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Game of Thrones lands a BAFTA nomination, faces unusual competition

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Game of Thrones lands a BAFTA nomination, faces unusual competition

Game of Thrones Season 6 was a blast, and well received by fans and critics alike. Since it aired a year ago, it has gone on to do very well at awards season, getting nominated for most awards it was eligible for, and winning many of them. Now, even as the awards season draws to a close, Game of Thrones is still getting nominated, but the nominations, we swear, are getting weirder with every nomination. The latest nomination the show bagged is for the British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA), and it is for a very unusual category, and has some very unusual competition. Read on!

The British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) recently announced the nominations for the 2017 edition of the awards. Game of Thrones didn’t receive a nomination in the expected category, which is the Best International Program category, but instead it has been nominated in another category which we wouldn’t have explicitly paid attention to otherwise. Battle of the Bastards, the ninth episode of Season 6, specifically, has been nominated in the Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment. We think that they have nominated the sequence of the battle rather than the entire episode. Check out the full list of nominees, below :

Game Of Thrones: Battle Of The Bastards
The Late Late Show: Carpool Karaoke with Michelle Obama
Line Of Duty: Urgent Exit Required
Planet Earth II: Snake versus Iguana chase
Strictly Come Dancing: Ed Balls doing Gangnam Style
Who Do You Think You Are: Danny Dyer discovering his origins

Now, someone who keeps up with the latest memes will probably be able to identify every entry in this category, but you don’t need to be an expert to know that the competition has a weird curve. Battle of the Bastards is facing off against the clip of that Iguana that ran really fast to avoid a gazillion snakes chasing it, and Ed Balls, the politician who had become quite a famous meme for having tweeted his own name, doing his version of Gangnam Style. Danny Dyer is also in the mix, and we hear he had auditioned for Game of Thrones before, thrice, and rejected every time.

The awards will be decided by a public vote, so there is no telling exactly who will win. Although we hope Game of Thrones wins, we’ll put our money on the Iguana. It was quite like Jon Snow being stuck in the middle of a horde of Bolton’s soldiers, but still making it out alive, if you think about it. Check it out, below :

The British Academy Television Awards (BAFTA) will be announced in a ceremony held on May 14. You can vote for your favorite, here. Who do you think will win? Tell us in the comments, down below!







24. Goan. Technology/Pop Culture journalist since 2013. Editor at Wiki of Thrones.

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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 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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