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    Game of Thrones references continue to seep into other American TV shows. After being referenced on The Big Bang Theory and Chuck, Thrones has now been accorded the honour of a (very brief) appearance on The Simpsons. In the episode "The Ten-Per-Cent Solution" (the eighth episode of the twenty-third season), Krusty the Clown is fired from his TV series and tries to get a new show off the ground at the 'HBOwtime' network (a reference to HBO and fellow cable channel Showtime). During a sequence advertising the network's shows, a 'Simpsonized' version of the Game of Thrones cast can be seen, along with other HBO shows.

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    and Lena Headey with current Doctor Who star Matt Smith.]]

    Last night, Game of Thrones triumphed at the Spike TV Scream Awards. The show won three awards, with Peter Dinklage picking up Best Supporting Actor for his performance as Tyrion Lannister. Emilia Clarke then picked up Breakthrough Female Performance for her role as Daenerys Targaryen. Finally, Game of Thrones itself won in the Best Television Show category, beating The Walking Dead, True Blood and Doctor Who (though, as the above image attests, Matt Smith didn't hold any grudges).

    Well done to the cast and crew of Game of Thrones for their achievement!

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    Peter Dinklage wins the Emmy

    September 19, 2011 by Werthead

    At the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards last night, Peter Dinklage won the Award for Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Drama Series for his role as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones. Dinklage was not considered a likely win, ranked the fourth-most-likely candidate to win with odds of 40/1 against. However, he secured the win handily, thanking his dog-sitter and wife in his acceptance speech.

    Game of Thrones was nominated in several other categories, securing an additional win in the Creative Emmys for Best Title Design, but no awards in the Best Drama Series, Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff & Dan Weiss) or Outstanding Direction for a Drama Series (Tim Van Patten for Winter is Coming).

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    Gregor Clegane recast

    September 16, 2011 by Werthead

    News has surfaced that the role of Ser Gregor Clegane will be recast for the second season. Conan Stevens, who played the role in two episodes of Season 1, has been working on the second season of Spartacus: Blood and Sand and also on on the movie version of The Hobbit. Initially it appeared that he would be able to do all three projects, but it seems that scheduling conflicts have arisen (possibly sparked by the decision to split filming of the Hobbit movies into two blocs, with the second bloc being pushed back directly opposite filming of Thrones).

    Stevens has been replaced in the role by Ian Whyte, who has already appeared on the show as White Walker in the first episode. Whyte, at 7 foot 1, is the same height as Stevens and is also an exper…

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    From the Wall to Slaver’s Bay, the world is blighted by war and chaos. In Westeros, the War of the Five Kings continues to rumble on, as Stannis Baratheon regroups his forces at Castle Black and prepares to march against the Boltons, with the northern houses divided between the two sides. In King’s Landing, intrigue seethes as two queens prepare to stand trial. In Dorne, long-gestating plans finally start to see fruition. In the Free Cities, an army of exiles and sellswords from Westeros gathers, breaking their contracts in the hope of finally seeing home and hope again. In Slaver’s Bay, a young girl must try to unite warring factions howling for her blood, unaware that her every command sends reverberations through the balance of trade an…

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