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Game of Thrones rules over the Emmys with 22 nominations

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Game of Thrones smashes the Emmy record for most wins. Wins best drama second year in a row

Game of Thrones is all set to finish its Season 7 awards run on a high note, with Emmy Awards. As we recently listed out, Game of Thrones had sent more than thirty considerations for this year’s Emmy Awards, many of which seemed solid contenders to make it to the nominations, and they now have. The nominations for the 70th Annual Emmy Awards, 2018 were just announced, and Game of Thrones is leading the way, with 22 nominations. Read on!

Well it’s starting to look like Game of Thrones will walk out with a highly decorated year. Let’s dive in and check out the nominations, which are spread across 18 categories:

Outstanding Production Design For A Narrative Period Or Fantasy Program (One Hour Or More)

The Alienist, “The Boy On The Bridge”
The Crown, “Beryl”
Game Of Thrones, “Dragonstone”
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, “Ya Shivu v Bolshom Dome Na Kholme”
Westworld, “Akane No Mai”

 

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series

The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
The Handmaid’s Tale
Westworld

 

Outstanding Fantasy/Sci-Fi Costumes

Fahrenheit 451
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
A Series Of Unfortunate Events
Westworld

 

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

The Crown, “Paterfamilias”
Game Of Thrones, “Beyond The Wall”
Game Of Thrones, “The Dragon And The Wolf”
The Handmaid’s Tale, “After”
Ozark, “The Toll”
Ozark, “Tonight We Improvise”
Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate”

 

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series

Game Of Thrones, “Beyond The Wall”
Game Of Thrones, “The Dragon And The Wolf”
Game Of Thrones, “The Spoils Of War”
The Handmaid’s Tale, “June”
Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate”

 

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

The Crown
Game of Thrones
GLOW
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Westworld

 

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

Game of Thrones, “The Dragon and the Wolf”
GLOW, “Money’s In The Chase”
The Handmaid’s Tale, “Unwomen”
This Is Us, “Number Three”
Vikings, “Homeland”
Westworld, “Akane No Mai”

 

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Limited Series, Movie Or Special

American Horror Story: Cult
The Assassination Of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Game of Thrones, “The Dragon and the Wolf”
Star Trek: Discovery, “Will You Take My Hand?”
Westworld, “The Riddle of the Sphinx”

 

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)

Game Of Thrones, “The Dragon And The Wolf”
Marvel’s Jessica Jones, “AKA Playland”
Once Upon A Time, “Leaving Storybrooke”
SEAL Team, “Pattern Of Life”
Star Wars Rebels, “Family Reunion”
Westworld, “Akane No Mai”

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

The Crown, Matt Smith as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Game Of Thrones, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister
Game Of Thrones, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
The Handmaid’s Tale, Joseph Fiennes as Commander Waterford
Homeland, Mandy Patinkin as Saul Berenson
Stranger Things, David Harbour as Jim Hopper

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

The Crown, Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret
Game Of Thrones, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister
The Handmaid’s Tale, Alexis Bledel as Ofglen
The Handmaid’s Tale, Ann Dowd as Aunt Lydia
The Handmaid’s Tale, Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy
Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown as Eleven
Westworld, Thandie Newton as Maeve

 

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

Game Of Thrones, “The Queen’s Justice,” Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell
The Handmaid’s Tale, “After,” Samira Wiley as Moira
The Handmaid’s Tale, “Baggage,” Cherry Jones as Holly Osborne
The Handmaid’s Tale, “Other Women,” Kelly Jenrette as Annie
How To Get Away With Murder, “I’m Going Away,” Cicely Tyson as Ophelia Harkness
Scandal, “Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself,” Viola Davis as Annalise Keating

 

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)

Game Of Thrones, “The Spoils Of War”
Homeland, “All In”
Star Trek: Discovery, “What’s Past Is Prologue”
Stranger Things, “Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer”
Westworld, “Akane No Mai”

 

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (One Hour)

Game Of Thrones, “Beyond The Wall”
The Handmaid’s Tale, “June”
Mr. Robot, “eps3.4_runtime-error.r00”
Stranger Things, “Chapter Eight: The Mind Flayer”
Westworld, “Akane No Mai”

 

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Altered Carbon, “Out Of The Past”
Game of Thrones, “Beyond the Wall”
Lost In Space, “Danger, Will Robinson”
Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate”
Westworld, “The Passenger”

 

Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Limited Series Or Movie

The Blacklist
Blindspot
Game of Thrones
Marvel’s The Punisher
Westworld

 

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

The Americans, “Start”
The Crown, “Mystery Man”
Game of Thrones, “The Dragon and the Wolf”
The Handmaid’s Tale, “June”
Killing Eve, “Nice Face”
Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate”

 

Outstanding Drama Series

The Americans
The Crown
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

To us, this seems like the year when Nikolaj Coster-Waldau finally takes home the Emmy. We also expect Diana Rigg to score a win, because she made the coolest exit from the show that is known for its brutal exits. Sadly, HBO’s first time considerations to leading actor categories for Game of Thrones, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, didn’t make the cut. Looks like the Targaryens were low on luck, while all three Lannister siblings got nominated.

The 70th Annual Emmy Awards will be held on September 17, and aired on NBC. How many of these nominations do you think Game of Thrones will convert into awards? Tell 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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