On Saturday night, Game of Thrones bagged its first award (and that’s “only the first of many courses”, we hope and believe). The Television Critics Association, comprising about 200 US and Canadian journalists, proclaimed Thrones the best new show of last season, placing it ahead of all its fellow nominees in the category: Boardwalk Empire, Terriers, The Killing, and Walking Dead. The transcript of the presentation of the award has been made available by Daniel Fienberg (thanks to the reader Scott for pointing it out!). Read the full results, and about the ceremony itself, on Mo Ryan’s blog, where you can find one of the several reports from the event published in the past couple of days. A reponse from the man himself has likewise been put forth.
Next up, we can expect the results of the internet-based Portal Awards (the longest running SF&F awards) soon, while the final round of Tubey Awards is in full swing (vote for new categories each Monday for the next month). And then … on to the Emmys in September!