‘Game of Thrones’ and Liam Cunningham take home Irish Film and Drama awards!

Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth in Season 7.

Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth in Season 7.

Awards season continues, and so does Game of Thrones streak of taking home accolades. This time, it’s a win from the Irish Film and Drama awards for the series overall and for everyone’s favorite Onion Knight, Liam Cunningham.

Thrones took home top honors as Best Drama Series, while Cunningham (Davos Seaworth) earned Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama) for his work on Season 7. Was it his “This is Jon Snow” line that clinched the award? We’ll never know, but I speculate that it was a deciding factor.

Other Thrones-related nominations included Aidan Gillen for Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Drama) — tough competition for Petyr Baelish to go against Davos Seaworth! — Ronan Hill (brother to Conleth Hill, aka Varys) for Sound, and Ed Bruce and Nicholas Murphy for Visual Effects. In addition, Richard Dormer (Beric Dondarrion) earned a nomination for Best Actor (Drama) for the BBC series Rellik. Awards season isn’t over yet, so stay tuned to see if any of our other favorites take home some well-deserved honors!

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    1. glad to see some other actors taking home some awards, and good to see Thrones take home best drama.

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    2. Well deserved congrats to both. (Yay Liam!!) The entire cast is wonderful, but for sure the show wouldn’t be nearly as interesting if the supporting actors weren’t as well written and magnificently played as they are. It adds to the quality of the tapestry, so to speak. May I say one more time, then never again, the ” high thread count,” and Liam’s performance glistens with quality.

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    3. Go, Liam!

      At this very moment, German figure skater (Paul Fentz) is skating his long (free) program to GoT theme music and dress! Not the main theme song, though.

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    4. Thronetender:
      “… the show wouldn’t be nearly as interesting if the supporting actors weren’t as well written and magnificently played as they are. It adds to the quality of the tapestry, so to speak. May I say one more time, then never again, the ” high thread count,” and Liam’s performance glistens with quality.”

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      Please don’t stop saying it! “High thread count” is a perfect term to describe those rich scenes given room to “breathe,” with superb acting by great actors and intelligent dialogue.

      While I appreciate the artistry and excitement of action-packed scenes with fire-breathing dragons and jaw-dropping battles, I’d take the tender, quiet moments like the conversation between Yoren and Arya in S2, and the Hound and Arya in S4e7 (Sandor revealing the physical pain and emotional trauma from his own brother
      mutilating him – and his father betraying him too by protecting Gregor with a alibi).

      Liam Cunningham has had so many tender – and powerful – scenes as well: His speech to the Iron Bank when the bankers were ready to turn down Stannis; quaking with anger and grief when denouncing Melisandre for Shireen’s murder [paraphrasing]: “I loved that girl like she was my own! She was good. She was kind. And you killed her!”; and pretty much all of his one-in-one scenes with Stannis.

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    5. Thronetender:
      Well deserved congrats to both. (Yay Liam!!) The entire cast is wonderful, but for sure the show wouldn’t be nearly as interesting if the supporting actors weren’t as well written and magnificently played as they are. It adds to the quality of the tapestry, so to speak. May I say one more time, then never again, the ” high thread count,” and Liam’s performance glistens with quality.

      Wholeheartedly agree!

      I’m very happy for Liam, the award is so well-deserved!

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    6. Ten Bears: Liam Cunningham has had so many tender – and powerful – scenes as well

      I haven’t been on in a few days and was delighted to read about your sheets. LOL. So many of the lines he delivered just this season were exceptional and show the deep-rooted wisdom of this character, and of course, Liam delivered them perfectly.

      When talking to Tyrion of the last time he was in Kings Landing, he talks about his son. It’s done perfectly, with rolling undertones of sadness, but without malice. There are no gritted teeth to show a wild desire for revenge. Davos knows that Tyrion had no personal agenda against Mathos, it was war, and Davos intended to do the same to the men of Kings Landing. He’s so smart, our Onion Knight, he’s not a weakling, he’s practical. “Nothing fucks you like time,” and “all I’ve done is live to a ripe old age,” were little delights, especially to those (me) of an age to be able to really appreciate those lines. I’ve often said I’d love a Davos in my life.

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