Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington to be Submitted in 2018 Golden Globes’ Lead Acting Categories for Game of Thrones

All aboard, whether you like it or not.

Gold Derby reports that Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) are to be submitted by HBO as lead acting contenders for Game of Thrones at the 2018 Golden Globes, an unusual move on HBO’s part. We remember back when HBO submitted Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) and Sean Bean (Eddard Stark – RIP) for season 1 at the 2011 Emmys, but with the show not reaching the worldwide popularity and pop culture dominance it now holds, they did not clinch the nominations. Hopefully, Harington and Clarke will fare better, but they have not even been submitted yet, let alone nominated, so hold your direwolves before celebrating!

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Watchers on the Wall Awards Season 7: Funniest Quote – Preliminary Round

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We’ve covered the All-Around Best Quote of the year already in our preliminary round, but we love to celebrate the humorous side of Game of Thrones here. The wit and snarky back-and-forth of the show is a delight that balances out the darkness and drama. With so many funny bits, it’s tough to choose, but that’s a good problem to have. We’re voting on the Funniest Quote of Season 7, and it’s time to narrow it down to five!

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Emilia Clarke graces Harper’s Bazaar’s cover, talks love, life, and sex on Game of Thrones

The Mother of Dragons (Emilia Clarke) is featured as the cover story and photo shoot for the December/January edition of Harper's Bazaar.

The Mother of Dragons (Emilia Clarke) is featured as the cover story and photo shoot for the December/January edition of Harper’s Bazaar.

Don’t misunderstand: Emilia Clarke adores her role as Daenerys Targaryen on Game of Thrones. But she’s also sick of hearing people talk about the show’s dragons and nudity instead of its rich story and complex characters.

“I’m starting to get really annoyed about this stuff now because people say, ‘Oh, yeah, all the porn sites went down when Game of Thrones came back on.’ I’m like, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale?’ I fucking love that show, and I cried when it ended because I couldn’t handle not seeing it. That is all sex and nudity. There are so many shows centered around this very true fact that people reproduce,” she tells Harper’s Bazaar, in which she is not only featured on the cover of the December/January edition but also the focus of a gorgeously photographed centerpiece story. “People fuck for pleasure—it’s part of life.”

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Hacker to Be Charged for HBO Server Attack and Attempted Extortion

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They say all publicity is good publicity, but I’m pretty sure this mantra quickly dissipates once you’re sitting on the other side of a jail cell. Such might soon be the fate for the alleged thief who hacked the HBO database and leaked data on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Variety reports that Behzad Mesri, an Iranian citizen will be charged by federal authorities for breaking into HBO computers and stealing data. During the airing of season 7 in summer 2017, we talked about this quite a bit here, and here, and even here! But the adrenaline rush a hacker must get by stealing the content of the world’s most popular television show surely isn’t worth the price paid at the other end of it…

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Game of Threads: A Lady’s Armor – Sansa Stark

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In this edition of “Game of Threads,” we take an in-depth look at Sansa Stark, a character that for the majority of her trajectory uses fashion to adapt or remain under the radar. This is in contrast to characters like Cersei, Daenerys, and Margaery who use the way they dress to exact their station in subtle power plays. This does change, however, in more recent seasons, as she finally comes into her own and begins to use her clothing to show that she is no longer a pawn in another person’s game, but her own person who is now thriving in a position of power. It should be noted that her strongest motif early on is the dragonfly, a symbol of fragility and beauty, but also a creature that goes through many stages of life on the way to its final form. The same can be said for Sansa’s wardrobe.

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Watchers on the Wall Awards Season 7: Best Fight – Preliminary Round

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FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIGHT! Who doesn’t love a good fight scene? And Game of Thrones is packed with great ones, year after year. Season 7 was no exception, bringing us a wide variety of scenes that demonstrated danger, emotional catharsis, and physical finesse.

One clarification point: for our award and nomination purposes, we have two separate action categories. Best Fight, which we’ll do preliminary voting on today, celebrates smaller-scale action scenes, where opponents go head-to-head in small groups or one-on-one. The larger-scale sequences will fight it out in the Best Battle category, voted on further down the line. Sometimes fights will be part of the big battle sequences, which are much longer. Got it? Good! It’s time to narrow our favorite fights down to five!

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From the Maester’s Desk: The Wildlings Beyond the Wall

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They call themselves the “Free Folk” but the Westerosi who reside south of the Wall refer to them as “wildlings”. The very name, despite being derogatory, seems to imply that they aren’t civilized or good people: that they are violent savages. They do have a bad reputation among the people of the Seven Kingdoms, who would mostly prefer them to be kept in the other side of the Wall.

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