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Game of Thrones wins big at the Visual Effects Society (VES) awards

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Game of Thrones wins big at the Visual Effects Society (VES) awards

Game of Thrones had a great run with Season 6, with critics and fans liking it alike. That is why it has been doing so well these awards season, garnering nominations for every award show considering the genre the show is in, and winning quite a lot of them, too. The latest ones are coming straight from the Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards, which honor the best in visual effects, as you might have guessed, which Game of Thrones absolutely dominated.

We had earlier reported about how Game of Thrones had bagged a whopping 11 nominations at the Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards, in 6 categories, with multiple nominations in some categories. The ceremony for the 15th Annual VES Awards was recently held, and Game of Thrones won in five of the six nominated categories. Here are the categories the show won in :

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 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)

Game of Thrones didn’t win in only one of the categories it was nominated in :

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

We think it’s clear how much of a hit Game of Thrones was, when it came to visual effects. This isn’t a surprise, at all, considering how well made Season 6 was, from the technical angle. Season 7 will apparently be even better. We can’t wait!

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Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley wins the coveted Brian Waddell Award

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Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley wins the coveted Brian Waddell Award

Game of Thrones remains the most successful show to have ever filmed on television. It set the bar for television filming really high, with record viewership and budget. The fantasy series still holds the record for the most number of Emmy Awards won. The cast of the show has won a host of awards as well. Michelle Fairley, who played the brave Lady Catelyn Stark, won an award for her outstanding contribution to the broadcast industry.

Michelle won the coveted Brian Waddell Award at a virtual Royal Television Society Northern Ireland (RTS NI) awards ceremony hosted by Patrick Kielty. “I am so incredibly thankful and honoured to receive this award for outstanding contribution,” she said.

Game of Thrones star Michelle Fairley wins the coveted Brian Waddell Award

“I feel very lucky to have been given some fantastic opportunities throughout my career. And believe that my “outstanding contribution” really is just that; a contribution to fantastic productions and wonderful creative teams.”

She added, “We would be nothing in this industry without our collaborators. I m truly blessed to work alongside some of the best. Long may it continue.” 

Vikkie Taggart, Chairman of RTS NI praised the actress, “It is a real pleasure to celebrate the incredible talent of Michelle Fairley. She has won the hearts of audiences worldwide. In a glittering career spanning more than 30 years with her many accomplished performances.

Congratulations to all our winners and nominees this year. They represent the best of the bright talent in Northern Ireland.” 

Michelle Fairley highly impressed the Game of Thrones showrunners in the audition itself. Send in your love and admiration for the coveted actress in the comments below!







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Game of Thrones star Indira Varma wins Laurence Olivier award 2020

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Game of Thrones star Indira Varma wins Laurence Olivier award 2020

Game of Thrones is one of the most decorated series in television history. The highly acclaimed series still holds the record for the most number of Emmy Awards won till date. The show’s cast is still winning heaps of praise and awards, showcasing their amazing talent.

Indira Varma, who played the gorgeous Ellaria Sand, the mother of the Sand Snakes, added one more award to her trophy case. Varma received the Laurence Olivier Award for the year 2020. She won the Best Supporting Actress in a play prize for Present Laughter.

Indira’s co-star for the play, Andrew Scott, won Best Actor in a Play for his performance. Other winners at the Laurence Olivier Awards 2020 included Sir Ian McKellen, Sharon D.Clarke and Adrian Scarborough. The ceremony was streamed live on YouTube due to coronavirus social distancing restrictions.

The highly talented actress was amazing as Ellaria Sand on Game of Thrones. Indira’s fans were worried back in March when she was tested positive for COVID-19. She shared the news of her Coronavirus infection on Instagram. The actress maintained self-isolation for weeks and has fully recovered since.

Indira Varma is one of the most versatile actresses in the entertainment industry. Feel free to send your best wishes and congratulate Indira 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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