Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and many others from the cast and crew describe their experiences shooting ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 2.
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Since the series premiere of ‘Game of Thrones,’ supportive fans across the web have been posting about their hopes for the show come Emmy season. Well, the nominations are in, and Game of Thrones has received 13 nods – including one for Outstanding Drama Series. Peter Dinklage earned his first nomination for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in the Outstanding Supporting Actor category. Tim Van Patten received his eighth nomination for directing the show's pilot episode. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss were nominated for writing the episode "Baelor." The show also received nominations for Casting, Costumes, Makeup, Prosthetic Makeup and Hairstyling, as well as Special Effects, Sound Editing, Stunt Coordination and Main Title Design.
Reports from last week's Television Critics Association press event have spreading far and wide online, and amid the slate of all the new programming coming in 2011, 'Game of Thrones' made quite a splash. Here's the latest:
- Sean Bean told Collider.com about the many benefits of being typecast in fantasy roles.
- Winter Is Coming and Westeros both covered the press event and deconstructed every piece of available information for fans (including an in-depth recap of the roundtable discussion with David Benioff and D.B. Weiss at WiC).
- TV critic Maureen Ryan shared her thoughts on the press-only preview shown at the event and also spoke with the cast and creators of the series.
- And just in case you needed a strong testimonial from series creator David Benioff, a report from Access Hollywood included one of his favorite aspects of the story: "A lot of people get killed. George's world is a violent world - there's a lot of killing and bloodshed and eviscerations and decapitations and there's a lot of sex. It's one of the things that I loved about these books."
What other great 'Thrones' info. from the TCA press tour have you seen around the web? Post your links in the comments.
INSIDE THE SERIES
by Steve Marzolf
Nothing says "occupational hazard" like the piercing eyes of Cersei Lannister – and it didn't take long for Peter Dinklage to realize just what a handful the queen could be. "Tyrion's relationship with Cersei is...oh God, it's really difficult," he says. "They're constantly battling one another. Unlike my relationship with Lena Headey, the actress playing the role – I'm really good friends with Lena, and we're very upset that we don't have more scenes together this first season. But it's really tempestuous because both of them see through each other's veneer and pretensions and all of that. Tyrion and Cersei are both fraught with those. So I think people who see each other for who they really are have a hard time being around each other in pleasant company..."