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    This is a joke, right? The Iron Throne was one of the best-directed episodes of GoT in the last few seasons.

    My goodness, the cinematography is so, so stunning. Just wrote a piece on it yesterday. I wish I could have fully expressed my admiration of Freeman’s work, but it would end up being a novel, lo..

    Oscar FYC - Lupita Nyong'o & Elisabeth Moss ("Us") - Best Actress & Supporting Actress. It must happen; otherwise the Tethered are coming.

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    What?

    The series finale was just decent in terms of direction regarding the dragon scenes and Daenerys’s closing act (Emilia’s acting)

    The rest of that episode was generic boring “let’s end this mess” scenes. No way it should have been nominated.

    Yeah, I have to agree with this. Cinematography in certain scenes, visual effects, so in other words: all this expensive and bombastic stuff, looked solid in the first part. But in terms of structure it was a proper mess.

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    I think some people on here confuse the director’s job by noting the best directed episodes to be the best ones visually or with the biggest set pieces. At the end of the day, the director’s job first and foremost is to tell the story presented in the best way he can. Big sequences look great but if the actual narrative has been rushed over it’s not been well directed. A great director can save bad writing through their construction but a great writer cannot save bad direction due to their lack of control over the construction.

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    I think some people on here confuse the director’s job by noting the best directed episodes to be the best ones visually or with the biggest set pieces. At the end of the day, the director’s job first and foremost is to tell the story presented in the best way he can. Big sequences look great but if the actual narrative has been rushed over it’s not been well directed. A great director can save bad writing through their construction but a great writer cannot save bad direction due to their lack of control over the construction.

    Which is why Miguel Sapochnik should be winning this in a cakewalk. “The Long Night” is a mess narratively, like really a colossal mess, but I felt every bit of emotion they intended to elicit, and that’s because of his direction. Yes, he didn’t collaborate well with Fabian Wagner, because some sequences were indeed too dark, but still. He also did phenomenal work with the actors!! Plus, “The Bells” was a flawlessly executed episode that is in mind when I think about him.

    Oscar FYC - Lupita Nyong'o & Elisabeth Moss ("Us") - Best Actress & Supporting Actress. It must happen; otherwise the Tethered are coming.

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    Kit Harrington’s clip shows how poorly directed The Iron Throne really is.

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    Seeing Rhea Seehorn in Odenkirk’s clip just makes me sad she was snubbed. It’s not like that category even had seven noms. Like, DAMN. C’mon, Academy. Have you SEEN how good she is?

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    I think Casting is such a significant aspect of Pose’s success that this might be one of those cases where it wins it despite not having a shot at series. If Succession wins, I’ll predict it for Directing. If Thrones wins, it is sweeping.

    Casting’s got to be Pose or Succession. I god damn love Thrones but of all the awards on the table to win casting is probably the most unjustified. (Nina Gold in general though? Genius. But there wasn’t any real significant new casting in S8)

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    Agreed. D&D’s writing left a lot to be desired, but they’re direction wound up being very good. The only scene I thought was poorly done from a directorial standpoint was that super awkward moment when everyone stands up and says “All hail Bran the Broken” and then immediately sit back down. That came across as really silly. It sort of felt like the famous “King in the North” chant but done wrong. In fact that whole scene feels like Robb and Jon’s coronations done wrong.

    I know she’s the least mentioned of the nominees here but I honestly think Sophie Turner is the MVP of that whole scene. She has like, three lines: “The north will remain and independent kingdom” etc etc “Uncle, Please Sit” but they are all flawless.

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    I think some people on here confuse the director’s job by noting the best directed episodes to be the best ones visually or with the biggest set pieces. At the end of the day, the director’s job first and foremost is to tell the story presented in the best way he can. Big sequences look great but if the actual narrative has been rushed over it’s not been well directed. A great director can save bad writing through their construction but a great writer cannot save bad direction due to their lack of control over the construction.

    To me the middle of the episode is where 6 becomes a lesser episode direction wise. I think it ends quite strongly – whereas I think episode 4, for instance, ends in a very confusing manner. 3 and 5 (Sapochnik’s) are very well directed.

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    A Knight of The Seven Kingdoms (episode 2 for GoT) was replaying on my cable service today and can I just say how much I love the writing for that episode? I’m so disappointed it didn’t so much as get submitted for Cogman. Fleabag episode 1 is the only other thing I like writing wise as much, I think.  The direction might not be as audacious as other episodes but that episode comes together really perfectly.

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    “The Long Night” is a mess narratively, like really a colossal mess

    For that reason Sapochnik does NOT deserve to win, he could have made the episode much better since the dialogue was not a lot, he failed miserably.

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    What?

    The series finale was just decent in terms of direction regarding the dragon scenes and Daenerys’s closing act (Emilia’s acting)

    The rest of that episode was generic boring “let’s end this mess” scenes. No way it should have been nominated.

    I agree with every word!!!

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