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Game of Thrones season 6 wins some, loses some at weekend award shows

Hollywood awards season, now entering what feels like Week 100, marches on ahead of the Oscars next weekend, when it will climax in a rain of little golden statues. Game of Thrones was up for several awards over the past few days, including prizes from the Cinema Audio Society (CAS), the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild and the Writers Guild. See how it did.

First up were the 53rd annual CAS this past Saturday, at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Plaza. Game of Thrones won the top TV prize of the evening, picking up an award in the Television Series — One Hour category for the sonically magnificent “Battle of the Bastards.” Honorees included:

  • Production Mixer: Ronan Hill
  • Production Mixer: Richard Dyer
  • Re-recording Mixer: Onnalee Blank
  • Re-recording Mixer: Mathew Waters
  • Foley Mixer: Brett Voss

Congratulations to everybody on the team! The other contenders were episodes from WestworldBetter Call SaulMr. Robot and Stranger Things. This is the fourth time Game of Thrones has taken home this particular award. It also won for season 5’s “Hardhome,” season 4’s “The Children,” and season 3’s “The Rains of Castamere.”


Moving on to Sunday, Game of Thrones wasn’t quite so lucky at the Writers Guild Awards, where it was nominated for two statues but lost both. Check ’em out:

Drama Series

  • The Americans (WINNER)
  • Better Call Saul
  • Game of Thrones
  • Stranger Things
  • Westworld

Episodic Drama

  • Better Call Saul, “Gloves Off,” written by Gordon Smith; AMC
  • Shameless, “I Am a Storm,” written by Sheila Callaghan; Showtime
  • Better Call Saul, “Klick,” written by Heather Marion & Vince Gilligan; AMC
  • Better Call Saul, “Switch,” written by Thomas Schnauz; AMC
  • This Is Us, “The Trip,” written by Vera Herbert; NBC (WINNER)
  • Game of Thrones, “The Winds of Winter,” written for Television by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss; HBO

Game of Thrones has been nominated for Writers Guild awards for five out of its six seasons (there was no nomination for season 3, weirdly enough), but has yet to win. One of these days…

Children of the Forest

The production had better luck at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards. Here’s how that broke down:

TV and New Media Series – Best Period / Character Marke-up

  • Game of Thrones (Make-Up Artists: Jane Walker, Kay Bilk) (WINNER)
  • Penny Dreadful (Make-Up Artists: Enzo Mastrantonio, Clare Lambe)
  • Saturday Night Live (Make-Up Artists: Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani)
  • Stranger Things (Make-Up Artists: Amy L. Forsythe, Samantha Smith)
  • Westworld (Make-Up Artists: Christien Tinsley, Myriam Arougheti, Rolf Keppler)

TV and New Media Series – Best Period / Character Hair Stylings

  • Game of Thrones (Hair Stylists: Kevin Alexander, Candice Banks) (WINNER)
  • Masters of Sex (Hair Stylists: Mary Ann Valdes, Matthew Holman, George Guzman)
  • Penny Dreadful (Hair Stylists: Luca Vannella, Alexis Continente)
  • Saturday Night Live (Hair Stylists: Jodi Mancuso, Jennifer Serio, Inga Thrasher)
  • Stranger Things (Hair Stylists: Sarah Hindsgaul, Evelyn Roach)

TV and New Media Series – Best Special Make-up Effects

  • Game of Thrones (Make-Up Artists: Barrie Gower, Sarah Gower)
  • Penny Dreadful (Make-Up Artists: Nick Dudman, Sarita Alliso)
  • Saturday Night Live (Make-Up Artists: Louie Zakarian, Jason Milani, Tom Dernier)
  • The Walking Dead (Make-Up Artists: Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber)
  • Westworld (Make-Up Artists: Christien Tinsley, Hiroshi Yada) (WINNER)

You’ll recall that Westworld had special effects makeup involving faces that opened to involve a complicated network of gears and springs and hard. Hard to compete with that. As for the other two awards, the show won both for season 5.

Again, congratulations to the Game of Thrones team, and to all the nominees. Next on the docket is the Costume Designers Guild Awards, which go down tomorrow!

h/t E!Deadline

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