Kit Harington gets Golden Globes nomination for Game of Thrones Season 8!

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The 77th Golden Globe Awards will be celebrated this coming January 5, which means the nominations were revealed today, just four weeks before the event. Game of Thrones never sweeps at the Golden Globes as it does at the Emmys, but the show did get a key nomination: Kit Harington!

Nominated for the ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Television Series’ category, Harington is accompanied by stiff competition: Brian Cox for Succession; Rami Malek for Mr. Robot; Game of Thrones‘ own Edmure Tully, Tobias Menzies, for The Crown; and Billy Porter for Pose.

This time Game of Thrones didn’t get any nominations for Best Actress (with, say, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, or the many other likely candidates), which is business as usual; Lena Headey was the only Thrones actress to ever be nominated, back in 2017. As for Best Drama Series nods, the show’s gotten them in the past, but it’s never been consistent: it got none for seasons two or three, and it’s never won. In fact, the HBO show only ever won anything at the Golden Globes back in 2012, when Peter Dinklage went home with the Best Drama Actor award for the first season.

With this track-record and the impressive competition, Harington’s chances for winning on January 5 don’t look stellar, but we can hope, and we certainly congratulate him for the nomination alone!

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    1. ”This time Game of Thrones didn’t get any nominations for Best Actress (with, say, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, or the many other likely candidates), which is business as usual…”

      What? No love for the Hero of Winterfell? 👸🏻

      This is an outrage!

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    2. Very happy for Kit. Even though the competition is tough, it says something that he was nominated. Congratulations Kit Harington!

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    3. So glad that Kit got a lot of recognition from journalists, critics and industry and that idiots didn’t succeed in reducing his work to memes.

      Emmy nomination, Golden Globe nomination and Critics Choice nomination as well.

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    4. It’s a pity he got it for season 8 where he didn’t have much to say, his best seasons were seasons 4, 5 en 6. But I am happy for him!

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    5. Best of luck to Kit! I haven’t watched any of the other programs so I have no opinion on the competition. It’s always an honour to get a nom so it’s great to see Kit being recognized.
      Sadly for the ladies, there weren’t any noms. I think Emilia and Gwen were deserving of a chance as well as Maisie.

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    6. Game of Thrones‘ own Edmure Tully, Tobias Menzies, for The Crown That took me a moment to digest, oh ok, not for Tully, but for Prince Phillip. He was very good, think Jon was better

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    7. If the show was going to get any nominations for the final season there are only three people it should have gone for, in my opinion, Maisie Williams, Emilia Clark and Peter Dinklage. (Lena didn’t have the material.)

      But, sure, congrats, Kit.

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    8. JenniferH,

      When Return of the King got all its 12 Oscar nominations and basically won all of them, it wasn’t because RofK was a better film say than FotR or the TT. Everyone was aware that Lord of the Rings was being rewarded as a whole through its last installment and so I feel that Kit Harington’s work throughout the 8 seasons is being rewarded by being recognized now, in the last season that it can be. However people may feel about Kit’s acting ability in comparison with his peers, and as much as ensemble as GOT tried to be, Jon Snow was the heart of the story and as such when his character finally took the mantle of the show (beginning on season 4), Kit worked harder than any other actor in the show. He was tasked to be the hero of the show and he delivered what his character was supposed to be. Kit definitely needed to be recognized.

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    9. JenniferH,

      Agree. But I was sure Peter wouldn’t get nominated because he had already won the Globe for the role and Globes rarely repeat with someone who has already been rewarded. In fact they never nominated him again, not even for the trial in season 4. Emilia’s and Maisie’s categories were too tough to get in, too many deserving actresses.

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    10. Danny,

      He definitely deserves recognition, but I wouldn’t go too far saying only he is the heart of the show. Just going by the numbers, there are three characters who we’ve been spending most time with and they are Tyrion, Jon and Daenerys. Tyrion had the most screentime, the highest number of lines and appeared in the highest number of episodes. Jon and Daenerys were full centre in the second half of GoT with Daenerys representing probably the hardest lesson GoT taught. So, if Got has a centre, it’s those three together. Not only one of them.

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    11. He was very good in Gunpowder too.

      By the way, did you see? The High Sparrow was nominated too. 😏

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    12. I’m happy for Kit Harington, especially coming on the heels of his Emmy nomination and his Critic’s Choice nom. I loved his work in the final season. The vocal disgruntled will inevitably be making their inane, lazy, and blindingly unoriginal memes, but that’s all background noise at this point. Eventually, you tune it out.

      Speaking of the vocal disgruntled, people who want to make hay over Thrones missing the Drama Series category will, but as far as I’m concerned, it’s not that big of a deal. The Globes TV Awards are an afterthought (just look at their ridiculously condensed supporting categories) and they were never high on GOT in the first place (they like being “first”, so they tend to prefer the new, shinier shows). The Emmys are the better barometer, since they reflect the industry. Game of Thrones has 59 of those, including 4 for Outstanding Drama Series. They did OK 😉.

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    13. Goodness!
      Congratulations Kit! You deserve this and so much more!
      Outstanding performance starting season 4 at the latest, as if the role got under your skin.
      My favorite was season 7 with all the close-ups to your face.

      [my personal wish for KH: to work with one of the currently best directors, Christopher Nolan; out to the space you go, little wish, find the big master-planner!]

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    14. Good luck Kit. You deserve the recognition. I don’t support the opinion that Kit didn’t shine in season 8. I think season 8 is the season that showed Kit’s best performances. It’s one thing to act angry, sad, happy etc and express that emotion in the open. But what Kit did in season 8 showed for me more skills than what he did before. He showed in season 8 fear, doubt, regrets without saying a word, I saw those facial expressions with Kit. And those skills is much harder, to act something not straightforward with words or the basic emotions (that many think are the most difficult), it’s what Kit showed in this season that shows he is a great actor in my opinion.

      As for the winner, personally I hope Rami Malek wins. (I know I sound like a fanboy). what he acted in the last season of Mr Robot is one of the best things I saw on television the last decade (halfway through the season). And I think he has a big chance of winning if I look at that episode I’m referring too, it’s something that I think the GG would think is daring and only a very skilled actor could have acted that and that the audience would buy it. I’m not going to spoil it, some people here watch it I read but not yet watched this season.

      Best television series I wish Big Little Lies would win because it’s the only one I watched. But I hear great things about Killing Eve (on my list).

      Chernobyl for limited series.

      Jared Harris for best performance for limited series.

      Nicole Kidman for best performance in a TV series.

      Best supporting actress: Meryl Streep. (Big Little Lies)

      Best supporting actress: Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl)

      It seems HBO has done well this year.

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    15. kevin1989:
      Good luck Kit. You deserve the recognition. I don’t support the opinion that Kit didn’t shine in season 8. I think season 8 is the season that showed Kit’s best performances. It’s one thing to act angry, sad, happy etc and express that emotion in the open. But what Kit did in season 8 showed for me more skills than what he did before. He showed in season 8 fear, doubt, regrets without saying a word, I saw those facial expressions with Kit. And those skills is much harder, to act something not straightforward with words or the basic emotions (that many think are the most difficult), it’s what Kit showed in this season that shows he is a great actor in my opinion.

      As for the winner, personally I hope Rami Malek wins. (I know I sound like a fanboy). what he acted in the last season of Mr Robot is one of the best things I saw on television the last decade (halfway through the season). And I think he has a big chance of winning if I look at that episode I’m referring too, it’s something that I think the GG would think is daring and only a very skilled actor could have acted that and that the audience would buy it. I’m not going to spoil it, some people here watch it I read but not yet watched this season.

      Best television series I wish Big Little Lies would win because it’s the only one I watched. But I hear great things about Killing Eve (on my list).

      Chernobyl for limited series.

      Jared Harris for best performance for limited series.

      Nicole Kidman for best performance in a TV series.

      Best supporting actress: Meryl Streep. (Big Little Lies)

      Best supporting actress: Stellan Skarsgård (Chernobyl)

      It seems HBO has done well this year.

      This season of Mr. Robot has been brilliant and I know exactly what episode you’re referring too. Chernobyl is brilliant as well. I really enjoyed Big Little Lies and Killing Eve, but I liked Season 1 better for both of them. I just finished binging Succession recently and talk about brilliant. Absolutely love it. Can definitely see it becoming the new HBO flagship/awards darling since GoT is over. I like Westworld, but I feel it still hasn’t really caught on. Same with Watchmen. I like it, but don’t see it really taking off. Last night’s episode was great though.

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    16. I just found this brilliant term for a common problem in some posts.

      “Semantic satiation”: 
      -a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as repeated meaningless sounds. Extended inspection or analysis (staring at the word or phrase for a lengthy period of time) in place of repetition also produces the same effect.

      Examples: “bittersweet”, “brilliant”, etc.

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    17. Keeet, Keeeeet! I’m happy for him because he seems like a really nice down to earth kind of guy. I think he did the best he could with the lines he was given. I imagine him practicing all the different ways you can say “my queen”.

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    18. Pigeon:
      I just found this brilliant term for a common problem in some posts.

      “Semantic satiation”:
      – a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as repeated meaningless sounds. Extended inspection or analysis (staring at the word or phrase for a lengthy period of time) in place of repetition also produces the same effect.

      Examples: “bittersweet”, “brilliant”, etc.

      What a coincidence! I saw your description of “semantic satiation” when I was getting ready to type out a comment likening the repetitive (over-)use of a word until it’s drained of meaning, to Transcendental Meditation: silently repeating to yourself the same word or sound over and over until you relax and space out, a phenomenon similar (or identical) to “semantic satiation.”

      I like your term better. 🤓

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    19. Efi:
      Goodness!
      Congratulations Kit! You deserve this and so much more!
      Outstanding performance starting season 4 at the latest, as if the role got under your skin.
      My favorite was season 7 with all the close-ups to your face.

      ***

      If you haven’t seen it, Ozzy Man’s review of “Hardhome” lavishes praise on Kit Harrington.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRKFD0rbZBQ

      For example, at 3:32: “Kit Harington is excellent.”

      Also…
      1:57 “Best of all, it was like the Jon Snow Show.”
      3:44-3:49 “

      Deliver a gobby to Kit ASAP.”

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    20. Pigeon:
      I just found this brilliant term for a common problem in some posts.

      “Semantic satiation”:
      -a psychological phenomenon in which repetition causes a word or phrase to temporarily lose meaning for the listener, who then perceives the speech as repeated meaningless sounds. Extended inspection or analysis (staring at the word or phrase for a lengthy period of time) in place of repetition also produces the same effect.

      Examples: “bittersweet”, “brilliant”, etc.

      Brilliant research!

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    21. To be honest, when I heard that Kit was going up against Richard for Best Actor at the Emmys, I was like “pshh, is that a joke? Richard is 10x the actor Kit is!” But I recently did a rewatch of S7 & 8, and upon paying closer attention to Kit’s acting, it’s actually pretty dang good. And there are some similar emotions they portray in GoT S8 versus Bodyguard. So I have a newfound respect for Kit nowadays.

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    22. kevin1989,

      I second everything you said about Kit‘s acting and the wrong impression many people have of its subtlety/focus. As many actors and directors can confirm, it’s much harder to play internal conflict *without* being given extensive dialogue, as is often the case with quiet but complex characters, than when an actor gets to express everything with speech, pathos, or emotional extremes.
      The acting for Jon S8 was most precise, intense, and to the point, no matter how dissatisfying the story‘s writing might have been for viewers. I don’t get why some people can’t differentiate between acting and screenplay. You can find prove of wonderful actors being wasted on awfully written films everywhere.

      Also, begrudging him his nomination because no one else got one is ridiculous and nasty. What use is there in pitting the actors against each other? Of course Emilia and Peter deserved to be nominated, but the fact that they weren’t doesn’t mean that KH didn’t deserve his nomination for his passionate work that constantly grew in quality over the years. It’s just disappointing to have this discussion with people who call themselves GOT fans.

      It’s so good to see that KH finally gets some recognition outside the fandom, God knows he deserves that.

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    23. kevin1989,

      I second everything you said about Kit‘s acting and the wrong impression many people have of its subtlety/focus. As many actors and directors can confirm, it’s much harder to play internal conflict *without* being given extensive dialogue, as is often the case with quiet but complex characters, than when an actor gets to express everything with speech, pathos, or emotional extremes.
      The acting for Jon S8 was most precise, intense, and to the point, no matter how dissatisfying the story‘s writing might have been for viewers. I don’t get why some people can’t differentiate between acting and screenplay. You can find prove of wonderful actors being wasted on awfully written films everywhere.

      Also, begrudging him his nomination because no one else got one is ridiculous and nasty. What use is there in pitting the actors against each other? Of course Emilia and Peter deserved to be nominated, but the fact that they weren’t doesn’t mean that KH didn’t deserve his nomination for his passionate work that constantly grew in quality over the years. It’s just disappointing to have this discussion with people who call themselves GOT fans.

      It’s so good to see that KH finally gets some recognition outside the fandom, God knows he deserves that.

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    24. Jack Bauer 24,

      I didn’t know you watched mr Robot Jack. 😀 I put spoiler tags in it. ps I watched only to episode 9, 10 till 13 I will watch when all 4 are out, storywise I could watch it that way, but that’s more because I don’t watch it alone with my partner and he doesn’t like watching shows every week but rather binge watch it in one week. (Luckily I could persuade him to watch GoT every week xD but for him it’s difficult with his work, lot’s of thinking with his work, to concentrate on different shows at the same time, so one at a time)

      Episode 7, revelation why mr robot exists. I saw it coming I think 5 a 10 minutes before it happened because it was the only thing that made sense why Krista would keep the truth from him and why a child needs to be protected by his own mind. But still I was shaking and thinking, please don’t be true, this is fucked up, but it was true, and the way Rami Malek acted is was amazing. I also liked episode 4 a lot the quiet road trip, episode 5 the hack, episode 9 the last I watched was a brilliant ending of that storyline, I really love Philip Price in that episode, that he just enjoyed his doom and drank the champagne/wine (what was it?), and his laughing at Whiterose. I wonder if we will see Whiterose project in the last episodes, and who Elliot really is, episode 9 made it seems Elliot is not the real Elliot, I wonder who he really is.

      I love westworld, but I hope in the end it has one big storyline.
      As for Big Little Lies, I agree but still I’m happy that they made season 2. It was a beautiful season.

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    25. The Light King:
      Mr Derp,

      Season 8 is perfect! Jon did more than enough!

      Mr Derp:
      The Light King,

      Thank you for proving my point officer.

      Made me think of episode 6×09 Sansa & Jon.

      “It’s not enough. He needs more lines”
      “There’s no time”
      “If we went to HBO, I know that HBO -” (Would grand more episodes)
      “We film with the episodes we have”

      https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b8/0b/7f/b80b7f1dc24b882eddbbdf9c93d6e570.jpg
      (last pic is the reaction of the fans who found the season rushed)

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    26. Mr Derp,

      Season 8 was perfect police exists I suppose to combat or counterbalance the fools who think all of it was thrash and feel like HBO owes them a do over. Those people are the perfect example of nerds gone wrong. Stupid is stupid on any any extreme.

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    27. Danny,

      Anyone who feels the need to get personally offended and overcompensate based on some stranger’s opinion on a fictional show over the internet needs to get their head examined, whether it’s about liking the show or hating it.

      I haven’t seen anyone on this particular website say that the show needs to be re-done though. I’ve seen that on things like Twitter, but then again, constant whinging is what Twitter is apparently all about.

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    28. Mr Derp,

      If getting annoyed by others’ behavior was indicative of needing to see a shrink, 98% of the world would be seeing one. There are other reasons more valid for having one head examined than having an averse reaction to the overreaction by certain groups of people. And may I add, I think more than just a reaction to GOT Season 8 haters, it is a reaction to the accumulation of these type of behavior that it hasn’t recently gotten out of hand. Perhaps it simply is the existence of social media and how it allows everyone not only to voice an opinion but also to believe that somehow your opinion is in fact a fact. I guess the overreacting movement is just a bit too much for an Xer like me who just grew up in a different world where we simply stop consuming things we no longer liked, we never felt the need to announce our hatred for it so publicly and so constantly. For the record, I don’t belong to the camp that thought Season 8 was perfect, I do belong to the camp that believes that the underwhelming season 8 does not invalidate the overall quality of the show. It is the stupidity of Lost whiners all over again.

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    29. Danny,

      It’s not so much about others’ behavior in general so much as it’s about things that are just not important enough in the grand scheme of things to get overly emotional about. I.E. who liked season 8 or not.

      I enjoy discussing and debating things in a friendly way. I just don’t get why so many people are so emotionally invested in who agrees with them or not. There’s this constant competition to be “right” about whether season 8 was good or not, which is a fool’s errand. There is no right or wrong answer.

      I’m an Xer too, depending on whose rules you’re going by. I think millennials get a bit of an over-exaggerated bad wrap, to be honest. Yes, certain stereotypes are true, IMO, but older people like Baby Boomers are often guilty of the same stuff. Half the people I see driving while on their cell phones are older people, etc…

      I think those that have spewed vitriol toward season 8 need to get a grip, but I also think the negative reaction has been over-exaggerated to a certain degree. Yes, I’ve seen people say some dumb and hateful things, but that goes both ways. As a matter of fact, on this particular website, the most aggressive people tend to be the defenders, not the haters. There are some people that make outrageous claims that are overdramatic too. One guy recently kept posting how Myles McNutt HATES D&D, is mean and nasty to them, etc… However, when pressed for specifics, I got no reply. I’ve read all of Myles’ reviews on the AV CLub for season 8, and he did not hate on it at all. I think some people just really like to be dramatic.

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    30. kevin1989,

      Go and write your own show and your own fan fiction. Obviously, you all seem to be the best at writing a show. Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss did a perfect job, they created the most successful show ever and the only thing that you snops can you is complaining online. Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss are true masterminds and you’re not.

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    31. The Light King,

      First, stop overreacting it was just a joke about what the most complains about season 8 was and it made me think about a scene of 6×09 I just watched this week, which it made me think when reading yours and mr derp’s comment. And that I watched the show again for the 10 time (last time was just before season 8) should say enough that I like GoT still overall.
      Second, I never state that D&D didn’t create the most popular show of all time.
      Third, stop being bias. Whenever I state that I like either the books better or another show like mr Robot, I get a reaction that “criticize” the books or that show to a degree that’s even more criticizing than I am of the show. But then it’s probably ok because GoT itself isn’t criticized right? Everything can be criticized except GoT, that’s blasphemy. If the books can be criticized and other shows can then GoT also can.
      Fourth and thanks for pointing it out that I’m not a mastermind in writing, but luckily I already knew that, else I would not be very smart to do nothing about it. I never stated that I was a mastermind in writing.
      Fifth, I never write fanfiction.

      But for me the books are the real cannon of the story and I will wait patiently for that

      And last you state that only people who can write a show can criticize GoT? I watch a lot of tv show including comedies. Some comedies even made jokes about “GoT last season” and even supernatural a show that’s also in it’s last season made a sarcastically comment in one of it’s episodes in the last season about GoT, giving a line that GoT final season was amazing to somebody who like “bad shows” and somebody who is the villain of the last season. So maybe better complain to those people writing those shows.

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    32. Mr Derp:

      😳
      😳
      😳
      DAAAAAAAAAMMMMMNNNNNN, how had I never seen this before?! Thank you so much for linking it! Tom, Scott, Nuno…some of my absolute favourites! I had no idea Ramin could play like that (why wouldn’t I, the man can do anything). What a kickass bunch of talent all in one room. I had such a crush on Nuno Bettencourt in grade 7. 😆 And that’s one of the most beautiful guitars I’ve seen.

      I have to go watch that 15 more times now.

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    33. kevin1989,

      Don’t get me wrong, I do love Kit. He always made the best with what he got. And I know from interviews he always worked really hard. So he surely does deserve this nomination. But from the first episode of season 4, I really felt him and loved all the scenes he was in. And I would have loved more praise for what he did back then. And I’m not talking about the fighting, battle of the bastards was my least favourite episode that season. I’m talking about the character moments with Maester Aemon, Sam, Mance, his last moments with Ygritte… I really felt him through all this moments. But I never got that feeling in season 8. He’s a great actor when he’s got good material to work with, and I do think in the future he’ll also be a great actor when he doesn’t have that great material, but he isn’t there yet. But I loved his comedy sketches like 7 days in hell, his dinner party with Seth Meyers, … He really has much talent, for comedy and for drama. Not everyone can do that.

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    34. kevin1989,

      OH come on, do you really think that the cricitcs that the criticisms to season 8 are rational? Everyone who says one positiv thing about it gets insulted. What’s Supernatural, hahah. This shit show should first be half as good and successful as GoT. The only Canon is what Mr.Benioff and Mr. Weiss have delivered to us and I really hope that GRRM will never finish his books especially Winds so you people have to live with it 🙂 Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss need not be accused of anything.

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    35. The Light King: Everyone who says one positiv thing about it gets insulted

      The Light King: the only thing that you snops can you is complaining online. Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss are true masterminds and you’re not.

      Do you realize the hypocrisy and irony in your posts?

      Nobody here is insulting anyone that said one positive thing about season 8. However, you are insulting people that have one critical thing to say about it. Kevin’s actually been a pretty staunch defender of season 8 too.

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    36. Pigeon,

      I couldn’t believe it when I stumbled upon this a while back. It’s heaven for anyone that likes both guitars and GoT. It’s worth watching just to see Ramin on a guitar!

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    37. Ten Bears,

      No, I haven’t, since I’m not of the English or American culture. Thanks for the link, I’ll watch it.
      I tend to have my own opinions about the acting, and I have come to appreciate KH a lot (but I’ve also seen Testament of Youth and Gunpowder). He reminds me of Geremy Irons, who is a giant imo. The performance is very quiet in both, they both convey things only with the eyes and expressions. Action scenes are great, Hardhome is great and he makes swordfight look like dancing, but remember that scene with Sam in his office in CB before he sent him away? That was…

      So I’m happy for him, I suppose three nominations in a row will make his career from now on. The showrunners didn’t promote him as much as they should, he should have been nominated for seasons 5, 6 and 7. They waited until 8, and I suppose it’s never too late, but, like other things in this show, it says things about which story they wanted to narrate.
      Talented people should be promoted. Unfortunately it’s not always the case, so these nominations are an overall appreciation of his work in all these seasons and they come from outside the production, which means that people were paying attention. That’s good.

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    38. The Light King,

      I never said that all the complains are rational. But not all are irrational.
      Supernatural have 15 seasons total, so it has a pretty solid fan-base. Is it overall as good as GoT, not even close GoT is better. But with it’s last season I personally like supernatural last season more, it focus more on the characters which I like. It doesn’t rush to it’s ending (and I hope that in the end they make a perfect ending).

      Stating you wish that winds never will be released so I won’t get the finish I want with the books is pretty, well I won’t even say it. You can have problems with some fans who don’t like season 8 and prefer the books, but to state that neither them or even the fans who loved season 8 will get the hands on the book series they like, is pretty self-explainable what I think of that.

      And everybody who work can receive critic, I think 90% of the people working gets critic from time to time from their boss, colleagues, customers, patients etc and they work for little to no money, and here you are stating that some people like D&D are excused for that. And I think D&D can take a professional criticism, as long as people won’t get personal, which I won’t condone if people would do that.

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    39. Mr Derp,

      Thank you, yes I have some issues with season 8, and maybe season 5, 6 and 7. But at the end of the day I love the show, it’s one of my favorites. And season 8 even with their problems I would watch over and over. Knighting of Brienne, Sam hearing about his brother’s death, the sky part of the battle of winterfell is one of the most beautiful shots I ever seen in a movie, same with the bells and Tyrion walking in KL in episode 6. I love Jaime and Cersei’s ending (I cried, I admit it). And Brienne writing in the golden book.

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    40. Well deserved! I’m glad that Kit Harrington’s work on this show is getting recognition as it should have for many now.

      Regardless of the outcome, congratulations!

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    41. Pigeon,

      Ten Bears,
      I will never understand why some of you take such issue with Jack injecting some positivity into these comment sections. Who cares what word he uses? Brilliant is as good a word to describe GOT, Mr. Robot, the final seasons, and the showrunners as any.

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    42. HelloThere,

      Well, let’s see. He reunited with Bran and Arya, found out the truth about his parentage, planned Winterfell’s defenses against the army of the dead, told Danerys the truth about his parentage, rode a dragon into battle, fought the Night King on dragonback, fought through a horde of wights to get to the Night King, fought wights in Winterfell’s courtyard, took on Ice Viserion, gave the funeral eulogy for all of the fallen, turned down Dany’s advances in a heartbreaking scene, had the Stark family meeting, said goodbye to Tormund and Sam, but couldn’t say goodbye to Ghost, turned down Varys’s offer, comforted Danerys about Missandei and Rhaegal’s deaths, fought the Lannister forces in King’s Landing, tried to hold his men back during the sack, walked the streets of the burned down King’s Landing, conversed with Tyrion about duty and honor, killed Danerys, asked Tyrion if he did the right thing, said goodbye to his family, and rode North of the Wall with Tormund and Ghost. All of this was acted incredibly by Kit Harington, so I would say he did a little more than nothing.

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    43. kevin1989,

      I agree with much of what you said, but I disagree about Supernatural. I know what you’re referring to, but I didn’t take that as a swipe at GOT.
      Supernatural spoilers:

      I think they were simply making a joke about how God watches GOT. I know that God is supposed to be a bad writer, but I don’t recall them mentioning him liking bad television shows. Anyway, usually when writers inject pop culture references into their book, show, or movie, their thoughts about it are mirrored by the character, no matter who it is, so I think the Supernatural showrunners truly liked the final season.

      The only other time I saw the final season of GOT referenced was in Hobbs and Shaw, but it wasn’t made clear if they thought it was good or bad. Do you have any other examples? I know there are at least three shows/movies that referenced Martin’s slow writing pace.

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    44. Young Dragon,

      Supernatural had many GoT references in the show if I recall even since season 1 of GoT. As for chuck he is known for having bad taste in literature, and like stories which are not that greatly written. For me I took it as a dig at GoT, especially the way the scene was acted, but who knows maybe you are right.
      And what do you think about the last season? I’m currently at episode 4 and can’t say I really like the season, I like the plot a lot but not how they handled it, I didn’t really like the premier and normally supernatural shines in those. But I heard good things about episode 5 till 8 so maybe they are better?

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    45. Young Dragon,

      I just watched Duty is the Death of Love special on blue ray and this makes me appreciating the season and the final episode even more. Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss did a phenomenal job. Mr. Benioff confirmed, that Bran the Broken came straight from GRRM and he also confirmed that they knew since season 3 how they gone end the show and that Bran will be King and they wrote this beautifully. Mr. Benioff also said that they knew since season 3 how they end the story of Jon and Dany, so that is a middlefinger to everyone who said that Jon and Dany’s relationship was fanserivce.

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    46. Jon Snow is my favourite character so I really wish Kit takes this home. Other than Mr Robot I haven’t seen any of the other shows to compare but I’m not overly optimistic given GOT track record in this space over the years.

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