The Screen Actors Guild Awards, where Game of Thrones took home one of the three prizes for which it was nominated, enjoyed the lion’s share of attention this past weekend, but it wasn’t the only show in town. Elsewhere, the American Cinema Editors handed out awards for outstanding editing in movies and TV. “Battle of the Bastards,” the landmark penultimate episode of Game of Thrones Season 6, took home an award for Best Edited One-Hour Series for Non-Commercial Television.
It’s hard to argue with that. The editing for the action-packed episode was pretty extraordinary.
Other nominees included episodes of The Crown, Westworld, and two episodes of Stranger Things.
Game of Thrones wasn’t quite as fortunate at the Producers Guild Awards, where it was nominated for the prestigious-sounding Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama award. That’s a lot to put on a statue.
Anyway, the Game of Thrones producers—among them showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss—were up against the producers of Westworld, Stranger Things, Better Call Saul, and House of Cards. The Stranger Things producers won the award.
Game of Thrones has been nominated for the Norman Felton award every year it’s been on the air, but it only won once, for Season 5. It was a brief high, and now it’s over.
There are plenty more award shows to get through over the next few weeks. Up next: the Directors Guild Awards, where Miguel Sapochnik is nominated for his work on “Battle of the Bastards.” We think he has a good chance with that one.