Game of Thrones wins four Creative Arts Emmys

Emmys

Game of Thrones raked in the Emmy nominations this year, dominating the technical categories. We’ll see if they bring home the awards tonight, as the Emmy Creative Arts Awards ceremony takes place at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

The ceremony begins at 4PM Pacific Time, 7PM Eastern. The awards show won’t air for another week, but we’ll be posting the winners tonight, as soon as the information becomes available!

Update! The categories have been announced, and Game of Thrones has won four Emmys tonight.  Congratulations to GoT on their big wins in Art Direction, Costuming, Visual and Special Effects and Prosthetic Makeup!

The Creative Arts categories that Game of Thrones competed in include:

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New Game of Thrones castings hint at spoilers for season 5

guessThanks to WatchersOnTheWall sources, we’ve gotten a look at some of the ongoing casting for a few small roles in Game of Thrones season 5. While the parts themselves are minor, the information contained in the calls offer intriguing teases for next season.

The show is seeking a man and woman to play husband-and-wife Meereenese peddlers. The peddlers will be attacked by thugs who raid their wares. A main cast member runs to help them afterward and asks for info about the men who did it. The peddlers have a conversation with the main cast member, mentioning something that’s upsetting for the main cast member to hear.

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George R.R. Martin addresses his Edinburgh Festival remarks: “Gay people are an important part of our world and any imaginary fantasy worlds.”

George R.R. Martin

George R.R. Martin‘s appearance this week at the Edinburgh International Book Festival set off a great deal of discussion on the subject of gay characters in his A Song of Ice and Fire novels, and the possibility of love scenes.

Today, the author appeared on a Channel 4 news program in the UK, elaborating on his comments at the festival, while reiterating the limitations of his chosen point-of-view structure.

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New photos of the Game of Thrones filming prep in Kaštela

banners`1Revealed just two days ago as a new location for Game of Thrones season five, preparations are well under way in the town of Kaštel Gomilica, Croatia. New photos have been released by Kastela.org, revealing that not only is clean-up being done at the filming location this week, but sets are already being built.

Kastela.org confirms that Kastela Gomiliac shooting will take place in early September. Game of Thrones will shoot scenes for the fifth season around the Kastilac fortress and other areas nearby.

They also report that the city leaders hope that the filming will serve as a great tourism ad, showing their cultural and historical heritage. Local extras will be used in filming.

Photos below the cut!

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WotW Awards: Best Supporting Actress Preliminary Round

WotW Awards

Last week, we asked our readers to tell us who they wanted to nominate for the big awards this year, as we celebrate the best of Game of Thrones season 4.

The fans have spoken, the numbers have been tallied up, and it’s finally time for the Watchers on the Wall Awards polling rounds to begin.

We’re starting with the major female characters today. In fact, the Best Actress category this year is so narrow, it doesn’t require a preliminary poll. Five performers are headed straight for the final round in the coming weeks, and they are:

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Game of Thrones adds Kaštel Gomilica in Croatia to season 5 locations

Kaštel Gomilica

Thanks to a notice posted in a Croatian publication, a new shooting location for Game of Thrones season 5 has been discovered.

Kaštel Gomilica, a town just outside of Split, will serve as the newest filming site, according to Split.com.hr.

gom1The notice was posted in the local news to inform residents that there will be a “controlled burning of small materials” on August 14th on the land along the Bay of Kaštela, opposite the Kaštilac fortress. The incineration will serve as clean-up to prepare the coast for Game of Thrones.

The Kaštel Gomilica shooting dates are not known at this time. However, with Sibenik filming set for Sept. 18th-23rd, and Dubrovnik filming confirmed for late September through mid-October, it seems likely that Kaštel Gomilica will see Game of Thrones‘s crews before the other cities.

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Diana Rigg returns, Game of Thrones filming in the Mournes, and Titanic studios expand

We have a mixed bag of news for readers today! Let’s get right to it.

Based on the observations of this local, it appears that Game of Thrones is now filming season five around the Mournes. The show has filmed in the Mournes several times over the past few years, most notably when Daenerys enters Vaes Dothrak in season 1, and last year’s scene when Arya and the Hound encounter a Riverlands farmer and his young daughter.


In other Game of Thrones news:

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