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August 29, 2019 at 6:21 pm #1203047146
Oh my god! Why? Kit did justice to the role just as great as he could! He’s fantastic! Let’s give him the gold!!
I thought he was pretty bad in the first two seasons and aside from season 6, he was pretty meh at every point.August 29, 2019 at 3:38 pm #1203046984
I strongly believe it will go to Billy Porter and
Jodie Comer/Emilia Clarke.August 29, 2019 at 3:32 pm #1203046969
Oh my god! Stop saying Headey and Clarke are not winning because my heart will break if they don’t. I think the four acting categories should be to GOT actors. Even Kit Harington deserves the gold for his work throughout 8 seasons. I love Game of Thrones and it deserves to sweep!!!
I disagree on Kit deserving the gold for any season including season 6 when he was at his best.August 29, 2019 at 2:03 pm #1203046847
The show’s responsibility relies solely on the show runners/writers. Just like Martin needs to make his books make sense, so did those two hacks at HBO. My suspicion is that they either didn’t read the last books or they just didn’t understand them. To have Daenerys as the ultimate villain (cuz “she was so terrible, a Satanic Majesty”… until she wasn’t) they needed to make her more vicious since at least seasons 5-6. The fact she didn’t kill Tyrion, Sansa or even Jon shows D2 did a half-ass job. It’s like if Cersei’s final act was given to Dany for pure shock value (cheap shock value I might add) How am I supposed to care about the people from King’s Landing when they were always portrayed as a bunch of shit-throwing peasants? People have to stop blaming the unreleased books for the shitty writing of the show.
I said they did a poor job of building up to to season 8. Everything was too smooth for her in seasons 5 and 6. They underutilized Bran every step of the way. They are hacks. I’m not trying to deflect blame. I’m just saying that they used the ending that they were told. Martin’s ending doesn’t fit the story they were telling but I don’t think they came up with it on their own out of shock value. Martin even eluded to the fact that they used his ending with some minor changes.
I only said I wished Martin had finished the books because he’s a far better writer and the last few seasons would have been better if D&D stuck to adapting instead of coming up with their own terrible plots and dialogue.August 29, 2019 at 4:11 am #1203045824
Daenerys is most definitely the most iconic character of GoT and its not even close. No other character is talked about as much in pop culture. She’s even used as a symbol of female empowerment in things like the women’s march and other similar events and I don’t see that stopping anytime soon even after the ridiculousness that was season 8. The fact that she (surprisingly) had more supporters than ever after what D&D did to her speaks to the power of the character and the impact she’s had on the audience. Even people who weren’t necessarily fans of hers were on her side when everything was said and done. Tyrion had the potential to be iconic but many people stopped caring about him after season 4.
Season 8 was awful but I think it’s really strange that people think that D&D did anything to her character out of spit. I 100% believe Dany’s heel turn came from Martin.
Book Dany is far younger than her show counterpart and Barriston Selmy is her only capable advisor. She’s easily manipulated by a self serving Daario, Missandei is still a child , Grey Worm is irrelevant, and Jorah is a creepy perv. She hasn’t met book Tyrion yet but he’s become a demented monster. Dany’s problems in Meereen are also mounting on a much larger scale than what we saw on the show. Book Euron is a far more threatening antagonist. A character that was cut from the show(and theoretically replaced by season 7-8 Cersei) called the Young Griff/Aegon Targaryen will also probably play a huge part in her downfall. There’s even a prophecy in the books that points to her show ending.
D&D’s mistake was making show Dany a more capable leader with a better team of advisors while smoothing over a lot of issues in Essos. Martin’s ending just doesn’t make sense for what they did with the character.
King Bran likely came from Martin too. He’s always said that Bran, Arya, Jon, Tyrion, and Dany were the main characters. Bran is the first main character POV of the book series. D&D undermined his importance throughout the show so why would they decide on their own to make him king?
The original title for the last book was A Time for Wolves.
I really wish Martin had finished those books on time. Seasons 5-8 would have been better and any anger over Dany’s fate would have been directed at the right person.August 27, 2019 at 3:45 pm #1203043419
An Emilia Clarke win would certainly be the biggest crowdpleaser of the night.August 27, 2019 at 6:10 am #1203042531
Does Pascal’s character talk? Lol I guess they wanna keep it mysterious in the trailer (or teaser).
I saw a comic con clip where he does speak in the same accent he used for Oberyn but I’m not sure if his character ever takes off the helmetAugust 27, 2019 at 6:08 am #1203042525
I just watched The Nightingale last night and I still can’t get over the resemblance of Aisling Franciosi (Lyanna Stark) and Maisie Williams… maybe it’s just me.
It’s kind of insane that HBO isn’t doing a Robert’s Rebellion prequel next. Her casting along with Young Ned and Sir Arthur Dayne was spot on.August 21, 2019 at 11:18 pm #1203034506
I have no idea what Sophie disks to freefolk except for not be Emília Clarke, to be honest. They are a concerning breed. What started as funny memes turned entirely toxic
Superfans already have difficulty separating the characters from the actors so her minor complaint about the season 8 petition was the only thing they needed as justification for hating her as much as they hate Sansa.August 21, 2019 at 9:56 pm #1203034426
Paltrow did not deserve that win and I rarely say that about nominations or wins. Her performance was underwhelmingAugust 21, 2019 at 8:52 pm #1203034293
Guess what, true fans dedicated many years of their lives to this show. So no wonder they were disappointed, because S8 was an insult to the show itself. Hating/criticizing/disliking a season doesn’t make you less of a fan than anyone who blindly loves it.
Criticism of the show is fine but I’ve seen a lot of hatred thrown toward certain members of the cast and crew that is completely unwarranted. The Stark actors in particular. r/Freefolk’s disdain for Sophie Turner is bordering on unhinged.
Even Alfie Allen has criticized “fans” for harassing the actors social media pages. The current GOT fanbase has nearly the same toxicity as Stars Wars after The Last Jedi. I don’t think any tv show warrants some of the hate GOT has gotten especially since it’s been on an obvious and steady decline since season 5.August 17, 2019 at 12:32 pm #1203028076
To be honest, I never cared for Jon(he was extremely boring in the first two seasons) or the White Walkers plot. It was the cheesiest aspect of the entire show and they made the Night King far too OP for the living to have ever had a realistic victory either way. The writing was on the wall in season 7.
I also disagree with Kit being an amazing actor. I think he’s always been the weakest of the adult actors(quite noticeably in the first few seasons). He’s shown very little range including in roles outside of GOT. He’ll be the GOT cast member that has the hardest time overcoming typecasting.
As I actually liked Arya, I wish she had never been involved with the Night King in any significant way. Any scenario where she dies to further Jon’s arc is also repugnant to me.
If she had to die for emotional pull, I would have preferred seeing Jaime die heroically at Winterfell, Arya taking his face, and dying while killing Cersei. It would have a been a great scene for Lena Headey and Maisie Williams who both expressed desire to work together this season.
They could have even had her kill Cersei and kept the long race through Kings Landing. The next episode could have revealed the white horse was a hallucination while she was dying. If she has to die to make Jon a “sad boy”, then at least give her a meaningful moment related to her storyline and keep some of Maisie Williams best acting in the last two seasons.
I assume that she got the ending she did because it’s what Martin told them he had planned for her character or because HBO sees the potential for a spin off 5-10 years down the line and wanted to keep their options open.August 16, 2019 at 1:11 am #1203026044
I think that line should’ve been Sansa is the smartest STARK. Because I believe that at least to be true. Her yelling at Jon in front of all of his people was so disrespectful and obnoxious. But hey, that’s Sansa…
A lot of Arya and Jon’s intelligence got stripped away in order to make Sansa look better. I would say their book counterparts and even Pre-Sansa interaction show versions are far more intelligent than her.August 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm #1203025657
Michelle Fairley is the most under-appreciated actress of the entire series. I think her performance as Catelyn measures up to Lena’s Cersei. She definitely at least deserved a nom for season 3.August 15, 2019 at 3:58 pm #1203025653
Should have been nominated: Sophie Turner (Season 5) Should Have Won: Maisie Williams (Season 5) Should have won: Lena Heady (Season 6) Should Win: Maisie Williams (Season 7)
I think Maisie is a great talent for her age and I don’t blame her at all for it but season 7 was the worst performance of her entire career. I can see high praise for all of seasons 2-4, certain scenes/episodes from seasons 5,6, and 8 but nothing from season 7. The awful dialogue and characterization for Arya in that season would have been hard for any actress to overcome especially one that is still fairly inexperienced.