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!

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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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Game of Thrones Star Iain Glen Joins the Con of Thrones Special Guest Lineup!

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Exciting guest news for con-goers today! For the first time, Game of Thrones star Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont) will appear at Con of Thrones, the premier convention for fans of Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the epic worlds of fantasy author George R. R. Martin. Glen will appear on panels and programming at Con of Thrones 2020 on Saturday, July 18 and Sunday, July 19, as well as participate in autograph and photograph experiences with fans.

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Stannis Baratheon: the Prototype for King Bran Stark

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Game of Thrones the TV show is over, but the book series A Song of Ice and Fire remains unfinished, and there’s no reason not to speculate on what might happen in the books to come, as well as what elements from the show might happen in the books.

One of the endgame pieces established on the show was the election of Bran Stark as king of the political region formerly known as the Seven Kingdoms. Not everyone agrees that this will happen in the books, but a case will be made in this essay that Bran Stark becoming monarch would satisfactorily reflect on the failed journey of another character: the almost-king Stannis Baratheon.

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Kit Harington talks leaving behind Game of Thrones, from the Golden Globes red carpet!

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The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place this evening at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. It wasn’t a big year for Game of Thrones at the awards, but show star Kit Harington pulled in a nomination for Best Actor in a Drama Series, and turned out to present at the ceremony as well. Harington appeared at the Globes with wife and former co-star Rose Leslie on his arm, with the couple looking happy and gorgeous on the red carpet. Unfortunately, Harington lost the prize to Brian Cox of HBO’s Succession.

A few pics from the red carpet:

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Join us Friday, January 10th, for the Watchers on the Wall Awards!

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After months of voting, planning and debating, it’s finally time for the Watchers on the Wall Awards, celebrating the very best of the final season of Game of Thrones! Join us on Friday, January 10th at 8PM ET for a live ceremony, streaming from YouTube and embedded here at Watchers, as we announce the award winners chosen by the community. While we share the GoT season 8 winners, we’ll be discussing the final season, and as always, there will be giveaways galore!

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