A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones Spoiler-Filled Discussion

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Out Of My Vulcan Mind, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. Lonemagpie

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    I see Dennis Pennis (well, Paul Kaye) is playing Thoros of Myr - serious, what the smegging fuck?
     
  2. Brendan Moody

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    I imagine they'll start doing infodumps about Rhaegar when he becomes immediately relevant to the story, if the TV series lasts that long. Benioff and Weiss don't seem terribly interested in playing out gradual revelations and mysteries, so from their perspective there's no point layering in his history until just before he's revealed to be Jon's father (or whatever).
     
  3. superdeluxe

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    We will see how great of a actor he is!
     
  4. JD

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    I could have sworn I already heard about them casting Mance.
     
  5. superdeluxe

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    Has not happened yet, Mance is a huge role.
     
  6. Out Of My Vulcan Mind

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    The Emmy nominations have been announced. Game of Thrones was nominated for:


    • Outstanding Drama Series
    • Supporting Actor (Drama): Peter Dinklage
    • Art Direction (Single camera): Garden of Bones, The Ghost of Harrenhal, A Man Without Honor
    • Casting: Nina Gold and Robert Stearne
    • Costumes (Series): The Prince of Winterfell
    • Hairstyling (Single camera): The Old Gods and the New
    • Non-Prosthetic Makeup (Single camera): The Old Gods and the New
    • Prosthetic Makeup (Series): Valar Morghulis
    • Sound Editing (Series): Blackwater
    • Sound Mixing (Series): Blackwater
    • Special Visual Effects: Valar Morghulis
    • Creative Achievement in Interactive Media: Game of Thrones Season Two – Enhanced Digital Experience
     
  7. Shurik

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    This year Dinklage has no chance against Aaron Paul or Giancarlo Esposito (I believe one of them will take it). Best drama will go to Mad Men or Breaking Bad. So, technical Emmys only, and hopefully casting.
     
  8. CaptainCanada

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    I wouldn't say he has no chance (there could just as easily be vote-splitting; Paul has lost this category before, after all, even without another person from his own series being nominated). That category's hard to predict.
     
  9. Ayelbourne

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    Isn't he lead actor now?
     
  10. superdeluxe

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    Not enough screen time to justify a lead actor.
     
  11. Venardhi

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    I'm more curious how Aaron Paul is considered supporting. His role was somewhat diminished this season from previous highs, but he had his own plots and subplots and tons of screen time.
     
  12. Brendan Moody

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    There are no real definitions of lead vs. supporting performers; the Emmy rules leave it up to the nomination submitters to decide how to classify themselves, with the caveat that the awards committee determines final eligibility. It ends up being a tactical decision as much as anything else: i.e., Dinklage and Paul were probably felt more likely to win as supporting than as lead.
     
  13. InklingStar

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    If Peter Dinklage is a supporting actor, who is the lead?
     
  14. Kegg

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    Sean Bean. ;)

    Seriously though, it essentially concedes that Game of Thrones is a show wtihout a lead, it's a true ensemble series in a way few dramas are.

    Because there can only be one lead actor, and that's still Bryan Cranston. Sure this can be arbitrary sometimes - I suppose Anita Gunn could try to get nominated for lead actress, and I don't think many would say she's more important to the show than Paul - but them's the breaks.
     
  15. superdeluxe

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    Misfits star iwan rhoen cast in game of thrones. Speculation he will play Ramsay
     
  16. CaptainCanada

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    Incorrect. As many people can submit for lead for a given show as want to (Martin Sheen and Rob Lowe both did for The West Wing, for instance, or all four of the lead women on Desperate Housewives).

    Paul is definitely staying out of Cranston's way, though (partly also because he started out in Supporting in S1, when he was more of a supporting player, and people rarely jump categories).
     
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    Seeing that photo, I wonder what we'll be seeing of Theon, if anything, in the coming seasons.
    IIRC, he doesn't come back after his disappearance until Dance With Dragons, and in a significantly changed way. I wonder if they're pushing his story forward a bit.
    I also wonder if they'll ever address the fact that it was Roose Bolton and his men who turned Winterfell into a smoking hole and not the Ironborn.
     
  19. Captaindemotion

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    ^ That's awesome, Captaindemotion!

    Man, seeing Brienne's actress drinking alongside Jaime Lannister and Theon Greyjoy is great.