HBO has set a new Emmy best with 126 nominations in total - 24 of them going to flagship show 'Game of Thrones'.
It's that time of year again - the nominations for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, and 'Game of Thrones' has battled its way to the top with a huge haul of 24, including one in the fiercely competitive category of Outstanding Drama Series.
Game On!: Will Peter Dinklage win an Emmy?
The globally popular fantasy series will go up against 'Better Call Saul', 'Downton Abbey', 'Homeland', 'House of Cards', 'Mad Men' and 'Orange is the New Black' for the coveted award. And if doesn't win, well, the show's got 23 other decent chances, including a possible gong for Peter Dinklage - up for Supporting Actor - and either Lena Headey or Emilia Clarke, who are competing against each other in the Supporting Actress arena.
Continue reading: Emmy Nominations: Record Year For HBO, Thanks To 'Game Of Thrones'
Lena Headey reportedly used a body double during filming for the finale of ‘Game of Thrones’ season 5. Warning! This article contains spoilers.
Lena Headey employed a body double for a scene in the finale of Game of Thrones season 5. Headey’s character Cersei Lannister had to complete a walk of atonement through King’s Landing from her prison at the High Septon to the Red Keep. Surrounded by her social inferiors, Cersei was sworn at and covered in a number of unpleasant fluids (we’ll let you draw your own conclusions as to what they were). For Cersei, who is notoriously proud, it was a serious fall from grace and one she will not forget any time soon. Roll on the wave of revenge in season 6!
Lena Headey used a body double during filming for the season finale of Game of Thrones season 5.
Season Five of 'Game of Thrones' has wrapped up, but with such a good series overall, we had to take a look at our favourite moments from the season.
With the stunning and shocking season finale for 'Game of Thrones' Season Five having taking audiences by storm, it's time to take a look back over the season and discuss what we thought were the best moments from one of the best rated seasons of one most critically acclaimed shows of all time. While there were plenty of twists and turns this season (in addition to boat rides), these are our top five:
Kit Harington's Jon Snow seems to have bitten the dust
Cersei's Arrest: Lena Headey has put in a great performance from the start, making the incestuous, alcoholic and power-hungry Cersei Lannister both a compelling and hated character since the show's first episode. That said, seeing her chickens coming home to roost when Jonathan Pryce's High Sparrow took the power she had given him, and threw her in prison for her various crimes.
Continue reading: The Top Five Moments From 'Game Of Thrones' Season Five [Spoilers]
'Game of Thrones' is infamous for killing off its characters, so without paying attention to the books (as the show seems to be doing) we looked at who we think is destined to go the way of dodo.
Prince Doran - We've only seen Prince Doran Martell (Alexander Siddig) in one episode so far, he's already made a strong impression on everyone. The elder brother of fan favourite Oberyn, who came to a horribly messy end in the last season, Prince Doran is trying his best to keep the peace in Dorne, and stop his people from seeking revenge against the Lannisters. It stands to reason, however, that his death would make give them a great reason to rise up and start a war.
Kit Harington in 'Game of Thrones'
Brienne/Podrick - Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Podrick (Daniel Portman) have been giving us a good dose of the "two buddies traveling", following in the footsteps of Tyrion (Peter Dinklage ) and Bronn (Jerome Flynn), and Arya (Maisie Williams) and the Hound (Rory McCann). The problem is, that each of those has come to a rather disastrous ending at some point, and the death of Brienne or Podrick seems likely - especially with what they seem to be getting themselves into.
The 'Game Of Thrones' star announces she has another child on the way.
Lena Headey has another child on the way, as her first born prepares to turn five. However, we're yet to find out when exactly she's expecting, or even who the father of this unborn bundle of joy is. Let the media speculation commence.
Lena Headey is pregnant again
The 'Game Of Thrones' star has taken the decision to confirm her happy news to the public, in a bid to plead that she be allowed some privacy during this time. Strangely, she hasn't disclosed who the father of the child is, so we're yet to work out whether it was an unplanned occurrence or that she has some serious secret romance going on in her personal life.
Continue reading: Lena Headey Confirms Second Pregnancy - But Who's The Father?
The upcoming season of 'Game of Thrones' will see Cersei (Lena Headey) walk naked through the streets of King's Landing. Unfortunately, the scene will not be shot in Dubrovnik, Croatia as sources claim a church in the city has opposed filming.
Lena Headey has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards for her role as Cersei Lannister in Game of Thrones. But if you thought her role in season four of the hit HBO show was a challenge, there's worse to come for the incestuous Queen.
Lena Headey stars in GoT as Cersei.
Lena Headey appeared on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' on Monday (16th June) and channelled her 'Game of Thrones' character Cersei.
"You have such a way with words, I wonder if you'll be so clever when I have your tongue ripped from your throat," are not the sort of sentiments one would expect when tuning in to watch Jimmy Kimmel Live! Unless you're Lena Headey and happen to play one of the most evil female characters on television, Game of Thrones' Cersei Lannister.
Lena Headey stars on Game of Thrones as Cersei
The 40-year-old British actress appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Monday (16th June) and channelled her character Cersei. Headey spends the majority of her time as Cersei drinking wine and insulting whoever crosses her path. And, as Kimmel pointed out, "No one drinks a goblet of wine like you do on Game of Thrones - in character of course."
Continue reading: Game Of Thrones' Lena Headey Channels Cersei On Jimmy Kimmel Live!
All men must die. And some women too.
Let’s talk about the best Game of Thrones finale in the show’s history. Unless you haven’t seen it yet, in which case be warned – EVERYTHING BELOW THIS IS SPOILERS.
Valar Morghulis and as it turned out, some women. The show’s motto proved true again last night, as the writers broke tradition and actually gave us some crucial plot twists in the season wrapup.
The episode opened with Jon Snow north of the wall and trying to negotiate a truce with Mance Rayder, aka the king of the Free Folk. Save for a few bruises to Jon’s ego, the whole thing seemed to be going pretty well. That is, until Stannis and his sizeable army came in for the most boring invasion ever, in classic Stannis style. The whole truce thing went down the drain, but it’s ok because it turns out that Stannis has no beef with the crows whatsoever. He doesn’t even have any beef with Mance, after Jon vouched for him. Isn’t it great when everyone’s being all honorable?
Continue reading: Game Of Thrones Recap: It's Over. Time For A Headcount
Everyone is watching Game of Thrones these days - some people just don't want to pay for it.
In the game of thrones you win or you die. Well, HBO’s newest hit series is winning everything these days. Game of Thrones has been crowned HBO’s most popular show ever, topping even the once untouchable Sopranos. According to Entertainment Weekly, Thrones has an average gross audience of 18.4 million viewers across all platforms. In comparison, The Sopranos, which aired its final season in 2006, that is before the Netflix-driven TV apocalypse, averaged $18.2 million in its peak season.
Game of Thrones is HBO's biggest hit to date.
The last season of Thrones attracted an average gross audience of 14.4 million viewers per episode. The news comes just afterThrones set several recent ratings records for its own performance this season. HBO’s analysts have been waiting to confirm the news, until there was enough data from the current season.
Continue reading: "Game Of Thrones" Topples "The Sopranos" As HBO's Most Watched Show
Tyrion is about 1000% done with his family. Luckily, Jaime steps in on time.
Everything is out in the open on this week’s episode of Game of Thrones. Do we even need to say this anymore? Spoilers ahead. So many spoilers. The show has been building up to Tyrion’s trial since the Purple Wedding and this episode did not disappoint. Tyrion was steadfast as witness after witness testified against him. Cercei, a mother scorned, was particularly vicious. Even Varys gives witness against the youngest Lannister sibling.
Tyrion Lannister is 1000% done with you, Westeros.
Tyrion, of course, answers the accusations with abundant quantities of sass, matched only by Oberyn Martell, who looks like he could not care less about the trial. Which, given that all he wants is the Lannisters wiped from the face of the earth, isn’t that hard to believe. But sass won’t save the Imp, whom everybody wants to get rid of now – everybody except Jaime that is. With Tyrion’s life in peril, Jaime makes a deal with Father of the Year Tywin – let lil’ bro off the hook and Jaime will give up his King’s Guard vow of celibacy and move somewhere with a nice, unrelated to him noblewoman and make pretty golden-haired babies. It’s a pretty drastic step for Jaime – not only because he will have to move away from Cercei, but also because the new and improved Jaime Lannister is apparently really into keeping his vows.
Continue reading: Game Of Thrones Recap: "Trial By Fire" AKA "The One With All The Sass"
What was the controversial scene setting up for, if anything?
For some people this past Sunday marked Easter, for others – a new Game of Thrones episode. Unfortunately, the latest episode – Breaker of Chains – will mostly be remembered for that scene. If you’ve seen the episode already, you know which one we’re talking about and if not, you probably shouldn’t be reading this anyway. Warning: spoilers ahead. Also, trigger warning for rape and sexual assault.
Daenerys Targaryen was one of the first characters, whose arcs veered into rape territory.
The big discussion centers around the second scene of the episode, during which Jaime violently and disturbingly rapes Cercei next to the body of their dead son. And despite how actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau interprets it in a recent interview with The Daily Beast, during the scene, Cercei repeatedly rejects her brother – so, yes, it was rape. Clearly, the writers aren’t messing around this season. But Game of Thrones has always been violent and this definitely isn’t the show’s first venture into sexual violence. So what’s the big deal? Well, apart from the fact that the scene was just awful to sit through, it also marks a significant departure from the books.
Continue reading: 'Game of Thrones' Disturbing Scene Change: Was That Really Necessary?
Before talking about this week’s Game of Thrones, we should probably dish out the warnings with a heavy hand. Beware of ALL THE SPOILERS for Season 4 Episode 3 Breaker of Chains. Also, this should go without saying, but all the trigger warnings: sexual assault, violence and various very graphic murders. Now that that’s out of the way…
Looks like Tyrion is about to reach the end of the line. We're betting on a plot twist though...
This episode sets up like a classic whodunit. With Joffrey dead (good riddance, although Jack Gleeson’s acting will be missed), Lord Tywin is trying to prepare little Tommen for his new role as king. The boy wants to be a “good king”, which would be admirable, if it weren’t for the fact that he’s like 12. Cercei, meanwhile, is only concerned with who killed her son. Well, she’s also concerned with getting revenge on Tyrion, whom she thinks is the killer, finding Sansa (who escaped during the commotion caused by Joff’s death) and just a bit of incest next to Joff’s body, but that’s just standard Westeros fare at this point.
Continue reading: "Game of Thrones" Episode 3 Recap: Whodunit? Who Cares?
We've all been waiting for it, folks.
It’s been two days since Game of Thrones, so anyone not caught up should be responsible for steering clear of spoilers. That said, if you aren’t caught up on Season 4, Episode 2, The Lion and the Rose, leave now or risk getting spoiled. Seriously. So many spoilers below.
The deplorable king Joffrey is actually a pretty great guy in real life, say his co-stars.
Ok, now that that’s taken care of, let’s talk weddings. There was another one happening on GoT this week, which, in this show, is enough to make you cringe in fear. Remember the last one? Of course you do. But there’s some time until the Purple Wedding and the first thing we see is The Bastard of Bolton, out for a spot of hunting. Well, if you call letting a bunch of dogs loose on a young woman “hunting” that is (hopefully you don’t, because that surely indicates some severe mental disorder). Any way, the unnamed young woman, whom Ramsay Snow apparently kidnapped, was dead within the first five minutes. It was that kind of episode. What exactly was the purpose of that? To remind us that Ramsay is a sadistic creep maybe? We did see Theo Greyjoy on the sidelines, obviously broken and on the edge of sanity. So there’s that.
Continue reading: Game Of Thrones Recap: "The Lion And The Rose" AKA The Purple Wedding
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