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Game of Thrones bags 11 nominations for the VES Awards, 3 for the MUAHS Awards

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Game of Thrones bags 11 nominations for the VES Awards, 3 for the MUAHS Awards

Game of Thrones had a great run with Season 6, and has since been getting nominated for every single award show that has announced its nominations this season. The latest are from The Visual Effects Society Awards, which “recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials and video games”. Game of Thrones had bagged nominations for a whopping 11 awards, beating every other TV series and movie.

Check out the nominations, below :

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode

Black Mirror, “Playtest”
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards” (Joe Bauer, Steve Kullback, Glenn Melenhorst, Matthew Rouleau, Sam Conway)
Stranger Things, “Demogorgon”
The Expanse, “Salvage”
Westworld, “The Bicameral Mind”

Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode or Real-Time Project

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare—Omar
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”—Drogon (James Kinnings, Michael Holzl, Matt Derksen, Joeseph Hoback)
Game of Thrones, “Home”—Emaciated Dragon (Sebastian Lauer, Jonathan Symmonds, Thomas Kutschera, Anthony Sieben)

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

Black Sails, “XXVIII”—Maroon Island
Dishonored 2, Clockwork Mansion
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”—Meereen City (Deak Ferrand, Dominic Daigle, François Croteau, Alexandru Banuta)
Game of Thrones, “The Winds of Winter”—Citadel (Edmond Engelbrecht, Tomoka Matsumura, Edwin Holdsworth, Cheri Fojtik)
The Man in the High Castle, “Volkshalle”

Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal Project

Doctor Strange—New York Mirror Dimension
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards” (Patrick Tiberius Gehlen, Michelle Blok, Christopher Baird, Drew Wood-Davies)
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story—Space Battle
The Jungle Book

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

Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards” (Kevin Blom, Sasmit Ranadive, Wanghua Huang, Ben Andersen)
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”—Meereen City (Thomas Hullin, Dominik Kirouac, James Dong, Xavier Fourmond)
John Lewis, “Buster the Boxer”
Sky, “Q”

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode

Black Sails, “XX”—Sailing Ships
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”—Meereen City (Thomas Montminy-Brodeur, Patrick David, Michael Crane, Joe Salazar)
Game of Thrones, “Battle of the Bastards”—Retaking Winterfell (Dominic Hellier, Morgan Jones
Thijs Noij, Caleb Thompson)
Game of Thrones, “The Door”—Land of Always Winter (Eduardo Díaz, Aníbal Del Busto, Angel Rico, Sonsoles López-Aranguren)

You can check out the full nominations, here. The VES Awards will be announced on the 7th of February at a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

The show has also garnered 3 nominations at the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS) Awards which honor “make-up artists and hair stylists outstanding achievements in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater.” Check the nominations out, below :

TV AND NEW MEDIA SERIES – BEST PERIOD / CHARACTER MAKE-UP

Game of Thrones (Make-Up Artists: Jane Walker, Kay Bilk)
Penny Dreadful (Make-Up Artists: Enzo Mastrantonio, Clare Lambe)
Saturday Night Live (Make-Up Artists: Louie Zakarian, Amy Tagliamonti, Jason Milani)
Stranger Things (Make-Up Artists: Amy L. Forsythe, Samantha Smith)
Westworld (Make-Up Artists: Christien Tinsley, Myriam Arougheti, Rolf Keppler)

TV AND NEW MEDIA SERIES – BEST PERIOD / CHARACTER HAIR STYLING

Game of Thrones (Hair Stylists: Kevin Alexander, Candice Banks)
Masters of Sex (Hair Stylists: Mary Ann Valdes, Matthew Holman, George Guzman)
Penny Dreadful (Hair Stylists: Luca Vannella, Alexis Continente)
Saturday Night Live (Hair Stylists: Jodi Mancuso, Jennifer Serio, Inga Thrasher)
Stranger Things (Hair Stylists: Sarah Hindsgaul, Evelyn Roach)

TV AND NEW MEDIA SERIES – BEST SPECIAL MAKE-UP EFFECTS

Game of Thrones (Make-Up Artists: Barrie Gower, Sarah Gower)
Penny Dreadful (Make-Up Artists: Nick Dudman, Sarita Alliso)
Saturday Night Live (Make-Up Artists: Louie Zakarian, Jason Milani, Tom Dernier)
The Walking Dead (Make-Up Artists: Greg Nicotero, Jake Garber)
Westworld (Make-Up Artists: Christien Tinsley, Hiroshi Yada)

The MUAHS Awards are scheduled for a ceremony, which will be held on February 19th at The Novo in Los Angeles. Check out the full list of nominations, here.

Considering the snub at the Golden Globes, we surely do hope Thrones wins at both these ceremonies, and we think you do, too! Talk to us 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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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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