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Outlander beats Game of Thrones at the People's Choice Awards

Game of Thrones is currently filming for Season 7, in Iceland. The show had a good run with Season 6, with both, critics and fans liking the season, leading to the many awards nominations the show picked up, this awards season. The show hasn’t really been sweeping up awards wins this season, though. The latest snub came at the recently held People’s Choice Awards.

Game of Thrones had managed to get nominated for a People’s Choice Award in the Favourite Premium Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series, and it lost to the American-British drama series, Outlander. The full nominees were as follows :

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The odd thing here is that the categories for these awards are really specific, which actually boils down the competition three to four times as much, and yet Game of Thrones somehow lost. The show somehow didn’t make it to the Favorite TV Show category, which is again odd, considering how it has been the most torrented TV show for quite a while now, which is actually an indicator of its popularity. Stranger Things, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory, all made it, but in the end the award was taken home by Outlander, too.

Coming to the other category where the show had a nomination, by proxy, was in the Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress category, where Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) was nominated. The nominees were as follows :

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The award went to Caitriona Balfe, who plays the lead on Outlander (yes, again.)

Game of Thrones hasn’t ever won a People’s Choice Award, despite its 12 nominations till date. On the other hand, the show has done really well at the Emmy awards, which are actually considered more prestigious than People’s Choice Awards, and if you think that maybe the people didn’t like the show as much, the show did well at the IGN People’s Choice Awards, this year. So we really don’t know how it keeps missing these.

Either way, we think we’ll just focus on our wait for Season 7 to drop, which is set to premiere in the summer of this year. Talk to us in the comments, 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 😊🙏🏽 https://t.co/CULXRgU7Tj

— 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!

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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.”

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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!