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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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…Read more >
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…Read more >
Last night in London, the Brotherhood Without Banners - the longstanding Song of Ice and Fire fan group - held one of their periodic get-togethers. About twenty people crammed into a pub in central London to talk about the books, TV series and anything else that came to mind.
After getting off the tube at Tottenham Court Road, there was a rather random moment when I walked past Maisie Williams, who plays Arya in the TV show. I did a double-take, but by the time I realised it was her she'd already gone off. Then, an hour or two into the meet-up at the pub, we were joined by Gethin Anthony, who plays Renly Baratheon on the TV show. Gethin had seen us organising the meet-up on the Westeros.org board and on Twitter, and had decided to drop by.
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