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Game of Thrones wins big at the Visual Effects Society Awards



Game of Thrones has been slaying at the awards season as usual, but the Visual Effects Society Awards are on a different level altogether. Every year Game of Thrones just dominates the awards, because let’s face it, it’s the best looking TV series by far, and this year was no different. Game of Thrones rocked the VES Awards! Read on!

Now, as we had recently reported, the VES Awards had Game of Thrones nominated 11 times, in 5 categories, with one nomination in the Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode category, three in the Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project, two in the Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project category, two more in the Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project category, and three nominations in the Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode. It won in all five categories! Let’s take a look at the wins:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode:

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., “Orientation Part 1″
Game of Thrones, “Beyond the Wall” Joe Bauer Steve Kullback Chris Baird David Ramos

Sam Conway

Legion, “Chapter 1” Star Trek: Discovery, “The Vulcan Hello”

Stranger Things, “The Gate”

Outstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project:

Black Mirror, “Metalhead” Game of Thrones, “Beyond the Wall”; Zombie Polar Bear Paul Story Todd Labonte Matthew Muntean Nicholas Wilson Game of Thrones, “Eastwatch”; Drogon Meets Jon Jonathan Symmonds Thomas Kutschera Philipp Winterstein Andreas Krieg

Game of Thrones, “The Spoils of War”; Drogon Loot Train Attack Murray Stevenson Jason Snyman Jenn Taylor

Florian Friedmann

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

Assassin’s Creed Origins; City of Memphis
Game of Thrones, “Beyond the Wall”; Frozen Lake Daniel Villalba Antonio Lado José Luis Barreiro

Isaac de la Pompa

Game of Thrones, “Eastwatch” Patrice Poissant Deak Ferrand Dominic Daigle Gabriel Morin Still Star-Crossed, City

Stranger Things 2, The Gate

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

Game of Thrones, “Beyond the Wall”; Frozen Lake Manuel Ramírez Óscar Márquez Pablo Hernández David Gacituaga

Game of Thrones, “The Dragon and the Wolf”; Wall Destruction Thomas Hullin Dominik Kirouac Sylvain Nouveau

Nathan Arbuckle

Heineken, “The Trailblazers”

Outlander, “Eye of the Storm”; Stormy Seas

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode:

Game of Thrones, “Beyond the Wall”; Frozen Lake Óscar Perea Santiago Martos David Esteve Michael Crane Game of Thrones, “Eastwatch” Thomas Montminy Brodeur Xavier Fourmond Reuben Barkataki Sébastien Raets

Game of Thrones, “The Spoils of War”; Loot Train Attack Dom Hellier Thijs Noij Edwin Holdsworth

Giacomo Matteucci

Star Trek: Discovery

Well, bravo! What do you think about these wins? Talk to us in the comments, down below!

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.

“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!

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.

Gobsmacked! Thank you ???

— Indira Varma (@indyv9) October 25, 2020

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!


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.”


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.

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