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Lost another one.


Not unexpected, but still...

The parties were fun, though.


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Sep. 25th, 2012 06:13 am (UTC)
Hey, the way it's done now is clearly not fair. Why is there a special comedy prize and not a special fantasy/SF one?
Saulo Marques
Sep. 25th, 2012 07:43 am (UTC)
They are good, but GoT is awsome!!!
Rogier Kraf
Sep. 25th, 2012 12:41 pm (UTC)
Oh well...
Too bad Thrones did not win the big one. All you can do is try to continue to make the series as good as it was until now or even a bit better. It's probably a bit similar to Lord of the Rings and the Oscars: you need to keep doing this until they can't get around you anymore. It's the only way fantasy will ever win.
Sep. 25th, 2012 01:17 pm (UTC)
I think the Emmys are lame and I only watched this year because of you and Peter. You guys should have won. GOT is better than anything else on TV. I would not give it a second thought because in the long run they don't mean anything.
Sep. 25th, 2012 01:23 pm (UTC)
Next Two Years
In my humble opinion, your best chances to win "the big one" with the Game of Thrones series are the next two seasons.

Or is the sad face for Revis? If that's the case, I have no words to make you feel better.
Sep. 25th, 2012 01:39 pm (UTC)
Emmys...who cares anymore?!?!
When years ago the Oscars finally saw fit to reward the LOTR trilogy, I had a small sliver of hope that these awards are starting to move beyond their comfort zone and recognize movies and series and music based on merit and quality...I should have known better...LOTR was en exception, a welcome one, but those movies where just to hard to ignore.
The Emmys, as its other counterparts, prefer to reward shows which are safe and familiar. Given what I suspect is the average voting age of the voting members I cannot say I'm surprised. "Game Of Thrones" is critically acclaimed, it is a success in every which way possible, almost everyone I speak with who has seen the show have nothing but positive things to say, and those who haven't seen it want to! It has a large built-in audience and an even larger fanbase comprised of people who have not read the books etc. Amazing cast, great directors, excellent writers and scripts, production values that are beyond almost anything that is on television and more often than not even big-screen movies...and still that is not enough!
Sometimes I think that the Emmy folks and others like them, live on another planet...in a reality different than that of most average people, and then looking at where and how they live, which is literally a cocoon, a gated community within the larger art world...is there any surprise! These folk have been brought up in the world of "Leave it to Braver" and Andy Griffin (not that there is anything wrong with them up to a point). But the world has moved on, it no longer reflects those Norman Rockwell picturesque and idyllic images...The Mountain would kill Andy Griffin as an old useless peasant and enslave Oppie and probably hand him over to The Tickler...and that scares the shit out of your average Emmy voter! They grew up thinking that sci-fi and fantasy is weird, strange, and the people who like those genres are freaks, fringe lunatics...you know...the other, the one who doesn't fit their narrowly construed idea of who their "kind of people" are. These people don't vote for a series like "Game Of Thrones" because they wouldn't know what to do with it...because it does not offer easy solutions and answers to neatly fit in those boxes they must check on the voting ballots...hmmmmm that reminds me of something else...
That is why I stopped paying attention long ago...for me the worth of a series like "Game Of Thrones" lies in its quality and that of the people working on it, in its originality, creativity and imagination, and for that I don't need the validation of an award as lame as the Emmy...

PS Besides we are in good company, after all they ignored "The Wire", "Deadwood", "ROME", "Brotherhood", "Battlestar Galactica", "OZ", "The Walking Dead" and others...
Sep. 26th, 2012 04:20 am (UTC)
Re: Emmys...who cares anymore?!?!
Look, I appreciate your support and your love of the show... but really, HOMELAND and BREAKING BAD and BOARDWALK EMPIRE are hardly safe and familiar." "Like perennial winner MAD MEN, these are superb shows, well worth watching.
Re: Emmys...who cares anymore?!?! - loco73 - Sep. 26th, 2012 09:05 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Emmys...who cares anymore?!?! - James Carson - Sep. 27th, 2012 04:41 pm (UTC) - Expand
Brian Crawford
Sep. 26th, 2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Emmys...who cares anymore?!?!
The Wire never won the Emmy? How is that possible? What show did it beat?
Re: Emmys...who cares anymore?!?! - amydmartin - Sep. 26th, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 25th, 2012 02:28 pm (UTC)
Next year!
I was thinking....why don't you write the first episode of Homeland for next season. Then you could eliminate the competition by killing off Damian Lewis and Clare Danes. :-)

I love the show. I love the books.
Joel Lawrence
Sep. 25th, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC)
George, did you catch the green bay game? I was curious to see your reaction to last night's fiasco. PS- congrats on the Jets and Giants.

Edited at 2012-09-25 06:34 pm (UTC)
Sep. 25th, 2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
I've always held that such awards ceremonies are essentially meaningless - although no doubt nice to win. An artwork exists and is appreciated of itself, and not in subjective competition with others.

Good parties, on the other hand, are tangible and essential.
Amy Martin
Sep. 25th, 2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
If form holds true you won't win till whatever comes as the last season. Which will totally tick me off.

Edited at 2012-09-25 06:25 pm (UTC)
Sep. 25th, 2012 11:22 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. Now we wait 20 years for the retro game of thrones deprived of.
Sep. 25th, 2012 11:52 pm (UTC)
Ah well....
To be fair, I heard alot of (minor) critisicm amongst 'tv only' fans about season 2, it was a tough one as it introduces many characters, sets the stage for many things to come and has alot of travelling. Yet it is impracticle to make the tv audience fully aware of the importance. The next two seasons will be the ones where it all comes together.

Dont get me wrong... I loved it.
I do have to say 'Blackwater' still gives me chills when I watch it.

Update on WoW and Dunk 'n' Egg?
Sep. 26th, 2012 05:27 am (UTC)
Re: Ah well....
Lol I always think World of Warcraft when I hear people refer to Winds of Winter as WoW.
Re: Ah well.... - webbre3 - Sep. 26th, 2012 07:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
Rose Marie Holt
Sep. 26th, 2012 09:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Ah well....
I've watched Blackwater several times now and it's still on the DVR. Also, season 1 has been rerunning which is nice. DRUMS!!!!!
Daniel De Vivo Creazzo
Sep. 26th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Re: Ah well....
Chills indeed my friend. And the credits...? "And who are you, the proud lord said......"
Sep. 26th, 2012 08:56 pm (UTC)
Quality shows abound on the airwaves. No stinkers among the nominees, although I never saw the appeal of The Big Bang Theory. How that show made it past four seasons, I have no idea … to each their own, right? Looks like everyone had a good time.
Rose Marie Holt
Sep. 26th, 2012 09:00 pm (UTC)
Including the Schmemmys GoT won as many Emmys as any other show. So there.
Henry Willard
Sep. 26th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
GoT Season 2 went up against a lot of best-yet seasons for great shows this year. Season 3 will probably win big because the material is so gripping and the entire production is top-notch, especially if HBO can manage to fit enough of Storm of Swords into one season for that infamous scene, which I really hope happens, cause it would be like... Red Christmas.

Really hope you direct that episode, GRRM.
Sep. 27th, 2012 01:12 pm (UTC)
All they had to do was follow your script to the letter. The manual on "how to win an Emmy" was right there.

That would mean going through much less than 1 or 2 books per year though (maybe 1 CHAPTER per episode), but last I heard, TV wasn't a race to the finish.
Sep. 27th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
Not to sound like a Cubs fan
But wait until next year. That's when Game of Thrones dominates the Emmys.
Sep. 27th, 2012 10:00 pm (UTC)
Every nominee was a winner in this field this year. There's still lots of life left in the series, should all the material from your 7 Ice and Fire novels be able to be filmed (no cancelation, is what I mean) so LOTS more chances! :)
Sep. 28th, 2012 10:43 pm (UTC)
Now that the Emmy/Hugos have sunk in a bit perhaps a little perspective.

I think when readers of the books watch the TV serias, we channel the books and this puts a bit of gloss on the screen version. Don't get me wrong I really enjoy the serias, watch and record (for second viewing) each Sunday, but understand why in Emmy world it does not sweep all before it.

Those exposed to just the mini-serias do not necessary get all the nuance of the books. The look of the serias is much more generic Dark Age/Fantasy than the books. I'm not sure who made the decision to not go high medieval for costumes but it takes away some to the distinctive flavor of the books. I remember reading the clothes/armor descriptions in the books and saying WoW,this is different from what has gone before. I've gotten several friends to watch the serias and nearly all comment that they have a hard time telling the factions apart, who for some reason, don't wear the hearldic colors/devices which were so common for medieval retainers and are a major theme of the books. "Outsiders" can't tell the Starks from the Night Watch due to the oddly muted costumes (likewise Stannis).

The story telling in Season 2 also drifted away from the books and was a tad more conventional. That a single episode (Blackwater)stands out as terrific can cut two ways.

This combined with the steller compition made GOT a tough "pure" TV award sell. Its not like it lost out to Gilligan's Island.

Do I think the serias is one of the best things on TV - absolutely. Did it deserve an Emmy nomination - no question. Did I in the Hugo visual category actually vote for Hugo the movie ugh er maybe...[I did vote for Dance in the novel category....]

In any case we have great stuff to come - if they do get close to the book version/vision for Storm of Swords - It should be raining Emmy's next year....


Oct. 4th, 2012 02:46 pm (UTC)
Hope next year
Like lot of people not american i didn't knew Emmys Award before Got and the win of Peter Dinklage last year ...

And discover Golden Globe when one of my favorite french actor Jean Dujardin won it in 2012 ...

Many excellent series had never nominated in emmy ...
GOT was nominated , very great but i was thinking more for Alfie Allen this year , Peter is gorgeous ( like lot of Got's actors ) but won last year

Hope for next year ;)

Perhaps Emmy not good for serie like GOT : How to judge an actor on an episode of Got? Not enough minutes for each one, would be necessary to judge them over the whole season…

i don't know the other series drama nominated so i can't judge ...

Thanks for yours books and universe George

and HBO Got is a great Fantasy / Drama serie as well Kaamelot great Comedy/Fantasy french serie
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