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Game of Thrones bags nominations in several categories of the Hollywood Professional Association awards

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Game of Thrones kicked some serious ass during the Emmys this year by winning 3 Emmys and breaking records, but the phenomenal show does not stop there. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Game of Thrones is now nominated for several Hollywood Professional Association awards, which have been around since 2006. These awards  honor technical achievements in film, television, and commercials. Turns out Game of Thrones has more nominations than any other TV show.

Here are the categories in which the show is nominated:

Outstanding Editing – Television

“Game of Thrones – Battle of the Bastards”

  • Tim Porter, ACE

Outstanding Sound – Television

Game of Thrones – Battle of the Bastards”

  • Tim Kimmel, MPSE, Paula Fairfield, Mathew Waters, CAS, Onnalee Blank, CAS, Bradley C. Katona, Paul Bercovitch // Formosa Group

Outstanding Visual Effects – Television

“Game of Thrones – Battle of the Bastards”

  • Joe Bauer, Eric Carney // Fire & Blood Productions
    Derek Spears // Rhythm & Hues Studios
    Glenn Melenhorst // Iloura
    Matthew Rouleau // Rodeo FX

Since ‘Battle of the Bastards’ was such a brilliant episode when it comes to all aspects including being the best battle sequence on television, it’s not a surprise that the episode ruled the categories. However, it is great to know that Game of Thrones is continuing to be nominated for various awards.






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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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Peter Dinklage lands his first win at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards

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Peter Dinklage lands his first win at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards

Game of Thrones has been doing quite well at its final awards season. The latest wins come from one of the most popular award ceremony, the Screen Actors Guild Awards 2020, and Game of Thrones has managed to get two wins. Read on!

We had recently reported about Game of Thrones bagging three nominations at the 2020 SAG awards. The show had two nominations in the Ensemble categories — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series category, and the other in the Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series. The other nomination was for Peter Dinklage, in the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series category, for his Season 8 performance as Tyrion Lannister.

Peter grabbed a win, and so did the stunt ensemble. Unfortunately the cast of the show lost the other ensemble award to Netflix’s The Crown.

Peter Dinklage lands his first win at the 2020 Screen Actors Guild Awards

The win was a first for Dinklage at the SAG Awards after six nominations throughout his career, all for playing Tyrion. He thanked the people of Northern Ireland for putting up with the show, and the show’s cast and his wife for putting up with him, in his acceptance speech. Check out a clip of the same:

Well, we hope Dinklage continues on to win more awards for his acting skills in the future. What do you guys think? Talk to us in the comments below!






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Game of Thrones grabs six nominations at the 18th Visual Effects Society Awards

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Game of Thrones receives six nominations at the 18th Visual Society Effects Awards

Game of Thrones may not have won too many awards this season but has consistently received nominations at various awards. After getting two nominations at the 72nd DGA awards, the show has now received six nominations at the 18th Annual Visual Society Effects awards. Read on to find out more!

Visual Society Effects (VES) awards have been recognizing outstanding visual effects achievement in entertainment for the past 18 years. On January 8, the nominations were announced, and Game of Thrones bagged 6 nominations in a total of 5 categories. Here are the categories in which Game of Thrones has nominations:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Game of Thrones; “The Bells”

Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project

Game of Thrones; The Iron Throne; Red Keep Plaza

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project

Game of Thrones; “The Bells”

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode

Game of Thrones; “The Long Night”; Dragon Ground Battle

Game of Thrones; “The Bells”

Outstanding Special (Practical) Effects in a Photoreal or Animated Project

Game of Thrones; “The Bells”

Although the final season of Game of Thrones didn’t receive as much acclaim as their previous seasons, the quality of visual effects remained intact. Even the most ardent critic of the show will not be able to find the fault in the kind of work that went behind the special effects.

Game of Thrones receives six nominations at the 18th Visual Effects Society Awards

Thrones is going to get some tough competition from Disney’s The Mandalorian and other popular shows like Stranger Things. But we reckon Game of Thrones is going to grab at least some wins.

The VES Awards will be held on January 29 at Beverly Hilton Hotel and will be hosted by award-winning actor, comedian, and writer Patton Oswalt.

Well, what do you guys think about the nominations? Write to us in the comments below!






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