Awards

More awards and nominations

It is time to round up some more awards and nominations – some came in just before the holiday season, others already in the new year.

  • The International Press Academy chose the winners of Satellite Awards and Peter Dinklage was named the best supporting actor on TV (award shared with Ryan Hurst of the Sons of Anarchy fame).
  • The IGN panel dished out their Best of 2011 honours; Game of Thrones won three Ned-centric ones – Best hero (Ned Stark), Best twist, and Best episode (Baelor). The overall IGN winners in each category, Best series included, are going to be announced on January 17, to my understanding. On the same date, the IGN People’s Choice 2011 winners will be revealed, do not forget to vote!
  • These awards are not to be confused with the 38th People’s Choice Awards, where GoT is nominated in the category of Favourite cable TV drama. Winners to be announced in a week, on Jan 11.
  • TV.com readers voted for the best TV of 2011, and Thrones won in two of the categories, Best new series and Best drama series. Well done! Another confirmation of the wide appeal of the show.
  • The Art Directors Guild nominated GoT  for a production design award, based on episode 106, A Golden Crown. Congrats to Gemma Jackson! Decision forthcoming on Feb 4.
  • What January 2012 is still going to bring: the 69th Golden Globes ceremony on Jan 15 (2 GoT noms), the Producers Guild of America Awards on Jan 21 (1 nom), the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards on Jan 29 (2 noms), plus a bunch of possible further nominations.

13 Comments

  • Wow, the awards season is still going? I’m amazed at how many awards bodies there are! Hollywood must love patting itself on the back…

    This is very good news for Thrones though, of course, and it’s great that in this gap between seasons it’s a show that is still on peoples lips. Go GoT!

  • EvilPicnic,

    As a rule of thumb the Awards season begins in early fall and builds to the climax of the Academy Awards in March, February. In GoT’s case the last big event will be the Golden Globes.

  • Does anyone think we’ll ever see the scrapped pilot episode directed by Tom McCarthy and starring Tazmin Merchant as Dany and Jennifer Ehle as Caetlyn Stark? Now wouldn’t that be a trip to see?

    Also, if anyone wants to see Melissandre in action, check out a DVD of the film Black Death. Carice van Houten (sp) stars as a pagan-esque leader of a group of people. I think one can glean what her performance will be like in Thrones, since the character is close to the Red Priestess. Boromir, I mean Ned…I mean Sean Bean is in it too.

    And more men with beards.

  • If you are like me, you ask: what is tv.com? it’s a lesser known brand of CBS interactive. I don’t know what ‘readers’ they have.. but whatever. I think an award from ONTD for example, has more meaning. And people’s choice (again, pure hit-loving site) and IGN (top geek site) are also web user votes… I already know the wide appeal of GoT IMO, don’t need no hit-grubbing site to tell me. The Globes should be interesting. Grats (and gl) to G Jackson who is one of the most deserving people to get an award from season 1!

  • Happy to see Dinklage get another award. Even happier to see he shared it with Ryan Hurst. Now if only it could have been a 3-way tie with Walton Goggins. That would have been perfect.

  • Also, D& D have been nominated for Outstanding Producer of Episode TV, Drama for the Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards: that ceremony is on 1/21/11.

    So great to see all these well-deserved accolades!

  • uno0:
    Also, D& D have been nominated for Outstanding Producer of Episode TV, Drama for the Producers Guild of America (PGA) Awards: that ceremony is on 1/21/11.

    So great to see all these well-deserved accolades!

    It is, isn’t it?
    PGA: See the last bullet.