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GOT Takes BAFTA

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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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.

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