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Game of Thrones extra Andrew McClay is nominated for a BACKY Award

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Game of Thrones extra Andrew McClay is nominated for a BACKY Award

Backups are necessary; whether it’s the data you wish to preserve or the support you need in battle when you go Game of Thrones. We hardly recognize them because the sky of the scene is filled with all the important stars. The HBO documentary film, Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, gave us an opportunity to witness and celebrate the entire cast and crew of the show. It came out just after the final season was over, and was a fitting farewell. Andrew McClay was one of the consistent extras on Game of Thrones who featured in the documentary. He has now been nominated for Best Actor for the inaugural BACKY Awards. Read on! (Potential spoiler in the image!)

Game of Thrones extra Andrew McClay is nominated for a BACKY Award

Andrew McClay became a part of Game of Thrones first in season 5, and continued to appear through the seasons 6, 7, and 8. He served as a Baratheon soldier at first and later kept appearing as a recurring Stark soldier. Anyone who has watched The Last Watch would most certainly remember him. He expressed his love for the show and described it as, “Best thing I’ve ever done.” The director of the film, Jeanie Finlay said, “I’ve found the heart of our film,” talking about Andrew. His name in the last three seasons was Aberdall Strongbeard; not the un-named soldier after all.

McClay was a part of many key moments on the show. When you see, it’s like he was there through all the madness. Considering the survival-rate in the story, it’s no easy feat.

BACKY’s will be given to artists such as background actors, stand-in’s, casting directors. They will be “honoring those who bring realism to film and television.” There are categories like Best Stand-In (separate for male & female), Best Special Ability, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Group Performance and a few more.

Game of Thrones extra Andrew McClay is nominated for a BACKY Award

Andrew is up against some good competition in the Best Actor category. His fellow nominees are: Ketan Majmudar (Teacher in Blinded by the Light); Kyle Merryman (Radio Station Engineer in Dolemite Is My Name); Jason Mulcahy (Vaudeville Villain in Little Women); Phil Nardozzi (Bartender in Mindhunter). Here’s the voting link.

Besides Andrew, Game of Thrones has also got nominations for Best Background Casting (Carla Stronge) and Best TV Show for Background Acting. Here are the voting links: one & two, respectively.

You can vote once per day till January 27 @12:00 pm EST. The awards will be live on February 1, 2020 @6:00 pm EST on the Facebook page for BACKY Awards. They might not be among top news this awards season but definitely a great first step. We are rooting for Andrew McClay and Game of Thrones. How about you? Go vote for your favorites and tell us in the comments section.


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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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