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.