After the Emmys: addressing Game of Thrones prequel rumors and the HBO party!

In the press room at the Emmys. Photo: IMDb.com

In the press room at the Emmys. Photo: IMDb.com

The Emmy Awards turned out splendidly last night for Game of Thrones and its cast and crew, with the show taking home three awards, bringing their 2016 total to twelve wins. This season’s new batch of wins helped the show break the Emmy record for primetime show awards. It was a great night for HBO itself, as the network received 22 Emmys, the most of any network for the 15th year in a row. After the ceremony and speeches were over, the Game of Thrones bunch hit the press room and then headed over to HBO’s Post Emmy Awards Reception at The Plaza.

The cast and crew fielded questions from reporters about their win, creating season six and the future of Game of Thrones. As always, showrunner D.B Weiss was cagey about the new season, only hinting, “It will be bigger and it will be better. And it will also be worse. But mostly better.”

Not unexpectedly, the talk turned to a possible prequel series after GoT’s run is over. Showrunner David Benioff says, “You might want to ask George [R.R. Martin] about that. He explains, “I’m sure there will be other series set in Westeros but for us, this is it, so that’s really a question for George.”

With the baton passed to him, Martin acknowledged his “wealth of material” for a potential new series, but says at the moment they still have this show and he has two books to finish so the new series talk is “all speculation.”

The complete press room interviews:

After press room duties were finished, the cast and crew were free to celebrate! Everyone headed over to The Plaza for HBO’s afterparty. Thankfully, there are plenty of photos from the event, courtesy of IMDB and FirstLook:

Emilia Clarke:

Emila Clarke

Maisie Williams changed her entire outfit from the Emmys before she went to the party:

maisie afterparty

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Hannah Murray:

NCW Hannah

Hannah and Gwendoline Christie pose, with Conleth Hill lurking:

Hannah Conleth Gwen

Sophie Turner on the party’s carpet and inside later:

Sophie

George R.R. Martin (with an Emmy for his producer role) with Rory McCann:

grrm

Peter Dinklage with his wife Erica Schmidt and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and with D.B. Weiss:

Nik Peter Erica

Peter and Kit Harington catch up at the party:

Kit PEter

David Benioff poses with Emilia Clarke and HBO CEO Richard Plepler:

Emilia Benioff

Keisha Castle-Hughes joined the cast at the afterparty:

KCH

Conleth, Gwendoline and Nikolaj having a great time by the looks of it:

Conleth Hill Gwen

Iwan Rheon joined the event, with the cast:

G H M C

For a more candid look: Leslie Jones, a notoriously big fan of the show, met the cast last night at the after-party-

It looks like an amazing party. The cast deserves the celebration, especially with season 7 filming starting this month. It’ll be back to work very soon for most of them, if they haven’t begun already!

Stay tuned for more Emmys coverage today, as we gather up the best interviews of the night!

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    1. Ravyn,

      hahaha yeah, its hard material at the top that sits quite tight, no reason for it to fall. I have a dress I wore to wedding similar at the top. No issues staying up LOL
      Its probably SUPER tight.

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    2. omg Clarke is insanely gorgeous!!! Love everything about Maisie, esp the hair. Love Turner’s dress.

      The black tuxes always make it look like men are wearing uniforms. Shame they’re so limited when it comes to dressing up for a red carpet.

      GRRM looks like a proud papa 🙂

      I’d love a prequel, but knock on wood GRRM finishes the last two books before that comes to pass. OK I’ve given up on the concluding volume, but please, please finish Winds, at least, before moving on to something else.

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    3. Worst Dressed

      Unfortunately, Emilia Clarke (that particular dress just doesn’t work for some reason) and Maisie Williams (too avante-garde).

      Also David Benioff. His hair just seemed…off, compared to say, Weiss.

      Best Dressed

      Hannah Murray and Gwendoline Christie

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    4. Dee Stark:
      Ravyn,

      hahaha yeah, its hard material at the top that sits quite tight, no reason for it to fall. I have a dress I wore to wedding similar at the top. No issues staying up LOL
      Its probably SUPER tight.

      Yeah, it’s a pretty style for her (though I think the color is too close to her own skin tone). But all I can think of in looking at the pix of it is, “Man, that looks freaking uncomfortable!” Like a whalebone corset.

      I like Hannah’s gown a lot – so soft! In the group shots she really stands out amongst all those black suits.

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    5. Leslie Jones is such a hoot! She’s having so much fun geeking out.

      A pox on all those horrible people who were abusive to her on Twitter.

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    6. I hope the new series isn’t The Dance of Dragons. That story is already written and we know how it ends. I think the new story should take place in Dorne and be centered mainly on the southern kingdoms of Westeros that we haven’t seen much in GoT (i.e. The Reach, Westerlands, and Riverlands).

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    7. The Dragon Demands,

      Oh, arbiter of fashion justice. Randyll Tarly would be jealous. I trust your opinions will make it on a wiki somewhere in this vast nothing called the internet.

      Looks like a fun night had by all.

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    8. The Dragon Demands,

      If you are going to do avant-garde then Maisie’s age is the time to do it. She’s super young and playful, avant-garde matches that style. I love that Maisie is not the cookie cutter type, it is always good to have people who do their own thing. I so loved the director who won for Transparent because among all those corsets and flowy dresses, there she was dressed like her own self not trying to pretend. Same reason why I loved the tennis shoes on Miguel Sapochnik. I though Emilia looked beautiful but I did wonder if she was comfortable, that looked like a very tight cossetted dress, the type that hinders the act of breathing and kills any hope of eating well at dinner.

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    9. Ravyn: Any fashionistas out there who can tell me how Emilia’s dress stays up?

      It’s probably the same type of wiring that is used in underwire bras – you can sort of see the effect in the cleavage shot of Emilia. It’s more than stiff material – the “corners” of the dress stick up and the tiniest bit away from her perfect skin, it has to be wiring. It looks like the under-layer of the whole top of the dress is made like a long-line bra. Fabulous tailoring to get the effect of soft and flowing but with that structure, but I imagine by the end of the night she was glad to get out of it. They all looked wonderful. Wish Lena had been there.

      I must admit, that after sticking through the whole 3 hour slog, and no one from the cast won anything, I stopped watching in disappointment and disgust. I missed the Best Drama award. Glad to see they got that.

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    10. Who is the bald guy with the beard standing between Emilia and Maisie right under the ABC sign? He looks so familiar but I can’t place him. Everyone else looks great — I think all the ladies look stunning.

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    11. In the picture of the entire cast, who is the gentleman to GRRM’s right with the looong white beard? And the two ladies to Kit’s left – who are they?

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    12. Janarchy:
      Who is the bald guy with the beard standing between Emilia and Maisie right under the ABC sign? He looks so familiar but I can’t place him. Everyone else looks great — I think all the ladies look stunning.

      That would be the one and only Bryan Cogman!

      Thronetender:
      In the picture of the entire cast, who is the gentleman to GRRM’s right with the looong white beard? And the two ladies to Kit’s left – who are they?

      I think those are producers, but that’s just my guess.

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    13. Congratulations to all on the well-deserved Emmy wins.

      I was surprised NCW showed up. I thought he’d sit this year out like Lena. Everyone looks great.

      Leslie Jones is fun, I’d definitely hang out with her at a GoT party.

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    14. Sorry, but I can’t stand Leslie Jones. She just comes across as really desperate.

      And she’s doing an Obama here. “Oh, I’m such a huge Game of Thrones geek”… cue getting references wrong and forgetting names.

      Queen of Dragons? The Eunuch?

      Stop trying so hard.

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    15. The Dragon Demands,

      Glad everyone else pounced on you first. I was not a fan of Hannah’s dress, and Maisie is VERY into fashion–cutting edge, young and fresh. I usually hate it when actresses try to wear dresses that are too close to their skin tone, but Emilia’s skin is very light, so the soft coral and draping of the dress is a nice contrast to the extreme boning. Always better with her darker hair showing. I thought she looked stunning, as did Gwen and Sophie, as usual. And the men were dapper and delightful. Begone, negative Nellie!

      Ramsay’s 20th Good Man,

      I LOVE Leslie Jones! No, she is not a book wanker, but she really enjoys the show and geeks out like the rest of us here over the cast. Besides, no one on the planet is as annoying as Julia Louis-Dreyfus. She’s the reason I could never stomach Seinfeld. Ugh!

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    16. What were the Emmy people thinking with the seating assignments? Why was our GOT cast hidden in the middle of the lower section? The most watched show and they hide our peeps behind less popular casting? SERIOUSLY? Cersei, hurry up with the septa, someone else needs to confess.

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    17. Ramsay’s 20th Good Man: Ramsay’s 20th Good Man

      Leslie IS a HUGE GoT fan. She live tweets it every week and a part of her huge twitter following is because of that. She tends to use the descriptions of the characters a lot in her live tweeting, but that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t know the characters. She ran into the actor who plays Rickon (I don’t even know his name off-hand, and couldn’t recognize him walking in an airport or wherever, but I think she did) and in her tweet with the pic she took, she was all geeking out over him and was like “RICKON!!!” She knows the actors/characters and is a hard-core fan.

      I’m sorry, if I’m going hard at you, but it bugs me when genuinely awesome fans (even if they’re –somewhat–famous) are shat upon based on the the barest of information… especially when there is SO MUCH OUT THERE about that particular fan that proves the opposite of the negative being contended.

      (And RE: President Obama… for goodness’ sake, I think he can be forgiven for not remembering the odd names of characters on a fantasy show. He has a few more important details to keep track of, you know?)

      Much, much preferred this dress that Maisie wore to the black one earlier even if it’s not really “red-carpet” appropriate. She does generally look absolutely darling in the short, little numbers she wears. I do wish Emilia’s dress color had been a jewel tone because I love everything else about it. Not too fond of anyone else’s.

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    18. Aryamad,

      I thought the question was rude. It would have been different if the reporter had included Hillary. Sorry, I detest bias in the press.
      Also, Conleth should have left that question alone. That answer does not reflect well on his character. I doubt he’s met the man he’s criticizing.

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    19. Mary,

      That answer does not reflect well on his character. I doubt he’s met the man he’s criticizing.

      Er..I haven’t met whoever Conleth was talking about either, but I agree with Hill that that person doesn’t have good taste.

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    20. Ramsay’s 20th Good Man,

      And she’s doing an Obama here. “Oh, I’m such a huge Game of Thrones geek”… cue getting references wrong and forgetting names.

      Leslie is actually doing a Brian. Last night a guy at the gym said that exact phrase to me; his name is Brian.

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    21. I wish George had spoken more, I really don’t like the buffoonish style of answering the cast and D&D tend to adopt but whatever, they’re just too cool.
      It was funny to me how tiny Kit and Iwan looked next to Rory and Gwen, reminded me of the Hobbits from LOTR. Oh and Maisie is such a beauty, smart, probably my favorite actress from the GoT lot. Now Sophie on the other hand, lol well I don’t want to be rude. Congrats to them for the success!

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    22. Chris Newman’s beard is glorious.

      Look at Emilia’s waist. That dress is so fitted that the only chance of a malfunction would be wildfire-related. ? Now maybe the trolls will stop calling her fat.

      Conleth the Creeper, I love it!

      Everyone looks amazeballs. I will not judge Amanda Peet, I will just assume her favourite hockey team is the Pittsburgh Penguins. ?

      So, when a TV show wins, does every last cast/crew member get a statue? Cuz that’d be nuts.

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    23. JenniferH,

      Yeah, I just looked up her Tweets and, fair enough, she follows the show regularly. That’s cool.

      But she talks utter garbage (who doesn’t on Twitter though), still gets names wrong and seems to be using it as part of her whole social media persona and comedy. Again, I guess that’s part of social media, but it makes it seem less genuine.

      If anything, reading her tweets just makes me think she’s even more desperate and trying too hard than I already did, frankly.

      And, no, I can’t forgive Obama for forgetting Tyrion’s name.

      He’s a politician. He’s just trying to ingratiate himself with the general population and project an image like all of those slimeballs do.

      So when he tries to do that (or his PR people do) with a popular TV show and then he can’t even get the details right, I’m gonna call him on it. I’m not going to ignore it just because most people like to pretend he’s cool and can get away with things that they’d gladly mock other politicians for.

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    24. Great to see them having so much fun!! Conleth and Emilia seem really nice guys and Maisie level of cuteness is now off the charts.

      Hope next season Lena gets an Emmy.

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    25. Ashara D:
      The Dragon Demands,
      Glad everyone else pounced on you first. I was not a fan of Hannah’s dress, and Maisie is VERY into fashion–cutting edge, young and fresh.

      And why is it that everything old is automatically bad and everything new is automatically good? Hannah’s dress had classic, old-school Hollywood elegance. Maisie was just being cutting-edge for the sake of being cutting-edge.

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    26. Ashara D:
      The Dragon Demands,
      Glad everyone else pounced on you first. I was not a fan of Hannah’s dress, and Maisie is VERY into fashion–cutting edge, young and fresh.

      And why is it that everything old is automatically bad and everything new is automatically good? Hannah’s dress had classic, old-school Hollywood elegance. Maisie was just being cutting-edge for the sake of being cutting-edge.

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    27. Youth should be forgiven almost anything. I thought Maisie looked terrific but not wearing a red carpet dress may have been a strategic mistake. Emilia and Sophie got a lot more attention from the press simply because in the Biz, being red carpet-worthy automatically puts you in a mini-interview setting. Sophie wasn’t nominated, but the dress got her there. What a shame we missed seeing the lovely Lena.

      Maisie’s hair-do certainly made her look different, probably because the long fringe de-emphasised her trademark brows. I wonder what Lady Crane would think.

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