Time to update everyone on the growing list of awards and nominations that Game of Thrones has received.
- The Visual Effects Society nominated Thrones for three awards: outstanding supporting visual effects in a broadcast program (“Winter is Coming”), outstanding animated character in a broadcast program or commercial (“Fire and Blood”) and outstanding created environment in a broadcast program or commercial (The Wall). The winners will be announced on Feb 7 with the ceremony to be aired live on ReelzChannel.
- The Irish Film & Television Academy announced their nominees for the 2012 IFTAs and Thrones garnered five nominations. Brian Kirk for best TV director, Ronan Hill for best sound in film/TV drama , Aidan Gillen for best supporting actor in TV, Michelle Fairley for best actress TV and the series as best TV drama. The winners will be announced on Feb 11.
- The Directors Guild of America also recognized Game of Thrones in their award noms, nominating Tim van Patten for outstanding directorial achievement in a dramatic series for his work on the first episode, “Winter Is Coming”. The DGA Award winners will be announced on Jan 28.
Winter Is Coming: Congrats to all the nominees! I’m especially glad to see Michelle Fairley get honored for her excellent work as Catelyn. And for the visual effects team to get recognized as well. It’s great to see all the awards and recognition for this show. Can’t wait for the Golden Globes on Sunday!