Game of Thrones stars hit the Emmy Awards red carpet

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Conleth Hill and Gwendoline Christie at the Emmy Awards red carpet Photo: @GwendolineFans

Game of Thrones will be competing at tonight’s Emmy Awards, celebrating the year’s best in television and many of the show’s stars have arrived in Los Angeles to support Game of Thrones. The red carpet has been busy at the Microsoft Theater, with Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Gwendoline Christie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maisie Williams and more making appearances.

Game of Thrones has already won 8 Creative Arts Emmys this year. Tonight they’ll be competing for several more awards including:

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (2 nominations- Jeremy Podeswa for “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” and David Nutter for “Mother’s Mercy”) – WON! David Nutter, for directing “Mother’s Mercy”

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (“Mother’s Mercy”) – WON! Congratulations to David Benioff and D.B. Weiss! 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2 nominations- Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey) – Lost to Uzo Aduba of Orange is the New Black

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage) – WON! Congratulations to Peter Dinklage!

Outstanding Drama Series – WON!!! Congrats to the entire cast and crew of the show!

We’ll be following the ceremony and updating this post with wins (and losses) as time rolls on.


 

The Game of Thrones cast hit the event’s red carpet with a vengeance and brought their usual brand of shenanigans along with them:

Gwendoline Christie Photo: @eonline

Gwendoline Christie Photo: @eonline

Sophie Turner

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Photo: @TelevisionAcad

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Photo: @TelevisionAcad

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Photo: lanalikesnobanana..tumblr.com

Lena Headey (2)

Maisie Williams

John Bradley, Conleth Hill and Alfie Allen Photo: @TelevisionAcad

John Bradley, Conleth Hill and Alfie Allen Photo: @TelevisionAcad

Carice

Carice van Houten Photo: @eonline

Peter Dinklage with wife Erica Schmidt

Peter Dinklage with wife Erica Schmidt

David Benioff and wife Amanda Peet

David Benioff and wife Amanda Peet

We may be adding more red carpet pics tonight, and of course we’ll be covering the after-party photos tomorrow!

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    1. Aww they all look fantastic (as expected!). Surprised Peter isn’t there (does he just not attend these things or is he filming)

      Anyone know where I can watch this in the UK? It would be on my phone as I am away from home tonight :/

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    2. Maisie’s shoes are very cute.

      It feels like a while since Lena has shown up anywhere. Not surprising, of course, what with the baby.

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    3. Damn, that dress and makeup dont make Carice justice !

      She can be a thousand times more gorgeous than that ! (well, simply cause she is, actually).

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    4. Gwen looks incredible! 😀 I love Carice’s dress over her tea-party one too. I wish she would turn up with her hair in an up do sometime.
      O/T. Can Sofia Vergara NOT be stunning one single time? Fantabulous as each and every single time! 😀

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    5. The ladies look just marvelous and the men very handsome. Lena looks stunning, hard to believe she had a baby not too long ago. Rock it girl!

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    6. They all look amazing. I really hope the show wins in its category for best drama …although I don’t think it will happen.. I feel like Game of Thrones will always be snubbed in that category.

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    7. Carice, Gwen, and Maisie – pink perfection! Lena is stunning but I hate the dress (and I’m sure it’s very current, etc etc). So nice to see her!

      Men put on a nice suit and instantly look great. Love the Conleth/John/Alfie squeeze. 🙂 This is fun.

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    8. Pigeon,

      It’s funny, I think Lena looks fantastic in her dress, and I like the dress, whereas I think Carice, as beautiful as she is, the color washes her out, and the cut makes her look big, and she certainly isn’t big. Mind you, I don’t like pink, but I think Maise looks fantastic.

      It just goes to show how different people’s tastes can be.

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    9. HBO hasn’t actually been winning that much at the main ceremony outside of the miniseries categories in the last few years, but they’re totally dominating this year. Veep has already won three Emmys and seems like a pretty good bet to take Comedy Series; Olive Kitteridge won almost everything in the miniseries category other than supporting actress; we’ll see if GOT (and/or Boardwalk Empire can hold up its end in the drama categories).

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    10. Whooooo Hooooo Congrats! #GoodGirlBadPussy aside they worked their asses off for this show. And I loved Good Girl Bad Pussy anyway.

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    11. Sweeeeeeet!!!

      Just too bad that the Dutch “breakshow” is treating got as an hasbeen.. o.O And keeps on jerking to Mad Men…

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    12. YAYYY!!!! So happy for D&D. They take a lot of crap but they really are fantastic writers (especially Benioff, I’m a big fan of his books). Well deserved imo. 😀

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    13. In possibly related news…
      A mad woman in Sweden went on a killing spree at 9.59pm EST tonight…
      No word yet on her motives, but she does have some disturbing hate-filled posts on social media… More to come…

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    14. D&D just won! So happy for them…

      I know GRRM is the creator but without D&D’s vision and amazing ability to adapt the books to a TV show this site wouldn’t even be here today.

      They so deserved that Emmy!

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    15. Wow. I really did not expect that. Still quite shocked. Still, the writing was top-notch in the finale! Yes, yes, “bad pussy”, I know.

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    16. Was about to ask where I could watch online but nevermind. Lena was the one I wanted to see win but I think I just got my answer about all that…

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    17. Huh, I thought for sure Lena was going to win that, particularly after it won Writing.

      Uzo Aduba is amazing on Orange is the New Black and totally deserves to win, though.

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    18. Drama Win!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      About fucking time GOT started winning some of the big categories!!!!!

      First of many, well earned!!!

      Rains of Castamere should have won back in the day, but I’m not complaining now!

      Congrats D&D, George, et al.

      About. Fucking. Time.

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    19. I love OITNB so I am not mad.

      Wow, David Nutter was so nervous. Good for him and is a good harbinger for best series unless Mad Men sneaks in ( a show I also love).

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    20. Wow. Game of Thrones just broke the Emmy record.

      And “Mother’s Mercy” is an Award Winning episode if there ever was one. Best Directing, Best Writing. Lena Headey winning an Emmy for that episode as well would’ve been just perfect. Still… Best Writing; Best Directing… all points to a Oustanding Drama win!

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    21. Nadia,

      I think people have said that it was submitted along with the others but didn’t end up getting a nomination, for some reason.

      Bummed for Lena but happy for David!

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    22. Nadia,

      It was submitted. It just wasn’t nominated.

      Nutter’s a reliable old hand at directing, and did a good job with the finale. I have one or two quibbles, but a good win.

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    23. Nymeria Warrior Queen,

      Yes it does! I just don’t like the beading and poof out at the hips. Love her makeup. I don’t think Carice looks big at all. Now, remember when Gwyneth Paltrow played dress up with a pink dress 6 sizes too big? Eek….

      I love that Maisie always carries a distracting accessory.

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    24. HelloThere,

      Guys, Game of thrones broke the record for most emmy wins ever….

      holy shit

      Is this factual?!?

      If so, I bet in the next day or 2 while watching HBO we will see that between shows/movies constantly lol…

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    25. Arkash:
      Damn, there is really a hell lot of advertising on American TV…

      It’s obscene, isn’t it. Well, I guess that’s what pays in many cases for great shows that we get to see ad-free in Europe 😉

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    26. Huge congrats, Dan and David and David and….Peter! Holy hell!

      Just crap about Actress – OITNB is getting old already and just not all that. Ah well – you won to THIS girl, Lena!

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    27. Lena should be the one getting it, Dink kinda didn’t do too much…

      But the new voting format favors name recognition

      Not gonna complain cuz GOT is sweeping, but I really think Lena deserves to be recognized…

      Tbh, I think the only actress who will ever win will be Emilia when she inevitably has a big season.

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    28. Honestly the fact that Mother’s Mercy got two awards, and Peter Dinklage won in his category, only makes Lena Headey’s snub more glaring.

      Still. Wow. This was truly the year of Game of Thrones. Best Drama Writing. Best Drama Direction. Best Supporting Actor. And… maybe best Drama??!

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    29. Peter should’ve won an Emmy for season 4, but who really cares. Dinklage rocks!

      Congrats to D&D.They deserved it more than anyone and especially after all the hate from purists.David Nutter too Mother’s Mercy was an amazing episode.

      By the way.Such a shame for Lena.She deserved it this year.

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    30. Peter, too?

      Whoever said Emilia may have taken some of Lena’s votes may have been onto something…and, again, that’s nothing against Aduba.

      Glad to see Peter include GRRM in his thanks and his words to Lena were beautiful.

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    31. Congrats Peter! Always brilliant, I see his acting wins as wins for the whole cast, just wish Lena, and some of the actors would get recognised…

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    32. Rygar,

      Yeah, I was rooting for him. Dinklage arguably could have won for season 2 or season 4, but I didn’t think he had anything this season that especially stood out.

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    33. Haha, Peter himself knew he really wasn’t deserving of the award. Shame about Lena though. These awards are just so weird, like, do people who vote actually watch these shows? Peter had almost nothing to do this year, at least compared to the last few seasons.

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    34. I know GoT will probably not win best drama series because it has fantasy elements and we all know how that’s frowned upon with these types of awards.

      But even with HBO/GoT losing best drama series they really cleaned house tonight.

      Every employee at HBO should be proud to have such a great showing at the Emmys this year.

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    35. David Nutter and Peter Dinklage! Yes!!! I really feel this should have been Lena’s year, but what can you do 🙁
      Did Peter forget to thank his wife? 😉 lol

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    36. Nymeria Warrior Queen: Whoever said Emilia may have taken some of Lena’s votes may have been onto something…and, again, that’s nothing against Aduba.

      You think? I was certain that Hendricks would win, so I am totally surprised at Aduba winning, but I never really thought Headey was ahead of those two.

      Anyway, CONGRATS D&D! That’s the bestest win of all so far! 😀
      Congrats Nutter, the magic pilot director!
      Congrats Dinklage, huge surprise!

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    37. JoffreyTrueKing,

      Isn’t it just possible that voters liked what he had to do? Why is that so hard to accept? Or maybe they felt he deserved it in S4 and this was the make up award. To 99.99% of the GoT audience (i.e., people not on here), Dinklage IS Game of Thrones.

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    38. I am devastated about Lena. She was robbed. OITNB is a fucking COMEDY series! And that is coming from someone who watches it faithfully. The Walk of Shame and Lena’s flawless and expressive performance was the definition of DRAMA. So upset.

      And seriously, Peter Dinklage??? I love Tyrion as a character, but his acting isn’t a patch on Lena’s. Not to mention he did nothing of note all season.

      So lame!

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    39. Dinklage!!!!

      Nutter!!!

      THIS IS FUCKING AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!

      Sorry for Jonathan Banks though.

      But seriously…….respek yo!

      Nutter was well earned and long time coming. Been a fan of his since Smallville!

      GoT better earn some mad respect from haters after this!!!!!!!

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    40. Tar Kidho: Indeed, she deserves that. Peter should have mentioned Alfie Allen as well though…

      Alfie is the surprise for me in this series – he has been amazing. Hopefully the recognition will grow. Peter didn’t have any scenes with him, I suppose you can only shout out so many. 🙂

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    41. Jon Hamm, there you go son. Finally! 😀 So happy for him (I like the guy), but Drama Series should be GOT and not Mad Men. 😉

      EDIT: I forgot it’s their last year. Probably then Mad Men.

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    42. I have to disagree with those of you who said Peter didn’t have much to do this past season. I felt he did plenty, and as he said, the writing for him was as excellent as his delivery of it. He could win anytime really. He’s one of the most naturally gifted actors I’ve ever seen as is Lena.

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    43. I’m happy for Viola Davis and what her win means and symbolizes but holy fuck people, Tatiana Maslaney is amazing, how does everyone continue to ignore that?!?!?!?

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    44. Her speech was about race but it sure feels like there were a whole lot of non-white winners this year. We’re there not? Both drama actress categories…

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    45. I was not expecting Dinklage to win; I thought that Emmy was Jonathan Banks’ to lose. Good for him.

      Sad for Lena Headey. We’ll never know for sure, but I suspect she would have won if she hadn’t used a body double.

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    46. SciFiFantasyGirl,

      I don’t get why people say Dinklage / Tyrion didn’t have that much to do in season five. Tyrion’s trial was more flashy, and Dinklage should’ve won for season four, but he was great throughout this season; with Varys, with Jorah, with Dany. All amazingly written and acted. In season four he had a few great, flashy moments, but let’s not forget he spent most of the season in a cell.

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    47. Arkash:
      Damn, there is really a hell lot of advertising on American TV…

      Gives you plenty of time to get snacks, put the dog out, go potty, check your phone. All those important things

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    48. SciFiFantasyGirl,

      I think we (I realize not everyone shares my opinon, but I’m feeling lazy, so I’m using “we”) are so used to Peter being brilliant, it’s almost as thought we just know he’s going to be, so may not appreciate is as much as we should.

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    49. Ashara D:
      SciFiFantasyGirl,

      The scene on the boat with Jorah drifting through the ruins was lyrical and magical.

      Luka Nieto:
      SciFiFantasyGirl,

      I don’t get why people say Dinklage / Tyrion didn’t have that much to do in season five. Tyrion’s trial was more flashy, and Dinklage should’ve won for season four, but he was great throughout this season; with Varys, with Jorah, with Dany. All amazingly written and acted. In season four he had a few great, flashy moments, but let’s not forget he spent most of the season in a cell.

      And lets not forget the awesome exchanges between him and Conleth’s characters. Great chemistry there that I’m looking forward to this upcoming season.

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    50. HOLY FUCKING SHITHOLY FUCKING SHITHOLY FUCKING SHITHOLY FUCKING SHITHOLY FUCKING SHITHOLY FUCKING SHITHOLY FUCKING SHITHOLY FUCKING SHIT

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    51. Wow. Tracy Morgan.

      Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo-Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!

      Best fuckin’ drammmaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa~~~

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    52. GOT FUCKING WINS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Man, this is so fucking amazing! Congrats D&D, GRRM, GoT Cast and Crew.

      This. Show. Is. Fucking. Awesome.

      And now historic!

      My day started shitty, and the Jays lost, but fucking totally makes up for it!!!

      Man, I cannot wait to see Linda’s reaction!

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    53. That is just bloody amazing.

      Best Drama writing to D&D for Mother’s Mercy.
      Best Drama directing to David Nutter for Mother’s Mercy.
      Best Drama Supporting Actor to Peter Dinklage.
      Best Drama to Game of Thrones.

      Wow.

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    54. FUCK YEAH!!!

      Boy, I would pay a lot to see Linda’s face right now.

      Commiserations to Mad Men.

      Congratulations to D&D, George, all the producers, directors, cast and crew. You all deserve it!

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    55. Wait…all those thanks and no, “Thanks, George, for writing an unfilmable story.”? Well, he got to be on stage, anyway. Take that, Linda!

      Really awesome night. G’night all! Gotta get up bright and early.

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    56. FUCKKKKKKKKKKKKK YEAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

      Haters gonna hate, but GRRM looked stoked all night, the show won tons of awards, and we’re steamrolling to some of the biggest seasons yet.

      This cast is going to party SO HARD tonight

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    57. This is lovely. I’d like to express a very heartfelt “fuck you” to Lindaario and all of the goblins over at the “ranting and raving” threads on AFOIAF.

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    58. Weirdly, I thought going in that Lena was the most likely to win even if the show didn’t win anything else.

      HelloThere,

      “Snubbed” implies the person who actually won didn’t deserve to.

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    59. HelloThere:
      Luka Nieto,

      Still super salty that Lena is the ONLY one who was snubbed….

      You’re not the only one. It’s petty, perhaps, given all the awards the show won. But still… 🙁

      Nonetheless, CONGRATS to everybody on the show!!! 😀

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    60. Yeaaaaahhh!!! I’m so happy! Congratulations to D&D, the fantastic cast, the amazing crew and HBO!! And if anybody is around Lindaaa right now and manages to take her a pic and send it to me , I’ll pay him $10.000.

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    61. HelloThere,

      I am, too, but I’m also soooooooooooooooo happy for the other ones…especially best drama.

      I’m downright giddy, in fact.

      Rygar,

      Just because I’m giddy doesn’t mean you can tell me what to do. Harumph.

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    62. I feel for Johnathan Banks and Mad Men, but….
      I can see the upcoming Season 5 DVD jackets now….
      “Winner of more Emmy Awards in one year than any series in TELEVISION HISTORY!”

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    63. Sansa, Shireen, Jon, Dragons and above all Hardhome. This was the best of all seasons in all depts. So now lets start talking seriously of what is quality and what it is not. Lets talk about bad choreography, bad pussys and bad cockmerchants you all poisonous leeches!!!
      Congratulations to all that GOT is for us!

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    64. I can’t believe they won! I mean I CAN believe it but I can’t believe they gave it to a fantasy series. I hope this inspires other award shows to give more serious consideration to everything that goes into putting out a science fiction and fantasy series, as well as the quality of the actors that are involved in them.
      EmergencyAwesome Charlie tweeted that GOT had 12 wins in total.

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    65. I am sure even if GoT didn’t win anything we all would still love and follow the show, come on these fansites and be just as excited for everything GoT.

      It is just really nice for HBO, D&D and all the people involved in bringing us GoT to be recognized by their TV show industry peers.

      I am so happy for them!

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    66. Arthur,

      This!
      Arthur, you always say what I am thinking!

      So proud and happy for GOT and the entire team, they deserve this, they work so hard and probably even more so these seasons considering how huge theyre going to be.

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    67. Greenjones,

      They’ll just disregard it. And do you know what? I don’t give a flying fuck. GoT has won the best drama Emmy – fact. A handful of bitter, sad wankers won’t change that, however much they’ll try to convince themselves otherwise.

      I have one thing to say to the rant & rave people/Elio & Linda:
      Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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    68. Wow, I wasn’t expecting such a sweep of the awards, especially considering they ignored this series so much in the past…. I mean, they give it to Peter Dinklage in season 5??? but not in 3 or 4??? Honestly, considering the material he had he didn’t even deserve to be nominated. IMO the best parts and performances belonged to Alfie Allen and Stephen Dillane… But hey, the Emmies have become so much like a popularity prize….
      If Podeswa had won I would’ve been angry because so much of that episode was bad… maybe especially the directing. Nutter deserved it.

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    69. Darquemode,

      I feel for Johnathan Banks and Mad Men, but….
      I can see the upcoming Season 5 DVD jackets now….
      “Winner of more Emmy Awards in one year than any series in Television history!”

      Again I ask is this factual?

      If it is, that’s pretty fucking amazing. A show that all the “series drama” people thumbed their noses at in the beginning because it had fantasy elements.

      I guess an adult fantasy, if done right, can be pretty fucking good huh?

      Not only do they have the ratings and profits to prove it, they now have the hardware on their shelves.

      Can anything stop GoT?

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    70. This show has been just absolutely extraordinary for five seasons. In many ways, it’s a win that’s the culmination of seasons I think. The writing, directing, acting, cinematography, casting, MUSIC, just everything has been stunning. And it gets bigger and bigger each year, and the expectations higher, and they lose characters and bring on new ones we love/love to hate, and just keep going.

      GRRM has created an exception universe, but D&D have brought it to life and lived in it and grown it, and they deserve so much credit for it.

      Holy fuck I can’t wait for the next three seasons.

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    71. Abyss: Wow that was quite a ride!

      It definitely was. Now off to sleep again to be ready for work, but that’ll be hard with a mixture of adrenaline and endorphines pumping through my system.

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    72. Tbh, I think I was more invested in seeing Lena win than anyone else, so Im feeling a bit bad about it… but o well, lol.

      Maybe she will take it next year,

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    73. Nymeria Warrior Queen: I was already about to smack him for giving SciFiFantasyGirl a hard time, and now…

      The only problem is, he’ll like it.

      I didnt give anyone a hard time. I am telling it like it is. Dink wasnt that good this season. Better actors out there. But thats the Emmys for you. Fucking delusional.

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    74. Darquemode,

      I feel for the losers too, but GoT has lost so many times, and it definitely deserves to get more big awards, so I can’t really complain.

      I really feel for Lena. Vote split? Use of body double? Who knows, but I hope she has some fantastic material in the future, so she can be rewarded for her magnificent work.

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    75. Once the show won best director and best writing, I knew it was very likely to win best drama. Now, it’s time to up the budget even more.

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    76. Arthur,

      This is not about fantasy. Fantasy is just a means to tell a story and not the story. GOT is beyond all this “fantasy” argument. GOT is complex, rich and touches upon so much more than superficial genre cliches…

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    77. Everybody looked fantastic – guys and girls. Lena looked amazing, especially since she just had a baby a few months ago.

      They WON!! Darn, I didn’t think to come on here til after it was over, but glad you are here so we can all say YAY CONGRATULATIONS

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    78. Darquemode,

      If its really true wouldn’t Sue update the thread header?

      But I believe you, I just find it amazing a show us fantasy geeks love has gotten such acclaimed recognition by the higher-ups in the TV industry.

      Its really amazing and proves without a doubt we are in the middle of a once in a lifetime type series called Game of Thrones.

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    79. vlad: I mean, they give it to Peter Dinklage in season 5??? but not in 3 or 4??? Honestly, considering the material he had he didn’t even deserve to be nominated.

      Really? On my many rewatches of Season 5, I ALWAYS, every single time, savor all of Tyrion’s scenes. ALL of them. With Varys, with the Braavosi whore, with Jorah, Valyria, cock merchants, Daenerys, Hizzy, even swooning over Drogon. More powerful and consistent than the flashes of brilliance in Season 4, though he should have won then too. Dinklage is just consistently terrific.

      So, so happy about GoT winning Best Drama. And filming tomorrow going on in Ireland and Spain as D&D mentioned.
      O/T, but I am truly sad about Tatiana Maslany not winning. She is simply phenomenal, better than any actress I have seen recently in anything. Hopefully next year.

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    80. What did they say the series has to date? Was it 83 Emmys or maybe nominations? For some reason it made me think of Camelot that had its one season start around the same time as GoT’s and the people that said that was a better show. Ha!!!

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    81. At the end of the day, the best thing about tonight is that HBO is going to throw more money at the show for the final seasons. Also, maybe Dinklage won’t be quite as embarrassed to be affiliated with a nerdy show and all us nerds who watch it. 😛

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    82. Tyrion Pimpslap,
      Laura,

      If these Emmy wins (along with everything else) convince HBO to up the budget even more for seasons seven and eight, that would be amazing. My main reason to celebrate was just because I like the show and its cast and crew, who must be quite happy right now. But if it does end up serving such a practical purpose for the future of Game of Thrones, that would be even better!

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    83. Jeb,

      Agreed.
      Sometimes the awards are cumulative – and no less deserved IMO!
      Just the way of award shows in general…..

      Arthur,

      I’m guessing there will be a post devoted to the wins in the morning or maybe
      even later tonight……

      ETA:
      OR right now! XD

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    84. dothrakian raven,

      This is not about fantasy. Fantasy is just a means to tell a story and not the story. GOT is beyond all this “fantasy” argument. GOT is complex, rich and touches upon so much more than superficial genre cliches…

      I agree one hundred percent but there are many people (that I specifically know of, co-workers). That when I bring up GoT and ask them why they don’t watch it, they say something like “I can’t get into that fantasy stuff with dragons and stuff.” I try to explain to them exactly what you just said but the fantasy elements close their brain, its like a prejudice against anything fantasy.

      That is what I am saying.

      For the first few years of GoT I think the industry kind of looked down upon it for that same reason, prejudice against anything with fantasy elements.

      But now GoT has reached a point where it can’t be ignored, where people and critics alike have watched it and realized this isn’t Lord of the Rings.

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    85. I was thank you tweeting the Emmys after every win, not that they’ll ever see my tweets, but still. This was my closing tweet to them:
      “I hope this inspires other award shows to give more serious consideration to everything that goes into putting out a science fiction and fantasy series, as well as the quality of the actors that are involved in them.”

      I’m really hoping this is a change in the tide. As GRRM has mentioned, Peter Jackson had really helped with breaking some boundaries with the incredible adaptations of Tolkien’s work, but this goes way back to science fiction and fantasy novelists such as C.S Lewis, HG Wells, Douglas Adams, and Sydney Newman and Eugene Roddenberry (and many more) for applying such creativity to television. Much more needs to be done as to garnering the recognition of the writers, actors and directors so hopefully tonight is a step towards that.

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    86. Congratulations to D&D, HBO, David Nutter, Peter Dinklage, all the production crew members in Belfast, N.I. and Spain and of course one of the greatest casts in television history. Finally your peers have acknowledged what we the GoT viewers of the world have known since the first season, GoT is a member of that exclusive club of greatest television series of all time. The Emmy’s were also kind enough to place an exclamation point tonight, a record twelve, that’s 12 Emmy’s, seven hells yea, WOOT!!!

      Time to pop the top off an ice cold Guinness and join all the GoT crew, cast and fans that are drinking themselves silly tonight.

      Happy Name Day George!

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    87. Not only does Game Of Thrones have the record for most Emmy wins in a single year, it is now tied for most total Emmys for one series OF ALL-TIME!

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    88. I’m going to make a bitchy comment, which is that I really enjoyed all those skinny privileged white women clapping for Viola Davis’ speech

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    89. SciFiFantasyGirl: And lets not forget the awesome exchanges between him and Conleth’s characters. Great chemistry there that I’m looking forward to this upcoming season.

      Peter had some good scenes this year, but when you compare it to scenes that Stephen Dillane, Kit Harington or Lena Heady had this pass season then there is really no comparison. But he certainly does a good job consistently, so congrats to him. 🙂

      What a great night for GoT so great to see them finally winning best drama they deserved it.

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    90. Arthur:
      dothrakian raven,

      I agree one hundred percent but there are many people (that I specifically know of, co-workers).That when I bring up GoT and ask them why they don’t watch it, they say something like “I can’t get into that fantasy stuff with dragons and stuff.”I try to explain to them exactly what you just said but the fantasy elements close their brain, its like a prejudice against anything fantasy.

      That is what I am saying.

      For the first few years of GoT I think the industry kind of looked down upon it for that same reason, prejudice against anything with fantasy elements.

      But now GoT has reached a point where it can’t be ignored, where people and critics alike have watched it and realized this isn’t Lord of the Rings.

      Again, I’m going to have to disagree, just because I have been reading and watching science fiction and fantasy for a long time. Yes, GOT (books and show) has brought more of a maturity to the fantasy stereotype, but if you read books from Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, Terry Goodkind, R.A Salvatore and Robert Jordan (just to name a few) you’d see that there is actually a lot more adult orientated work out there. And then you have Tolkien and C.S Lewis and Terry Brooks and so on who write for both adult and various ages of children’s enjoyment. If you haven’t read any of the above authors give them a try. You won’t be disappointed 🙂

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    91. Tyrion Pimpslap,

      Which means it will break the record in the following three years (well, next year, to be realistic.) It’s kind of a given that they’ll win something, even if GoT suddenly becomes terrible.

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    92. Luka Nieto,

      M beat me to it! The imagined slight to Martin is getting biblical proportions… Martin was “FORCED” to be there and when he “wanted” to make a speech, they pushed him aside. I don’t know if this guy is actually reading what he writes.

      Also it’s funny because I was just thinking when Benioff wished Martin Happy B-Day that there seemed to be no animosity between them and that it was super nice that he said it in his thank you speech.

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    93. SciFiFantasyGirl: Again, I’m going to have to disagree, just because I have been reading and watching science fiction and fantasy for a long time.

      But I think that the prior posters are correct in that this is the stereotype of fantasy. It basically gets dismissed by a lot of people because it is commonly viewed as just escapist tripe. And, to be fair, most fantasy is more interested in “world building” than in storytelling.

      Now, there are exceptions, and Thrones is one of them. Thrones might be the one that helps communicate that it is possible to use fantastic scenarios as interesting thought experiments about how characters would develop and evolve in strange circumstances without getting too bogged down in those circumstances. Or, to stand Damon Knight on his head, you can put a map in the beginning of a book or show and tell a modern story in that book/show at the same time!

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    94. Boudica: Peter had some good scenes this year, but when you compare it to scenes that Stephen Dillane, Kit Harington or Lena Heady had this pass season then there is really no comparison. But he certainly does a good job consistently,so congrats to him.

      What a great night for GoT so great to see them finally winning best drama they deserved it.

      I’m not sure if anyone else notices this, but I find the Emmy’s very “rah rah America” when it comes to the wins. Predominately British actors and shows rarely win in their nominations and Peter, surprise, is American who has now won twice.
      I’m not saying this is why things go the way they do….but it’s an interesting thought. Many people have said that was the case with Peter Jackson’s films being shot and produced outside of the U.S. But as I said, who knows….

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    95. Best Drama, wow, did not see this coming. BEEEESSST DRAAAAMAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!111 GET HYPE!!! 😀

      Congrats to cast and crew, well deserved and overdue imo, s3 should have won this also.

      Shame about Lena though, but then again tough competition.

      Tatiana getting robbed time and time again is also starting to get ridiculous.

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    96. SciFiFantasyGirl,

      Wow, you’re pretty badass!

      You actually read those? Did you ever play AD&D?

      You know who Caramon and Raistlin are? Drizzt? Rikus? Wulfgar?

      When I was in high school I would be reading those books instead of doing homework…

      But it all started after I saw the movie ‘Legend’, then bought my first choose your own adventure book 🙂

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    97. Yay! Congratulations! ? ? ?? Game of Thrones breaking records again! GOT gonna be like “Madmen, Orange is the New Black, Downtown Abbey… they’re just part of the emmys… One’s on top and then another…. I’ll not stop the emmy’s, I will break the Emmys.” ?

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    98. Listen, I got highly suspicious, early on, when the dweeb host said “the hbo president said password sharing is now ok, so heres a login “khaleesifan1” and then he goes “so check out some hbo and devour some Game of Thrones. MY eyebrows went up. Anyway.. flash forward to later…

      WE DID IT!!!!! I was SCREAMIN~!!! I spent the last hour of the emmy’s on the phone watching with a friend who is also a huge fan. I flipped the fuck out. lol Dan “Everybody who told me this wasn’t a big deal was full of shit” LMAO hahaha.

      Then Nutter won, and I screamed again, this isnt happening.

      Then Peter won and I was like WTF THIS IS NOT HAPPENING… “were gonna take it. we really are. Ok I STILL dont believe it, not until they say it”

      and then… BANG. Finally. No fuckin way. I’ll get over this in a bit.

      Congrats fellow fans, we fucking rule! Congrats Dave and Dan 🙂 Congrats everyone involved with the show and everybody on this site whom spend as much time as they do informing us fans about news.

      I cant WAIT to read grrm’s blog tomorrow.

      Brian, the Lost Valyrian.

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    99. Wimsey: And, to be fair, most fantasy is more interested in “world building” than in storytelling.

      Again, I disagree. All of Tolkien’s books have incredible storytelling, some so intensely intricate that there is no way to translate all of it to a screen. And his is spread out into a lot of books and songs and poetry etc.
      Really, I would say excluding the difference in style and age they were written in, they are pretty equal when it comes to content, just one is more adult and one is more family.
      But as I’ve said to another poster, we can agree to disagree. I don’t like to judge one against the other so to speak. But I am glad the glass ceiling appears to be breaking for recognition for the genre.

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    100. South Africa lost against Japan in the Rugby World Cup, but this totally makes up for it!!!!
      Congratulations to the whole cast and crew 😀

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    101. Arthur:
      SciFiFantasyGirl,

      Wow, you’re pretty badass!

      You actually read those?Did you ever play AD&D?

      You know who Caramon and Raistlin are?Drizzt?Rikus? Wulfgar?

      When I was in high school I would be reading those books instead of doing homework…

      But it all started after I saw the movie ‘Legend’, then bought my first choose your own adventure book

      LOL I have read some of Weis and Hickman’s but still have more to read. My husband owns all the others so they are on my shelves awaiting me. There is SO much out there. Plus I read Star Trek and Star Wars novels as well, and have a few more Tolkien to get and read to finish my collection of Middle Earth. There is not enough time! I actually had stopped reading altogether for the 7 years that I suffered badly from depression, so I have a lot of catching up to do. But yes, I know most of those characters 🙂
      Choose your own adventure…..now that brings back memories! I’ve always been into Medieval films which then translated to fantasy as well as I kept looking for things to watch.

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    102. Arthur:Did you ever play AD&D?

      I never played that kind of stuff, but when Lord of the Rings Online came out I got addicted for about 3 years I believe, lol. Still have my characters if I ever decide to return 😉

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    103. A tad OT, but does anyone know of a good site or translator site that has a full dictionary for Valyrian? Is there anything as expansive as Klingon or Elvish? I’d like to use some of the language within the fan fiction I’m writing.

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    104. The outlined eyes and red lip is a horrible makeup trend. Maisie’s shoes make her feet look like Clydesdale hooves. Gwen looks like she’s mocking that woman’s pose. Lena and Sophie’s outfits looked better from far away on tv. Alfie has weird proportions. Conleth & GRRM looked great. Does the series win mean more money for season 7?

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    105. SciFiFantasyGirl: I’m not sure if anyone else notices this, but I find the Emmy’s very “rah rah America” when it comes to the wins. Predominately British actors and shows rarely win in their nominations and Peter, surprise, is American who has now won twice.
      I’m not saying this is why things go the way they do….but it’s an interesting thought. Many people have said that was the case with Peter Jackson’s films being shot and produced outside of the U.S. But as I said, who knows….

      That is an interesting observation.

      At the end of the day it is just great to see the show get 12 awards, no matter where they come from. Although I was really hoping that Lena Heady would get an award. Maybe next year. 🙂

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    106. SciFiFantasyGirl: I’m not sure if anyone else notices this, but I find the Emmy’s very “rah rah America” when it comes to the wins. Predominately British actors and shows rarely win in their nominations and Peter, surprise, is American who has now won twice.

      I’m guessing you are British, yes?

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    107. I’ve actually had a chance to go back and look at the outfits, and I weigh in as follows:

      Gwendoline: Loved the dress, hated the washed-out print. A solid colour or a bolder print would have been better. Hair and makeup were on point. She needed some jewelry.

      Maisie: Too Legally Blonde (pink and matchy-matchy). She should have ditched the fluffy shoes and penguin purse. Makeup wasn’t too bad, but the pink glossy lip and weirdly dark brows did her no favours. Extensions looked good.

      Sophie: What was going on? Hair wasn’t properly styled, or really styled at all. She was wearing a 90s-style dark brownish matte lip (and not in a good way). Unflattering clothes. The tube top and tapered pants drew attention to her very broad shoulders. She looked like a big inverted triangle. The pants weren’t properly hemmed, either. Epic fail, if anyone says that anymore.

      Carice: The dress was a beautiful colour for her dark brown hair, but the fabric was too wrong, all weirdly stiff like plastic (someone on another board described it as looking like an unfolded shower curtain), and the length was all wrong, too (it needed to be longer or shorter). Harsh red lip was very aging on her, too.

      Lena: I actually loved the dress; burgundy’s a great colour for her. Makeup seemed harsh and aging.

      Amanda Peet: She’s too old for cutout midriff dresses, and the severe, tight bun and harsh red lip were not a good look (and very aging for someone trying to pull off a cutout midriff dress).

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    108. So, GoT won for every category nominated today except the most deserving one? Maybe the Emmys decided to give GoT a taste of their own medicine.

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    109. Just want to chime in on the congratulations to the 12 epic Emmy wins.
      While I certainly think they deserve them I was not expecting them to win so big.
      I am a little sad for Lena, though, who I think is by far the best actress on GOT in all seasons so far. While I initially was disappointed by the look of the show Cersei (i.e., not matching my book imagination) she immediately convinced me and made Cersei such an interesting character. Well, all good things are three, so hopefully she wins next year.
      Last thing: happy birthday George! What a birthday present!

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    110. Wimsey
      And, to be fair, most fantasy is more interested in “world building” than in storytelling.

      I don’t even get why that’s supposed to be a bad thing.
      I also don’t believe literary criticisms like that are the reason fantasy isn’t recognized as “serious” entertainment. It’s simply what people are used to. As long as fantasy was a nerd niche hobby you didn’t need to take it seriously. As soon it’s on TV winning awards, you have to. Of course the genre itself also adapts to the medium.

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    111. Wow the actress who plays Brienne is just stunning, she looks like a Grecian statue in that gown. I’ve never seen her done up all Hollywood. I thought she was entirely too beautiful to play Brienne anyway…

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    112. I have to admit, I’m a little shocked with the outrage some are expressing. (To be clear- NOT on this site) Threatening DEATH to writers who are trying to create an enjoyable viewing experience is WRONG. I don’t care if you agree or disagree with the content presented, show some respect for people who are trying very hard to please everyone.
      In the wake of such a winning day, there will always be those who will be unhappy. I can respect people for expressing their opinions but I cannot and will NEVER respect someone threatening death over a FICTIONAL STORY. Please don’t get me wrong, ASOIAF has deeply become part of my life and imagination. As with everything/anything one falls in love with, there are things one wishes could change. When one realizes they love something so much, you take the good with the bad, Sand Snakes and all.
      Just because one is “Angry” with certain choices made does not give one the right to threaten ones life. Shameful behaviour.
      How about we all celebrate our difference in opinions instead of threatening people who, in all honesty, have done an incredible job of bringing something so wonderful to the lives of many?
      While I do maintain we are all entitled to opine as we see fit, I absolutely draw the line at threatening harm.

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    113. Anomar:
      M,

      She was pregnant. There was no choice.

      Book Cersei has gained a fair amount of weight by the time the walk happens (there’s a bit in AFFC where she’s complaining about her gowns mysteriously shrinking)–I’ve even seen some speculation that Book Cersei’s weight gain is attributable to pregnancy–so it would have worked.

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