From the Red Carpet: Game of Thrones Emmy interviews!

D and D and GRRM

Executive producer and writer David Benioff spoke to Entertainment Weekly about their win, and the controversial season five.

“We never set out to offend anyone,” Benioff says. “To try to offend anyone would be juvenile, but to be afraid to offend people would be cowardly. There were people saying they were never going to watch again. We’re just trying to tell the story the best we can. This means a lot, it’s a very nice feeling.”

Backstage after his win for Outstanding Supporting Actor, Peter Dinklage talked to USA Today about overcoming challenges when growing up.

“I had really great parents, and some really great teachers. And that’s all you need really,” the actor said.

Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams prove in this interview that no chicken is safe near a Game of Thrones cast member. John Bradley, Conleth Hill, and Alfie Allen also turn up sharing what show they’d like to see their characters on.

Sophie shares what TV show she herself would like to guest on.

Maisie Williams tries to convince everyone that Jon Snow is dead for good in this interview.

Gwendoline Christie discusses the progression of women’s roles:

Sophie Turner discuss Game of Thrones and the feminist nature of the show.

Entertainment Tonight asks the Game of Thrones cast the eternal question: “Is Jon Snow dead?”

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    1. Fantastic quote from Benioff. You have to really believe in yourself, because otherwise the show would collapse beneath you.

      I know they’re paid well, but some of the vitriol about them this year was horrendous. Why people feel that this is an acceptable and necessary way to criticise the show is beyond me. Just because you don’t like something doesn’t mean that you should insult others.

      They’ve done an incredible job adapting ASOIAF so far and they thoroughly deserve all the plaudits they’re getting.

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    2. A lot of the complaints about what the show left out in Season 5 are going to be in season 6. That takes away over half of the complaints. The rest…. haters gonna hate.

      Season 5 was just as good as the previous 4. The show did a great job navigating the last 2 books.

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    3. Ha! Conleth Hill saying “No, He’s dead.. We saw him die… but keep watching..

      Please can anyone translate what Carice van Houten said?

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    4. Sean C.,

      “It’ll be an amazing season for [Sansa]”
      This is good to hear. I’m not gonna lie, I was (irrationally) worried for Sansa, given how little filming Sophie’s been seen doing. That’s a relief.

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    5. Fedejru,

      She said: “Ik ga nu gewoon in het Nederlands praten, want dan kan je me niet verstaan”.
      Which means: “I’ll just speak Dutch now, so you won’t understand me”.

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    6. Greenjones,

      Very likely.

      She seems pretty excited about season 6. I’d say, some Stark reunion might happen in next season.

      My two current scenarios, after her escape.Theon will go to Iron Islands and Sansa’s reunion with Rickon (or perhaps later with “the one that shall not be named” and “is deader than dead” btw nice try Maisie ) – The Wall is her likely destination, after Ramsay mentioned Jon to her, but she’ll never get there … so Last Hearth as the next.
      Second option Ramsay hunters will catch her on the way to the Wall, Theon will escape and they bring her back to Winterfell. I doubt that, but then again Adrien Gillen filmed around same time like Sophie in July or August and Kit was nowhere to be seen at that time.

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    7. I cosign Kiernan Shipka on Arrested Development. She could be friends with Maeby.

      It’s funny to see all those Brits completely unable to deal with the heat

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    8. Dutch Maester,

      Dutch is such a strange language for someone who speaks German. Every time I read or hear something in Dutch I’m like: “Ha! I understand that shit! Praten has to be sprechen (to speak) and Nederlands means Niederländisch (Dutch), Hey and dan kan je me niet verstaan nusst be dann kannst mich nicht verstehen (literally: then you can’t understand me). But what is the first word? … Fuck, I don’t get the first sentence either … I get you next time, Dutch!”

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    9. Dutch Maester:
      Fedejru,
      She said: “Ik ga nu gewoon in het Nederlands praten, want dan kan je me niet verstaan”.
      Which means: “I’ll just speak Dutch now, so you won’t understand me”.

      That’s completely incorrect! You have no understanding of the language, where do you get off?? She said that Jon Snow will meet up with Sansa and that together they’ll stab Ramsay Bolton and that she’ll use her magic in the SnowBowl to burn Ramsay’s body before it is torn apart by Wunwun.

      Grapje.. 🙂

      Also, apparently, the actors from other shows have no real interest in Game of Thrones. Out of the interviews posted, only the actress from BBT mentions GoT. The others avoid it as if it were the plague.

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    10. Dutch Maester,

      Heh, except that Dutch is not that tough to understand if you speak English! Sometimes it almost sounds like an English speaker pretending to speak German or a German speaker pretending to speak English! (Of course, what sucks is that 1) the Dutch usually speak English well, and 2) the Dutch are extremely tolerant of non-Dutch speakers trying to speak their language: why couldn’t people speaking more difficult languages be like that?!?! 😀 )

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    11. Jeb: but some of the vitriol about them this year was horrendous. Why people feel that this is an acceptable and necessary way to criticise the show is beyond me.

      Don’t fret on D&D’s behalf. 🙂 I have extreme doubt that any of the vitriol against them, even registers with them. Or they spend even a fraction of a second worrying about the rude and bitter ASoIaF fans. They are golden with HBO, they are extraordinarily successful at their profession (even with the record breaking Emmys), their show is perhaps the premiere show in the world with a fanbase anyone in ShowBiz can only dream of. It’s pretty much all rosy in their world. Over-dramatic internet reactions simply reflect on those with those reactions; not on D&D.

      BoromirStark,
      Funny! 😀

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    12. I know I shouldn’t be bothered by this, but Maisie’s answers to the Jon Snow conundrum really annoy me. It’s not that they make me worried or anything; she just lays it on way too thick and it comes across as obnoxious.

      Also, just for the sake of argument, let’s say Jon was dead forever and Kit really was done with the show – the cast has been uniformly super mean about his departure, lol. All they’ve been saying is he’s DEAD, he D-E-A-D, deader than dead, deaddeaddead. Aside from Emilia, I don’t think anyone has said one word about missing Kit, or how a dead Jon Snow will be another trauma for the Stark kids. Just, “he’s dead, get over it.” Lol. I mean, if Kit really wasn’t coming back, they would be the meanest, cruelest cast ever.

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    13. kit_hepburn,

      It’s all fun and games. They know he’s back. Maisie is just going above and beyond in her denials. If Kit was done with the show, he would have been front and center at the Emmys. Instead he was in Northern Ireland filming for season 6.

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    14. Sean C.:
      Another Sophie clip (with expected vague Season 6 comment):

      Standard Sophie line: “Fans will be really excited about where she’s going…” yadda yadda. She says that every season. *Frowns* That makes me worried that we’ll be seeing “more of the same” from her storyline (i.e. she starts strong and has flashes of growth, defiance, manipulation, etc., but somehow ends up worse for the wear). I sincerely hope I’m wrong, though. Because they’re running out of seasons to make her relevant in her own right, and not as a pawn in someone else’s game (i.e. Cersei’s, Petyr’s, the Bolton’s, etc.)

      Side note, Sophie and Maisie ARE Sansa and Arya. Sophie being all, “I don’t know what happens…” reminded me of when Sansa basically said the same thing about the Arya/Joffrey fight. And Maisie…lying her ass off. That’s that FM training for you. 😉

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    15. kit_hepburn,

      I think she’s just really really sick of the same questions over and over (which is actually why she carries funny purses and accessories, in the hopes that they’ll grab some attention), and was trying to be really obvious. But I can see how you might find it off-putting….I don’t think she meant to be rude.

      Similarly, I remember thinking it was kind of gross for Sophie to be chomping on gum through ComicCon questions, but then I told myself that they really are essentially kids, and are probably feeling a bit Disneyland-ish still, even after a few years.

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    16. I doubt this is what’ll happen, but this is the scenario in my mind for Sansa & Theon’s escape from Winterfell:

      Sansa and Theon are pursued by Ramsay and his men. They are saved by Brienne and Pod, and escape, but Pod gets wounded in the process. They decide to head for the Wall, as Sansa remembers Ramsay’s words about Jon. Unfortunately, Pod’s wounds are pretty bad, so they decide to stop by the Last Hearth so he can get some healing, as the Umbers are known to be loyal to the Starks.

      Just as they arrive at the Last Hearth, Sansa tells Brienne to take Theon back to the Iron islands, as nowhere in the North will be safe for him – Most of the lords will want to execute him as a traitor, and the Boltons… well, even worse. (Brienne would of course return immediately once she saw Theon there safely). Before they part, Sansa tells Theon “We’re even now”, or something along those lines.

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    17. kit_hepburn: Aside from Emilia, I don’t think anyone has said one word about missing Kit,

      Maisie said in an interview right after S5 that “we’ve all been dealing with Kit being gone since we found out in January”. What do you want her to say/do? It’s a TV show. It’s not like Kit is dead, or unemployable, or anything.

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    18. Ravyn,

      I don’t want her to do anything. I’m just saying that, taken together, their statements start to sound kind of funny when you think about how they sound in comparison to when, say, Robb died. And I didn’t know she said that, so my bad. But my original comment still stands.

      I mean, I don’t CARE, I’m not actually mad at them or anything, I just think it sounds amusing if you were to listen to all of their comments together in unison and then picture Kit somewhere making a sadface. I’m not personally broken up on Kit’s behalf or anything. I know he’s coming back.

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    19. Looking at various media outlets reviewing the Emmy winners, a lot of them seem really butt hurt that their beloved Mad Men was denied one last victory lap. Now that GoT has been minted into respectability, I’m guessing these critics will have their knives out for the show next season. Here’s hoping the show won’t give them the ammunition and continue to kick ass.

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    20. Ravyn,

      Most of the articles I’ve read pointed out that GOT was overdue, even while listing it as a surprise. I personally don’t think it was much of a surprise. Mad Men hadn’t won any Emmys for like 3 straight years prior to Jon Hamm winning. It had lost it’s luster. Meanwhile, it is pretty much agreed that GOT was the runner up several times, including the previous two years. With Breaking Bad finished, it was time to award GOT for it’s consistency and overall production quality.

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    21. BoromirStark,

      Lol….I guess GRRM started a trend with his original FU while interviewing in Europe!

      Seems like Oberyn is in the process of introducing David and Amanda to some Dornish customs.

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    22. Pigeon:
      I have a mild crush on Benioff. There I said it.
      Sophie has such pretty hair.

      And *I* have a mild crush on Sophie… and Benioff has such pretty hair. 🙂

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    23. Tyrion Pimpslap,

      I was reading Vulture, Vanity Fair, Grantland, and even io9 ( a genre site) all went with the “no way in hell did it deserve to win over Mad Men” talking point. I disagree, of course, but then, I don’t watch Mad Men.

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    24. Body Language 101 would tell you they are all lying. We know it. They know it. Everyone knows it.

      Every time someone answers the question regarding if Jon Snow is really dead they nod their head and say, “No.” and start with their chin raising upwards. Worst kept secret is worst kept still.

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    25. Ravyn,

      I’m a huge Mad Men fan. It is the type of show that is very safe. It is an academy/critical darling. The writing is consistently great, and I feel like it should have won in that category. However, as a series, I’m not sure it was so good the past few seasons that it was a major snub for it not to win. It would have been a bigger snub for GOT to never win than for Mad Men not to win for a 5th time, IMO.

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    26. RosanaZugey: Standard Sophie line: “Fans will be really excited about where she’s going…” yadda yadda.She says that every season. *Frowns* That makes me worried that we’ll be seeing “more of the same” from her storyline (i.e. she starts strong and has flashes of growth, defiance, manipulation, etc., but somehow ends up worse for the wear). I sincerely hope I’m wrong, though. Because they’re running out of seasons to make her relevant in her own right, and not as a pawn in someone else’s game (i.e. Cersei’s, Petyr’s, the Bolton’s, etc.)

      Side note, Sophie and Maisie ARE Sansa and Arya. Sophie being all, “I don’t know what happens…” reminded me of when Sansa basically said the same thing about the Arya/Joffrey fight. And Maisie…lying her ass off. That’s that FM training for you.

      A man should hit her in the face with a stick. We never stop playing!

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    27. Sophie for TV Line:

      In this one the “is Jon Snow dead?” question wears especially thin, as Ausiello responds to her saying she has no idea by noting that the show is already filming so she should have read the scripts by now, at which point she just laughs.

      The whole thing about media questions for the cast about Jon Snow has both sides acting out a pantomime around a question that anyone paying the slightest attention to publicly-available information about the show already knows.

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    28. Sean C.:
      Sophie for TV Line:

      In this one the “is Jon Snow dead?” question wears especially thin, as Ausiello responds to her saying she has no idea by noting that the show is already filming so she should have read the scripts by now, at which point she just laughs.

      The whole thing about media questions for the cast about Jon Snow has both sides acting out a pantomime around a question that anyone paying the slightest attention to publicly-available information about the show already knows.

      What are they supposed to ask though: Kit Harington has been spotted several times with your hubby Ramsay filming a huge battle-scene in Saintsfield Northern Ireland. Care to explain, without giving specifics of course?

      Also, Ausiello’s major frown on his face is visible when he asks: “But you’ve read the scripts, so you should (frown) know? Bad cameraman is bad.. Or at least badly cropped shot.

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    29. Ser Oromis Locke,

      They could just report that information (though a lot don’t, out of deference to the show) and not ask a question that (a) they already know the answer to and (b) they know they won’t get an answer to. It’s basically reporters actively ignoring information.

      It’s not a big deal, by any stretch, but it’s just an example of how entertainment news journalism tends to be as much PR as anything else. They’re maintaining a mystery that isn’t really a mystery, out of deference.

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    30. Man, if I was asked GOT’s equivalent of ‘is water wet?’ repeatedly, I’d either start ripping my hair out or burst out laughing, then proceed to ask for a next question without explaining my sudden outburst. ‘Jon Snow is dead’ should be season 6’s tagline.

      Both sides, the actors and the journalists, keep up the charade. The latter insist on ignorantly asking the wrong question over and over again. The actors keep giving the same half-assed, trained response, with some occasional ambiguity, while barely able to hide their smirks (some of them can’t even do that).

      They must be tired of it so badly that a slip-up like Sophie’s, that is ‘I dunno’ (even though she sure as hell does as the production has been ongoing since July), is totally understandable.

      When the season ended, I knew it’d be hella difficult for them keep the secret under wraps until next year, but the cat was out of the bag much sooner than I expected and didn’t predict the PR approach would be this much of a trainwreck.

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    31. Everyone is so sure Jon is coming back. I have been avoiding spoilers all summer, so I am assuming maybeeeee something was seen! hmmmmmm. Anyway ill keep my knowledge at that.
      I cant wait for season 6.
      6 months to go.

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    32. Redstar:
      Ser Not Appearing in this Series,

      He hates it so enormously he chucked his new, shiny Emmy into the nearest dustbin on his way out of there.

      Was that before or after phoning Linda @ Westeros.org to say what he really thinks of the whole shebang?

      Oh wait, Linda just knows…

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    33. Toch meer Nederlanders hier dan ik dacht!!

      Ik ben ook Nederlandstalig (weliswaar uit België)! 🙂

      To continue in English. Well done Game of Thrones!

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    34. Any guy that show too much interest in these awards are getting their man card pulled. I’m patrolling….

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    35. Ser Not Appearing in this Series,

      Linda is a mind reader of course, one among her many talents…

      Don’t be fooled. He didn’t put his Emmy in the TV room. He put it next to his crapper and is using it as a toilet paper holder, believing it a worthy place for a ‘shit’ show he thinks it is. Linda told me.

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    36. Abyss: Praten has to be sprechen (to speak)

      It’s a cognate to “prattle” in English, although the Dutch don’t use it that way: but one benefit of English hybridizing languages is that we use general words from one as specific words. “Praten” is Norse in origin, isn’t it? I cannot think of a German cognate for it, and it’s a huge stretch from “Parlez.”

      Deesensfan,

      I’m sure people will read it as they want: they always do. Interestingly, the comments are all “congrats/Happy BDay” and “best show ever!” There are no “But it was the worst season ever” or “But it would have been so much better if it had followed the books” comments, at least so far.

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    37. Wimsey: It’s a cognate to “prattle” in English, although the Dutch don’t use it that way: but one benefit of English hybridizing languages is that we use general words from one as specific words. “Praten” is Norse in origin, isn’t it?I cannot think of a German cognate for it, and it’s a huge stretch from “Parlez.”

      Prattle from “to prate” is of Low German origin, i.e. the German dialect of Niedersachsen nearer to the Frisian and Dutch languages.

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    38. Yaga:

      Yeah, it really is a tired-out catmouse play. Just stop asking the question already!

      Even if it was officially confirmed Jon Snow would return in S6, reporters would just move on to three new inane questions to badger the cast with: “So, how does Jon Snow come back?” “Is it because of Melisandre?” “You read most of the S6 scripts, how can you not know how Jon comes back to life?”

      You can’t win with the media.

      “For now, let it suffice to say that the Emmy looks very good in my TV room, and while it IS an honor just to be nominated (as I have been, six times before), it’s even cooler to win. ”

      Fellow author Stephen King is probably envious right now – Under The Dome didn’t turn out to be successful on TV, and King had such high hopes for it.

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    39. kit_hepburn,

      So glad someone else feels the same way I do about Maisie.
      She’s enjoying ‘lying’ way too much. Whereas Sophie’s seems to have become uncomfortable with it. These reporters really need to stop asking!

      This ‘Jon Snow’s not coming back’ must be the stupidest stunt ever pulled. Hope they’re wishing they never started it.

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    40. Let-it-Snow,

      Yes Maisie is cretinetta che per attirare l’attenzione vuole strafare,che cretinetta antipatica e vestita malissimo !
      For to be noticed Maisie say stupid things.is very bad dressed,bad bad bad

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    41. Let-it-Snow,

      How is Jon Snow not coming back a stunt that the show pulled?
      It is clearly a cliffhanger right from the source material. How else should they have done it? Not killed him? Or just answer that he comes back from the dead next season? Or avoid press and promoting the show ?
      Clearly they are in a tough position and I think they have handled it pretty well. They have a huge cast that is being asked this question over and over obviously someone will slip up and say too much.
      Also people watch for Kit in Belfast and filming areas pretty hard to cover up.
      All GRRM has to do is say wait til the next book, the show does not have that luxury

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    42. Let-it-Snow,

      But how exactly would they be able to keep quiet? D&D and the cast do a ton of press, should they just ignore the question? Or just answer “no comment” that would lead to speculation as well.
      It is not reasonable for them to do it any other way

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    43. Maggie,

      Thanks for posting this! I’m so happy to see GRRM, holding his Emmy, on his birthday, grinning from ear to ear!

      Also important to remember – not only the most wins in a single year, but the first win ever for Sci-Fi/Fantasy.

      The best part was that it was unexpected – so, all around, a stellar night for GRRM, D&D, and all the fans!

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    44. Let-it-Snow: This ‘Jon Snow’s not coming back’ must be the stupidest stunt ever pulled. Hope they’re wishing they never started it.

      And yet, here we are talking about it. I think they accomplished their objective.

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    45. Abyss:
      Dutch Maester,

      Dutch is such a strange language for someone who speaks German. Every time I read or hear something in Dutch I’m like: “Ha! I understand that shit! Praten has to be sprechen (to speak) and Nederlands means Niederländisch (Dutch), Hey and dan kan je me niet verstaan nusst be dann kannst mich nicht verstehen (literally: then you can’t understand me). But what is the first word? … Fuck, I don’t get the first sentence either … I get you next time, Dutch!”

      It’s even weirder if you are swedish that knows a little german, it’s to me as if a swedish person was pretending to speak german but just replaced some of the words with swedish words with a slightly german bend to them.

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    46. God of tits and wine:
      Any guy that show too much interest in these awards are getting their man card pulled. I’m patrolling….

      da fook does that mean?

      Love all the interviews. I too am getting tired of the same actors being asked the same question expecting a different answer. Geez. But I have to admit that both Sophie and Maisie do seem a bit more cheeky than the rest. Yes, you can chalk it up to age, but there is a choice…they could also be classy for their age. “we stole day old chicken”. Okay.

      Once again and again, congratulations to all the winners and the most deservedly so, Game of Thrones. I loved that Mr. Martin was there too. Hopefully that dispels all the “he hates the show” crap that spews from the purists (don’t know what other name to use, I am not meaning it in an ugly way).

      Oh and I have a major huge unapologetic crush on Peter Dinklage. Have from season 1. I hope they clean him up a bit more for season 6. 😉 😀 and after Peter it is Pedro!! *swoon – thud*

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    47. Wimsey,
      Ser Not Appearing in this Series, already explained it kind of, but I will go in a little more detail. First of of course context is everything here, makes it a lot easier.

      Now the thing Ser was talking about also comes into play. I didn’t even know there was a Lower Saxon word closer to “praten” (still don’t know what is, to ´be honest). What ever the case, German dialects are important when trying to understand languages close to it and we have a lot of them, some are so different from regular German I can’t even understand them entirely. When it comes to “praten” and “sprechen” their might be closer together that it looks like (or not, my endeavors with the history of the German language and morphology were a long time ago. 😉 ).

      That sad the verb “sprechen” has a noun equivalent in the form of “Sprache”. It’s not to crazy to think that the morpheme “spra” shifted to “spre” in the case of the verb (maybe with the interstation of “sprä”, because ä is a combination of a end e). Maybe that didn’t happen in Dutch. If so all we have to do now is lose the s (little things like that happend from time to time) and we have “prachen” vs. “sprechen”. I have to admit I can’t explain the t vs. the “ch” as an end result, since Dutch does have “ch”. Maybe it was a dialect thing along the way.

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    48. Deesensfan,

      A lot of people (I would even say most of them) never believed that Jon is permanently dead anyway. It’s just to much to do for him, Mel’s presence at Castle Black, starring contest with Night’s King and the whole mystery about his parentage etc. No way with all the hints to that theory. Even my sister(only show watcher) kinda figured it out, but she’s still not 100% sure about that.

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    49. Joe: It’s even weirder if you are swedish that knows a little german, it’s to me as if a swedish person was pretending to speak german but just replaced some of the words with swedish words with a slightly german bend to them.

      Similar to how I feel listening to someone speak Swedish… it’s as if they are trying to speak English but putting in oddly-pronounced versions of German words in the middle of it. LOL

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    50. Geralt of Rivia,

      Yeah I know. its the super casual viewers that think/thought he was dead for good. I still question it.. (havent read the spoilers).
      What I was saying was, because his death was how the season ended, it gives even the people who actually thought he was dead, time to figure out his importance more, to get spoilt, to be spotted on set, etc… ruining the effect of the cliffhanger.
      Whereas if they ended the season with his resurrection, lets say, the shock effect of his coming back to life would have been greater, in my opinion.

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    51. Jeb,

      I agree Jeb. A lot of insults are being thrown around on these fan blogs. Most of them personal attacks at the actors and producers themselves. It’s juvenile and unnecessary.

      It makes no sense to me why anyone would bash a show in such haste. Fans included. If you don’t agree then debate rationally. Why
      “Throw daggers”.

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    52. Abyss,

      I can understand German relatively well, but I’m absolutely horrible at speaking it: I tend to just speak Dutch with a strong German accent. 🙂 The two languages are linguistically very close anyhow: when I’m on holiday in southern Europe the locals often think I’m German when they overhear me speaking to a friend.

      Interestingly enough my french speaking colleagues at work (I’m Belgian) think the actual Dutch have a much heavier and harder to understand German accent than the Belgian Dutch speakers (we apparently have more of a French accent in our “patois”).

      Slightly more on topic: I really want to go out and have a drink with Gwendoline Christie, she’s a hoot.

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    53. I’m a little late to the game, but I was wondering, and it’s probably been brought up before, but the absence of Kit at the awards show probably means he’s filming some Jon Stark/Targarian scenes? I mean it’s a high possibility right?

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    54. kit_hepburn,

      You make such good points. If Kit was not coming back, the reaction from the cast would be different. They would all talk about what losing Jon means to the overall story, to the rest of the Starks. If Kit was gone, he would’ve been at his last GOT emmys OR he would have at least participated in the panel at Comic Con. He’s such an iconic figure, and suddenly he’s gone from their PR/media appearances….odd.

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    55. Abyss:

      Here is an entry from a dictionary of etymology, the word was similar in many Germanic languages

      prate (v.)
      early 15c., from or related to Middle Dutch praten “to chatter” (c. 1400), from a Proto-Germanic imitative root (compare East Frisian proten, Middle Low German praten, Middle High German braten, Swedish prata “to talk, chatter”). Related: Prated; prating. As a noun from 1570s.

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    56. Ravyn:
      Tyrion Pimpslap,

      I was reading Vulture, Vanity Fair, Grantland, and even io9 ( a genre site) all went with the “no way in hell did it deserve to win over Mad Men” talking point. I disagree, of course, but then, I don’t watch Mad Men.

      I think respectfully this is an exaggeration. They and also EW and the NY Times concluded GOT won more for the accomplishment to date of being a great show overall, despite a weak season 5. Some then mentioned Mad Men in contrast had a great year, which it did.

      I’m happy anytime GOT wins awards because it’s an awesome show, but this seems like pot-stirring to me. I can’t believe the childishness of the Grammy posts on this site, attacking everyone and everything in the most immature way, often with personal attacks when no-one initiated anything of the sort. Not worthy of this site and really boring to read. Reddit has been more mature, for God’s sake!

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    57. Sean C.,

      oooh, thanks for the video! yeah, that pretty much firms it up. the only mystery now is if the show decides to bring Jon back similarly to the way he is brought back by George in the books. Not sure which one I want to know more, the book or the show version! both equally exciting!

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    58. Some of these comments smh. Like honestly I can’t imagine taking such issue with the way an actor simply answers a question they’re getting repeatedly. Like what is the appropriate response? To soberly hint that Jon Snow is coming back? They’re all supposed to act like Jon is dead. Kit and the whole crew went to major publications on the night of the finale and said Jon died and Kit wouldn’t be in season 6. Nothing the actors can say will possibly top that in these interviews, cheek or not.

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    59. Satin,

      I’m not sure what people expect them to say, “yeah, we were trying to keep things under wrap, and were asked to do so as much as possible, but screw it, Jon Snow will be back.” I am also a bit surprised by those judging the young actors, especially. I’m not sure how they conducted themselves when they were 18 or 19, but I think it’s a bit much to judge them so harshly.

      Moreover, while I certainly wasn’t above laughing at the thought of certain people flipping out (in a negative way) over the show having such success at the Emmy’s, and, no, I don’t think it is necessary to seek out those people on social media and directly tell them to suck it, or call them delusional and tell them they need to seek help, I also think responses like “kill yourself,” or “die” is beyond the pale.

      On a positive note: It’s great to see that interview with GRRM and how happy he is and read about his excitement. It was a long time coming and so well deserved. I just hope people will be able to respect his joy and not try and discount it.

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    60. RobOSevens,

      Keeping in mind that I don’t actually care (and I’m sorry if my post gave the impression that I’m dwelling on this or something), I was just trying to highlight that they either collectively need a better PR strategy on the Jon Snow thing, or the actors as individuals need to apply Occam’s Razor so to speak, and just go with the simplest answers, ie. “I can’t tell you.” And yes, the media needs to stop asking. And plenty of other people have already said this, so I’m just going to drop it now.

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