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The filming of the final season of Game of Thrones has wrapped up and in the past month, we shared a number of speculations, possible theories, and interviews with the cast and crew. Recently, the directors Alan Taylor and Jeremy Podeswa were both nominated for the 2018 Emmys. Today we bring you some tit-bits of the interview attended by both the directors, exclusively on the Hollywood Reporter.

Alan Taylor has directed several episodes of Game of Thrones including the penultimate episode of the first season, where Ned Stark was executed. In the seventh season he directed the sixth episode ‘Beyond the Wall’, which included a big shocking moment of the death Daenerys Targaryen’s dragon – Viserion, who later sided with the Night King and had to play the role of melting the Wall, allowing the White Walker army to enter the realms of men.

Directors Alan Taylor and Jeremy Podeswa on epic moments in Game Of Thrones Season 7

Talking on the jaw-dropping moment in the sixth episode of the seventh season, he said:

I have a history of killing beloved characters on HBO shows: I killed Ned Stark, I killed Julius Caesar [on Rome], and I killed Wild Bill Hickok [on Deadwood]… As a director, it’s great when you have a moment like that because you know it’s going to have an impact. I knew that killing a dragon was going to be like killing a puppy… It’s an emotional moment when you kill a character that’s flesh and blood and human, but killing a creature that’s beloved the way dragons are? I knew it would have an impact.”

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Jeremy Podeswa – the second director nominated for the 2018 Emmys – directed the last episode ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’ in the Seventh Season. Talking on the Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen’s pivotal boat scene and the big reveal of Jon’s heritage, he said:

“It’s an epic revelation about the past, and that’s suggestive of the future. For us, it was very important that there be a question about what could possibly happen after this moment. In the script, it described the fact that they were lovemaking, but it didn’t go into great detail in terms of what was going on between them in that moment. We built in a moment between Kit and Emilia where they stopped and looked into each other’s eyes. The intention from my point of view, and their point of view, too, is that they’re driven by passion into this. They don’t even fully understand what it’s all about and what the consequences of it are.”

“Ewwwww!”: Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington react to their characters' lovemaking scene in season 7 finale

Another important scene in the last episode of the seventh season was when the Wall was breached. It was an epic promising ending that Game of Thrones gave us and is the key propeller for the events in the final season. Talking on this, Jeremy said:

“When you’re reading the script, you’re thinking, “Oh my God. They’re really going there.” Then it was like, “Wow. This is an enormous, spectacular sequence. How are we going to pull it off?” There’s a big question of mine about how much is real, how much is not real, how much is visual effects. You’re so well-supported on a show like this with such great people that I knew I wouldn’t be doing it alone.”

So, which of these directors deserves the 2018 Emmys and why? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section.






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Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with “unofficial” submissions

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Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with "unofficial" submissions

Game of Thrones was the world’s biggest television show for nearly a decade, so it’s no surprise that the show had way too much talent. We recently talked about the whopping 32 nominations it scored at the Emmy Awards 2019. One notable thing is, three of these nominations weren’t even filed by HBO, but by the actors themselves. Read on!

Season 8 might have had a bad storyline according to a large section of the fanbase, but everybody can agree on one thing — the actors all gave their best, and the acting was brilliant as usual. Needless to say, the headliners made it to the Emmy nominations again, but HBO didn’t nominate the few actors that really stepped up this season. We had reported about how five actors submitted their own nominations directly.

Three Game of Thrones actors get Emmy nominations with "unofficial" submissions

Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Pilou Asbæk (Euron Greyjoy) and Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion) had entered in the supporting actor category, while Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) had entered in the supporting actress category, with Carice Van Houten (Melisandre), going for the guest actress category. The great thing is, three of the five made the cut — Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie and Carice Van Houten are officially in the race now.

All three had terrific performances, and it is very much possible that they bring in at least one win within the three of them. No doubt they deserve it, especially because they have been voted in despite the submissions being unofficial.

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George R. R. Martin praises HBO’s Chernobyl, says it’s worthy of Emmys

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George R. R. Martin praises HBO's Chernobyl, says it's worthy of Emmys

Game of Thrones is over, but HBO has no plans of slowing down. Immediately after Game of Thrones ended, HBO aired a limited series called Chernobyl, which became an instant hit. Now, the creator of the Game of Thrones universe, George R. R. Martin has praised Chernobyl and expressed his approval for the show to win at the Emmy awards. Read on!

Chernobyl is a mini-series about the nuclear plant disaster in the Ukrainian city of the same name, in 1986, and has been named the best ever miniseries by TV enthusiasts worldwide, except maybe in Russia. George took to Twitter to express his love for the series:

Not only did he praise the show, but also Jared Harris, whose performance in the show has been loved by the fans as much as the series itself. Needless to say, the show is expected to shine in the awards season, as Martin expects.

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

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See Tormund and Gendry enjoy a game on Nintendo Switch in Game of Thrones behind the scenes photo

Game of Thrones had the ultimate face-off in Season 8 when the Army of the Dead faced the living folks in Winterfell. The Battle of Winterfell saw a lot of people uniting to take down the Night King, and among them were Tormund Giantsbane, and Gendry (now Baratheon). A new behind the scenes photo from the sets shows the two enjoying a nice game on a Nintendo Switch. Read on!

The picture, posted on the Game of Thrones subreddit, shows Joe Dempsie, who played Gendry, and Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane, still in their costume and the bloody makeup, just sitting down to play. Take a look:

[NO SPOILERS] Gendry and Tormund playing games in Winterfell after The Battle of Winterfell from gameofthrones

As we all know, the Battle of Winterfell sequences took a gruesome 55 nights to film, and have been described by the stars as some of the roughest times they have had filming for the show. So it’s no surprise that they would have at least some way to relax on the sets in between takes or appearances.

Nintendo consoles are also famous for being the best for the local multiplayer experience, so that’s probably why these two seem so engrossed in the game. If only we knew which game they were playing!

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