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After the Emmys

For those of you who may have been hiding under a rock since Sunday... or maybe watching the Falcons/ Eagles game when you should have been wtching the Emmycast... the big news here is that Peter Dinklage won the Emmy for Best Supporting Actor for this portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in HBO's GAME OF THRONES.

Goes without saying (but I'll say it anyway) that all of us from GOT were thrilled by Peter's win. Much deserved. And only the first of many, I suspect.

GAME lost out in the other three ctegories where we had nominations, alas... including BEst Drmaatic Series, where MAD MEN took home the Emmy for the fourth straight year. But as the beloved Brooklyn Dodgers of my youth used to say, "Wait'll Next Year."

The Emmy festivities have changed immensely since the last time I ws up for one (for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, back in 1989 or so). The weekend was a blur of pre-parties, post-parties, receptions, gifting lounges, red carpets, and limos. Parris and I got to lift a glass or three with Peter, David & Dan and their lovely wives, Mark Addy, Lena Headey, Michelle Fairley, Kit Harrington, Jason Momoa, and Nicholaj Coster-Waldau, and some of the cast from BOARDWALK EMPIRE as well. I met lots of very cool people, and was astonished and delighted by how many fans the series -- both the TV series AND the books -- has in Hollywood, even on other networks and series. (Keep a sharp eye out in future weeks for GOT nods on a couple of your favorite comedies).

But now to work. I'm still in LA, and will be here for the rest of the week, but from this point on it's mostly meetings. But more good stuff may come out of those as well... one hopes...


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Sep. 20th, 2011 08:34 pm (UTC)
Personally, while I would have liked a win, I like to think the fact that GoT was nominated as a positive sign that fantasy is more and more becoming "respectable." Remember back in the day, when you couldn't go talking about your favorite fantasy in public or you'd wind up with a head in a trashcan? I certainly do not miss those days.
Ivan Šokić
Sep. 20th, 2011 08:36 pm (UTC)
Well, Happy Birthday George. Here is to many, many more years of writing and keeping us in suspense. Because at the end of it, it is well worth the wait.

Your books are just like a good wine. After every read they get better as wine gets better by every year.
Sep. 20th, 2011 08:43 pm (UTC)
I was in LA this weekend too :P You would have fit in there (The HP Lovecraft Film Festival is now in LA as well) It wasn't until Sunday that I realized "Hey! It's the Emmy weekend..."
Sep. 20th, 2011 08:46 pm (UTC)
So happy for Peter. I literally jumped and shouted when he won. :)

I am hoping next year, GOT will win more awards.

Sep. 20th, 2011 08:56 pm (UTC)
I'm only 47. The Dodgers left Brooklyn before I was born. But they will ALWAYS be the Brooklyn Dodgers. Sorry LA!

Congratulations, sir!
Sep. 20th, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday!

And congratulations on the Dinklage win. I'm sure more Emmy noms and wins will come in future seasons as GoT takes over the viewing public's consciousness the way the Sopranos did.
(no subject) - coffeecounsel - Sep. 20th, 2011 09:07 pm (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 20th, 2011 09:09 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday George :) Perhaps we should bake a Tairy Goodkind Pie to celebrate?

(I kid. Such a thing would kill whoever ate it.)
Sep. 20th, 2011 09:12 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday George!
congrats to Peter, and hopefully next year the show gets a few more wins.
Sep. 20th, 2011 09:16 pm (UTC)
Well deserved win for our Tyrion
I was glad Peter Dinklage won, because he has done some excellent work.

Also, Happy Birthday to you, sir. A couple more days till mine rolls around.
Sep. 20th, 2011 09:32 pm (UTC)
I'm just off to 'Mrs Miggin's Pie Shoppe' to get a pie for your birthday!

Have a super day George! :D
Sep. 20th, 2011 09:49 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday! You were mentioned on the "Writer's Almanac" this morning on National Public Radio. A spot normally reserved only for the best writers in history; obviously a well deserved tip of the hat from the Poetry Foundation.
Sep. 20th, 2011 09:52 pm (UTC)
Glad you had a good time! It was very surreal seeing you and Parris in the audience during the telecast.

You haven't answered the most burning question: what was in the goodie bag? :->
Sep. 21st, 2011 11:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, all sorts of
...wondrous things......

but I did have to give back the blue diamond earrings the jeweler Sophia Fiori lent me for the awards evening.
Re: Oh, all sorts of - smofbabe - Sep. 22nd, 2011 02:56 am (UTC) - Expand
P.S. On the Screen - smofbabe - Sep. 22nd, 2011 11:40 pm (UTC) - Expand
Must note that - parrismcb - Sep. 22nd, 2011 12:05 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Must note that - smofbabe - Sep. 22nd, 2011 02:57 am (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 20th, 2011 09:57 pm (UTC)
Happy bithday an best wishs! I am sorry to have congratulated you too late.
Sep. 20th, 2011 10:07 pm (UTC)
I picked up one GoT reference on last season's Chuck and was pleasantly surprised, I look forward to seeing the show, and by extension the books, get other nods this year.
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