The folks responsible for the sweeping landscape shots and scenery porn on Game of Thrones have received their due. Last Saturday at the Location Managers Guild Awards, location managers, Robert Boake, Matt Jones and Pedro Tate won the award for Outstanding Locations in a Period TV series for the seventh season of Game of Thrones.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Boake, Jones and Tate beat out the location teams for The Crown, The Deuce, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Stranger Things for the award. Though there is something humorous about Game of Thrones being categorized as a period piece, the recognition is abundantly well deserved as the filming sites across Northern Ireland, Malta, Croatia, Iceland, Morocco and Spain have consistently been both believable as Westerosi/Essosi landmarks and gobsmackingly beautiful.
The other winners at the 5th annual Location Manager Guild Awards included the location teams for Dunkirk, Baby Driver and Ozark.