First, the WGA nominated the whole Game of Thrones writing team from the first season (David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Jane Espenson, Bryan Cogman, and George R. R. Martin) in the categories of Television Drama Series and New Series. Winners of these awards will be announced Feb 19th.
The PGA nominated Thrones for “The Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama” (that’s a mouthful). Presumably this award would go to Benioff and Weiss, as well as the series’ various co-producers. The winners will be announced on Jan 29th.
UPDATE: Another award, two more nominations! The International Press Agency announced the nominees for the 2011 Satellite Awards, which include Game of Thrones as best genre TV series, and Peter Dinklage as best supporting actor in television programming. The awards will be presented on Dec 18th.
Wondering about more possible chances for Thrones to garner some more recognition? The Screen Actors Guild Awards announce their nominations on Dec 14th and the Golden Globe Awards announce their noms on Dec 15th. Let’s keep that hardware coming!
Winter Is Coming: Big congrats to the whole Game of Thrones cast and crew and especially to the nominees themselves! It is crazy to me how well received this show has been. I mean, I had hoped for some awards recognition, this being HBO and all, but this is more than I would have ever dreamed. And the best part? This is only season one!