Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Jaime’s “act of love” to Brienne; “silence before the storm” episode; “breathtaking” Season 8 battle

As the most character-focused Game of Thrones episode in quite some time, this past Sunday’s “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” gave the actors much to work with, and us much to chew on. In a new interview, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau discusses Jaime’s scene with Tyrion, which expands into a much more croweded and beautiful sequence, […]

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Showrunners reveal Game of Thrones’ greatest VFX challenges and what to expect from the biggest battle ever in Season 8

Game of Thrones executive producers and writers David Benioff and Dan Weiss aren’t exactly known for their penchant for interviews, so our ears always perk up whenever they subject themselves to one. This time, on the occasion of being honored with the Visual Effects Society Award for Creative Excellence, the showrunners delved into the challenges […]

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Lena Headey says ‘everybody cried’ during final read-through; art director teases March production schedule

We suspected as much, but according to Lena Headey, we’ll have to get the tissues ready for Season 8 of Game of Thrones. “We did a massive read-through in October, and I think pretty much everybody cried at one point,” Headey, who plays the smirking, wine-swilling, half-mad Cersei Lannister, said in a recent interview with Mashable. […]

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Miguel Sapochnik directing two Season 8 episodes, DP Fabian Wagner confirms

Months ago, we learned the eighth season would see the return of veteran directors Miguel Sapochnik (“Hardhome,” “Battle of the Bastards,” “The Winds of Winter”) and David Nutter (“The Rains of Castamere,” “The Dance of Dragons,” “Mother’s Mercy”), as well as the showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who are directing the finale. What we […]

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Acclaimed Director Miguel Sapochnik Could Return for Game of Thrones Season 8

There are few Game of Thrones directors with a repertoire as impressive as Miguel Sapochnik’s — he directed the low-key yet great “The Gift”, followed by the instant classics that were “Hardhome”, “Battle of the Bastards” and “The Winds of Winter”. He had great material to work with, of course, but that’s still an unbelievable […]

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Game of Thrones wins ASC and DGA awards for Battle of the Bastards

Award season continues! The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) and the Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced the winners for the 31st ASC Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography and the DGA 69th Annual Awards, respectively. Game of Thrones was nominated in a category from each organization, and it won both thanks to the same […]

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Sapochnik Nominated for Directors Guild Award for Game of Thrones

The Directors Guild of America announced their selections yesterday for their 69th annual awards, celebrating outstanding director achievements for the past year. Game of Thrones directorial standout Miguel Sapochnik has made the competitive short list for the Dramatic Television Series category. Sapochnik’s nomination recognizes his work in the staggering season six episode, “Battle of the Bastards.”

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