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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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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. :-)

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