George R.R. Martin tackles differences to his books in Game of Thrones ending

George R. R. Martin at the 2015 Emmy Awards

George R. R. Martin at the 2015 Emmy Awards

Both author George R.R. Martin and showrunners Benioff and Weiss have largely avoided discussing the differences between the show’s ending and what we may eventually find in his books, and we’ll probably not get a detailed answer until The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring are released, if they ever are. In the meantime, any news on the subject feels like a precious gem of information. That is the case with a new interview with Martin, who largely avoids giving us specifics… but also gives us a lot to talk about, especially regarding the ending of Daenerys Targaryen!

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Game of Thrones Season 8 Picks Up Two Wins Out of Three Total Screen Actors Guild Nominations!


At the hour when it counted most, when there are no more seasons to earn nominations, Game of Thrones season 8 stepped up to the plate and did what it had to do. With only three nominations on the table, being nominated alone was a nice present, or even winning one! But, two outta 3? That just goes to show all the season 8 naysayers that GOT can still bring home the bacon. But, it’s not only the awards that are exciting – With all the glitz of the awards, comes the glam of the red carpet. And as ever, the GOT cast knows how to bring the heat! So who won? And who showed up to the carpet? Let’s find out together…

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House of the Dragon Tentatively Set for 2022; Confederate Officially Dead!

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We can most likely expect House of the Dragon, the new Game of Thrones spinoff, in 2022, reports Deadline, who spoke to HBO President of Programming Casey Bloys today at the winter TCAs. The date was far from set in stone, but it’s the most firm news we’ve received in some time about the show.

“My guess is sometime in 2022,” Bloys said, with Deadline reporting he indicated it was “too early to be more specific.”

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Game of Thrones Season 8 nominated for two Directors Guild Awards!

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The Directors Guild of America just announced the nominees for its 72nd annual award, and Game of Thrones is among them not once but twice, thanks to the marvelous directors behind its final season. As you may recall, David Nutter took on most of the work, with “Winterfell”, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”, and “The Last of the Starks”; Miguel Sapochnik directed the battle episodes, “The Long Night” and “The Bells”; while showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss helmed the series finale, “The Iron Throne.”

You’ll not be shocked to learn which two of these directors got nominated, but you may be surprised about the episodes selected to highlight their directorship.

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Watch the Season 8 Watchers on the Wall Awards LIVE!


After months of nominee-gathering, discussion and voting, the time has come! We’re here to announce the winners of the Watchers on the Wall Awards for the final season of Game of Thrones! Every year our readers determine the best of the best of the season, from acting, quotable quotes, and more. Our live ceremony includes more than just awards- we’ll be sharing our own thoughts on season 8 and giving away a basketful of Game of Thrones merch, so grab a drink, settle in and tune into the ceremony, broadcast via YouTube on the video embedded below.

Our first worldwide giveaway of the evening starts NOW! The first commenter on this post wins a special gift-the Arya Stark with Two-Headed Spear Funko Pop! Figure, for the first giveaway of the Watchers on the Wall Awards. Leave a comment- any comment– and be the very first in order to win! And stay tuned for more giveaways throughout the night, as we announce the winners of the Watchers on the Wall Awards.

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Game of Thrones season eight nominated for 6 Visual Effects Society awards!

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Visual effects are one of the most underrated arts of filmmaking, and Game of Thrones is perhaps their greatest exemplar on television, achieving heights in VFX and SFX that the medium could only have dreamt of not so long ago. Thankfully, there is a Visual Effects Society to congratulate them on their work: the HBO show has won five VES awards for each of the last two seasons, and this trend may continue for its final season…

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