Game of Thrones wins a Hugo Award

D and D

A day after adding four more Emmys to their trophy case, Game of Thrones has one more award for their collection: a Hugo Award!

At the presentation today, Game of Thrones took home the prize for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form. The award is for “The Rains of Castamere”, written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, and directed by David Nutter.

The award was accepted in person by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Benioff added a brief anecdote about speaking with George R.R. Martin’s wife Paris, before the show premiered.

According to Benioff,  Paris told them, “Boys, I hope you didn’t fuck it up!”

The Hugo Awards celebrate excellence in science fiction and fantasy each year. Last year, “Blackwater” won in the same category.

 Sue the Fury: Congratulations to everyone involved in the making of “The Rains of Castamere!”

Sue the Fury
Susan Miller, Editor in Chief of


  1. Congratulations!

    This is, if I’m not mistaken, the show’s 3rd Hugo – 2 years ago it won “Dramatic Presentation, Long Form” for season 1, and last year “Dramatic Presentation, Short Form” for Blackwater.

  2. Heh, stay classy, Parris.
    Congrats to D&D and David Nutter, and everyone involved in the show. Well deserved award.

  3. Annara Snow,

    It is. Funny enough, Wikipedia still only lists one. At least in the short table, someone should probably fix that. – No, not me, I’m lazy today. 😀

  4. Jack Bauer 24:
    Is this awards ceremony a year behind? That was Season 3?

    Sort of, since the nominations are announced in April and the voting process takes a few months.

  5. Well deserved award! since they managed to adapt it in such a dramatic way that it would break our hearts even more, I mean… besides Robb and Cat but also little baby Ned Stark being stabbed multiple times inside his mother’s belly.

  6. Greg,

    No, it means the voters thought this Episode of Game of Thrones was better than the any of the nominated Doctor Who episodes, which as a fan of both shows I would agree with.

  7. Greg:
    Does this mean that Game of Thrones is better and more iconic than Doctor Who?

    Maybe there’s an exam question for years in the future lurking there:- “Compare and contrast the use of dramatic short form in a TV episode between “Game of Thrones” and “Doctor Who”. Though on reflection maybe not such a good idea; I still wouldn’t touch books by some of the writers I was forced to study at school with a barge-pole (Joseph Conrad and Walter Scott spring to mind, and that’s not meant as an insult to people who like those writers). I do rather suspect, Greg, that you were typing your comment with your tongue firmly in your cheek.

    Edit: I edited this to put the series names in quotation marks – I tried to italicise them using the buttons but it didn’t work.

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