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  • Luca
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    I mean Riley himself said it in the slugfest: it’s ridiculous that in the era of peak tv a poorly received season cannot only dominate nominations but also be competitive for the win. I understand I’ve been ranting since nominations, but I just really hate that a season with such poor writing is going to take GOT to tie the record for most drama series wins. Luca, I’m pretty sure you said yourself that David and Dan deserved Razzies. I mean “Daenerys forgot about the Iron Fleet”. What???!? I understand the crafts remain at the top of their game, but it’s not like writing and costumes/VFX/production design are equals, look at how critics respond to The Americans and Fleabag. Also, regarding the argument that “GOT changed TV and thus deserves the due recognition for it” I totally agree, but it already has, with three (mostly deserved) series wins and countless other nominations, not to mention it being the cultural phenomenon of the decade. The spectacle of it alone does not warrant another series win for a subpar season. Also, let it be known that I obviously don’t condone the threats/petitions to remake/unreasonably hateful words targeted at D+D. But criticism and backlash for poor writing? That’s how entertainment works.

    I just saw this now, so excuse my late response! The writing this season, and to a certain extent last season, was pretty damn awful. After I watched the series finale, I posted a gif of kindergarten children, because that’s who the series finale script felt like it was written by, as did many scripts in S8. The way they concluded certain character arcs was downright insulting to fans and importantly, to the actors. They all deserved quality material as their send-off. I was pretty angry throughout the season and I expressed it in every single Game of Thrones discussion that I had with Riley & Matt.

    That said, we’re all sentimental people and that’s what influencing my opinion at the moment. I listen to a GOT track on Spotify and I’m in love again. Then I watch one of those 10000 YouTube videos about the horrendous writing, and I’m conflicted again. Ultimately, though, I have too much respect for the show overall and for everyone else in S8 to completely trash it. And you know what, trashing is allowed to a certain extent, because it should never get the point where people are camping outside your house just to protest when you wake up in the morning, as was the case for Shonda. TV is very, very important to many (obviously), as it is to us, but there’s a line. I said things about D&D back in May that I should have never said, to be honest.

    Sorry to get so personal here, but I’ve always been an overly sentimental person. GOT was a viewing event for me every week; I’d rush home to watch it! It’s a show that I watched for almost a third of my life, of course it’s going to mean something to me, even when it’s terrible. Should I be an Emmy voter? Probably not, because their actual job is to objectively judge shows and performances. But I can assure you that there are people in the TV academy who feel the same, as we saw with those 32 nods.

    As you can see by this post, my thoughts are all over the place. I am still conflicted. Sorry for this long, way-too-personal post.

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

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    Rachel
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    D&D are no longer attending SDCC panel.

    WOW, that is going to be a small panel. Miguel Sapochnik, Iain Glen and Nathalie Emmanuel dropped out too. I have a feeling D&D dropped out after the Nikolaj Coster-Waldau fiasco that happened at Con of Thrones where he had to assertively defend them.

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    Julian14
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    REALLY? Where did you read that? Nevermind, I just read about it. WOW, that is going to be a small panel. Miguel Sapochnik, Iain Glen and Nathalie Emmanuel dropped out too.

    i would drop out of iT too if iT would just be angry fans asking passive aggresive questions. For these people iT has been one of the best things in their lives and then to be openly confronted by fans Will just leave a stink on their experience.

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    Rachel
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    i would drop out of iT too if iT would just be angry fans asking passive aggresive questions. For these people iT has been one of the best things in their lives and then to be openly confronted by fans Will just leave a stink on their experience.

    I thought there would be a good moderator to control all of that…but they haven’t even revealed who it is yet. I’m heading over to San Diego tomorrow so I’ll keep you all posted.

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    Tyler
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    I just saw this now, so excuse my late response! The writing this season, and to a certain extent last season, was pretty damn awful. After I watched the series finale, I posted a gif of kindergarten children, because that’s who the series finale script felt like it was written by, as did many scripts in S8. The way they concluded certain character arcs was downright insulting to fans and importantly, to the actors. They all deserved quality material as their send-off. I was pretty angry throughout the season and I expressed it in every single Game of Thrones discussion that I had with Riley & Matt. That said, we’re all sentimental people and that’s what influencing my opinion at the moment. I listen to a GOT track on Spotify and I’m in love again. Then I watch one of those 10000 YouTube videos about the horrendous writing, and I’m conflicted again. Ultimately, though, I have too much respect for the show overall and for everyone else in S8 to completely trash it. And you know what, trashing is allowed to a certain extent, because it should never get the point where people are camping outside your house just to protest when you wake up in the morning, as was the case for Shonda. TV is very, very important to many (obviously), as it is to us, but there’s a line. I said things about D&D back in May that I should have never said, to be honest. Sorry to get so personal here, but I’ve always been an overly sentimental person. GOT was a viewing event for me every week; I’d rush home to watch it! It’s a show that I watched for almost a third of my life, of course it’s going to mean something to me, even when it’s terrible. Should I be an Emmy voter? Probably not, because their actual job is to objectively judge shows and performances. But I can assure you that there are people in the TV academy who feel the same, as we saw with those 32 nods. As you can see by this post, my thoughts are all over the place. I am still conflicted. Sorry for this long, way-too-personal post.

    No worries. I understand your sentimental attachment to the show, which is only natural considering the amount of hours dedicated to it. For me, these feelings resulted in the opposite reaction: because I loved the show so much in early seasons and had devoted so much time to it, I’m more angry about how bad the ending was. At the end of the day it doesn’t matter, even with a series win it’s going to take a while for people to remember GOT and not be disappointed. I just didn’t understand how someone as well-versed in television as yourself could still be supporting the show so much and be pleased with the disaster that was emmy nominations on the drama side.

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    Most fans abhorred D&D, but even if you take away their nods (Writing, Directing, and Outstanding Series), GoT would still have ended up with 29 nominations, which would still be way ahead of the curve. We can all agree that everybody else, from the actors to the technical crew, all earned their respective nominations.

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    Most fans abhorred D&D, but even if you take away their nods (Writing, Directing, and Outstanding Series), GoT would still have ended up with 29 nominations, which would still be way ahead of the curve. We can all agree that everybody else, from the actors to the technical crew, all earned their respective nominations.

    We most certainly can’t.

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    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
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    Most fans abhorred D&D, but even if you take away their nods (Writing, Directing, and Outstanding Series), GoT would still have ended up with 29 nominations, which would still be way ahead of the curve. We can all agree that everybody else, from the actors to the technical crew, all earned their respective nominations.

    Those are not real fans.

    The Oscar needs to get rid of the preferential ballot so it can name a deserving movie as Best Picture again.

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    D&D are no longer attending SDCC panel.

    Good for them. I wouldn’t go either.

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    mafro987
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    It’s definitely a logical decision. The record nomination count means that they don’t need to do any explaining or apologising. They can now accept the awards and move on.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best International Feature: Instinct (The Netherlands)
    Best Actress: Carice van Houten (Instinct)

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    But there’s no real “moving” on from the Internet or the fanbase. Ask Lindelof and Cuse about “moving on.” They will be apologizing for this series finale for the rest of their lives, in one way or another.

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    I’m at SDCC now. The panel for GoT isn’t until tomorrow but they still haven’t updated everyone on a moderator so it’ll most likely be a surprise. It could possibly be Kristian Nairn (Hodor) again because he’s djing at a Comic-Con party tonight. However, it has been confirmed that D&D have officially dropped out.

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    I never thought they were going to show up: I mean, they own cellphones and people will not forget this easily. This year is going to be more a whimper than a bang. We could have had a memorable season but we got the worst finale in TV history.

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    Rachel
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    The Game of Thrones panel today at SDCC will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly Editor, James Hibberd.

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    The Game of Thrones panel today at SDCC will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly Editor, James Hibberd.

    I am curious about the mood in the room and please tell us later on who got the biggest reaction. I know this is not a popularity contest, but… who the fuck and I kidding. Of course it is. Sad Emilia and Lena don’t go to these things. They need to know how much they’re valued.

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