Got a few small items to report on so I guess it’s time for another news round-up post.
- Congrats to Robert Stromberg, visual effects supervisor for the pilot, who has been nominated a second time for an Academy Award in the category of Art Direction. His last nomination in this field came in 2004 with his work on Master & Commander, this time it is for Avatar. He didn’t win the last time, but the way Avatar has been cleaning up this award’s season, I’d say he has a pretty good shot.
- Another congrats, this one to Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who has been named “Hunk of the Year” in Denmark by the Danish newspaper Ekstrabladet. Apparently Ekstrabladet does not have a problem with his nose! He attributes this honor to his starring in this TV commercial.
- Lastly, IGN’s TV-related podcast, Channel Surfing, mentions Game of Thrones in their recent podcast (around the 28 minute mark). They talk about HBO’s comments about the pilot at the TCA. Nothing new, but it is still good to see the show continuing to gain more attention.
[Thanks to Cirdan, Allan and Michael for the above info!]