The Golden Globes are set to begin a few hours from now. This will be Thrones last shot at a major award for the first season (one could argue that the guild awards are major too, but those awards aren’t nearly as well-known amongst the general public as the Globes and Emmys). Peter Dinklage is nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category and the show is nominated for Best Drama Series.
This weekend kicks off what the industry calls “awards season” and Thrones cast and crew have been enjoying the festivities. On Friday, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R. R. Martin, Jason Momoa, and Emilia Clarke attended the AFI Awards Luncheon, where the American Film Institute honored the 10 best films and TV shows of 2011. Martin wrote about the event on his blog. The festivities then continued yesterday at the BAFTA Tea Party, which Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke attended. While neither will be at the Globes tonight, they should both be at HBO’s after party. More photos from the AFI Awards and BAFTA tea at our Tumblr.
Back to the Globes, in attendance will be Dinklage, Benioff, Weiss, and Martin, all hoping to hear their names called. Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter thinks it should win for best drama series and Entertainment Weekly’s Ken Tucker likes Dinklage’s chances in the supporting actor race. Tune in to NBC tonight at 8 PM EST/5 PM PST to see if they are right.
Winter Is Coming: You can use this thread to discuss the red carpet (hoping to catch a glimpse of GRRM myself!) and the show itself (which should be a riot with Gervais hosting again). We will create a new post if (no, when!) Dinklage and/or Thrones wins!
UPDATE: Peter Dinklage wins for Best Supporting Actor!!!