Game of Thrones Golden Globes afterparty roundup!

GG afterparty

Game of Thrones may not have won the award for Best TV Drama, but the cast and creators still managed to have a good time last night at the Golden Globe Awards, and at the post-ceremony afterparties. The Globes are known for being a more laid-back, alcohol-soaked affair, compared to the Emmys or the Oscars, and the photos reflect that.

The awards were held at the Beverly Hilton, and USA Today reports that the official HBO afterparty was held at the Hilton’s pool area and in the adjoining restaurant. They noted Emilia Clarke in attendance (the actress changed from a long black gown to a shorter party dress after the awards) and also spotted Sean Bean. One of USA Today‘s reporters told Bean he was disappointed that Ned was killed so early in the series, and the actor reportedly replied, “Me, too.”

Also seen out and about last night at the parties were Nathalie Emmanuel, Natalie Dormer, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and more.


Emilia Clarke afterparty

Nathalie Emmanuel

Dormer afterparty


Showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss posed with Clarke – photos courtesy of FirstLook:
Benioff Weiss and Clarke

Bean shares a smile with host Ricky Gervais, and Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac has a moment with Benioff.

Bean Benioff

Tobias Menzies (shown with Maggie Gyllenhaal) and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje attended the afterparties- photos courtesy of First Look:

Menzies Adewale

Natalie Dormer chats with Joanne Froggatt at the HBO party, and poses with Judd Apatow and Taylor Kinney at NBCUniversal’s event last night. (FirstLook)

Froggatt Dormer

Clarke and Dormer shared a table with actress Sophia Bush at the ceremony itself.

Meanwhile at the awards, Pedro Pascal was grateful for the coffee keeping him awake. Given how long the Golden Globes run, caffeine was probably a good call.

Awake. Thank you @dunkindonuts #DDPerksLove #awardseason

A photo posted by Pedro Pascal (@pascalispunk) on

Finn Jones shared this musical moment from the HBO afterparty:

And finally- Dormer teases Margaery in Game of Thrones season 6 in this quick interview with EW on the red carpet. “Well she’s not dressing like this anymore,” Dormer says. “She’s in, effectively in a sack in a prison cell, but she’s doing her damnedest to get out of it.”

136 responses

Jump to (and Always Support) the Bottom

    1. I just love Joanne Froggatt. Nice to see her there. Emilie’s dress is pretty. Natalie Dormer’s is not. And is it possible for her to try not to purse her lips anymore? It’s getting annoying.

        Quote  Reply

    2. Those ladies are all gorgeous! And the men looking great! I am sooo biased but this is the best cast ever 🙂 and of course, the genius D&D duo 🙂

      OT – For my fellow Vikings fans

      New season 4 trailer!

        Quote  Reply

    3. I wasn’t a huge fan of Emilia’s red-carpet dress. It looked like she was in a set of widow’s weeds. The after-party one was gorgeous.

        Quote  Reply

    4. I’m glad Emilia changed her dress, this one is elegant and sexy. And Missandei… I have never seen her look less than gorgeous. I enjoyed Natalie Dormer’s interview, she was cute and funny. I expect GOT actors are relieved when nobody asks them about Jon Snow dead or alive.
      And for Pedro I ran out of adjectives 😉

        Quote  Reply

    5. Jack Bauer 24:
      HBO PR tweeted saying Emilia said we can expect “EVERYTHING” from Season 6 starting April 24th.

      Everything from season 6 ? What is that supposed to mean ?

        Quote  Reply

    6. Sue the Fury:
      Shmofo,

      ….?

      That’s Nathalie Emmanuel.

      I would never guess, it just proves that love is blind. I fell in love with Missandei, really did, married with children, but contemplated dumping my family, joining Syrian refugees, getting in UK, and search for her to make her reciprocate my feelings. But now, I’m not that interested anymore. OK, OK, I could still dump my wife, but never, NEVER, the children.

        Quote  Reply

    7. That’s a rather small turnout from Game of Thrones. Though the Golden Globes don’t mean jack squat, they had much higher turnout rate from cast and crew in the previous 5 years.

        Quote  Reply

    8. A flayed man none:
      Was Sean Bean there for something else?

      My Thrones senses are tingling.

      Sean Bean was there because he had a supporting role in The Martian, the best comedy of the year according to the HFPA (to be fair, while that classification is ridiculous, The Martian is very funny and a damn good movie nonetheless. As wins go, that one was far from the worst of the night, in my opinion).

      So far, we have no credible evidence that Sean Bean filmed anything for Season 6. But we can always hope that something managed to slip past the spies …

      The most important of Bran’s flashbacks will certainly be the Tower of Joy, and it doesn’t look as though Sean Bean will play Ned in that sequence (justifiably so – he’s far too old to convincingly play Ned in his twenties). However, I’m holding out hope that after the big secret is unveiled, we may get one final flashback to an older Ned at Winterfell, with Bean reprising his role. A version of the “Let them grow up as brothers, with only love between them” vision from Bran’s final ADWD chapter, if you will. That would be a far more suitable way for Bean to return to the show, and provide a nice emotional capstone for the season-long look back at Ned’s life before the events of the main series.

        Quote  Reply

    9. Geralt of Rivia,

      Another thing we agree on. ..
      I would have loved to see lagartha actress in thd role of asha nothing against gemma whelan i like her too …
      Season 2 ender of vikings was one of the best episode I have watched…

      RIP bowie last year this time around we were having the trailer with his song …

        Quote  Reply

    10. Looks like Dormer has mastered the pout pose that’s in vogue

      Heard a few people made cameos in new Star Wars film, reckon Pedro Pascal was the alien in the couch talking to that female spy who outed Han Sol/Harrison Ford for being at that watering hole thing

      Great that they are including Bean and Pascal, some actors characters were short-lived but maxe powerful ikpact

        Quote  Reply

    11. Love Emilia’s and Nathalie’s after-party dresses. Not a fan of Emilia’s hairstyle last night, though.

      Oscar Issac – ooooh! 😀 I wonder if he would cameo in GoT.

      Ghosts Lunch: Heard a few people made cameos in new Star Wars film,

      Haven’t heard of Pascal cameoing in The Force Awakens. The only big one I’ve heard of is Daniel Craig as the stormtrooper who gets mind-tricked by Rey aboard the StarKiller base.

        Quote  Reply

    12. Vikings Season 4 mid season finale should be April 21st (unless they skip a week) the same week as GoT S6 premiere 🙂

        Quote  Reply

    13. dragonbringer,

      Katheryn Winnick. I love her too for many reasons and she’s doing martial arts just like I do. My kinda of girl. I would love to see her on the show as Asha or for example one of the Wildlings. In the books Val would be my best guess for her and she looks the part.

      Deesensfan,

      Lagertha, Ragnar, Rollo and others. Just so many great characters. I have a weak spot for strong, independent female badass characters and yet you can see their vulnerability. Lagertha, Daeny, Arya, Rey, Eowyn just to name a few.

        Quote  Reply

    14. Geralt of Rivia:
      dragonbringer,

      Katheryn Winnick. I love her too for many reasons and she’s doing martial arts just like I do.

      So do I 🙂 Kick boxing!

      And shes a fellow Canadian!

      ___
      I love strong female characters like her, and MANY on Game of Thrones!!!

        Quote  Reply

    15. Geralt of Rivia,

      In what style do you train? I knew Deesensfan was a kick boxer. I train in Taekwondo.

      (I still need to watch season 3 of Vikings…and thanks to Deesensfan, I was reminded in time to catch up on it before season 4 begins.)

      Oh, and speaking of upcoming shows…

      X-Files on January 24th!!!

        Quote  Reply

    16. Deesensfan,

      Yes you have guessed right …its because of that whole sequence starting from BJorn and Floki to lagartha kicking ass to athelstan teaching Ragnar lords prayer ….

      Figures she is from Canada lately iam into all this Canadian actresses like she and stana katic

      Geralt of Rivia,

      Yeah forget about val …she would have been good karsi …

        Quote  Reply

    17. Deesensfan,

      No worries there, but thanks.
      I’m realizing I should either re-watch the end of season 2, or at least read a summary. It’s been a while, and while I’m sure my memory will be jogged once I start in on season 3, I want to remind myself before watching, instead of my brain catching up as I’m watching.

        Quote  Reply

    18. Jack Bauer 24:
      Anyone watch Black Sails? Season 3 premieres on the 23rd.

      I love Black Sails. Can’t wait. I liked the first couple seasons of Vikings but I lost interest around the middle of last season. Might try to catch up again although The Last Kingdom did a pretty good job of satiating my Viking needs.

        Quote  Reply

    19. Deesensfan,

      Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      It was always about either martial arts or sports. I started when I was younger with Aikido for about 3 years thanks to dad. It was an easy decision. Then I found out about Wing Chun ( precisely Lok Yiu Wing Chun). It’s a good 15 years since I started it to learn it. I’m 26 now. Since I’m not the tallest, strongest guy, perfect for me and it really fit for what I was looking for.

      If you ever watched Donnie Yen as Yip Man in the movies. Bruce Lee practiced it too and learned it from Yip Man for about 5 years and used parts of it to create another martial art, but later more on him. Generally used term is Wing Chun, but you might know it under different names such as Ving Tsun or Wing Tsun. I know some basic stuff thanks to my friends whos’s teaching Krav Maga or Eskrima also known as Kali or Arnis.

      It was about 8 months ago. One of my friends took me to JKD lesson which brings me to Bruce Lee. He created this martial art called Jeet Kun Do, JKD or Jun Fan Jeet Kune Do. It mixes various things Bruce Lee learned and borrowed from styles such as Wing Chun, Jiu-jitsu, kickboxing, wrestling among others. That’s what I’m doing right now.

      A bit of long post. lol Sorry for that.

        Quote  Reply

    20. Geralt of Rivia,

      Very cool! I’m certainly familiar with the Tao of Jeet Kun Do, although I’ve never trained in that style.

      To bring it back around to GoT, I know at least Jessica Henwick has some martial arts training. She trained in WuShu, at least for a while, which is what Pedro studied in preparation for his fight with the Mountain. It’s always made me wonder why they gave Nymeria the whip.

        Quote  Reply

    21. Is anyone planning on watching Vinyl? I want to see what was SO great about this show that GoT got pushed for it. It is set in “my” era and I am thinking that I am going to relate to it a lot!!

        Quote  Reply

    22. Deesensfan:
      Jack Bauer 24,

      are they splitting season 4???

      Yeah. First half starting February and second half later this year.

      JCDavis:
      Is anyone planning on watching Vinyl?I want to see what was SO great about this show that GoT got pushed for it.It is set in “my” era and I am thinking that I am going to relate to it a lot!!

      GoT was only pushed back 12 days compared to Season 5’s premiere, but it has premiered as late as April 17th before, so this isn’t too bad. Thankfully it is still April.

      hexonx: I love Black Sails.Can’t wait.I liked the first couple seasons of Vikings but I lost interest around the middle of last season.Might try to catch up again although The Last Kingdom did a pretty good job of satiating my Viking needs.

      Agreed. Really hyped for Black Sails and I liked The Last Kingdom more than the last season of Vikings.

        Quote  Reply

    23. JCDavis:
      Is anyone planning on watching Vinyl?

      I am! I’m fascinated by that time (I was a child, unaware of what was happening in the world) and somehow the title sounds so significant. I remember my parents buying vinyl disks. I became even more interested when I found out – from Nymeria Warrior Queen – about Scorsese’s and Birgitte Hjort Sorensen’s involvement in the show.

        Quote  Reply

    24. Just got in from a 12 hour shift go straight on to WOTW and see aryamads comment about Bowie!!!!!!!! Nobody said anything at work can’t believe it. What a legend

        Quote  Reply

    25. There’s a short interview on E! Online with Emilia, and she says season 6 has the biggest moments on television ever.

      Could this mean the wall is falling?

        Quote  Reply

    26. Funkwalrus,

      Somehow I convinced myself that Bowie would live forever.

      He is, he blasted off back to the alternate universe he originated from, leaving this planet a much better place because of his music, art and societal breaking life, living his life on his terms, publicly, and not what others say how you should behave.

        Quote  Reply

    27. Cokehands,

      Please don’t. That website is well known to be bullshit. The dude inflates his importance and star contacts and makes up most of his “insider info”. His credulous followers believe it because he sprinkles said bullshit with occasional truths (which are already well known to multiple other sources).

        Quote  Reply

    28. El-Bobbie:
      There’s a short interview on E! Online with Emilia, and she says season 6 has the biggest moments on television ever.

      Could this mean the wall is falling?

      Biggest moments in TV history?! HYPE!

        Quote  Reply

    29. David Bowie. Mom loved him like myself and it’s such a sad news. It was cancer if I’m not mistaken. I hate cancer since it took dad, grandfather and almost mom.

      El-Bobbie,

      Actors and actress tends to overreact a bit to hype us even more. We’ll see plenty of amazing moments. No doubt.

        Quote  Reply

    30. Shy Lady Dragon,

      You call them “vinyl discs”. LOL – we always called them records! 🙂

      Yes, really looking forward to Vinyl. Grew up in that time. Also, like Bobby Carnavale and Olivia Wilde.

        Quote  Reply

    31. Jack Bauer 24: Yeah. First half starting February and second half later this year.

      GoT was only pushed back 12 days compared to Season 5’s premiere, but it has premiered as late as April 17th before, so this isn’t too bad. Thankfully it is still April.

      Agreed. Really hyped for Black Sails and I liked The Last Kingdom more than the last season of Vikings.

      I learned of The Last Kingdom from a poster on this site….GREAT show and book series! The best viking show on TV, by a WIDE margin. And this coming from a “Vikings” mega-fan. I’m going to give Black Sails a try. I’ve never heard of it, but this site’s fans haven’t let me down yet! Thanks, all!

      Also pumped for Vinyl! I grew up with records too….I’ll watch the show with an open mind, and a side-order of nostalgia 🙂

        Quote  Reply

    32. Cersei’s Brain,

      Yeah, it was stupid of me. *blushing* As you can easily notice, English is not my first language. Fascinated by the well chosen title, I forgot the proper English word, which I haven’t used in a while, and came up with this barbarism. I wish I could say it was a metaphor, but actually it was a childish mistake. *blushing again*

        Quote  Reply

    33. I held off on watching Vikings S3, just so this month wouldn’t suck as much! February is definitely time for S4 and Vinyl, and than it’s 104 days later.

        Quote  Reply

    34. Cersei’s Brain: Bobby Carnavale

      I’m not sure why it didn’t dawn on me until now, but he’s the guy from The Station Agent!!!
      I’m even more psyched.

      Shy Lady Dragon,

      Your English is much better than many who grow up with it as their first language. It would never have occurred to me to think it wasn’t your first language!

        Quote  Reply

    35. Hope we will get a season 6 trailer soon,…..if the past is any indicator(January 11th for season 4 and January 20th for season 5)

        Quote  Reply

    36. dragonbringer: RIP bowie last year this time around we were having the trailer with his song …

      Do you know, I think that I always envision the Others to look like Aladdin Sane, but all blue and with white hair.

      I saw Bowie live twice: the 1983 Let’s Dance tour and the 1990 “I’m retiring my catalog” tour. Both were great. The image of Bowie doing Space Oddity and Ashes to Ashes contiguously while drifting about the stage in transparent blue command module is one that I hold dear 33 years after the fact, and one I’ll still hold 33 years from now if I have any memory at all at that point!

      And the fact that they used Heroes (albeit not Bowie’s version) with the first trailer last year told me that someone both understood the Crows/Dragons story and the Heroes story!

        Quote  Reply

    37. Cersei’s Brain,

      I’ve seen his name or face here and there over the years, but I just looked him up and he’s worked a lot. He’s even been in two shows I actually watched, Oz and 6 Feet Under, but somehow didn’t make the connection. Suddenly, just now, I realized who he was. I dearly loved The Station Agent, and it was the film which introduced me to Peter Dinklage.

        Quote  Reply

    38. Wimsey: Do you know, I think that I always envision the Others to look like Aladdin Sane, but all blue and with white hair.

      Ah, you mean you imagined the Others to look like Aladdin Sane?!?!? So you do admit it. Mwahaha.

      I love Major Tom, but my favorite Bowie-ness is as Tesla in “The Prestige.”

        Quote  Reply

    39. Ginevra: Ah, you mean you imagined the Others to look like Aladdin Sane?!?!? So you do admit it. Mwahaha.

      heh, yeah: that is the danger of inserting one’s own imagination! It had nothing to do with what GRRM might have envisioned: unfortunately, his descriptions were so vague as to not create a vision in my head, leaving me to imagine it.

      My visions of characters usually are pretty blank: it’s almost like their faces have been fuzzed out to protect their identities. I think what I saw here was the high cheek bones (Bowie did gaunt like few other people who did not die of starvation) and the spikey hair (for absolutely no reason: nothing GRRM wrote indicated that), with big pale eyes sort of like goggles (which Bowie sometimes wore with the Aladdin persona).

      Fortunately, what White Walkers look like has no effect on plot or story!

        Quote  Reply

    40. FTW ..WTF:
      Hope we will get a season 6 trailer soon,…..if the past is any indicator(January 11th for season 4 and January 20th for season 5)

      Season 5 trailer was January 30th.

        Quote  Reply

    41. Ginevra: Ah, you mean you imagined the Others to look like Aladdin Sane?!?!?So you do admit it.Mwahaha.

      I love Major Tom, but my favorite Bowie-ness is as Tesla in “The Prestige.”

      Sorry to barge in, but Bowie’s Tesla actually made me a fan. I hadn’t really much opinion one way or the other before, but I thought he was wonderful in that role. 🙂

        Quote  Reply

    42. Wimsey:

      I saw Bowie live twice: the 1983 Let’s Dance tour and the 1990 “I’m retiring my catalog” tour.Both were great.The image of Bowie doing Space Oddity and Ashes to Ashes contiguously while drifting about the stage in transparent blue command module is one that I hold dear 33 years after the fact, and one I’ll still hold 33 years from now if I have any memory at all at that point!

      And the fact that they used Heroes (albeit not Bowie’s version) with the first trailer last year told me that someone both understood the Crows/Dragons story and the Heroes story!

      What an incredible thing to be able to say. I grew up on Bowie, and I adore him, but never got to see him live. I have been feeling genuinely bereft the last 24 hours! I think it’s because I thought he would always be here; like he was an old soul in and ageless and immortal body. Nope, he was human after all, not an alien like I’d hoped.

      Do you have the new album? I downloaded it a couple of days ago. I did think some of the songs were very dark/death-centric but to be honest I didn’t dwell upon it because he changes his musical themes all the time, y’know? Sigh. Lazarus is a particularly haunting song:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JqH1M4Ya8

      On topic: I love Emilia’s party dress. I liked the ceremony one too (I’d wear it!). Pedro is a treasure. That is all.

        Quote  Reply

    43. So much love for Bowie here! Also saw him a couple times, last couple tours- ’01 and ’03 I believe. Amazing shows. The first was at a great, smaller venue where I was fortunate to watch from 10 rows back. What a presence.

      What a fearless artist. “Lazarus” was his swan song, his goodbye. Released on his 69th birthday, two days before his death, recorded a year prior. Intended to be his farewell to his fans. To keep his illness out of public (“I’ve got drama can’t be stolen”) and to go out like this, on his own terms….. fearless. I have no more words. I kept it together until I heard ‘rock and roll suicide’ this morning. “Oh no love, you’re not alone!!! Gimme your hand, you’re wonderful!” Fuckin A.

      JCDavis,

      You’re not alone! 🙂

        Quote  Reply

    44. Sister Kisser:

      What a fearless artist.“Lazarus” was his swan song, his goodbye.Released on his 69th birthday, two days before his death, recorded a year prior.Intended to be his farewell to his fans.To keep his illness out of public (“I’ve got drama can’t be stolen”) and to go out like this, on his own terms….. fearless.I have no more words.I kept it together until I heard ‘rock and roll suicide’ this morning.“Oh no love, you’re not alone!!!Gimme your hand, you’re wonderful!” Fuckin A.

      Beautiful comment.

      In my part of the world, it’s night-time. I’m trying not to be sad.

      “The stars look very different today.”

        Quote  Reply

    45. Cersei’s Brain,

      Thank you. I know you didn’t intend to be mean, even if nobody can be ever sure what’s in Cersei’s mind 😉 I was just upset that I had made a mistake.
      I’m rather old myself. My parents bought the records, but I was listening to them. Old enough to play them…

        Quote  Reply

    46. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      What a nice thing to say! Thank you, my Queen! *respectful bow, the kind Brienne would do*
      I liked The Station Agent a lot, it was the film which introduced me to Peter Dinklage. I also liked Bobby Carnavale and Patricia Clarkson, but Peter was amazing. “A small man can cast a big shadow.”

        Quote  Reply

    47. iridium,

      Heya Iridium. I hear ya, nighttime for me as well- maybe the best time for putting on a record and looking within? 🙂 “Planet earth is blue…”
      I had a good cry this morning. I think it had to do with BBC radio6 confirming what I suspected last night- that Lazarus was intended to be his goodbye. His death puts those lyrics in a chilling light. That video is particularly haunting. His intent makes the content much more personal. What a gesture to his fans.

      Like you, I took him for immortal. Shocking news. I will tell you, the first show I saw him- an old timer next to me lit up a joint, passed it to me and said “I saw him 30 years ago- you’re about to be in the presence of homo superior”. I was a kid and got them crazy chills when he walked out. The crowd was going ape like it was the Beatles. So surreal. I’ve spent time with a lot of rock stars- Bowie had a super human presence, for sure.

      Do not despair! His music lives forever.

      “I think my spaceship knows which way to go/ tell my wife I love her very much, she knows”

      …And now back to your regularly scheduled fuckfest they call award season….

        Quote  Reply

    48. Sister Kisser,

      Your post was touching. I was more with the head-banger crowd so wasn’t all that into his music but he was a constant presence growing up, and I’ve always known him to be one of the legends. I remember dad playing some of his stuff before I really got into music. Let’s dance, Modern love and China girl have been on my personal playlist. Sounds like you have some great memories to look back on. Ah, I do miss the days of concert going, weed smoking carefree good times! Youth goes by far too fast don’t it?

        Quote  Reply

    49. Deesensfan,

      Thanks a lot for your recommending Vikings! I have just finished the second episode of the first season and I’m mesmerized. The confrontation between Polytheism and Christianity, the warrior mentality vs. the monk’s humbleness was very well presented. I began to care for these “rough, bearded barbarians” – I think Thalisa called Robb and his Northeners in this way.

        Quote  Reply

    50. Deesensfan,

      Do have have Comcast/Xfinity? I’m a little pissed off with them right now. They had this available like a week ago when I watched first 2 episodes but I can’t find it anymore. I searched for The last Kingdom and just LK and it pulls up nothing. A bit late to the game so lots of catch-up but guess I’ll try Vikings. Used to be a news junkie but I can’t handle all the politics lately so I need “something” to watch before bed 🙂

        Quote  Reply

    51. YgritTe,

      BBC America pulled LK down because the DVD just came out – all networks do that if they think they can sell more. I did buy it – only $17.

        Quote  Reply

    52. FTW ..WTF,

      Afraid we won’t get a trailer until Feb this year for a couple reasons;

      1) they wrapped pretty late this year (later than usual?)
      2) the season is starting a week later than ever

      Hopefully I’m wrong but think we’ll see a trailer 2/7 or 2/14

        Quote  Reply

    53. iridium: Do you have the new album? I downloaded it a couple of days ago. I did think some of the songs were very dark/death-centric but to be honest I didn’t dwell upon it because he changes his musical themes all the time, y’know? Sigh. Lazarus is a particularly haunting song:

      Sadly, I was only peripherally aware that he had a new album coming out. I do not follow popular music like I used to do at all. I had all of Bowie’s albums up through Never Let Me Down (which was late 1980’s), and I have CDs of most of them. I also have a couple of Tin Machine CDs.

      Indeed, I was surprised to see this Lazarus song quoted in a few Tweets: I thought that I knew all of the “important” Bowie songs! It was a good final number: I wonder if I would have caught on that he was a dead man walking (and singing) had I heard it two days ago. It’s pretty obvious now: but hindsight, 20:20, etc. Still, it takes some dedication to turn your own death into performance art.

      As for the concerts, I actually dug up my Serious Moonlight concert shirt from 33 years ago: it still fits: but the cotton poly blends of the early 1980’s don’t stay very comfortable! I’ve been lucky: I’ve seen McCartney, the Stones, the Who, Bowie, Clapton and Police live, and I saw groups like REM and 10000 Maniacs when they were bar bands! I am sort of a rock and roll paleontologist……. (And I don’t think that I’ve been to a concert since 1990, either: that’s over half my life ago, now!)

      Sigh: the world is now a little more normal….. 🙁

        Quote  Reply

    54. iridium,

      On a side note (and given your icon!), have you seen or heard Bowie and Gilmour doing Comfortably Numb with Bowie taking Roger Waters’ vocal part of the “doctor”? It did not quite take advantage of Bowies’ far better vocal range than Waters had (no diss on Waters per se: once Bowie learned to croon circa 1975 or so, he became a great singer), but it is still a really good and interesting take on the song.

      Hey, a new conspiracy theory: David Bowie’s eyes were different colors. (Supposedly it was an effect of a bad beating as a child.) So… maybe HE is Tyrion’s father! 😀

        Quote  Reply

    55. Wimsey
      ” I actually dug up my Serious Moonlight concert shirt from 33 years ago: it still fits”

      Okay, I officially detest you. First, I don’t own any item of clothing from 33 years ago and second…..it certainly wouldn’t fit. I think I weighed all of about 95lbs until I hit the 5th decade….then gravity started to take control. 😉 I too saw many of the groups that you did, 70’s and 80’s…..the Beatles I missed, got there too late in ’64 in Las Vegas, but I stood outside the Las Vegas Convention Center to hear them and all I heard was screaming. One of the best nights of my life.

      I love all the Bowie tributes here and those who really experienced his music, love of living and his performance as an artist. He opened worlds for those who would follow and set the trend for gender bending. I got some sleep and feel a bit better today, but still the world feels tilted…stilted. There is a missing piece. *whimpers*

      Thank you Sister Kisser, Cersie’s Brain, iridium, Aryamad, Shy Lady Dragon and others

      For being here and helping to ease the pain. Memories are a very Martha Stewart good thing. I watched a clip of Lazarus last night and it is haunting and also beautiful. I couldn’t help but be the eternal sap that I am and tear up. That man!! He did it again.

      Remembering David Bowie
      His wit, talent, laughter and smile.
      Thank you for the inspiration
      To go the last long mile…..not alone.

      And from the man himself…

      “So I turned myself to face me
      But I’ve never caught a glimpse
      Of how the others must see the faker
      I’m much too fast to take that test”

      Pffffft. Who writes like that…..*double whimpers*

        Quote  Reply

    56. Deesensfan,

      As a fellow Ottawan (I’m at work in Bell’s Corners right now) and Canadian I can confirm that the Last Kingdom season 1 is now streaming on Netflix! Enjoy. David Dawson’s Alfred the Great is fantastic.

        Quote  Reply

    57. YgritTe,

      Head banging- metal, or grunge? I grew up in Seattle and was a lad on the verge of earning my arm ring when nirvana hit. So I grew out my hair and started head banging too. 🙂
      The lets dance record was great- this was when he worked with Nile Rodgers (chic/Madonna/daft punk guitarist/producer) AND he had Stevie Ray Vaughn playing lead- Bowie was always finding talent. SRV took his little royalties from those sessions to put out his first record!
      Iggy pop, Lou reed, John Lennon, freddy Mercury, Mick Jagger, Trent tenor, arcade fire- Bowie collaborated with and/or is responsible for helping all of their careers at some point.

      Wimsey,

      He might just be the “scary monster” himself! Also, Tin machine! And I don’t think you were alone in not hearing about his new stuff- very little media push for Lazarus, and NO press for the album he released three years ago on his birthday, which is very, very good. It’s called ‘the next day’
      Also- a friend sent me the link for that comfortable numb performance- that was Bowies last live performance! (Also, I agree- ‘doesn’t really show his range, but he did a nice job making the parts his own)

        Quote  Reply

    58. Nathalie Emmanuel is gorgeous. And Sean Bean better not be there just for The Martian, kicks and giggles! I’ll be so happy if they at least use his voiceover.

        Quote  Reply

    59. Deesensfan:

      I had no Idea we had so many Ottawans here haha

      that’s a tough one. Is the show based on the book?

      Me either. Lol!

      Yeah, it is based on the book – it says so on the front of the book (it’s one of those post-adaptation editions with a picture from the show on the front).

        Quote  Reply

    60. Deesensfan,

      There are multiple books. I’m not sure if it’s a continuous story, like GOT/ASOIAF, or if they’re separate stories, with the same characters.

      Yeah, I’ll probably watch the show first.

        Quote  Reply

    61. Wimsey:
      iridium,

      On a side note (and given your icon!), have you seen or heard Bowie and Gilmour doing Comfortably Numb with Bowie taking Roger Waters’ vocal part of the “doctor”?It did not quite take advantage of Bowies’ far better vocal range than Waters had (no diss on Waters per se: once Bowie learned to croon circa 1975 or so, he became a great singer), but it is still a really good and interesting take on the song.

      I have seen it and I loved it. And don’t worry about offending me by telling the truth about Roger Waters ! He was a great concept guy but David Gilmour was the one with the musical talent. Also, Waters was quite a git in general, so…

      Hey, a new conspiracy theory: David Bowie’s eyes were different colors.(Supposedly it was an effect of a bad beating as a child.)So… maybe HE is Tyrion’s father!

      Oh god, now I’m mourning the fact that DB never had a cameo on GoT. How amazing would it have been if he had turned up randomly as a Northern Lord this season? 🙂

      Sister Kisser,

      Another lovely comment! We are all very lucky to have bourne witness to his talent.

      JCDavis,

      That was a lovely tribute to him. I’m with you man. *group internet hug!*

        Quote  Reply

    62. iridium,

      I agree with your take on Waters as a concept guy, but I gotta defend him here 🙂 While Gilmore had the umistakeable guitar work and velvet smooth voice (he sounded basically perfect on that comfortably numb performance with Bowie), I gotta say- Waters was a genius. Deep, dark songwriting, capable of producing multiple epic conceptual albums (concept guy), but also I think his voice also carried a ton of power, conveying his lyrical content so convincingly. Also, he’s one helluva bassist. Money??? Iconic bassline.
      IMO, The Wall was his record 🙂

        Quote  Reply

    63. YgritTe,

      I watched the short version of GG last night (HBO showed it on Tuesday, not Monday, as I expected) and I saw what jokes your coworkers had been referring to. Ricky Gervais was playing the obnoxious character he’s so fond of, looking all bored and carrying a glass of beer with him. He was saying things like: “Of course you came here, your production companies had bought your award for you!”, “It’s embarassing what I said about Mel Gibson, but he doesn’t remember it. Drinking does that!”, ” The Martian, hilarious comedy!” (which, BTW, can’t be a comedy on any known planet! just some comic relief jokes now and then), “Mat Damon, the only person Ben Affleck was faithful to” (I liked this one).
      What I enjoyed the most was the Tom Hanks-Denzel scene, it’s so good to see they still care for each other so many years after Philadelphia. And it was touching to see Denzel bringing his wife and kids on stage for the award, he looked like a happy family man with no other interests in the whole world.

        Quote  Reply

    64. Shy Lady Dragon,

      It doesn’t sound like he was too bad then?! Sounds like standard razzing tbh. The only thing I know Ricky Gervais from is “An idiot abroad” but Karl is the more humorous one, of course Ricky is there to be part of the set up for him. Half the time I can’t even understand what Karl is saying but it’s the way he talks/mumbles lol. I don’t know, just heard there were profanities (C-word) used and bleeped out. Especially from that Amy Schumer chick. I guess she’s comedienne, know what she looks like but haven’t seen anything of hers. Tbh I haven’t kept up with current television all that much the last couple of years. Attention span is short these days for some reason. The only thing I can get into and like to binge watch are really good costume drama/ period/medievel type dramas and occasionally do the same with programs that combine nature with social dynamics like Survivor, Naked and afraid etc. Worst type of movies for me is graphic horror genre and then raunchy comedies. For instance, I will check out and watch anything with KH but I had to turn off that Seven days in hell like 15 minutes in lol. To each his own. There’s a place for that kind of thing but I prefer more subtle approach. Dry humor is more up my alley, for instance watching the first episode of S:6 Downton tonight and laughed out loud a few times. It was surprisingly funny. The scene with Mrs. Hughes and Ms. Patmore and then the latter talking to Mr. Carson, the dowager and her butler/maid, the ladies squabbling over the hospital thing.

        Quote  Reply

    65. YgritTe,

      I forgot to tell you that Ricky said it was a tough year for trans people (hint to Transparent), that the actor who played the main part in woman clothes had big balls to do that, “maybe he stuffed them in his bra”. I have seen Ricky being the same kind of presenter to some other film event, that’s why I recognized the character, I don’t know An Idiot Abroad.
      Amy Shumer indeed said the C-word or rather stopped before the last consonant – I’m used to seeing and hearing all kinds of stuff on TV, I don’t even pay attention. But she is indeed a comedienne (I’m going to watch her film, Trainwreck), she was in a comic sketch-like presentation, playing a horny woman, who intended to have sex with all the Hemsworth brothers. Jennifer Lawrence was the one trying to calm her down.
      I also am interested in period dramas, so I recommend Wolf Hall to you. Alas, no Starks, but Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn (unfortunately not played by Natalie Dormer). But you can see Anton Lesser (Thomas More), Jonathan Pryce (Cardinal Wolsey), Thomas Brodie-Sangster. Kerry Ingram has a very small part, one can’t even remember her if not looking for her. The protagonist, Thomas Cromwell, is played by Mark Rylance whom I admired in Bridge of Spies (Tom Hanks fan myself) and Damian Lewis is believable Henry. A BBC production is expected to be good.
      I enjoyed Seven Days in Hell, it was refreshing to see that famous handsome young man playing something unflatteringly different. But imo English dry humour is the best, I could laugh in tears.

        Quote  Reply

    66. YgritTe,

      Other GOT actors which appear in Wolf Hall are Harry Lloyd and Mark Gatiss.
      I really wish I saw a film/ series where Kerry Ingram played an important part.

        Quote  Reply

    67. Sister Kisser,

      Oh no I totally know The Wall was his album! The inherent misogyny of the lyrics irritated me (blaming his mother and ex-wife for everything) but clearly I love the record(s). I’m not a huge fan of his voice, but yeah, he was good on bass. Not amongst my faves though! They would be Jon Paul Jones, Justin Chancellor [Tool] and Les Claypool [Primus].

        Quote  Reply

    68. iridium,

      Oh we are very much on the same page. Did you hear Them Crooked Vultures a few years back? So amazing to hear (and see- google it) JPJ killing it still. Always loved Tool- and have seen Claypool half a dozen times with as many different projects. I crowd surfed at a Primus show when i was 12, lol.

      I haven’t put the proper time in with Pink Floyd in years but I just hear Waters angry voice when I think of the Wall. I will have to revisit and listen with fresh ears to his lyrics. Mother is a tough, but beautiful song.

      Cheers!

        Quote  Reply

    69. Shy Lady Dragon,

      So I Just googled Wolf Hall, it won a GG, surprised I haven’t heard of it before now. Got excited when you mentioned it and I found it on PBS Masterpiece but alas they want 3 bucks per episode. I’m cheap though lol. I figure we already pay so much for cable and hubby makes comments if I purchase too often, he says “There’s all these free movies to choose from why rent?” I used up my quota for the month on a couple of movies 🙂 As good as James Frain was I have a feeling I would like Rylance better as Cromwell.

        Quote  Reply

    70. Ygritte,

      I can’t compare the two actors/ characters, Rylance’s Cromwell is more of a “good guy” than Frain’s, if one can call him that in a Georgemartinesque type grey characters 😉 But it’s fascinating to follow how subtle Rylance plays any emotion. Yeah, I have just decided, I like him more! And he is really the heart of the show. I loved Stallone when I was a kid and still have a soft spot for him (Escape to Victory is one of my guilty pleasures), but come on! To give the award to Stallone when you have seen Rylance in Bridge of Spies
      I keep on remembering things Ricky said at the GG: hinting to Mel Gibson antisemitic remarks, the greeted the latest with “Shalom!”

        Quote  Reply

    71. Ygritte:
      Shy Lady Dragon,

      So I Just googled I found it on PBS Masterpiece but alas they want 3 bucks per episode. I’m cheap though lol.

      On iTunes, it is $3, too, unless you choose the SD option, which is $2. I always choose SD unless it is something with intensive visuals or something I’m obsessed with.

        Quote  Reply

    72. Sister Kisser:
      iridium,

      Oh we are very much on the same page.Did you hear Them Crooked Vultures a few years back?So amazing to hear (and see- google it) JPJ killing it still.Always loved Tool- and have seen Claypool half a dozen times with as many different projects.I crowd surfed at a Primus show when i was 12, lol.

      I haven’t put the proper time in with Pink Floyd in years but I just hear Waters angry voice when I think of the Wall.I will have to revisit and listen with fresh ears to his lyrics.Mother is a tough, but beautiful song.

      Cheers!

      Ok, you’re officially my hero. Not only because you enjoy the same music (TCV – ♥♥ – love them!), but also because I’ve never crowd surfed anywhere, at any age, let alone a freaking Primus concert. Ugh, so jealous. Here’s where I admit that as much as I love live music, I’m a nerd when I go. All I manage is a bit of “white girl dancing” and drunken/high singing. The closest I got to surfing (by which I mean, not at all), was being next to my friend who crowd-surfed at a Faith No More concert and lost his shoe. The shoe, oddly enough, made it to the front before he did, and Mike Patton picked it up and asked, “Has anyone lost a… *checks*… Doc Marten? Whoever you are, I know you’re wearing flannel.” We dined out on that for AGES. Yes, I’m lame at concerts.

      On topic: 100 days to go!!

        Quote  Reply

    Jump to the Top

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *