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GOT Takes BAFTA

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Hot damn.

GAME OF THRONES has just won the Radio Times BAFTA Award:

http://bafta-television.tumblr.com/post/50282069146/bafta-television-radio-times-audience-award-winner

The BAFTAs, for those unfamiliar with them, are the British Emmys. Despite the fact that we shoot in Belfast, Northern Ireland (and Morocco, Iceland, Croatia, and Malta) and that half of our cast is British (most of the rest being Irish, with here and there a Dane, a Norwegian, a German, and even a token American), we are considered to be an American show, I guess because HBO is an American company, and therefore ineligible for the BAFTAs.

However, this one category, the Radio Times award, is for the best international show, and unlike the other BAFTAs, it is chosen by popular vote.

Which I guess just proves that a lot of Brits are watching, even if we are an "American" show.

Congrats to all!!

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( 31 comments )
londonbard
May. 12th, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations!
mezzogiorno
May. 12th, 2013 08:15 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to everyone involved!
xraytheenforcer
May. 12th, 2013 08:17 pm (UTC)
Excellent news! Congratulations to the whole GoT team.
pingvinko
May. 12th, 2013 08:26 pm (UTC)
It's a very good news! Congratulations to all!!!
mevennen
May. 12th, 2013 08:28 pm (UTC)
Well done that man. And that team.
sermelt
May. 12th, 2013 08:31 pm (UTC)
Hooray :)
gracht
May. 12th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
BAFTA
Not just international shows, ALL shows on Brit telly so GOT is officially the best programme on the box according to the Great British public, (you beat off 'Homeland', 'Call the Midwives' (Brit show), the opening ceremony of the London Olympics (Brit obviously) & couple of others I can't remember. Lord Tywin & Brienne were there too!
torome86
May. 12th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
I guess it could be difficult get the whole cast to chant "USA! USA!" for this "American' show... We only have one man, or just Halfman, representing US!
parsleigh
May. 12th, 2013 08:38 pm (UTC)
Great news! You guys deserve it!
smofbabe
May. 12th, 2013 09:52 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to everyone associated with the show! Considering the mixed cast and shooting locations, nice to see international recognition.
ayannanyx
May. 12th, 2013 10:01 pm (UTC)
Excellent!
As a Scot, I'm so pleased to hear that GOT got this award, and it is even more significant being an audience choice :) Game of Thrones is certainly the best TV show I have seen. The TV show and books are a mythological masterpiece. I love every second of it.

Incidentally, will need to get my backside to the place where the Winterfell scenes were filmed! Only recently learned that was in Scotland.
flightbyzephyr
May. 13th, 2013 04:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Excellent!
It is?! Were abouts in Scotland? I'll have to visit too~
ayannanyx
May. 14th, 2013 08:25 am (UTC)
Re: Excellent!
It's near Stirling. Look up Doune Castle :)
Clint Griffin
May. 12th, 2013 10:34 pm (UTC)
Congratulations to all! You have much to be proud of.

I am hearing rumors on Facebook that there is a cameo with you George in the episode tonight. Will be interesting to see if I can spot you since I don't think you would be wearing your hat :)
merylmarie
May. 12th, 2013 11:42 pm (UTC)
Good on the Brits! Clearly, they are discriminating viewers. Congratulations to the whole GOT team!
insurrbution
May. 13th, 2013 12:00 am (UTC)
Congrats to you, and the crew!

today was the last day of the Ottawa Comic Con, and there was a panel with Ross Mullan (White Walker end of season 2). great guy, someone suggested him for Bloodraven.
churuss
May. 13th, 2013 01:57 am (UTC)
that's cool!
congrats!
sara_miko
May. 13th, 2013 02:11 am (UTC)
Well, sir - not bad for a "Yank" show! LOL Congratulations!
winterwarrior
May. 13th, 2013 02:30 am (UTC)
Congrats! I just returned from a vacation in Jamaica and there were a good number of Brits there. We got into a great conversation about Game of Thrones with some of them. Yes, many are watching and loving the show! I impressed them with my Nook cover that was autographed by GRRM at last year's ChiCon in Chicago.
bubadia
May. 13th, 2013 02:47 am (UTC)
pheck yeah!
redcountess
May. 13th, 2013 04:15 am (UTC)
Congratulations! The BAFTAs is a cross between the Emmys and the Oscars, in that it awards both British television and film. Still, as other's have said, to win the popular vote above such "local" shows as 'Call The Midwife' and 'Doctor Who' is testament to the work of the cast and crew.
eowyn
May. 13th, 2013 08:18 am (UTC)
That's brilliant!
ext_1799094
May. 13th, 2013 10:25 am (UTC)
Award
As a Brit I can in fact say the the international award was not won by Game of Thrones (the one the posh critics vote for). GoT however won the audience award, which is spread over all the categories and is the one decided exclusively by the British Public. So this is the "best on the box" according to British audiences and is perhaps the mist prestigious award on the night. So congrats GoT
caersidi
May. 13th, 2013 12:26 pm (UTC)
Indeed it was not just international but Radio Times was a popular vote. GoT competed against:

Call the Midwife
The Great British Bake Off
Homeland
The London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony
Strictly Come Dancing

Radio Times did do a great article stressing the number of British actors in GoT though I did think Call the Midwife might beat it. Considering that it is on a subscribed channel only available to SKY (folk like me who are with another service have to wait for DVDs) over those in the same category which are available on terrestrial channels like BBC is quite an accomplishment.
demiabeille
May. 13th, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
Well deserved, I was surprised to see the shock when it won - as a Brit I can safely confirm that people LOVE this show. Everyone is talking about it. Can hardly turn on the radio or a chat show on TV without someone mentioning it in some context or other. It may possibly have been so eagerly anticipated at the start because it was an HBO show - which have huge following here after a few major success stories. However it was immediately a talking point once it started so it's not just that. It is great to see 'ordinary' people enjoying fantasy on TV. Let's hope it continues as it becomes more... complex. :-)
the_terrible
May. 13th, 2013 09:20 pm (UTC)
YAY!!
meri_sielu
May. 13th, 2013 09:32 pm (UTC)
That's because we LOVE it! :D
solri
May. 14th, 2013 08:42 am (UTC)
It hasn't won any awards here in Turkey, but if conversations among my students are anything to go by, it's incredibly popular among the kind of Turks who watch foreign TV shows. Just this morning in class I was asked what "The Bear and the Maiden Fair" was all about ;-)
twe
May. 14th, 2013 10:49 pm (UTC)
By the way, did you see that Arya was the girl's name that gained the most in popularity last year: http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/05/arya-popular-baby-name/
domesticanw
May. 15th, 2013 02:07 pm (UTC)
Britishness
Most readers and/or viewers I know here on the sceptred Isle think that it is secretly British anyway - inspired by the War of the Roses. Whatever: it is a treat to have a US show with Brits not getting just the parts of the Baddies. On the other hand who is not at least in part bad in GoT? Congratulations.
Margaret Morton
May. 25th, 2013 12:23 am (UTC)
BFTA's
Congratulations!
Game of Thrones...best programme on TV! Love it!
Lots of Brits are watching!
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