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‘Game of Thrones’ Leads Emmy Nominations

Originally posted on CBS DC:

LOS ANGELES — The fantasy saga “Game of Thrones,” defying the Emmy Awards’ grudging respect for genre fare, emerged as the leader in the nominations announced Thursday with 19 bids, including best drama series.

The meth kingpin drama “Breaking Bad” was next in line with 16 bids for its final season, including best drama and best actor nod for star Bryan Cranston.

Other top nominees included a pair of ambitious miniseries, “Fargo,” with 18 bids, and “American Horror Story: Coven,” with 17. The AIDS drama “The Normal Heart” received 16 nominations, including best TV movie.

The nominees for best actor in a television drama series announced Thursday morning are: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”; Jeff Daniels, “The Newsroom”; Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”; Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”; Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”; Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards.”

The nominees for best actress in a television drama series announced Thursday morning are: Lizzy Caplan…

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Tyrion Stands Trial for Being Awesome on Game of Thrones


For All My Game of Thrones Fans . . .

Originally posted on Deepak verma:

Although the pieces move forward slightly for Daenerys, Stannis and Theon this week, the episode is really about one thing, and one thing only: Peter Dinklage absolutely killing it as Tyrion Lannister. Seriously, how many Emmys does this guy have? Just one? In my perfect world he’d have as many stat
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Game of Thrones Spoilers: 6 Questions We Want Answered from the Breaker of Chains

Originally posted on Metro:

(Picture: HBO) Just how easily led are Meereen slaves (Picture: HBO)

WARNING: This article contains Game of Thrones spoilers for season 4, episode 3.

Game of Thrones episode 3 landed last night with perhaps the most inappropriate sex scene in all of TV history.

We got to meet the new king, we got an idea of who was involved in the death of the last one, and we got the answer to the age old riddle ‘how many naked people can you fit in a Dornishman’s bed?’ But as always, some questions remained unanswered:

Could Jamie and Cersei be any grosser?

It’s already pretty sick that brother and sister have sex and have children together… but do they really have to have sex up against the recently deceased body of their eldest son? Cersei sort of resists, so it is essentially the attempted rape of your sister up against your dead child…

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George R.R. Martin on Why Joffrey Died THAT Way — EXCLUSIVE

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[ew_image url=”http://img2.timeinc.net/ew/i/2014/04/13/game-of-thrones-01.jpg ” credit=”” align=”none”]Spoiler alert : The following interview with Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin discusses a major plot point in Sunday’s second episode of season 4.

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Game Of Thrones’ Pedro Pascal ‘excited’ to play the voracious Red Viper

Originally posted on Metro:

Game of Thrones - The Red Viper Pedro Pascal The Red Viper and his paramore Ellaria Sand are already making waves in King’s Landing (Picture: HBO)

Game Of Thrones star Pedro Pascal has admitted he was ‘really excited and a little intimidated’ having landed the part of Oberyn Martell, the sexiest man in Westeros since Robb Stark. 

Explaing the exciting aspects to his character – also known as The Red Viper – he said: ‘You get to have swag, you get to enter a room with confidence, sort of like own every space that you’re a part and to play somebody who enjoys life to that degree.

‘I think his sexiness is just attached to the fact that he plays by his own rules, so if in the middle of a work day somebody sexy comes along and he wants to do something about it, he will do something about it.’

Game of Thrones - The Red Viper Pedro Pascal Pedro Pascal has enjoyed embracing his character’s…

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Game of Thrones season four, episode one – Two Swords: The best bits you might have missed


Spoiler Alert for “Game of Thrones” fans who missed last night’s episode!

Originally posted on Metro:

All men must die, but hopefully not today, now that Game of Thrones is back.

Whether you risked a tired morning by staying up to watch the 2am simulcast, or more sensibly tuned into Sky Atlantic tonight, the season 4 opener was probably the best series premiere since the pilot.

Aside from the foreboding ‘cold open’ as Tywin Lannister had blades forged from Valyrian steel, here’s our favourite moments from Two Swords.

1. Oberyn’s entrance



The prince of Dorne hasn’t travelled to King’s Landing to pay respects at Joffrey’s wedding – he came to play.

Oberyn, or The Red Viper, presides over the first slice of ‘sexposition’ of the series, ruthlessly deals with some insolent Lannisters and then fairly explicitly lets Tyrion know that his family have got some pay back on the way.

Full credit to Pedro Pascal for bringing the character to life with so much swagger.

2. Can’t…

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‘Game of Thrones’ Draws HBO’s Largest Audience Since ‘Sopranos’ Finale

Originally posted on Variety:

HBO’s “Game of Thrones” returned in a big way Sunday, soaring to a series record and drawing some of the premium cabler’s best numbers in years.

The HBO series produces just 10 episodes a year, so each one is a precious gem to its fans. After waiting more than nine months for a fresh hour, roughly 6.6 million of them showed up for its fourth-season premiere — up 50% from its year-ago opener (4.37 million) and triple the 2.2 million who watched the show’s inaugural telecast in April 2011.

It was also up 22% more than the audience for the show’s third-season finale last June (5.39 million).

This is the largest audience for any HBO program since the finale of “The Sopranos,” which drew 11.9 million in 2007. The highest in recent years had been 5.53 million for “True Blood” in August 2011.

The previous high for “Thrones” was 5.5…

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