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It’s trailer week… 🙂 The official Season 5 trailer for Game of Thrones was posted earlier today on Facebook…
It’s Emmy season, and the 2014 Emmy nominations are out – and we’re getting at least a little love in genre-related programming.
Among the major nominations (see the complete list here):
Game of Thrones picked up a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series, along with Peter Dinklage getting a Supporting Actor nod for his role as Tyrion Lannister and Lena Headey getting a Supporting Actress nod for playing his sister Cersei Lannister. Headey will square off against former Robin Hood actress Joanne Froggatt and Professor McGonagall herself Maggie Smith, both nominated from Downton Abbey. Avengers star Diana Rigg also picked up an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Lady Olenna Tyrell.
Game of Thrones also picked up Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing in a Drama Series.
Big Bang Theory again puts up Jim Parsons for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, with Mayim Bialik again nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress, and Bob Newhart will defend his Guest Actor win from last year. The show also was nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series.
Jessica Lange and Sarah Paulson will face each other in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Mini-series/Movie for American Horror Story: Coven, while Frances Conroy, Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett all represent in the Supporting actress category. The show also garnered the Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing nominations.
Notably absent was any nominations for Orphan Black, where by all accounts star Tatiana Maslany should have warranted a nomination.
The fourth season of Game of Thrones will debut April 6th on HBO.
Just learned from the official Game of Thrones Facebook page…Season 4 begins on April 6th at 9/8c on HBO!
And catch the debut of the trailer on HBO this Sunday at 8:58pm ET right before True Detective.
Game Of Thrones was near the top of all Emmy nominations with 16, plus an “Outstanding Interactive Program” nomination for “Game Of Thrones Season Three Enhanced Digital Experience”, coming in second to American Horror Story: Asylum‘s 17.
Other genre-related shows with nominations:
Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome – Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Defiance – Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Falling Skies – Outstanding Special Visual Effects
Once Upon A Time – Outstanding Costumes For A Series, Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
Revolution – Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role, Outstanding Stunt Coordination For A Drama Series, Miniseries Or Movie
True Blood – Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series
The Walking Dead – Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special
With just a few episodes aired, HBO wasted no time in renewing Game of Thrones for a fourth season. The third season premiere bested the series high to date by 4% (the second season finale), and beat the second season premiere by 13%.
To make the fourth season more interesting, creator George R.R. Martin plans to make a cameo appearance…
The nominees for the 2013 Hugo Awards were announced yesterday…here they are (with links when available if you want to check them out). The 2013 Hugos will be presented at LoneStarCon 3 in San Antonio, Texas, August 29-September 2, 2013 – the 71st Annual World Science Fiction Convention.
[asin=0316098124]2312[/asin], Kim Stanley Robinson (Orbit)
[asin=0316081078]Blackout[/asin], Mira Grant (Orbit)
[asin=1451638450]Captain Vorpatril’s Alliance[/asin], Lois McMaster Bujold (Baen)
[asin=0765334798]Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas[/asin], John Scalzi (Tor)
[asin=B00B9ZEMN6]Throne of the Crescent Moon[/asin], Saladin Ahmed (DAW)
[asin=1616960655]After the Fall, Before the Fall, During the Fall[/asin], Nancy Kress (Tachyon Publications)
[asin=1616960922]The Emperor’s Soul[/asin], Brandon Sanderson (Tachyon Publications)
[asin=0956392458]On a Red Station, Drifting[/asin], Aliette de Bodard (Immersion Press)
[asin=B0089EHIA4]San Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California Browncoats[/asin], Mira Grant (Orbit)
“The Stars Do Not Lie”, Jay Lake (Asimov’s, Oct-Nov 2012)
The winners of the 2012 Hugo Awards were announced last night at Chicon 7, the 70th World Science Fiction Convention. Neil Gaiman, with several Hugos already, picked up another – but instead of getting Best Novel, he won the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form award for the Doctor Who episode, “The Doctor’s Wife”.
Here is a list of the winners:
As is typical, genre shows were largely ignored unless they have a HUGE following. Game of Thrones netted 11 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (for Peter Dinklage). American Horror Story received a whopping 17 nominations, tying Mad Men for overall noms. Sherlock received 13 for “A Scandal In Belgravia”, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie (Benedict Cumberbatch), and Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie (Martin Freeman).
But perhaps the most surprising is what wasn’t nominated – The Walking Dead, which received no major nominations, getting just Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special, Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series and Outstanding Special Visual Effects.
As if it was really in question, HBO announced today that Game of Thrones has been renewed for a third season, after only two episodes shown so far of the second season. The ratings on those two episodes have been stellar, with the season opener reaching 3.9 million viewers on the first showing, which was up 74% from the series premiere and it’s highest ever, and overall getting a gross total viewership of 8.3 million viewers.