Nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced today, and Game of Thrones has been nominated in three categories! Peter Dinklage is up for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. He’ll be competing against Steve Buscemi of Boardwalk Empire, Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad, Jeff Daniels of The Newsroom, and Kevin Spacey of House of Cards. The cast has been nominated for Outstanding Performance by […]
There are a couple weeks left in 2013, but best-of-the-year lists are turning up already, and Game of Thrones is still making a strong impression on critics. In addition to being named one of the AFI’s Top 10 Shows for the third year in a row, the program has received these recent accolades: “Two words alone could earn George R.R. Martin’s epic adventure a spot on this list… […]
Game of Thrones has landed on the American Film Institute’s list of Top 10 TV Shows of the year. This is the third year in a row that the show has made the list. Additionally, it joins Breaking Bad and Mad Men as the only shows to repeat from last year. Here if the full list..
The rumors were true. Telltale Games has officially announced it is working on a brand-new Game of Thrones video game. They announced it tonight live at VGX 2013 via this short teaser. The game will be based on the show and will be similar in style to Telltale’s other games, but they did say there would be some action. “You’ll be swinging a sword now and then,” says …
Making Game of Thrones has been updated with another “Overheard on Set” entry, this time bringing us phrases heard on the set of Craster’s Keep, plus an atmospheric new season 4 photo. “Just be aware there are two bodies in the car, yeah?” “Careful where you step…
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Game of Thrones has become so pervasive one can find references to it just about anywhere. Thus it came to pass that GRRM was invited to participate in a BBC documentary on Niccolo Machiavelli. Among other things, he names Petyr Baelish as the most Machiavellian of his characters, and discusses how he is the one that changed most in the adaptation from the books to the show. Watch the full interview below. There was a a line in a recent episode of the show where, he’s not even present, but two people are talking about him and someone says ‘Well, no one trusts Littlefinger’ and ‘Littlefinger has no friends.’ And that’s true of television show Littlefinger, but it’s certainly not true of book Littlefinger. Book Littlefinger, in the book, everybody trusts him. Everybody trusts him because he seems powerless, and he’s very friendly, and he’s very helpful. /…/ But of course there’s the Machiavellian […]
On the temptation – or perhaps lack of – to delve into the A Song of Ice and Fire series…. I haven’t read ahead at all and so I don’t know exactly what lies in store for my character. When I was asked to do this there was a commitment to a few years and, while you want to get as much of a feel for the character as possible, it’s important that this functions as a screenplay. I quite like the surprise of not knowing where it is going. I read the first book but then I got the impression that the writers wanted the actors to come into it as fresh as possible from the screenplay and not questioning them on why this or that wasn’t in from the books. Of course there are others who have read the books and could let you know bits and pieces, plus I’m very close to Dan and David [Weiss and Benioff, Game of Thrones writers], and they give you hints.
On working opposite Emilia Clarke… It’s a treat. She’s a lovely girl and we got on well from the word go. It’s her first big, proper gig really, and we’ve become very good friends. Our storyline follows a nomadic tribe that travels from place to place, so we are always on the move. The majority of the storyline is filmed in cold, wet Northern Ireland and then we turn up to shoot in Malta, Croatia and Morocco.
On keeping his Dothraki tongue up to scratch… The Dothraki language is a nightmare. I’ve seen actors disintegrate on camera trying to get their Dothraki right. You have to get it spot on or it just doesn’t work. I learn it, learn it again and then learn it again. It’s a real head-fuck. Bless her, Emilia has the worst of it.
On his Game of Thrones highlight [Note: season one spoiler alert]… Working on something of this scale is a constant highlight. It’s a dream job. If I had to pick one then I’d say the culminating scene of the first season when Khal Drogo was burned on the pyre. I approach Emilia in the aftermath of the burning embers and the dragons emerge for the first time. All the elements just felt right. It felt like something we’d never done before, as if we’d all realised that this was indeed something special.
Good tidings to all! Your Unsullied village idiot is back to spread some holiday greetings and to show some appreciation for one of the few shows on television worth watching. Today we take a break from Looking Forward, and give thanks for the 20 gifts for which we have thus far received. Fix a plate, make yourself at home, have a cup of cheer, and try to keep your family’s version of Uncle Tyrion away from the adult beverages..[…]
In a new interview published today by the Irish Film & Television Network, Neil Marshall, director of season four’s ninth episode, has provided an in-depth look at the episode’s production with a few hints as to what we can expect. From what Marshall has to say, it looks like the penultimate episode will be on a scale greater even than that of “Blackwater,” which he also directed. For his introduction to the show, Marshall famously took the reins of the season 2 episode with only a week to prepare. This time around […]
The “overhead on set” has been a staple post of the official Making Game of Thrones blog since the beginning. Cat Taylor offers up another edition, this time with phrases overheard at the production office during pre-production meetings…
And so, we arrive at the last WiCnet Award category of season 3, the award for best actor. You all know what to do by now, so head past the break and submit your vote. And stay tuned to the site as we will soon be announcing when, where and how we will be revealing the winners of this year’s WiCnet Awards!
Episode 170 - One Talon Up ACOK Chapter 53: Jon VII
Fate has been extra generous to Jon Snow this day, as he dreams his way into adventures previously reserved for another Stark brother. Eric and Micah dodge some dastardly eagles and try to avoid the poking Weirwoods on their path.
This is it, folks. The last two remaining categories for this season’s WiCnet Awards are upon us. These are the big ones: best actor and best actress. First up, it’s the ladies turn. Take a look at our five fantastic nominees and vote for who you think should take the prize.