WotW Awards Season 6: Best Speech – Preliminary Round

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The characters on Game of Thrones always have a lot to say and they were especially talkative in season 6, with eloquent speeches, epic putdowns and personal tales cropping up in every episode. Today, for the Watchers on the Wall Awards, we’ll be zeroing in on the speeches that drew us in the most, the ones that had us cheering, tearing up, reflecting or just plain spellbound.

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UPDATED: New Game of Thrones Election Campaign Ads Get Personal

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Much like the election campaign train chugs along in the U.S., so does the TheGoTParty bus.

Similar to actual campaigns, the candidate-approved messages typically begin with information about themselves and their redeeming qualities before morphing into attack ads targeting their opponents. And even TheGoTParty is not immune to this transition.

Today, CNN posted the first of what will likely be a string of such ads based on gaining support for the Mad Queen herself, Cersei Lannister. Confess, and check it out below…

Update: Other new campaign videos have been uploaded and added to this post. Enjoy!

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WotW Awards Season 6: Best Dramatic Scene – Preliminary Round

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That’s right, we have TWO Watchers on the Wall Award posts today! We did the funny, now we’re covering the more serious counterpart: Best Dramatic Scene. 

Season 6 was a huge season for Game of Thrones, with battles, reunions, a stack of returns, piles of bodies, and by the old gods and the new, an actual resurrection. It goes without saying that drama and juicy scenes were thick on the ground this year. Our nominations for this category come from the suggestions provided by Watchers on the Wall readers so there is a wide variety to choose from, which makes it both easier and more difficult. Good luck in deciding between the options offered on this lengthy list of amazing Game of Thrones scenes!

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Maisie Williams on the end of Game of Thrones; Miguel Sapochnik talks directing Bastards and the season finale

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Gotta love the run-up to the Emmys, with interviews galore popping up regularly now, as the Game of Thrones contenders put themselves out there. Today, we have two great new interviews to share with you- Maisie Williams speaks with Variety, and GoT director Miguel Sapochnik sits down with the New York Times. 

Looking ahead at the impending end of Game of Thrones, Williams is accepting, telling Variety, “Good things must come to an end or they’re not good anymore. It doesn’t last forever and we’ve done what we came to do, it’s time to wrap this up, and it will have the ending it was always supposed to have, and that’s very special. David [Benioff] and Dan [Weiss] started writing this show knowing the end, not knowing that it might actually come around and we might be allowed to make that many [seasons] — at the beginning we were just willing to make one [season]. They started this with an end in sight, and so it’s exciting to be closing it.”

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The winner of the Iron Throne Bookend Giveaway is…

Iron ThroneAfter one week and and piles of entries across Watchers on the Wall, Facebook and Twitter, the time has come to announce the winner of our latest giveaway!

In this week’s giveaway, we offered up the beautiful Game of Thrones Iron Throne Bookend, created by the Noble Collection. The statue stands seven and a half inches tall, and is decorated around the base with the sigils of the Great Houses of Westeros.

We’re happy to announce that the winner of the Iron Throne Bookend Giveaway is ….

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Game of Thrones spoiler report: Daenerys in season 7

The stars of Game of Thrones are returning to Belfast for season 7, and soon we’ll have a host of new locations to keep an eye on. Already there’s activity going on in Northern Ireland, as production prepares for filming of the new season. IrishThrones reports that activity has been spotted out in Corbet, the village that hosted shooting last fall particularly for the siege of Riverrun storyline.

It’s unlikely filming has begun so this is probably crews working on sets for season 7. IrishThrones says the work is happening in the Riverrun courtyard built there, not around the castle façade.

In other filming news, we’ve heard some exciting information from one of our trusted sources. We’ll tuck this below the cut for MAJOR SPOILER reasons!

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WotW Awards Season 6: Best Death – Preliminary Round

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One of the things Game of Thrones is best known for is its tendency to mercilessly kill off people, sending long-running and beloved characters to the chopping block. Or the wildfire, or the rope, or much worse things. Today we’re celebrating the best of season 6’s death scenes, and choosing our favorites from a pool of initial nominees suggested by Watchers on the Wall readers.

You can choose whatever criteria you like in voting- whether the death scene touched, thrilled, terrified, or satisfied you, it’s your call.

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and the Stark sisters are back in Belfast

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Game of Thrones will begin filming of season 7 in Northern Ireland within the next couple weeks, and the actor sightings are growing every day.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was spotted yesterday in Belfast, the N.I. city that serves as the home base of production. He stopped to take a photo with a fan yesterday in the city, shown above.

A few more cast members were seen in Belfast, two of them out on the town shopping. Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner posed with the fan, who shared the photo online just a few hours ago:

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WotW Awards Season 6: Best Supporting Actor – Preliminary Round

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We’re off and running with our Watchers on the Wall Awards preliminary rounds, and thousands of votes have been cast already. The polls for Best Guest Actor, Guest Actress, and Supporting Actress are still open (visit here and here to make your voices heard!) and we can’t wait to see who takes home the prizes this year. Today, we’re opening up another category for voting: Best Supporting Actor, and this being Game of Thrones, we are spoiled for choice.

But first: as with the Best Actress category, our Best Actor category is a narrow field, narrow enough that we don’t need to have a prelim round poll. Based on the initial submissions, we can go ahead send these five men right to the finals for Best Actor:

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Peter Dinklage
Kit Harington
Isaac Hempstead Wright
Iwan Rheon

Now it’s time to start choosing your five favorites for Best Supporting Actor!

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