If you had a dollar for every award Game of Thrones has won, you’d be able to go on a nice vacation. If you had a dollar for every award for which Game of Thrones has been nominated, you’d retire at age 23 and collect yourself a bountiful pension. Being the avid Watchers on the Wall reader that you are, you already know that Game of Thrones season 7 won several BAFTA awards. Since you’ve spent the entire time wondering, “I wonder what the winners thought about this,” we’re here to fill in the gap on what went down at the BAFTA (British Film and Television Awards)…
In an interview with Gold Derby, Game of Thrones season 7 production designers Rob Cameron and Deborah Riley talk about their thoughts on winning, as well as the season as a whole. “When we’re watching the episodes I definitely just look at what we’ve done and analyze it,” says Cameron, juggling the tasks of both watching and working on the show side by side. It’s easy to watch a show at home and enjoy it for what it is, but imagine having worked on it, and hoping the audience will react the way you’ve envisioned it? It must be nerve-wracking! Hopefully the BAFTA award is a confirmation that they’ve done good work!
Reflecting on their proudest moment, Riley says: “For me, I loved the Meereen audience chamber we did in season four.” However, hoping to give us a little hint of what’s to come (more like not at all), Cameron adds: “…season eight is going to eclipse all of that, I’m just saying.”
By the conclusion of season 8, Michele Clapton will have done the costumes for all seasons other than season 6. In an interview also with Gold Derby she was asked to compare her work on The Crown with that of Game of Thrones. “No, you can’t, you can’t…It was incredibly sad not to do the second season of ‘The Crown’ but I made the decision to get back to ‘Game of Thrones’ because it’s my baby. I grew with it.”
Remember how incredible the shifting costumes of Daenerys Targaryen in season 7 are? Turns out, Dany is Clapton’s favorite character, as she reflects here. “For all of the journeys that she’s been through, she is becoming a Targaryen again…I really enjoyed telling the story with silhouettes and fabrics and colors…someone suddenly starts wearing a color which shifts their allegiance, [and] it makes you question what’s going on. It’s really good fun.”
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