Last night brought the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards to FOX, and well, we’re just glad that the awards and acceptance speeches were remarkable, because the broadcast of television’s biggest night wasn’t super enjoyable. Without a host, the show felt nearly lifeless, and the few moments of entertainment came from a handful of presenters and the wonderful, consistent, and silly presence of Thomas Lennon. But we’ll get to that later.
Despite the disappointing broadcast of the 2019 Emmys last night, there were still some highlights to be found from the show, especially from the speeches, not to mention a few surprises among the award recipients, and several television records broken and set. So let’s get down to the finer points of the 2019 Emmys broadcast from last night. Read More »
This weekend, the 45th Saturn Awards honored the best in fantasy, sci-fi, and horror motion pictures, television shows and more. Held at the historic Avalon Theater in Hollywood and streamed online on eight different platforms, the awards show was hosted by Aisha Tyler and featured appearances by some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. But no one had a bigger presence than Avengers: Endgame, which walked away with six total awards, including Best Comic-to-Motion Picture Release and Best Actor in a Film for Robert Downey Jr. Otherwise, the awards were spread out pretty evenly throughout the evening.
Get the full list of 2019 Saturn Award winners below. Read More »
HBO can’t let go of Game of Thrones. The network already has one Game of Thrones prequel starring Naomi Watts in the works. And now they’re about to add another. This prequel series will focus on “the beginning of the end for House Targaryen”, the noble family of Valyrian descent that eventually spawned Daenerys Targaryen and all of her damn dragons.
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Fans will spend years debating the merits of Game of Thrones, a series that didn’t exactly stick its ultra-anticipated landing – and that’s coming from someone who appreciated a lot of what final season was able to do within the parameters in which it operated.
I don’t know if it’s just me, but I genuinely enjoyed the final moments of the series finale, which caught up with the surviving members of the Stark family and set them off into new eras of their lives. Now actor Kit Harington, who played Jon Snow (aka Aegon Targaryen), has given some insight into his final scene before the credits rolled. Read his quotes below.
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I’m apparently in the minority in thinking that HBO’s Game of Thrones wrapped up in ways that, given the annoyingly increased pacing of the final seasons, I found to be largely satisfying. It’s been slightly more than two months since our last trip to Westeros, which is just enough time for the dust of the reactions to settle, the blazing hot takes to cool down, and a clear-eyed, macro-focused appraisal to become a slight possibility.
Personally, I think it’s still a bit too soon for that. But while we wait for the show’s legacy to crystalize a bit more with time, let’s check out this new Game of Thrones season 8 VFX reel which tracks the notorious destruction of King’s Landing from the series’ penultimate episode. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, July 24th, 2019 by Fred Topel
HBO is between Game of Thrones this Television Critics Association press tour. After many years of answering questions about the upcoming season of Game of Thrones, or the ending, this summer finds HBO taking a breather after their landmark series has wrapped, although they are developing a prequel.
The final season of Game of Thrones and its ultimate finale also proved controversial, as some fans felt characters behaved in uncharacteristic ways. Some fans have even gone so far as to start a petition demanding HBO re-film the entire final season of Game of Thrones to make it more consistent with the rest of the show as they see it.
During his executive session for the Television Critics Association, HBO Programming President Casey Bloys answered questions about the aftermath of Game of Thrones, and the status of its prequel.
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It’s almost time to honor the finest achievements in television again. The 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will air this fall, but before that, we need to know who has been nominated for the most coveted awards in television. Covering drama, comedy, variety, reality, animation and more, the Emmys honor the best in television and streaming, and this year is full of a wide spectrum of nominees from network, cable, and various streaming services.
The big news is Game of Thrones finished its television run with a record-setting 32 nominations this year, the most for any program in a single season, beating the previous record set by NYPD Blue. Meanwhile, on the comedy side of things, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel landed 20 nominations, and in the limited series category, Chernobyl made a big showing with 19 total nominations.
Check out the list of the biggest 2019 Emmy nominations below. Read More »
The 45th Saturn Awards nominations have been announced. Normally the Saturn Awards winners are held in June, but this year, the genre-loving awards have been revamped thanks to shifting the presentation of the awards themselves to September. As part of this revitalization, the awards will also be partnering with a streaming site in order to get more exposure, and an announcement will be coming soon with information about where fans can watch the broadcast.
In order to accommodate this major change, the eligibility window for this year’s nominations stretches all the way back to March 1, 2018 and runs through July 7, 2019. That means you’ll see nominees ranging from Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One last year to this year’s third season of Stranger Things. That’s quite a huge window, and there are plenty to get through, so let’s check out the full list of 2019 Saturn Awards nominations below. Read More »
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If you can’t make it to San Diego Comic-Con for the big Game of Thrones panel celebrating the end of the fantasy series, there’s something else to get excited about later this year. HBO is releasing the complete series collection of Game of Thrones on Blu-ray just in time for Christmas, and that includes a limited edition box set housed in a wooden shadow box with some truly incredible artwork and packaging designs. But it’s not just the package that’s appealing.
The Game of Thrones complete series box set limited edition will also include the two-part reunion special with the show’s cast that was hosted by Conan O’Brien. It’s never been released to the public before, and it will exclusively be available in both the limited edition and standard complete series box sets. Check out a preview of the reunion and all the other special features below. Read More »
Game of Thrones may be over, but our watch has not ended. The HBO series left us with plenty to think about, but as we slowly begin to assess the show’s legacy, we’re still hearing trickles of information from those who were involved about how the show could have been different. We’ll tackle some of those revelations below to avoid putting spoilers out in the open, but one thing I want to tease is that actress Lena Headey has confirmed a scene was shot involving Cersei’s miscarriage – a plot point suspected by some fans, but which ultimately wasn’t included in the show. Read on for more on the final season of Game of Thrones, as well as some updates on the upcoming prequel series. Read More »