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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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barnaby_jonez
Sep. 20th, 2011 07:02 pm (UTC)
Giant of Lannister
Definitely deserved for Peter, but AGOT was robbed by Mad Men. The Mad Men 4th season wasn't the best... a new champ was warranted.

Curious as to which comedies will be tipping their hats! Also, please stop by in Ottawa, Canada, George! It's a lovely city, and we take care of our guests.
westeros_fan
Sep. 21st, 2011 07:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Giant of Lannister
Yes! I have been recuiting Ottawa fans to your cause for several years now & it's really starting to spread - we'd all love it if you were to stop by our little town sometime for a visit... For your sake though, I'd not suggest during winter, which is coming.

As for comedies that might throw in GoT nods sometime soon, my money is on Big Bang Theory. I believe at least some of them were there at the Emmys, and the characters on the show are definitely genre fans. The show also has a history of slipping in some fandom fodder now and then, such as the several episodes where you can see them playing a fantasy/RPG-themed board game called Talisman.

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