Game of Thrones picks up 20 Emmy nominations!

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Emmy AwardsThe nominations for the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning, and Game of Thrones has once again received several nominations for television’s highest honors.

GoT made an impressive showing in this year’s nominations, with 20 nods including one for best drama series. Lena Headey has joined the race for best supporting actress, and Peter Dinklage and Diana Rigg will once again be vying for acting awards.

The nominations for the 2014 awards include:

  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress – Lena Headey
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor – Peter Dinklage
  • Outstanding Guest Actress – Diana Rigg
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (“The Children”)
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – Neil Marshall (“The Watchers on the Wall”)
  • Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series- Nina Gold and Robert Sterne
  • Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)- Ramin Djawadi
  • Outstanding Art Direction For A Contemporary Or Fantasy Series (Single-Camera)
  • Outstanding Cinematography (2 nominations):
    • Jonathan Freeman (“Two Swords”)
    • Anette Haellmigk (“The Lion and the Rose”)
  • Outstanding Costumes for a Series (“The Lion and the Rose”)
  • Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series (“The Lion and the Rose”)
  • Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series-Non-Prosthetic (“Oathkeeper”)
  • Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (“The Children”)
  • Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series (“The Watchers on the Wall”)
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series – One Hour (“The Watchers on the Wall”)
  • Outstanding Special and Visual Effects
  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Miniseries Or Movie
  • Outstanding Interactive Program – Game of Thrones Premiere : Facebook Live and Instagram

The winners will be announced at the Emmy Awards ceremony on August 25th, 2014.

Watch the Emmy Nominations announced live!

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The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations are minutes away! Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly will be announcing the nominees from Television Academy headquarters in California at 8:30am ET, and the event will broadcast live over at Emmys.Com. Click on the banner below to watch:

Dark Horse announces Game of Thrones exclusives for San Diego Comic-Con

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San Diego Comic-Con is quickly approaching (here’s hoping for a panel announcement soon!), and Dark Horse has just announced their line of Game of Thrones merchandise that will be available exclusively at the convention.

Perhaps the most exciting is their pewter replicas of all three of Daenerys Targaryen’s dragons. Standing 3” tall with a 6” wingspan, only 1,250 of each will be produced, and you can pick up the trio for just $90.

They will also be offering a 8″ x 5″ polyresin replica of a Lannister shield in the form of a wall plaque, and a 4″ tall hand-painted Bolton map marker, designed as a reproduction of Robb Stark’s very same flayed-man marker, to go with their map marker set.

George R.R. Martin has a strong message for those who think he won’t finish A Song of Ice and Fire

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During his recent trip to Europe, George R.R. Martin sat down for an interview with Swiss newspaper Tages-Anzeiger.

When the question arose of how he feels about people wondering if he will finish A Song of Ice and Fire before his health fails him, he gave a straight forward answer: “I find that question pretty offensive, frankly, when people start speculating about my death and my health. So fuck you to those people.” He accompanied the message with the appropriate hand gesture, and finished off with a laugh. Watch the full video interview below.

He also commented on the often negative reaction when he is seen taking time off from his writing: “I don’t know what I can do about it, you know. I can’t write many more than one word at a time. And I know myself, I’m 65 years old now; I’ve been writing professionally since 1971. I know my working methods. I don’t work when I travel, I don’t work in hotels, I don’t work on airplanes, I don’t work on trains. I work at home, when I have a nice, big uninterrupted block of time in which I can really lose myself in my work. And it’s worked for me for my entire adult life. I’m not going to change it now because some people are too impatient to wait for the next book.”

GoT Laughs: A Song of Ice and Fire in under 2 minutes, kind of

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In a new video from Slacktory, Nick Douglas attempts to sum up the entire A Song of Ice and Fire series in just 2 minutes, and as you can imagine, he fails miserably. The importance of plot lines become questionable, and keeping track of who died proves impossible. This is basically what happens any time you try to explain Game of Thrones to one of your friends who doesn’t watch the show, except funnier, because it’s not you.

Obvious book spoilers in this one, but as his explanation goes in chronological order, Unsullied can still enjoy the first 1:55, because let’s face it, he was never going to make it in under 2 minutes.

Maisie Williams chats Arya Stark and Game of Thrones on Huffington Post Live

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Maisie Williams was a guest on Huffington Post Live yesterday to talk about her new film Heatstroke, and of course, Game of Thrones. Maisie had nearly lost her voice from back to back weekends spent at music festivals, but was in good spirits as she chatted live via Skype.

Maisie begins the interview discussing her new film, working with hyenas, and having the opportunity to film in South Africa after getting her start on Game of Thrones.

Around the 6 minute mark talk turns to Thrones, and Maisie answers a number of questions from fans, including who else she would like to play on Game of Thrones, and how she feels about the spoiler culture surrounding the series. She also discusses Arya’s development throughout the season, the decision she made in the finale, playing a badass, and much more. Watch the entire interview below!

The making of many visual effects for Game of Thrones Season 4

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Mackevision, one of the visual effects studios that worked on Game of Thrones Season 4, has released a nearly 5 minute reel revealing how they worked their magic to create the landscape of Thrones. Mackevision added castles and people where there were none, put characters and ships at sea, and added a whole lot of detail.

Game of Thrones, Season 4 – VFX making of reel from Mackevision on Vimeo.

Very impressive!

Pedro Pascal on Game of Thrones: Preparing for Oberyn, a memorable moment, and snacks on set

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Oberyn Martell may never grace our screens again, but he lives on in our hearts and minds – and in Game of Thrones questions posed to Pedro Pascal in interviews.

Pedro recently spoke with The New Potato in New York, where he just finished a run as Don John in Shakespeare in the Park’s Much Ado About Nothing. (He also posed for some new pictures for the interview. Bonus.) Pedro reveals his pre and post shoot routines, which involve barking, and how he prepared for the role of Oberyn. He also recalls his favorite moment on the Game of Thrones set, and what the cast members tend to snack on.

What are some pre and post shoot routines?

Pre-shoot, I’m just muttering, “Don’t f*ck it up,” under my breath. Post-shoot, relief or despair over having or having not f*cked it up. And barking. I usually bark.

Most memorable moment on set…

For me, it was sitting between Charles Dance and Lena Headey during Tyrion’s trial and watching them, Sibel Kekilli, Peter Dinklage, the extras, design and creative team and entire crew work their magic. All I had to do was sit there and take it in from one of the best views in the house.

Game of Owns: Tempest

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Episode 229 – Tempest

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The cold, snowy North is a welcome mat for the beginning of our latest journey, heading finally into the already legendary story, A Storm of Swords.

Which Game of Thrones actors will snag an Emmy nomination this week?

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The Emmy nominations are only a few short days away, with the announcements taking place live on Emmys.Com this Thursday morning at 8:40am Est. It’s the perfect time to brush up on that official submissions list from last month, and take a closer look at who’s in the running for Game of Thrones, and what their chances of garnering a nomination are.

Season 4 was filled with amazing episodes and amazing performances across the board, so our actors will not only be facing tough competition from other series, but also from each other.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Charles Dance

What can be said about Charles Dance? Certainly a lot, and much of it can be found in our Curtain Call. A great way to send off Tywin Lannister would be with an Emmy nod, but unfortunately, it’s probably going to go to the one who stuck him with a couple of arrows!
Nomination Odds: 10/1

Kristian Nairn and Daniel Portman visit Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne, Australia

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Kristian Nairn visited Australia this weekend to be a part of Oz Comic-Con in Melbourne. During what was sure to be a busy weekend meeting with fans, he also participated in a Game of Thrones panel with his co-star Daniel Portman.

The Guardian has shared some highlights from the Q&A. Kristian talks about his work on Season 4, and speculates on where he would like to see Hodor and Bran head next, and how he would like the series to end.

Was it difficult playing Hodor when the character Bran [Stark] was controlling him?

People either think Hodor is a very easy character to play or a very difficult one, there’s no in between. But it’s a lot of fun having to completely switch personalities inside four seconds, with no words. That’s a joy for an actor to get to show all that complex emotion in such a short space of time.

Did you have to do any special training for the fight scenes?

When I was a kid I was obsessed with Thor. I had a hammer. So [the fight scenes] came very naturally. Someone remarked how deft I was with this hammer.

Given the nature of Game of Thrones in which many key characters are killed off, what kind of death would you like [author] George RR Martin to give your character?

I would like Hodor to die in the middle of a big speech. The first time ever he stands up to say something different he gets eaten by a wolf. That would be ironic.

(Daniel’s answer to this questions was simply, “brothel.”)

Interview Roundup: Moving past the books, the shortcomings of body doubles, and playing a badass

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Here are a few bits from recent interviews with the Game of Thrones cast, and a new sit down with George R.R. Martin for your Sunday reading/viewing pleasure.

A few characters reached the end of their already-written storylines in Season 4, and parts of Season 5 are expected to move beyond the A Song of Ice and Fire novels. In a new interview with News.Com.Au, Aidan Gillen says that not knowing where the story is going could be a good thing. “It’s an adventure everyone is on — the audience, the cast. Not knowing where it’s going, that’s good. People playing end games could work … but if you don’t know what the end game is, maybe you won’t play the obvious thing.”

The interview was to promote his new film, Calvary, and he admitted he had one regret about the film – his Petyr Baelish moustache. “I was in the middle of Game of Thrones so there was a look I couldn’t shed… The HBO people are very accommodating, but you’ve got to be on first call for them, which means having a bit of facial hair.”

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