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Game of Thrones grabs six Hollywood Professional Association Awards nominations

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Game of Thrones grabs six Hollywood Professional Association Awards nominations

Game of Thrones has always done well at the awards seasons, and it’s now in what is going to be the last awards season for the show. After a decent run at the Emmy awards 2019, the show now has grabbed a total of six nominations at the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards. Read on!

The nominees for the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Awards were recently announced, and Game of Thrones leads the pack with a total of six nominations, across four categories. These awards are given for achievements in visual effects, editing, sound effects, and color grading. Here are the categories in which Game of Thrones secured nominations:

Outstanding Color Grading – Episodic or Non-theatrical Feature

The Handmaid’s Tale – “Liars” – Bill Ferwerda // Deluxe Toronto
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – “Vote for Kennedy, Vote for Kennedy” – Steven Bodner // Light Iron
Game of Thrones – “Winterfell” – Joe Finley // Sim, Los Angeles
I am the Night – “Pilot” – Stefan Sonnenfeld // Company 3
Gotham – “Legend of the Dark Knight: The Trial of Jim Gordon” – Paul Westerbeck // Picture Shop
The Man in the High Castle – “Jahr Null” – Roy Vasich // Technicolor

Outstanding Editing – Episodic or Non-theatrical Feature (Over 30 Minutes)

Stranger Things – “Chapter Eight: The Battle of Starcourt” – Dean Zimmerman, ACE, Katheryn Naranjo
Chernobyl – “Vichnaya Pamyat” – Simon Smith, Jinx Godfrey // Sister Pictures
Game of Thrones – “The Iron Throne” – Katie Weiland, ACE
Game of Thrones – “The Long Night” – Tim Porter, ACE

The Bodyguard – “Episode One” – Steve Singleton

Outstanding Sound – Episodic or Non-theatrical Feature

Chernobyl – “1:23:45” – Stefan Henrix, Stuart Hilliker, Joe Beal, Michael Maroussas, Harry Barnes // Boom Post
Deadwood: The Movie – John W. Cook II, Bill Freesh, Mandell Winter, MPSE, Daniel Coleman, MPSE, Ben Cook, MPSE, Micha Liberman // NBC Universal
Game of Thrones – “The Bells” – Tim Kimmel, MPSE, Onnalee Blank, CAS, Mathew Waters, CAS, Paula Fairfield, David Klotz
The Haunting of Hill House – “Two Storms” – Trevor Gates, MPSE, Jason Dotts, Jonathan Wales, Paul Knox, Walter Spencer // Formosa Group
Homecoming – “Protocol” – John W. Cook II, Bill Freesh, Kevin Buchholz, Jeff A. Pitts, Ben Zales, Polly McKinnon // NBC Universal

Outstanding Visual Effects – Episodic (Under 13 Episodes) or Non-theatrical Feature

Game of Thrones – “The Long Night” – Martin Hill, Nicky Muir, Mike Perry, Mark Richardson, Darren Christie // Weta Digital
The Umbrella Academy – “The White Violin” – Everett Burrell, Misato Shinohara, Chris White, Jeff Campbell, Sebastien Bergeron
The Man in the High Castle – “Jahr Null” – Lawson Deming, Cory Jamieson, Casi Blume, Nick Chamberlain, William Parker, Saber Jlassi, Chris Parks // Barnstorm VFX
Chernobyl – “1:23:45” – Lindsay McFarlane, Max Dennison, Clare Cheetham, Steven Godfrey, Luke Letkey // DNEG
Game of Thrones – “The Bells” – Steve Kullback, Joe Bauer, Ted Rae; Mohsen Mousavi // Scanline; Thomas Schelesny // Image Engine

The awards ceremony will be held on November 21st, and while the competition is great, Game of Thrones is likely to walk away with a win across all four categories. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments, down below!






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Emilia Clarke becomes the first ever Global Brand Ambassador for the cosmetics brand Clinique

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Emilia Clarke becomes the first ever Global Brand Ambassador for the cosmetics brand Clinique

The Game of Faces was a powerful thing in Game of Thrones. We know Arya Stark played it brilliantly in the show, showcasing the power of the faceless men. However, Daenerys Targaryen never needed to play it, as she felt omnipotent in her own skin and face. Emilia Clarke is taking that leaf out of Dany’s book, reading it to us in a lovely way. Emilia is now the first ever global brand ambassador of skincare and makeup for Clinique, which is an American dermatologist brand for skincare and cosmetics.

Emilia Clarke becomes the first ever Global Brand Ambassador for the cosmetics brand Clinique

The actress announced her association on Instagram as well as in a brand statement:

“I am proud to join Clinique as the new Global Brand Ambassador. It’s a skincare brand I have regularly used and to now be a part of that family is such an honor. I love the confidence and happiness it brings to the people using their products. Not only is Clinique timeless, but I am proud to work with a brand that makes people feel included for who they are, and unapologetic about helping them to create great skin – no matter what their skin concern is.”

Jane Lauder, the Global Brand President for Clinique spoke on behalf of her company:

“Clinique has been a long-standing advocate for empowering woman with the knowledge that good skin can be created. We were drawn to Emilia because she is optimistic, happy in her skin, and embodies a modern multi-faceted woman who is constantly evolving along with her skincare needs. She is also an authentic user and a fan of Clinique, which was important to us. Emilia will lend her impactful voice to help inspire consumers to embrace their own unique skincare journey.”

In a behind-the-scenes chat with Jane, Clarke talked about her link with Clinique and many other things about her persona.

The company has launched a Clinique ID campaign that Emilia kick-started by choosing an ID for herself. The ID is said to be a customizable moisturizer to find a perfect product to hydrate and treat the skin in a way that suits an individual. One can choose from 20 different combinations for a variety of skin tones and types.

It’s not the first time that Clarke has associated with a beauty brand though. The English actress has also been the face of the Italian fashion brand Dolce and Gabbana’s fragrance line. Without a doubt, she is still ‘the only one.

Emilia Clarke becomes the first ever Global Brand Ambassador for the cosmetics brand Clinique

Our beautiful Khaleesi has had a wonderful last year with a waving Game of Thrones, and films like Above Suspicion and Last Christmas. She also launched SameYou in 2019; a charity aimed at the recovery and immediate rehab of young adults from brain injuries. It’s inspired by her own story of suffering from multiple brain aneurysms.

Emilia has begun the new year putting up a face; and it seems to be a happy one. So, what do you guys think? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.






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Charles Dance to narrate new Netflix docudrama called Rise of Empires: Ottoman

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Charles Dance to narrate new Netflix docudrama called Rise of Empires: Ottoman

Game of Thrones was one of the most successful TV show ever. Such has been the magnitude of its success that actors who were part of the show seasons ago, are still getting some great work. Of course, some of the actors already had a great body of work before joining the show. One of them was Charles Dance who played the iconic role of Tywin Lannister on the show. We now have an update on Dance’s next big assignment. Read on!

As per Deadline, Dance is going to narrate the Netflix docu-drama Rise of Empires: Ottoman. Dance, who recently starred as Lord Mountbatten in the third season of The Crown, will provide the narration in the original English-language-version of the Netflix show.

Charles Dance AKA Tywin Lannister to narrate the Netflix Docu-Drama

Rise of Empires: Ottoman tells the epic 15th-century story of Mehmed II, known as Mehmed the Conqueror, chronicling his astonishing and fabled rise from 13-year-old Child Sultan to toppling Constantinople and becoming the ruler of the Ottoman Empire.

This is going to be another feather in the cap for Dance who has been part of many memorable shows and films in the past. The series is executive produced by Sarah Wetherbee, Kelly McPherson and Emre Sahin of Karga Seven Pictures, and Jada Miranda of STXtv. As per Jada Miranda:

“We’re thrilled to have partnered with Karga Seven and Netflix to bring this cinematic story to life for audiences around the globe.”

Isn’t it great to see Charles Dance associated with an exciting project? Let us know in the comments below!






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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings show casts Game of Thrones Actor Robert Aramayo

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Lord of the Rings show casts Game of Thrones Actor Robert Aramayo

Game of Thrones has now become a gift that will continue to give for its cast members. The latest addition to the growing list of those reaping the reward of the show is an actor Robert Aramayo. Read on to find out what transpired!

Aramayo who played the role of young Ned Stark in the show’s sixth and seventh season has now arguably landed the biggest role of his career. The influence of Ned Stark’s character behind the show’s massive success cannot be understated and now it seems it will also become the reason to take Aramayo’s career to another level.

Aramayo is soon going to play the lead character in the upcoming Amazon’s show Lord of the Rings. As per earlier reports, actor Will Poulter of Black Mirror fame was supposed to play the lead role on the show. However, due to the scheduling issues, he opted out of the role.

Lord of the Rings show casts Game of Thrones Actor Robert Aramayo

There is more to cheer for if you are a Game of Thrones fan! Robert Aramayo is not the only Thrones star you are going to see on the Amazon show. Joseph Mawle who played the character of Benjen Stark will be seen playing the the role of a villain in the show.

Amazon announced the show back in 2017 but the release date is not out yet. It is currently expected to release in 2021.

How about that? Let us know your views on this news! Yay or Nay?!






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