With 2019 coming to a close and a new decade on the horizon, Entertainment Weekly is compiling a look back at the movies, music, TV shows and more that changed the pop culture landscape during the 2010’s. And is anyone surprised that something from Game of Thrones on the list? Frankly, I’ll be more shocked if it’s the only thing that GoT makes this list for.
Kristofer Hivju caused a bit of a stir at the Game of Thrones BFI event this week with a particular announcement. The actor, who played the redheaded wildling Tormund since season 3, claimed that the show shot another ending in addition to the controversial one shown in the series finale, “The Iron Throne.”
“Well, we shot an alternative ending,” he reportedly told Metro. “That was mostly for fun but I don’t know if I’m allowed to tell you about that.” The actor declined to provide details for the outlet such as outcomes or other performers involved in the alternative scenes.
Probably for the simple reason that the “alternative ending” does not exist. (Unfortunately for those who had their hearts set on a juicy Blu-ray extra!)
Welcome back for another exciting round of Watchers on the Wall Awards Finals! This week, as part of our ongoing celebration of season 8, we’ll be voting on the best action sequences of Game of Thrones. Every season is packed with action, and the final one was no exception. We break down our voting into Best Battle and Best Fight, and our readers have narrowed down the finalists for our categories today. It’s time to announce the final nominees, and vote!
Most recently, she was invited onto BBC Radio 1 to chat with Ali Plumb and Greg James about everything from toilet paper preferences to Christmas carols to, of course … Game of Thrones!
We have a big category up for voting today in the Watchers on the Wall Awards: Best Episode! It’s a tad easier this year, as we only have six episodes to choose from, but they’re six episodes packed with love, action, death, blood, and epic drama, from start to finish. We’ve provided a summary for each one, in case you haven’t had time for a rewatch lately and need a bit of refreshing. Read, remember, cry, think it over, and vote for your favorite episode of the final season of Game of Thrones!
You thought it was going to be a sleepy Sunday, didn’t you? Never fear, George R. R. Martin and his Not a Blog are here to brush away the weekend boredom. Martin took to his blog today in a surprise entry to subtly reassure fans that there will be a full writer’s room on the new Game of Thrones spinoff titled House of the Dragon, recently announced by HBO with co-showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik.
Martin confirms that Condal wrote the pilot script and the series bible so far, but announces a line-up of writers also in the mix, comparing them to Aegon the Conqueror and his sisters, Rhaenys and Visenya.
Game of Thrones is nothing without its incredible supporting cast. The numbers have gone up and down over the years with thoughtful additions and bloody subtractions, but the supporting stars always offered their best performances, showing that actors don’t need top billing to win our hearts. This week we’ll be choosing our favorite supporting performances of the final season of Game of Thrones- make sure you vote in both categories!
The nominees for Best Supporting Actor are…
All good things must come to an end, including the Game of Thrones single-malt scotch whisky collection, but at least Diageo are doing it with style.
HBO and Diageo announced this week the ninth and final piece in the Game of Thrones Limited Edition Single Malt Scotch Whisky Collection: the Six Kingdoms Mortlach Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Aged 15 Years. The new addition pays tribute to the series finale in which Seven Kingdoms becomes six and Bran Stark accepts the throne of Westeros.
Last week was — to put it mildly — a bit of a rollercoaster as far as Game of Thrones news was concerned, especially when it came to the spinoff/prequel shows in development at HBO. It gave the fandom whiplash, but it also gave us plenty to talk about!
It was inevitable that the final season of Game of Thrones would force us to say farewell to many of our favorite characters. Season 8 made good on that unspoken promise by cutting down people left and right, from the first episode of the season (poor Umber kid, he never had a chance) to the last of the series (oh, Dany). After years of speculation, reception of the deaths was varied but always passionate. After the first round with such a bounty of choices for prelims voting, we’ve narrowed it down to the top five death scenes of season 8. Now it’s up to you all to choose the Best Death Scene of Season 8.
The final nominees are: