Two BAFTA nominations for Thrones
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BAFTA

Game of Thrones has received two-fold honours in this year’s BAFTA Awards. At the time around the premiere it was announced that the show has been nominated for the audience award, running against four other programmes. Since the decision is in the hands of online voters, we encourage all UK fans (though votes from other countries seem to go through just as easily) to cast their vote! Yesterday we also learned that GoT has been nominated in the other eligible category, International Series – alongside Girls, The Bridge, and Homeland.

The awards are to be handed out on May 12.

Hear Me Roar: Great to see GoT receive yet another big award recgnition!


29 Comments

  1. Edmond
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    Hodor!

  2. King DBC
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage, Rose Leslie and Jack Gleeson are all within the top trending celebs on IMDb. Emilia is second, behind Jennifer Lawrence and Lena third. That’s huge!

  3. sunspear
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Ok, I’m not a person who hate Girls. It’s pretty funny and somewhat unique at times. But is it really that big of an international series?

  4. WheelofIceandFire
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm | Permalink

    How come none of the actors get nominations? Its a (mainly) british cast and some of the performances are the best on TV (Maisie WIlliams really deserves recognition for her work)

  5. Josla
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    sunspear,

    I hate GIRLS. Have tried to find what’s so good about it but unsuccessfuly…

  6. prosimy
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Permalink
  7. saluk
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Josla:
    sunspear,

    I hate GIRLS. Have tried to find what’s so good about it but unsuccessfuly…

    The writing is very unique. The situations are ones a small subset of people can really relate to. In the group? Love it. Not in the group? Hate it. In general.

    I liked her movie but not the show.

  8. SuperDanny
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    WheelofIceandFire,

    Perhaps there are rules against nominating international shows? Who knows, there’s certainly some deserving performances.

    Maisie!!!

  9. Al Swearengen
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    Girls is such an overrated show and it’s ridiculous how the media gushes over it.

    Anyways that’s great to hear GOT is getting some BAFTA recognition I voted for it. I don’t think it will win either though, Homeland is on a run at the moment with the award shows and the UK public did vote for The Only Way Is Essex to win a BAFTA not that long ago. I hope I am wrong though.

  10. Rafael
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Voted :) !

  11. sigue este enlace
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    nice news for Game of Thrones!

  12. Al Swearengen
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Honestly it’s really unfair for anyone in that catagory to go up against The Olympic Ceremony because it went down extremely well with the British public and I’d be amazed if it didn’t win by landslide.

  13. Daenyb
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    That fb recap is once again hilarious! Love it!

  14. Pau Soriano
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    saluk: The writing is very unique. The situations are ones a small subset of people can really relate to. In the group? Love it. Not in the group? Hate it. In general.

    I liked her movie but not the show.

    I love it and hate it at the same time ;)

    And I couldn’t be further away from “the group”..or maybe I’m not haha. What is “the group” anyway? :P

    It’s certainly not an easy show…but it’s certainly original and thought-provoking (even if those are thoughts of hate) so I totally understand the nominations. Being original is fucking hard

  15. Skipjack
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Game of Thrones has a terrific ensemble cast but no one actor tends to have enough screen time to get the kind of recognition these nominees have gotten. It may be an old habit of television-watching but that no one character really changes dramatically in the space of a scene or an episode means that many can’t see the Acting! aspects of the work.

  16. Silverstormm
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    Voted :)
    However, I have a horrible feeling that GOT won’t win (this year anyway) as much as I wish it would! :(

    Note to The Great British Public – please feel free to prove me wrong though!! ;)

    Also added to the fact that said GBP actually voted for Towie to win a BAFTA (wtf?!?!) doesn’t fill me with great optimism…

  17. intransigence
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    In all honesty, I can’t vote against the opening ceremony of the Olympics. It’s hard to explain the profound sense of pride that we’d not totally screwed things up and they’d pulled off a funny, meaningful but still spectacular tribute to this weird little island of ours. It was the moment we let off a collective sigh of relief and realised, this is actually going to be bloody brilliant isn’t it!? It may not have been the biggest, the most expensive or the most beautiful looking Olympics, but by god it was ours…

    If season two had sky diving monarchs (your choice) I’d change my vote.

  18. Wastrel
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Clearly it’s going to get steamrollered by the Olympics. Since a) they were the olympics, and b) they were awesome. It’s very rare for anything British to be artistic, patriotic and popular all at once, but the opening ceremony was a triumph – I know so many normally cynical people who report having felt, dare I say it, national pride watching that.

    But in any case, presumably HBO, dedicated warriors against piracy that they are, would prefer that GOT didn’t do well. It’s up against a massively popular terrestrial soap/drama, a massively popular terrestrial reality/talent show, a weirdly popular reality/cookery show, a popular and critically acclaimed American import on, again, terrestrial TV, and the olympics.

    That is: GOT is the only show on the popular award that’s not on terrestrial TV. Instead it’s on a generally hated channel that hardly anyone can get and nobody admits to having even if they do. And yet, mysteriously, there’s something of a mini-craze for GOT, at least with young viewers.

    There’s a very real chance that Game of Thrones will get more votes from UK ‘viewers’ than are actually physically able to watch it legally, let alone the pathetically small number of people who the figures tell us actually do.

    [Who'll be voting fot GOT? The same people who are buying the DVDs, the Blurays, and all the assorted merchandise. I.e. not the people who are watching it legally!]

  19. See Lemoncakes
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    And Harry Lloyd and Sean Bean for other gear shows!

  20. Veltigar
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Wastrel:
    Clearly it’s going to get steamrollered by the Olympics. Since a) they were the olympics, and b) they were awesome. It’s very rare for anything British to be artistic, patriotic and popular all at once, but the opening ceremony was a triumph – I know so many normally cynical people who report having felt, dare I say it, national pride watching that.

    But in any case, presumably HBO, dedicated warriors against piracy that they are, would prefer that GOT didn’t do well. It’s up against a massively popular terrestrial soap/drama, a massively popular terrestrial reality/talent show, a weirdly popular reality/cookery show, a popular and critically acclaimed American import on, again, terrestrial TV, and the olympics.

    That is: GOT is the only show on the popular award that’s not on terrestrial TV. Instead it’s on a generally hated channel that hardly anyone can get and nobody admits to having even if they do. And yet, mysteriously, there’s something of a mini-craze for GOT, at least with young viewers.

    There’s a very real chance that Game of Thrones will get more votes from UK ‘viewers’ than are actually physically able to watch it legally, let alone the pathetically small number of people who the figures tell us actually do.

    [Who'll be voting fot GOT? The same people who are buying the DVDs, the Blurays, and all the assorted merchandise. I.e. not the people who are watching it legally!]

    I’m curious why do people hate Sky Atlantic?

  21. saluk
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    Pau Soriano: I love it and hate it at the same time ;)

    And I couldn’t be further away from “the group”..or maybe I’m not haha. What is “the group” anyway? :P

    It’s certainly not an easy show…but it’s certainly original and thought-provoking (even if those are thoughts of hate) so I totally understand the nominations. Being original is fucking hard

    I couldn’t define “the group”, but I don’t mean you have lives like theirs – I just mean for whatever reason it clicks for you and you care about it and following those characters; versus it not clicking at all and you just want everyone to die in a fire and you wouldn’t accept money to be forced to watch their lives for any length of time. Or something like that :P

    Game of Thrones is like that for some people too. Not having a hero trope to understand and click with, not understanding why so much story time is given to the evil characters at King’s Landing, thinking that all the characters are stupid and there is no reason for the story to exist except for everyone being an idiot; etc.

    But I think Girls is a lot narrower.

  22. Al Swearengen
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    Veltigar,

    Honestly I really don’t understand the animosity people in the UK show towards Sky, It’s their loss because there’s so many great shows broadcast in the UK because of Sky.

    People act like Terristrial tv is the holy grail and yet I’ve seen shows like True Blood and Dexter fail on it. And let’s not all forget that the BBC is partly to blame for the downfall of Rome.

  23. sunspear
    Posted April 10, 2013 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Veltigar,

    From what I’ve heard, a combination of hatred for Rupert Murdoch and general frustration with not being able to see the show as soon as we in the US do.

  24. Heather Buckman
    Posted April 11, 2013 at 4:06 am | Permalink

    I’ve voted. It would be lovely if it wins. Boyd Hilton, the TV critic, was raving about it on The One Show last night. He said it was the best show on TV!

    sunspear,

    Yes you’re right about Murdoch IMO, although in terms of the delay, it’s only 17 hours between the US and UK airings of GoT. It’s not possible to have it any earlier. I only subscribe to their online service for the 3 months whilst it’s on, then it’s back to just Freeview.

  25. garyd
    Posted April 11, 2013 at 5:54 am | Permalink

    I will be voting straight after posting this for Game of Thrones, though I think the olympic ceremony will win. We were very proud this side of the pond about the olympics we held not just the opening ceremony but the whole games and i think this will be a way for the British public to show our appreciation. My wife watches Girls and loves it, I have nevr really watched it but there seems to be more sex than G O T on it.

  26. Adam Whitehead
    Posted April 11, 2013 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    Note that people from anywhere can vote, but if you don’t have a UK ISP address it won’t be counted, or so I understand.

    I’m curious why do people hate Sky Atlantic?

    Actually, Sky’s actual service and commitment and loyalty to their shows is highly laudable (such as continuing to show the new BSG in a primetime slot on its flagship channel when its viewing figures fell as low as 150,000), certainly far moreso than the BBC’s. The problems with Sky are:

    1) Expense. A basic Sky service is indeed only £20 a month or so, but if you want the option that allows you to record shows, a single-source provided for Internet as well, and if you want movie channels and even just one specific sport channel, then this can balloon to about £90-£100 per month with ease.

    2) Availability. Sky will not lease Sky Atlantic to other providers, such as Virgin, not even in a limited SD-only kind of way. People who live in listed buildings and in flats also find it hard to get Sky (Sky is a satellite service, so you need to fix a dish onto the side of your house if you want it, and not everyone is allowed to do that).

    3) Contract periods. In the USA you can subscribe to HBO for very brief periods, so you can sign up for just the 3 months that GoT is on. However, Sky’s minimum contract is 12 months. Even if you just want Sky for GoT or any other single show, you basically need to have the thing permanently.

    4) Limited internet access. The Sky Go Monthly Ticket servie was a very good way of getting around most of these problems: for £15 a month you used to be able to get access to a huge catalogue of Sky shows, including Sky Atlantic and GoT, and be able to download the shows and watch on your PC (or table or phone or whatever) at your leisure. This year, Sky have changed it so you can stream only. And Sky’s streaming service is astonishingly poor.

    5) Murdoch. In the UK there has been a colossal backlash against Rupert Murdoch and all of his enterprises, as his newspapers have been found guilty of phone-hacking and other dubious practices in the pursuit of stories. And yes, GRRM’s UK publishers are owned by Murdoch as well, but it’s a lot easier to stomach this for the £20 every five years a new ASoIaF book costs, whilst £240 a year for Sky (bare minimum) is a lot harder to justify.

    6) Adverts. Even if you are paying one of the higher premiums for Sky, you are still stuck with frequent advert breaks. GoT runs for 1 hour 20 minutes on Sky now because of the adverts. This is even more annoying because Season 1 ran without adverts, leading people to expect this would be the norm for later seasons and getting annoyed when it was not the case.

  27. intransigence
    Posted April 11, 2013 at 10:32 am | Permalink

    Amongst normal consumers I don’t think there’s a whole lot of hatred towards sky. Amongst the media savvy and politically awake, yes…but for your average football, Corrie in HD and babestation punters its pretty popular. If there was a real underlying dislike of sky you’d have seen a more discernible drop in subscriptions as reasonably viable alternatives like bt vision and virgin became available…even taking into accounts the issues raised above that allow sky to devalue those offers by not putting their content on the platforms.

  28. Mubashir
    Posted April 12, 2013 at 2:43 am | Permalink

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  29. Reviews on The Tao of Badass
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 5:58 am | Permalink

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