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Catching Up

I'm back from LA and the Emmy Awards, and as usual there's a zillion things to catch up on.

The Giants and Jets both won last weekend. They both made it more exciting than it needed to be, of course, but a win is a win is a win, and I'll take them. Life is magical and full of joy.

GAME OF THRONES also won big, as those of you who watched the Emmy telecast know. Three more wins, for writing, directing, and show. Added to the nine that we won last weekend, that's twelve, and gave GOT the record for most Emmys ever won by a primetime scripted series. With thirty-eight, we edged past FRAZIER. Congrats to all, and especially to Dan and Dave, who have put together a truly amazing team and made some television history in the process.

(I do wish our nominated actors and actresses had brought some gold home as well, though. With two finalists in Best Supporting Actor, and three in Best Supporting Actress, we ended up dividing the vote and competing against ourselves, I fear. But the performances we got from Peter, Kit, Lena, Maisie, and Emilia speaks for themselves, trophies notwithstanding).

Jimmy Kimmel did a great job as host.

For me, a couple of personal highlights were meeting Jim Kimmel, Jimmy's father, who is a big fan of GAMES, and getting the Emmy from Dennis Franz, an amazing actor whose work on NYPD BLUE remains some of the finest ever seen on television. Best police show ever, imnsho).

There were great parties both before and after the awards themselves... though I fear I may getting too old for such things. I turned sixty-eight on September 20th, and may have reached the age where I prefer quieter parties with comfortable chairs.

And now I'm home, and there's more work to do. Later, folks.


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Nicolas Silva
Sep. 22nd, 2016 10:40 pm (UTC)

You're awesome George!

Sep. 22nd, 2016 10:40 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday George. Live long and prosper. Be prepared Winter is coming !!
Jonny Holloway
Sep. 22nd, 2016 10:44 pm (UTC)
I'm 27 in 3 days and I already prefer quieter parties with comfortable chairs.
Sep. 22nd, 2016 10:46 pm (UTC)
Thought it's kinda late, but happy birthday from your fan in Egypt. wish that i could see you someday in egypt, i hope it will be peaceful productive year to enjoy :)
Nicole DeVita Vargas
Sep. 22nd, 2016 10:48 pm (UTC)
Happy Belated Birthday
Happy belated Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day!
Sep. 22nd, 2016 10:50 pm (UTC)
Glad you had a nice time. Also, Happy Birthday!
Sep. 22nd, 2016 10:58 pm (UTC)
Happy Belated
Happy Belated birthday. Was great to see you in attendance at the Emmy's. I too was disappointed that none of the actors won, but your idea about competing against each other makes a lot of sense.
They all our great, but would have loved to see Lena win one for all the great work she does each season. Even though Cersei isn't the most, emm, likable character she always does wonders in every scene she is involved in.
Sep. 22nd, 2016 11:18 pm (UTC)
Too old to party? Oh Bah humbug. I am 23 and I much prefer a comfortable chair and a nice small gathering with my most beloved.
I was extremely pleased Game Of Thrones won so many Emmys, especially Battle of the Bastards. Visually I feel it was one of the best on television.
Eagerly awaiting Winds of Winter though to be honest. Hope work goes well for you.
Sep. 22nd, 2016 11:26 pm (UTC)
Belated "happy birthday" George!!!
Sep. 22nd, 2016 11:32 pm (UTC)
Glad you had fun! Love and admiration from Canada
Charley Seavey
Sep. 22nd, 2016 11:43 pm (UTC)
Welcome home!
Is the incredible purple Tesla going to be at the Concorso?

And, yeh, being 7 years older than you, I too appreciate parties with comfy chairs. Happy Birthday!

Lyzi White
Sep. 23rd, 2016 12:03 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!
Happy happy birthday! You are a gentleman and a scholar, ser.
Sep. 23rd, 2016 11:54 am (UTC)
Re: Happy birthday!
Wow, you're like a Carice an Houten look alike in that picture.
Sep. 23rd, 2016 12:17 am (UTC)
Mighty Joe
Wow, you edged out Joe Frazier? Nice!
Sep. 23rd, 2016 12:40 am (UTC)


I look forward to seeing you happy and healthy at those events for many years hopefully well into your next HBO series as well as the Jets winning the Super Bowl. I am guessing another GRR HBO series is more likely to come in the near future though!

HBD and thanks for all the entertainment you have provided over the years!
Sep. 23rd, 2016 02:23 am (UTC)

Happy belated!
Frasier, huh? Tough, and we'll deserved.

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