series racked up 12 Emmy nominations on Thursday including Outstanding Drama Series for the second year in a row. 


According to Deadline, Shawn Levy, executive producer and director of the series said it’s “Definitely going to yet darker, still places that I think audiences are going to really love.” 


Emmy nominated for Best Supporting Actor, David Harbour who plays the determined Hawkins police chief, Jim Hopper had some intriguing information about the cinematic themes of the third season. 


“I would go look at the great films that were released in ‘85,” Harbour told Deadline. “Of which there are many, and just go down the list and think of the possibilities that we could be going with.” Harbour added that he thinks the next season is specific to 1985 and the references that are included in that year.


Does that mean will see some references from The Goonies, The Breakfast Club or even Back to the Future? I would definitely appreciate it if Dustin or anyone else from the gang references The Goonies


It looks like there could be many possibilities that the series could pick from the box of the 1985 pop culture. While Harbour describes season 1 as a reference to Stephen King novels and season 2 as a reference to Spielberg films he adds that the next season is staying some risks. Harbour states that while you saw a swashbuckling version of Hopper in season 1 and a softer version in season 2 there will be a combination of the two versions in season 3. 


Noah Schapp, who plays Will Byers on the show revealed more new details last month about the next season in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. He even let slip that there will be a storyline that involves Lucas’s little sister Erica and another character. He also mentioned that there should more of “Dad Steve” which is something I would definitely want to see again.


 “It’s very different this season because it’s in the summer, so you kind of get to see a different version of everyone,” Schnapp said.“It’s great because it has a lot of the dark parts from season two and a lot of the light playful parts from season one. 


All this information makes me even more excited for season 3 but since the show is probably going to be released some time in 2019 it looks like I’m going to spend the time rewatching 1985 movies to find out what’s in store for the next season. 


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Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow

Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington Finally Up for Lead Actor Emmys

HBO has submitted Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) for lead actor Emmy nominations for their work in season seven of Game of Thrones


While both actors had been submitted for Emmy nominations for supporting roles (Harington in 2016 and Clarke in 2013, 2015, and 2016) neither had been up for a lead actor nomination before. 



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Typically, with a cast this diverse and expansive, it’s nearly impossible to pin-down what counts as a leading role. So, up until now, HBO has only submitted GoT stars for supporting actor Emmy nominations, making this the first time in history they have ever gone after a lead actor win. 


This is big news for the series itself, as we see it shifting into an intense storyline driven by fewer characters and plots.


Game of Thrones beat the record with its sixth season for more Emmys won than any other tv drama in history. But, the only GoT actor who’s ever actually taken home an Emmy for their performance in the series is Peter Dinklage, who took home the supporting actor win in both 2011 and 2015.


Tyrion Lannister

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Peter Dinklage is going after another supporting role nomination this year, alongside Lena Heady (Cersei Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister). Diana Rigg (Lady Olenna Tyrell) is up for a guest star nomination, as well.



Game of Thrones cast at the Emmys

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It looks like the Game of Thrones has been played, now let’s see who wins!


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