DEADLINE – 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:
3. Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke)
She’s as synonymous with Game of Thrones as virtually any other character. Indeed, she’s a transcendent figure, even for those who don’t watch the show. Think about how often the words “Khaleesi” and “Mother of Dragons” are applied these days. The case should be closed there, as Emilia Clarke’s iconic work as Daenerys Stormborn of House Targaryen, Khaleesi of the Great Grass Sea and Mother of Dragons (among other mouthy titles) more than speaks for itself.
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.
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
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
- Christine Baranski – The Good Wife – CBS
- Emilia Clarke – Game of Thrones – HBO
- Lena Headey – Game of Thrones – HBO
- Thandie Newton – Westworld – HBO
- Maura Tierney – The Affair – Showtime
- Constance Zimmer – UnREAL – Lifetime
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
EW – 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.
Westeros and a galaxy far, far away are colliding! “Game of Thrones” breakout Emilia Clarke is joining the “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff.
Clarke will star opposite Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover, who play Solo and fellow smuggler Lando Calrissian, respectively.
All three leads endured grueling testing sessions for the standalone pic. The tests date back to the beginning of the year when thousands fist began meeting and reading for the role of the title character that Ehrenreich eventually nabbed.
“Selma” and “Creed” star Tessa Thompson, “Power Rangers” actress Naomi Scott, and Zoe Kravitz read for the female lead in October. Another group, which included Clarke, “Dope’s” Kiersey Clemons, fellow “Thrones” actress Jessica Henwick, and “Emerald City” star Adria Aronja tested in London. Clarke ultimately landed the role.
Execs and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who are also penning the script, had tested another group in September, but decided on one more round after struggling to make their choice.
The movie will be set prior to “Star Wars: A New Hope,” like the other upcoming “Star Wars” standalone project, “Rogue One,” which hits theaters on Dec. 16.
Kathleen Kennedy and Allison Shearmur are producing the standalone film, which is expected to begin production in January. The film hits theaters on May 25, 2018.
The latest movie in the expanding blockbuster franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” opened in December of 2015, and has hauled almost $2.1 billion worldwide.
As for “Game of Thrones,” insiders on the show indicate that most of the major cast members will finish shooting by the end of the year. This season has a shorter episode count then previous ones, therefore Clarke’s involvement in Season 7 will not affect the Han Solo shoot, or vice versa.
When she’s not filming “Game of Thrones,” the hit HBO drama that recently earned her a third Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a drama series, Clarke appears on the big screen. She starred as Sarah Connor in “Terminator Genisys” in 2015 and in “Me Before You,” which grossed $207.5 million worldwide on a $20 million budget, in June.
Clarke is repped by CAA and Emptage Hallett.
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