Game of Thrones nominated for Visual Effects Society and Cinema Audio Society Awards

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Though the Golden Globes weren’t terribly kind to Game of Thrones (congratulations, Mr. Robot), it’s receiving recognition elsewhere. The Visual Effects Society (VES) and The Cinema Audio Society have nominated the show for several awards … and Drogon is to thank for many of them.

VES nominated Game of Thrones for nine awards (you can read the full list of nominees here):

“The Dance of Dragons” was nominated for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode and “Hardhome” was nominated for Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial or Real-Time Project.

Drogon’s arena rescue from “The Dance of Dragons” and the injured Drogon in “Mother’s Mercy” were both nominated for Outstanding Animated Performance in an Episode, Commercial or Real-Time Project.

The city of Volantis and Daznak’s Pit (erroneously called the Drogon Arena *ahem*) were both nominated for Outstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial or Real-Time Project.

Lastly, “Hardhome” and the Drogon arena were nominated again, along with Drogon’s lair, for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Episode.

The Cinema Audio Society Awards have nominated “Hardhome” in its 1 hour television series category against Better Call Saul‘s episode, “Marco,” Homeland‘s “The Tradition of Hospitality,” House of Cards’ chapter 27 and The Walking Dead‘s “First Time Again.” The full list of nominees is available here.

The VES awards will be presented on February 2 and the Cinema Audio Society Award winners will be announced on February 20.

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    1. Drogon! (just in case I can’t make a Hodor)
      Lovely to read about the nominations. Go, GOT! (that’s from my soccer fan days)
      The cuddling injured Drogon was really adorable, it would have been nice to have such a pet.

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    2. Add me to the list of impressed viewers! Truly, the dragons were always going to be -for me- where GoT needed to sell it as “real enough”. They could have looked so bad, so easily, and that might have ruined the show for me. Thankfully they nailed it!

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    3. So glad to have so much love for drogon and the pit, since it has so much detractors.
      …also i’m soooo happy for The Peanuts Movie nominations, really hoping it wins something.

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    4. The audio on this show is phenomenal. The music/fx when Dany takes her army is my favorite on any TV show ever. The same music starts off soft & builds throughout the scene until ‘Dracarys‘ and the bass drops…love it

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    5. 2 of my favorite moments of the season were Drogon creeping on top of the pyramid in E2 and V&R almost lighting Dany’s face up in the dungeon.

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    6. Golden Globes… voted on by 80 pretend journalists.

      Emmy awards… voted on by a body of 16,000 industry professionals.

      Anyone who thinks the Golden Globes mean anything is ignorant and/or delusional.

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    7. Good to see Drogon getting the recognition he so rightly deserves! Even more than the pit rescue, I loved him in Mother’s Mercy, licking his wounds, refusing to budge from his comfy lair.
      Also, Volantis, yes! Awesome spectacle!

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    8. GeekFurious,

      I love Game of thrones, and it is definitely my favorite show on television right now but the winners of the emmies en golden globes derserved it more than game of thrones this year. Mr robot is just a phenomenal show. It’s not my cup of tea but still the show is perfect from begin to end. Game of thrones season 5 wasn’t perfect from beginning to end. Somethimes the pace didn’t feel right, some scenes/ episodes were rushed other felled stretched. The whole dorne storyline could have been told much better.
      Still I would have chosen leftovers over Mr robot but definitely not my favorite show on television: game of thrones.

      Edit: still I think hardhome deserves the ves. I watched all of the nominated episodes and from visual aspect hardhome was by far the best.

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    9. Cersei’s Brain:
      GeekFurious,

      Yeah-maybe next year the GGs will nominate GoT in the comedy category.Hey, it DOES have jokes in it.

      Nice joke XD
      anyway, well deserved awards. I can see Game of Thrones taking some or almost all of these home. Hopefully we get a trailer during the superbowl or Vinyl. Also, Good luck to Thrones in the producers Guiled awards, Writers Guiled awards, and Actors guiled awards, probably butchered their names.

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    10. Now these are the awards for Faceless Men (and Women). Nice to see the post crews gettin yet more recognition.
      These crews have really pulled off that CGI/reality balance, making this world believable. The audio production (especially for Hardhome- wow!) are fantastic as well. Hope they win!

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    11. Kevin:
      GeekFurious,

      I love Game of thrones, and it is definitely my favorite show on television right now but the winners of the emmies en golden globes derserved it more than game of thrones this year. Mr robot is just a phenomenal show. It’s not my cup of tea but still the show is perfect from begin to end. Game of thrones season 5 wasn’t perfect from beginning to end. Somethimes the pace didn’t feel right, some scenes/ episodes were rushed other felled stretched. The whole dorne storyline could have been told much better.
      Still I would have chosen leftovers over Mr robot but definitely not my favorite show on television: game of thrones.

      Edit: still I think hardhome deserves the ves. I watched all of the nominated episodes and from visual aspect hardhome was by far the best.

      Winner of the Emmy’s? GoT won the Emmy’s.

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    12. Enjoying Re watching Game of Thrones season 5 every sunday, by the time i’m finished game of Thrones season 5, we should have a trailer and be 5 weeks aways from season 6 🙂

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    13. for those who care, the Directors Guild Nominees are going to be announced later today for Television. So lets cross our fingers GOT gets a nomination.

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    14. Even the most ardent critics can’t deny that this show has top notch VFX,so i expect GOT to sweep pretty much most of these awards .

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    15. Mihnea,

      The reason they put the Martian in the comedy category was to give Matt Damon a change to win some award because pretty much everyone knew Leo and the Revenant will be the big winners,it’s kinda unfair for the actual comedy actors but it is what is .

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    16. Hey JB24, what’s the median time in days between the first episode and the trailer each season? I’m asking you because you have all the statistics.

      I need the trailer.

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    17. Yaga:
      Hey JB24, what’s the median time in days between the first episode and the trailer each season? I’m asking you because you have all the statistics.

      I need the trailer.

      Going by Seasons 4 and 5 the average days between the trailer and the premiere is 77 days, so that puts us at February 7th this year 🙂

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    18. Matthew The Dragon knight:
      Enjoying Re watching Game of Thrones season 5 every sunday, by the time i’m finished game of Thrones season 5, we should have a trailer and be 5 weeks aways from season 6

      That’s awesome! Are you watching an episode every Sunday at 9pm like its regular time slot? I think I’m going to start doing that.

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    19. Glad to hear more nomination for dragons….every scene in season 5 with them was very well done ….

      Can’t wait to see how big drogon has grown this season….we will surely be getting a look at him in the trailer…

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    20. dragonbringer,

      Apart from the shot of Dany flying. That was a bit off to me. Otherwise a wonderful job and they relly needed to make them beliveable and no wonder the focus is on them.

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    21. Jack Bauer 24,

      I tried that, but ended up watching 2 -3 episodes each time I put game of thrones on.
      now im on season 5. about to start. super excited as that’s the one I have seen the least and one of my faves

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    22. Jack Bauer 24,

      Was a tired when I typed it (3 a.m where I lived so I should have been asleep). But I meant that the emmys and the globes look different at television than we look at it. We look at it what we like to watch, they look at it what has better quality.

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    23. Jack Bauer 24: That’s awesome! Are you watching an episode every Sunday at 9pm like its regular time slot? I think I’m going to start doing that.

      Yup, every Sunday at 9 pm. A lot of fun and it makes the wait easier for me. Fabrurary 7th ? Isn’t that on Superb bowl Sunday ?

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    24. Matthew The Dragon Knight: Yup, every Sunday at 9 pm. A lot of fun and it makes the wait easier for me. Fabrurary 7th ? Isn’t that on Superb bowl Sunday ?

      Yeah February 7th is the Superbowl. I’m really hoping for a trailer by the end of the month, but if not then I think on the 7th or 14th of February.

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    25. Jack Bauer 24: Yeah February 7th is the Superbowl. I’m really hoping for a trailer by the end of the month, but if not then I think on the 7th or 14th of February.

      Well they shocked us with an early teaser, perhaps an early trailer for season 6 at the end of January wouldn’t be bad. Also the Directors guiled awards haven’t announced their TV Nominations yet, but it will be today. Having the Season 6 trailer play at the superbowl would be pretty huge wouldn’t it ? Almost everyone would be watching the event. It would be a pretty huge move I say, but I think that would be something they would announce ahead of time. Well we still have time for them to announce it lol I wouldn’t mind waiting for that.

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    26. MICHAEL ENGLER

      Downton Abbey, “Episode 8”
      (PBS)

      This is Mr. Engler’s fourth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in the Comedy Series category in 2007 for the 30 Rock episode “Rosemary’s Baby,” in 2003 for the Sex and the City episode “Hop, Skip & A Week,” and in 2001 for the Sex and the City episode “My Motherboard, Myself.”

      LESLI LINKA GLATTER

      Homeland, “The Tradition of Hospitality” 
      (Showtime)

      Ms. Glatter’s Directorial Team:

      Unit Production Manager: Michael KlickFirst Assistant Director: Sunday StevensSecond Assistant Director: Wendy Bledsoen

      This is Ms. Glatter’s sixth DGA Award nomination. She previously won in this category last year for Homeland, “From A to B and Back Again, as well as in 2009 for Mad Men, “;Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency.” She was also nominated in 2013 and 2012 for Homeland episodes “The Star” and “Q & A,” as well as in 1990 for Twin Peaks, “Episode 32006.”;

      DAVID NUTTER

      Game of Thrones, 
      (HBO)

      This is Mr. Nutter’s sixth DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this category in 2013 for theGame of Thrones episode “The Rains of Castamere” and in 2006 for The Sopranos episode “Join the Club.” He was also nominated in the Comedy Series category for Entourage episodes “The Resurrection” (2007) and “Lose Yourself” (2010); and in the Movies for Television and Mini-Series category for The Pacific, “Basilone” in 2010.

      STEVEN SODERBERGH

      The Knick, “Williams and Walker”
      (Cinemax)

      Mr. Soderbergh’s Directorial Team:

      Unit Production Managers: Michael Polaire, Gabrielle MahonFirst Assistant Director: Gregory JacobsSecond Assistant Director: Jody SpilkomanSecond Second Assistant Directors: Travis Rehwaldt, Jason F. FeselLocation Manager: Rob Striem

      This is Mr. Soderbergh’s fourth DGA Award nomination. He won the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Mini-Series for Behind the Candelabra in 2013. He was previously nominated in the Feature Film category in 2000 for both Erin Brockovich and Traffic. He was also the recipient of the Guild’s 2014 Robert B. Aldrich Service Award for extraordinary service to the DGA and its membership.

      MATTHEW WEINER

      Mad Med, “Person to Person”
      (AMC)

      Mr. Weiner’s Directorial Team:

      Unit Production Manager: Dara WeintraubFirst Assistant Director: Lisa M. RoweSecond Assistant Director: Maria MantiaSecond Second Assistant Director: M. Ryan Traylor

      This is Mr. Weiner’s third DGA Award nomination. He was previously nominated in this same category for the Mad Men episodes “Meditations in an Emergency”in 2008 and “Shut The Door. Have A Seat” in 2009.

       

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    27. At least last year we knew when the trailer was coming when they announced the IMAX Experience. We’re in the dark this year.

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