Lynn Elber and Mark Kennedy Associated Press Published 7:57 PM EDT Sep 14, 2018 Los Angeles Scaling Emmy heights is tough in the era of so-called peak TV, with the volume of shows matched by lofty expectations from academy voters. Good isn’t enough for comedies and dramas, which need to resonate with the current political and social zeitgeist. Actors who also pull off the high-wire act of writing and directing collect more respect and trophies. Talent aside, a lavish marketing campaign helps in a crowded field: With as many as seven or eight nominees in some key categories, about 14 percent of the TV academy vote can determine who gets a trophy, according to awards website Gold Derby. So is it “Game of Thrones” (with a leading 22 nods, but the majority technical ones) or “The Handmaid’s Tale” for best drama? Will Donald Glover repeat as best comedy actor for “Atlanta” or could Bill Hader of freshman “Barry” be an upset … [Read more...] about Emmy predictions: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Handmaid’s Tale’?
Game of thrones
Robert Baratheon returns to Winterfell at Castle Ward Game of Thrones festival BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Winter is coming, and so is Mark Addy, better known as King Robert Baratheon on Game of Thrones, to Winterfell Festival at Castle Ward. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/robert-baratheon-returns-to-winterfell-at-castle-ward-game-of-thrones-festival-37267074.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37267039.ece/d0b7c/AUTOCROP/h342/634424_876361_3217x2141.jpg Email Winter is coming, and so is Mark Addy, better known as King Robert Baratheon on Game of Thrones, to Winterfell Festival at Castle Ward. The festival will take place on Sunday, September 16 when special guests and entertainment will transform the historic National Trust estate into Winterfell, home of House Stark in the world-famous HBO production Game of Thrones. King Robert, played by Addy who has a central role in series one, will be making a special guest appearance at Castle … [Read more...] about Robert Baratheon returns to Winterfell at Castle Ward Game of Thrones festival
"Game of Thrones" won't return for its final episodes until the first half of 2019, and with no exact air date for Season 8 announced yet, the wait is excruciating.It's been over a year since Season 7 when (skip this paragraph if you don't like SPOILERS) the Army of the Dead unleashed their blue flame-breathing dragon, and we learned the truth about the parentage of Jon Snow, aka Aegon Targaryen.This week, fans were finally given the tiniest glimpse of what the new GoT season will include. Near the end of a trailer promoting HBO's upcoming shows, there was a shot of Jon Snow embracing Sansa Stark at Winterfell.Not to sound ungrateful for that seconds-long teaser, but it's just not enough to ease the wait. What may help is escaping to Westeros. The "Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience," currently on its second North America tour, will return to Philadelphia's Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday, Oct. 2. A full orchestra and choir, lead by composer Ramin Djawadi, will … [Read more...] about ‘Game of Thrones’ concert returning to Philly ahead of Season 8
Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden in 'Westworld." (John P. Johnson/HBO) Jeffrey Wright in 'Westworld." (John P. Johnson/HBO) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Betty Gabriel, Luke Hemsworth, Gustaf Skarsgard and Jeffrey Wright in 'Westworld." (John P. Johnson/HBO) Evan Rachel Wood and James Marsden in 'Westworld." (John P. Johnson/HBO) Anthony Hopkins was nominated for lead actor for his role in 'Westworld.' in a scene from, "Westworld." The program also was nominated for an Emmy for outstanding drama series (John P. Johnson/HBO via AP) Anthony Hopkins stars as Dr. Robert Ford and Jeffrey Wright is Bernard Lowe in 'Westworld.' (HBO) Ed Harris plays the Man in Black in the HBO series "Westworld." (John P. Johnson/HBO) Evan Rachel Wood -- who plays robot host Dolores Abernathy in 'Westworld'-- was nominated for best lead actress. (HBO) This image released by HBO shows Evan Rachel Wood in a scene from "Westworld." Wood was nominated for an … [Read more...] about ‘Westworld’: Will there be a ‘Game of Thrones’-style concert tour?
Game of Thrones Season 8 release could be delayed BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Season 8 of the show, largely filmed in Northern Ireland, was rumoured to air in April 2019 but it looks as though fans might have to wait another year for the new series. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/news/game-of-thrones-season-8-release-could-be-delayed-37255452.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37255453.ece/f9e38/AUTOCROP/h342/kitharrington.jpg Email Season 8 of the show, largely filmed in Northern Ireland, was rumoured to air in April 2019 but it looks as though fans might have to wait another year for the new series. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Game of Thrones visual effects supervisor Joe Bauer discussed the show's future eligibility for the Emmy's, saying "in two years we’ll be eligible for the Season 8 work, which we’re just beginning now." The deadline for the 2019 award show is May 31, which Bauer suggests the new … [Read more...] about Game of Thrones Season 8 release could be delayed