Posted on Monday, September 19th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Update: This article has been updated with quotes from A Song of Ice and Fire creator and author George R.R. Martin. The short version: don’t get your hopes up. Yet.
Game of Thrones season 6 was a monster at the at the 2016 Emmy Awards, winning Best Drama Series, Directing for a Drama Series, and Writing for a Drama Series. Toss in the various technical awards the show also snagged and you’re looking at a massively popular, critically acclaimed series that has now won a record 38 primetime Emmys. So yeah, of course HBO wants to remain in the Westeros business for as long as possible.
However, we probably shouldn’t expect series creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to stick around beyond the current iteration of the series, which is set to conclude with two shortened final seasons. There could be a Game of Thrones spin-off yet, but it would have to be under the watchful eye of someone else.
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Last night ABC’s late night host Jimmy Kimmel hosted the 68th Annual Emmy Awards, and he made the typically long-running ceremony a little more tolerable with his quick wit. As is customary for the show’s host, Kimmel partook in a fun opening number that saw him meeting up with some familiar faces from the world of television, all of which were nominated in some form for the awards handed out throughout the night.
After the jump, watch Jimmy Kimmel do some carpool karaoke with James Corden, hitch a ride with a certain modern family, run into a a TV president and even ride a dragon in the 2016 Emmy opening. As a bonus, you can also watch Matt Damon showing up during the ceremony to mock Jimmy Kimmel for losing the Emmy he was nominated for last night. Read More »
Last night, the 68th Annual Emmy Awards handed out trophies to some of the best talents working in television today. Broadcast live on ABC, the 2016 Emmys really showed off their diversity, not only with their large roster of presenters, but also with those who took home awards last night.
The show’s host Jimmy Kimmel said at the top of the show that if your show didn’t have a dragon or a white Bronco in it, you should just go home, and the winners pretty much made that true. American Crime Story: The People v O.J. Simpson took home some big awards along with Game of Thrones, but shows like Master of None, Transparent, Veep and Saturday Night Live got plenty of love too.
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Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
Like anyone with a problem, I blindly pre-ordered the upcoming A Game of Thrones: The Illustrated Edition a few months ago despite already owning several copies of George R.R. Martin‘s fantasy masterpiece. What can I say? I have an unhealthy addiction to all things Westeros. But now that preview images from this fancy schmancy new edition have begun to arrive online, I’m starting to feel less guilty about pulling the trigger so early. This book looks lovely, offering a look at the Seven Kingdoms and its characters that are more in line with Martin’s text than the massively popular HBO series it inspired.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 by Jacob Hall
I’m a sucker for visual effects breakdown reels in general, but I’m really a sucker for Game of Thrones visual effects breakdown reels because they showcase just how much of HBO’s fantasy drama is quietly enhanced by intelligent, often invisible special effects. Sure, everyone knows those dragons are CGI, but your eyes don’t always catch the numerous set extensions. You probably don’t even realize that the sky has been replaced and the lightning digitally modified in many scenes.
And as one VFX reel reveals, a great deal of the violence is brought to life through some surprisingly effective trickery, combining digital and practical elements in a seamless fashion.
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Posted on Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly has heard back from Angela Lansbury’s representatives, and the actress will not be appearing in season seven of Game of Thrones. Our original report of the rumor follows below.
Game of Thrones fans were none too pleased to learn that the next (and penultimate) season would return later than usual and run shorter than normal. On the bright side, though, it sure sounds like season seven will be worth the wait. Recently we heard Jim Broadbent was joining the next run of episodes for a “significant” role, and today a new rumor going around claims Angela Lansbury will pop up as well. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 by Jacob Hall
It looks like Game of Thrones landing Ian McShane for a guest spot in season six was just the beginning of a welcome new trend. The extraordinary Jim Broadbent has joined the cast of HBO’s still popular, still excellent fantasy series and will play a “significant” role in the seventh season.
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Posted on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 by Angie Han
Game of Thrones is a pretty grim show and always has been. This is a drama whose season premiere ends with a child getting pushed out a window, and whose first season ended with its noblest hero getting decapitated. But according to stars Kit Harington and Maisie Williams, we ain’t seen nothin’ yet. With just two shortened seasons left, the actors are teasing a “very bleak” turn for the series. Because things weren’t depressing enough for the Starks already.
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The days of Game of Thrones book readers being able to lord their knowledge over show watchers came to an end with season six of HBO’s (still spectacular) fantasy series. After all, the plot of the show official outpaced the novels of George R.R. Martin, taking us beyond the cliffhanger ending of A Dance With Dragons and into uncharted territory. And yet, readers still had a minor edge, as many of the new characters introduced that season were leftovers from the books, like Samwell Tarly’s abusive father and the priest played by Ian McShane.
But season seven? All bets are officially off. Descriptions of new characters set to show up in the next batch of episodes have arrived online and I can’t even begin to tell you who any of these people are. (Spoilers for season six and speculation for season seven follow.)
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The Toy Box is a recurring feature at /Film that rounds up some of the newest and coolest collectibles, decorations, gadgets and other memorabilia that you nerds might want for your shelves.
In this edition, we’ve got an incredibly detailed figure of the fan favorite character The Hound from Game of Thrones, a new Hot Toys figure of Rey from the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a two-pack of Ripley and Newt from Aliens and more.
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