HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – Good guys rarely win when playing the Game of Thrones, but perhaps they’re in for a reversal of fortune when winter resumes this summer.
At the very least, some forces of good are starting to align in brand-new photos from the seventh season of Game of Thrones. The photos, released Thursday by HBO, show Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) wearing new garb as they step into their respective roles as leaders — Jon being the King in the North, and Dany being the would-be Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. What’s more, Dany’s entire squad appears to be clad in similar attire, boasting a scale-like texture that resembles the ferocious dragons of House Targaryen.
Fashion updates aside, we’re really just at the tip of the iceberg as far as what’s revealed in the new photos. For instance, more Tormund (Kristofer Hivju) and Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) sharing screen time? And more Lyanna Mormont (Bella Ramsey), Lady of Bear Island? Nobody’s complaining about that.
As a reminder for people who haven’t checked in on Thrones since it ended its sixth season last summer, a quick refresher course: The denizens of the Seven Kingdoms are at a breaking point, especially the ones who live in King’s Landing. The season six finale featured Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) enacting explosive vengeance on her worst enemies, leveling the Sept of Baelor and burning untold innocents alive with wildfire, purely to destroy a select few. Cersei’s final child, King Tommen (Dean-Charles Chapman), committed suicide shortly thereafter, leaving Cersei with a seat on the Iron Throne, and leaving her with the distinct taste of ash in her mouth.
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EW – Though its yearly crop of nominees tends to skew more commercial than the Oscars’ or Golden Globes’, MTV’s annual Hollywood awards show has proven, once again, its finger is pressed firmly on the pulse of pop culture, recognizing a wealth of diversity across both film and television categories among its 2017 class.
For the first time in its 25-year history, the MTV Movie & TV Awards — previously known simply as the MTV Movie Awards — has expanded the scope of its categories to include titles like Netflix’s Stranger Things, NBC’s This Is Us, FX’s Atlanta, and VH1’s RuPaul’s Drag Race — each of which scored major notices among the ceremony’s inaugural set of TV honorees.
While television performers have been integrated into pre-existing categories like Best Villain (where the likes of — spoiler alert — Get Out star Allison Williams goes head-to-head with Demogorgon from Stranger Things), Best Comedic Performance, and Best Kiss, among others, several new brackets make their debut this year, including Show of the Year (Atlanta and Insecure square off against This Is Us, Game of Thrones, Pretty Little Liars, and Stranger Things), Best Host (LGBT icons RuPaul and Ellen DeGeneres vs. Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah, and John Oliver), and an individual television acting set that includes Donald Glover (Atlanta), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Walking Dead), Mandy Moore (This Is Us), and Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things).
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– Production is winding down on the upcoming seventh season of Game Of Thrones, which will debut in the summer. It will consist of seven episodes, three fewer than Seasons 1-6. That was by design as creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are plotting the blockbuster fantasy series’ final chapters.
They have revealed that GOT will end with Seasons 7 and 8. While Season 7’s episode count was set at seven last summer, before it went into production, the length of GOT’s final installment had been in flux. Benioff and Weiss had said that they were considering a 6-episode final season but that was not set in stone. As of now, there still is no a firm episode count.
“We are talking about it,’ HBO president of programming Casey Bloys told Deadline at TCA. There is no rush. Seasons 7 and 8 won’t be filmed back-to-back, so there is time to lock that in. While renewal for GOT has never been in doubt, it traditionally has been done around the previous season premiere.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER – With 60 episodes under its belt and counting, HBO’s Game of Thrones has produced an enormous amount of characters — some more successful than others, sure, but almost all of them distinct and memorable in their own right.
Indeed, the ensemble is so vast that you could anoint virtually any character as your personal favorite, and you wouldn’t be wrong. Is it nothing but Jon Snow (Kit Harington) in your forecast? No argument here. Do you forsake the old gods and the new, bowing before Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) instead? Easy to see why! There’s no right or wrong way to prioritize affinity toward the heroes and villains of the HBO fantasy series — which is a helpful thing to keep in mind while considering how we have prioritized these characters.
With that out of the way, here’s how The Hollywood Reporter ranks the top 30 characters featured on Game of Thrones, through six seasons of the series:
8. Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie)
There are countless incredible images found all over the show, but Brienne charging into battle on horseback at the start of season six, rescuing Sansa (Sophie Turner) at just the right time, stands out as one of the most triumphant. Brienne the Beauty is often at the heart of some of the show’s best and most touching scenes, from bonding in the bath with Jaime, to the outright visceral awesomeness of her battle against the Hound, to her swift execution of Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) and beyond. Here’s to many more horse-and-sword battles to come.
Once again, Game of Thrones has received nominations for Golden Globe and SAG Awards. The award shows will air next year.
Golden Globe Nominations
Best Television Series – Drama
- The Crown
- Game of Thrones
- Stranger Things
- This Is Us
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Olivia Colman – The Night Manager
- Lena Headey – Game of Thrones
- Chrissy Metz – This Is Us
- Mandy Moore – This Is Us
- Thandie Newton – Westworld
The 74th Golden Globe Awards, which are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be hosted by Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon and will air live on both coasts Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 on NBC.
Screen Actors Guild Nominations
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
- The Crown
- Downton Abbey
- Game of Thrones
- Stranger Things
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
- Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
- Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
- John Lithgow, The Crown
- Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
- Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble
- Game of Thrones
- Luke Cage
- The Walking Dead
The Screen Actors Guild Awards will air Sunday, January 29 on TBS and TNT.
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EW – It’s the show that will kill everyone you love but that will never die itself. (Not that we want it to.)
Game of Thrones won the trophy for Best Drama Series at the 22nd annual Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles Sunday. This marks the second win — and sixth nomination — for the hit HBO series.
Although none of the executive producers were able to attend the ceremony because the show is busy filming in Europe, the award will have a temporary home: Kristian Nairn, who played Hodor on the show and was DJing the award ceremony, accepted the award on the show’s behalf.
It’s no secret that critics love Thrones, but with the series now having an end date, the win means that much more. And technically, this is the show’s first full-out win considering that it last took home a trophy in 2013 when it tied with Breaking Bad.
See the full winners list here.
TELEVISION NOMINATIONS FOR THE 22nd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS
BEST DRAMA SERIES
- Better Call Saul – AM
- Game of Thrones – HBO
- Mr. Robot – USA Network
- Stranger Things – Netflix
- The Crown – Netflix
- This Is Us – NBC
- Westworld – HBO
NOMINEES BY PROGRAM FOR THE 22nd ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS
Game of Thrones, HBO (5)
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2)
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (2)
Best Drama Series
– The Critics’ Choice Awards has announced this year’s nominees for the fan-voted Most Bingeworthy award.
For the third year in a row, the Critics’ Choice Awards is inviting television fans to crown one of six shows as the most bingeworhty series of the year. This year’s nominees include Game of Thrones, Stranger Things, Catastrophe, Bates Motel, Mr. Robot, and Outlander, which took home the prize last year. Nominees get voted on by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.
Voting begins Wednesday and will remain open until around 9:30 p.m. ET on Dec.11, the night of the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards live broadcast.
There are many ways for you to cast your vote: on the official site; on Twitter, using the show’s corresponding hashtag or emoji (see below) and tagging @Critics Choice; and using the appropriate hashtag on Facebook and Instagram.
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Presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association and hosted by Silicon Valley’s T.J. Miller, the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards will air live Dec. 11 at 8 p.m. ET on A&E.
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EW – It’s now official: Game of Thrones has won more Emmys than any primetime TV show ever.
The HBO fantasy drama won three awards at the 68th annual Emmy Awards on Sunday night, pushing its lifetime total number of awards to 38 – one more than Frasier, the previous all-time record holder.
Thrones picked up awards for best writing in a drama series, best directing in a drama series, and best drama on Sunday night. Overall, Thrones won 12 Emmys this year, out of 23 total nominations.
The series already became the most-honored drama series after picking up nine Emmys at the Creative Arts ceremony last weekend, surpassing longtime title holders Hill Street Blues and The West Wing. By scoring another three awards Sunday, Thrones becomes the only primetime scripted series to ever have won this many awards.
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Ranked From Somewhat Adorable To Downright Lovable
BUSTLE – Game of Thrones may gravitate toward ruthless stabbings and the occasional beheading, but underneath all that bloodshed lies the heart of some truly epic love stories. Naturally, many of those said love stories tend to take a backseat due to all of the other tens of thousands of storylines going on, but they’re still there nonetheless and help to make the HBO series the hit success that it is. Granted, even the best Game of Thrones couples have faced their fair share of ups and downs, most of which have ended due to death or betrayal. But hey, when you live in an area like Westeros, that’s the risk everyone kinda has to take.
So who are these mystery duos, you may ask, who have pierced our hearts with their inspiring and, at times, intoxicating romances? I suppose everyone’s opinion on the matter would vary slightly, depending upon your tastes in TV love interests. But on the whole, there are certain Game of Thrones couples that inarguably reign supreme over all others, regardless of your own personal prejudices. No one on this show is perfect. Far from it, actually. However, certain couples manage to get pretty dark close. So without further adieu, here is my official ranking of the top 11 GoT couples, ranked from least to most.
4. Brienne Of Tarth & Tormund Giantsbane
So they aren’t an actual couple yet. SUE ME! It’s bound to happen and based on the chemistry we’ve seen between them already, it’s going to be amazing.