Game of Thrones picked up two awards at the 41st annual Saturn Awards Thursday night including Best Limited Run Television Series. Their second award of the night went to Maisie Williams (congratulations!) for Best Performance for a Younger Actor in a Television Series. Emilia Clarke was also nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series. A hearty congratulations to all the cast and crew! Follow the link for the full lineup of winners and nominees!
The Game of Thrones season 5 finale also became Sky Atlantic’s most watched entertainment program ever with a record-breaking 3.1 million views. This figure includes the 2am simulcast and 9pm broadcast on June 15th, as well as Sky+ recordings, and on demand viewings over the following 7 days. Sky is Europe’s leading entertainment company featuring live broadcasts and streaming.
In directing news, Alan Taylor (Terminator Genisys, Thor: The Dark World) took to zaptoit to convey that he wants to return to the world of Westeros.
Taylor directed the infamous season 1 penultimate episode “Baelor” as well as the following Season 1 finale, Season 2 premiere, and Season 2 finale. Taylor says:
I want to. I keep telling them I want to. We actually had a conversation — David and Dan and I — about next season. It’s just making it happen for real.
Due to scheduling conflicts, Taylor was unavailable to return to Season 6 and commented:
It was Season 6 that we were talking about, and it wasn’t going to happen. I wanted it to happen, but it’s just a schedule thing. I’ll keep pinning my hopes on the next season.
We will too! Hope to see you soon, Alan! Head on over to zaptoit for the full interview!
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