Visual Effects Society announced the nominations for their awards (11th this year), and Game of Thrones is up for four, one more than last year:
- Visual effects: Valar Morghulis
- Character: training the dragons
- Created environment: Pyke
- Compositing: White Walker army
The awards will be presented on 5th February.
Cinema Audio Society nominated Thrones for best sound mixing in a one-hour TV series, based on Blackwater. The awards will be announced on 16th February.
Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) nominated Game of Thrones for TV Drama of the Year in the annual Dorian Awards. Announced on 16th January, this will be the first of the awards in this post to be decided on.
Irish Film and Television Academy likewise announced their nominations, and Game of Thrones is competing for best TV drama, director of photography (PJ Dillon), and sound. (In addition, for their other work, the actors Michael McElhatton (playing Roose Bolton on Thrones), Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion in S3), and Ciarán Hinds (Mance) were nominated as well.) The ceremony will take place on 9th February.
UPDATE: The American Film Institute Awards reception took place last weekend (Thrones made the list of 10 best TV programs of the year in December). You can find some nice photos of those in attendance after the jump (John Bradley, Emilia Clarke, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Likewise, HBO threw a party after the Golden Globes last night, and posted photos of Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as well.