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Game of Thrones to be given BAFTA Special Award

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Game of Thrones to be given BAFTA Special Award

Game of Thrones is a show that has changed the entire facade of television, and as such it has been honored with awards for it’s achievements. Now, the show has had a fair share of regular awards, but now it seems like it will be given one for its contribution to television on the whole. The British Academy For Television Arts, which is the organization behind the BAFTA Awards, has announced that they will be giving Game of Thrones a BAFTA Special Award. Read on!

In a new report, Variety has reported that the production team behind Game of Thrones will be given a BAFTA Special Award at the 2018 British Academy Television Craft Awards scheduled to be held on April 22:

Hannah Murray (Gilly) and John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) will receive the award at the ceremony. Here’s what the official description of the award reads:

“[The Special Award] is presented at the discretion of the Television Committee; therefore it may not be presented in any given year. Its purpose is to honor an individual or a team of craftspeople for outstanding creative contribution in the craft sector.”

 

David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the showrunners on Game of Thrones released a statement in response to the announcement:

“This award makes us extremely happy on behalf of the people who actually earned it – all our brilliant, talented, hard-working department heads and crew. Many, many people work insanely hard to create any film or television show. They are creators every bit as much as actors, writers, producers or directors, and deserve to be recognized as such.”

Krishnendu Majumdar, chair of BAFTA’s television committee, also commented:

“The craft behind what is one of the most popular dramas of our time is nothing short of incredible, from the breath-taking location shots to the intricately designed costumes and set pieces, and not forgetting the level of detail from the makeup and prosthetics team, to name a few. Huge congratulations to everyone involved.”

Game of Thrones is also up for a couple of regular BAFTAs, as we had reported, including Costume Design and Production design awards, so let’s hope they win. The ceremony, scheduled for 22nd April will be available to be streamed live from BAFTA’s YouTube and Twitter handles.

What do you think about this award? Talk to us in the comments, down 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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Game of Thrones stars light up the BAFTA Awards with their dazzling red carpet looks

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Game of Thrones stars light up the BAFTA Awards

Game of Thrones actors are amongst the most popular stars on the planet.  Naturally, when they decide to grace the red carpet of any awards show, they steal the limelight. Something similar happened in the recently concluded BAFTA Awards as well where we saw many Game of Thrones actors on the red carpet. Read on!

Game of Thrones stars light up the BAFTA Awards

Whether they win any awards or not, Game of Thrones actors get noticed everywhere. Their presence enriches the awards and gives immense pleasure to their million fans. In the recently concluded 73rd British Academy Film Awards, we saw beautiful Emilia Clarke, Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy) who recently expressed big disappointment about fans’ reactions to the season finale and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) grace the red carpet and they absolutely rocked it.

Game of Thrones stars light up the BAFTA Awards

Although Game of Thrones wasn’t nominated in any categories in BAFTA awards, it has shown pretty good form at the awards recently. After winning itself two awards at the Global TV Demand Awards, it also managed to win an Atrios award from the Casting Society of America.

Well, We would like to see more of our favorite stars, be it red carpet or anywhere else!  How did you like their look?

Let us know your views in the comments below!







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Game of Thrones wins an Artios Award from the Casting Society of America

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Game of Thrones wins an Artios Award from the Casting Society of America

Game of Thrones’ final season has continued its winning run at the awards. After winning the costume and audio awards recently, it has now won an award at Artios Awards from the Casting Society of America. Despite receiving the extreme reactions to the final season, the show has continued making waves at the awards. Read on to find out more!

As per Variety, in the recently concluded 35th Annual Artios Awards, Game of Thrones took home an Artio Award for Casting Excellence in a TV Drama. The Casting Society of America honoured Game of Thrones casting directors Nina Gold, Robert Sterne and Carla Stronge for their excellent casting of the show. All of them took home an award each for their invaluable contribution towards the show.

Game of Thrones wins an Artios Award from the Casting Society of America

One thing we all can agree on is the fact that it had one of the greatest ensembles of the cast ever for a TV series. The show consisted of actors of the highest caliber. While somebody like Peter Dinklage has frequently won awards, the likes of Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke have gone on to sign big assignments even after the show. The younger members of the cast, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner too have gone on to become huge stars.

For any other show to pull off such a cast it will have to match the magnitude of Thrones. The star cast that Gold, Sterne, and Stronge managed to get in for the show is unlikely to be matched by another show soon.

Well, how about that? Game of Thrones has continued its award-winning run. Do you think it is going to continue winning awards at Directors Guild Awards and Writers Guild of America Awards scheduled on Saturday? Let us know in the comments below!







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