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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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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

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