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Game of Thrones nominated for two BAFTA awards

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Game of Thrones nominated for two BAFTA awards

The awards season is mostly over, but a few shows tend to be sparsely distributed towards the end of it. One such show is the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards held Television Craft awards, usually referred to as the BAFTA Awards. Nominations for the BAFTAs for the year were just announced, and Game of Thrones managed to bag two entries. Read on!

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts recently announced the nominees for this year’s Television Craft awards, and Game of Thrones has nominations in two categories. First off, is the Costume Design category, in which Michele Clapton has been nominated for her work on Season 7, to nobody’s surprise. Let’s take a look at the category, below:

COSTUME DESIGN
ALISON McCOSH Peaky Blinders – Caryn Mandabach Productions / Tiger Aspect Productions / BBC Two
JANE PETRIE The Crown – Left Bank Pictures / Netflix
JOANNA EATWELL Taboo – Scott Free London / Hardy, Son & Baker / BBC One
MICHELE CLAPTON Game of Thrones – HBO Programming / Bighead, Littlehead / Television 360 / Startling Television / Sky Atlantic

Moving on, the second nomination comes in the Production Design category, with Deborah Riley and Rob Cameron nominated. Check out the category:

PRODUCTION DESIGN 
DEBORAH RILEY, ROB CAMERON Game of Thrones – HBO Programming / Bighead, Littlehead / Television 360 / Startling Television / Sky Atlantic
JOEL COLLINS, PHIL SIMS USS Calllister (Black Mirror) – House of Tomorrow / Netflix
MARTIN CHILDS The Crown – Left Bank Pictures / Netflix
PAT CAMPBELL The State – Archery Pictures / Channel 4

Both the categories are actually solid wins for Game of Thrones, but there’s a tiny hitch. Game of Thrones hasn’t really performed well at the BAFTAs, having been nominated four times, and won only one, despite being one of the best shows that is eligible for a BAFTAs. Even then, the one win it has is the Radio Times Audience Award, which is an audience choice award.

The BAFTA award ceremony will be held on April 12, so let’s hope Game of Thrones brings home a win this year. What do you guys think? Will Thrones win a BAFTA? Talk to us in the comments, down below!







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Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley wins the coveted Brian Waddell Award

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Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley wins the coveted Brian Waddell Award

Game of Thrones remains the most successful show to have ever filmed on television. It set the bar for television filming really high, with record viewership and budget. The fantasy series still holds the record for the most number of Emmy Awards won. The cast of the show has won a host of awards as well. Michelle Fairley, who played the brave Lady Catelyn Stark, won an award for her outstanding contribution to the broadcast industry.

Michelle won the coveted Brian Waddell Award at a virtual Royal Television Society Northern Ireland (RTS NI) awards ceremony hosted by Patrick Kielty. “I am so incredibly thankful and honoured to receive this award for outstanding contribution,” she said.

Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley wins the coveted Brian Waddell Award

“I feel very lucky to have been given some fantastic opportunities throughout my career. And believe that my “outstanding contribution” really is just that; a contribution to fantastic productions and wonderful creative teams.”

She added, “We would be nothing in this industry without our collaborators. I m truly blessed to work alongside some of the best. Long may it continue.” 

Vikkie Taggart, Chairman of RTS NI praised the actress, “It is a real pleasure to celebrate the incredible talent of Michelle Fairley. She has won the hearts of audiences worldwide. In a glittering career spanning more than 30 years with her many accomplished performances.

Congratulations to all our winners and nominees this year. They represent the best of the bright talent in Northern Ireland.” 

Michelle Fairley highly impressed the Game of Thrones showrunners in the audition itself. Send in your love and admiration for the coveted actress in the comments below!







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Game of Thrones star Indira Varma wins Laurence Olivier award 2020

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Game of Thrones star Indira Varma wins Laurence Olivier award 2020

Game of Thrones is one of the most decorated series in television history. The highly acclaimed series still holds the record for the most number of Emmy Awards won till date. The show’s cast is still winning heaps of praise and awards, showcasing their amazing talent.

Indira Varma, who played the gorgeous Ellaria Sand, the mother of the Sand Snakes, added one more award to her trophy case. Varma received the Laurence Olivier Award for the year 2020. She won the Best Supporting Actress in a play prize for Present Laughter.

Indira’s co-star for the play, Andrew Scott, won Best Actor in a Play for his performance. Other winners at the Laurence Olivier Awards 2020 included Sir Ian McKellen, Sharon D.Clarke and Adrian Scarborough. The ceremony was streamed live on YouTube due to coronavirus social distancing restrictions.

The highly talented actress was amazing as Ellaria Sand on Game of Thrones. Indira’s fans were worried back in March when she was tested positive for COVID-19. She shared the news of her Coronavirus infection on Instagram. The actress maintained self-isolation for weeks and has fully recovered since.

Indira Varma is one of the most versatile actresses in the entertainment industry. Feel free to send your best wishes and congratulate Indira in the comments below!







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Liam Cunningham Wins Inaugural Human Rights Award

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Game of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham who played the character of Davos Seaworth in the show has won the inaugural Human Rights Award. It was an important win for the actor and something which he is going to cherish for a long time. Read on.

As per Nova, Cunningham was recently bestowed upon by the award by Syrian refugee Husam Alhraki for his campaigning work on the rights of migrants and refugees. On receiving the award Cunningham felt honored and asked Europe to do more for the refugees. He said:

“It’s an honor for me to receive this award from the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, who have been working to make Ireland a freer and better country for almost half a century.
And it comes at a really important moment when Europe is literally allowing refugees to die on our borders. We need to stand up against this, to assert that Europe and Ireland we want to live in are places that offer refuge to people who need our help.”

Liam Cunningham Wins Inaugural Human Rights Award

In another interview recently, he was particularly vocal against the governments for not doing enough for this crisis. He said:

“It’s an ugly, filthy look on our government not to take care of business … we’re not doing as much as we should be doing and as much as we said we would. It’s terrible.”

Cunningham has emerged as a champion of human rights in Ireland and it is so good to see an actor stand up for a real cause.

Let us know your reactions in the comments below!







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