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Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Finale Unleashes Epic, Hardcore Vengeance

26 June 2016 8:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Every week this season, Indiewire will be bringing you a unique collection of viewpoints on “Game of Thrones,” as it is a show that elicits a unique sort of reactions. Our writers are well-versed in the world of the show and the culture surrounding it, and we look forward to seeing how their opinions fare in the cutthroat world of Westeros… Sorry, that is, the cutthroat world of television criticism.

Last Week’S Review: The ‘Game of Thrones’ ‘BastardBowl’ Brings About A Whole New World Order

What Happened This Week?

After an extended montage paying tribute to the show’s always on-point costume design, it’s time for another installment of “Law and Order: Special Sinners Unit.” Loras Tyrell’s trial is relatively short thanks to him confessing everything… and also relatively meaningless, because instead of attending her own court date, Cersei blows up the whole damn court. (Dick Wolf »

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Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 6 Finale Unleashes Epic, Hardcore Vengeance

26 June 2016 8:26 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Every week this season, Indiewire will be bringing you a unique collection of viewpoints on “Game of Thrones,” as it is a show that elicits a unique sort of reactions. Our writers are well-versed in the world of the show and the culture surrounding it, and we look forward to seeing how their opinions fare in the cutthroat world of Westeros… Sorry, that is, the cutthroat world of television criticism.

Last Week’S Review: The ‘Game of Thrones’ ‘BastardBowl’ Brings About A Whole New World Order

What Happened This Week?

After an extended montage paying tribute to the show’s always on-point costume design, it’s time for another installment of “Law and Order: Special Sinners Unit.” Loras Tyrell’s trial is relatively short thanks to him confessing everything… and also relatively meaningless, because instead of attending her own court date, Cersei blows up the whole damn court. (Dick Wolf »

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“The Winds of Winter” Episode Photos From 'Game Of Thrones' Released

22 June 2016 11:34 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

HBO have provided Lrm with the photos from the 10th and finale episode of Game Of Thrones season 6, which will air on June 26, 2016.  The episode titled "The Winds Of Winter" is directed by Miguel Sapochnik from a screenplay written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss.

The title of episode 10 (finale episode) is "The Winds Of Winter," which is also the name of George R.R. Martin’s forthcoming sixth novel. The finale's running time is 69 minutes long, the longest Thrones episode to date.

Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the hit Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The ensemble cast for the fifth season included Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.

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BBC Commissions Agatha Christie Drama ‘The Witness for the Prosecution’

20 June 2016 7:44 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The BBC has commissioned a TV adaptation of Agatha Christie’s crime drama “The Witness for the Prosecution” from writer Sarah Phelps, who also adapted Christie’s “And Then There Were None” and J.K. Rowling’s “The Casual Vacancy.”

The two-parter will be directed by Julian Jarrold (“The Crown,” “Appropriate Adult”) and is produced by Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Prods., and co-produced by Acorn Media Enterprises and A+E Studios. Streaming platform Acorn TV will air the show in the U.S. Mammoth Screen and Agatha Christie Prods also produced “And Then There Were None,” which garnered an audience of more than 8 million for the BBC and aired on Lifetime in the U.S.

“The Witness for the Prosecution” is set in 1920s London. “A murder, brutal and bloodthirsty, has stained the plush carpets of a handsome London townhouse,” the BBC said in a statement. “The victim is the »

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Jason Sudeikis Disqualified From Emmy Consideration for Fox’s ‘Last Man On Earth’ (Exclusive)

16 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When the 2016 Primetime Emmy ballots went online Monday, Jason Sudeikis was included among the list of guest actors in a comedy series for his critically acclaimed turn on Fox’s “The Last Man On Earth.”

There’s just one problem: Under Emmy rules, Sudeikis isn’t a guest star.

Because he appeared in 11 of the second season’s 18 episodes as Mike Miller, astronaut brother of the titular character Phil Miller (played by Will Forte), he far exceeds the current threshold for guest consideration.

Per Academy rules: “It is the decision of the entrant whether to enter as a lead, supporting or guest performer. However, only performers appearing in less than 50% of the eligible episodes are able to submit in the Guest Performer categories.”

Although Sudeikis would be properly categorized in the supporting actor race, it’s too late to make the switch now that voting has commenced, and he will therefore be disqualified from consideration. (Again, per Academy rules: “If an entry is made in the wrong category and the error is not discovered until it goes to the voters on the nomination ballot, it will be disqualified.”)

Since the category’s inception in 1986, the rules and regulations defining guest performers have varied wildly throughout the years. In 1992, a movement to recognize guest performers on the primetime telecast resulted in guests competing against full-time leads (Christopher Lloyd won outstanding actor in a drama series for a single episode of “Road to Avonlea” and the experiment ended). And in recent years, winners in the guest categories have included performers booked for season long arcs (like John Lithgow’s 2010 win for season four of “Dexter”).

The current rule was instituted in 2015, the year after Uzo Aduba won outstanding guest actress in a comedy for the first season of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” despite appearing in 11 out of 13 episodes and essentially functioning as a series regular. Aduba went on to win outstanding supporting actress in a drama at last year’s Emmys.

There is still some confusion about the shift in what constitutes a guest performance even among industry insiders. Pundits considered Diana Rigg a shoo-in for a fourth consecutive guest actress nomination as Lady Olenna Tyrell on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” this year, but the actress will appear in five of the season’s 10 episodes, pushing her into the supporting field. Only a handful of actors from the massive “Thrones” ensemble are submitted by HBO each year (the rest can submit on their own). Rigg is not on this year’s ballot.

Under the current rules, Rigg would also not have been eligible as a guest star in the show’s third season, when she received her first nomination.

Meanwhile, “Breaking Bad” veteran Mark Margolis is entered in the supporting race for reprising his Emmy-nominated guest role as the villainous Hector Salamanca on “Better Call Saul.” The actor appeared in exactly half of “Saul’s” second season (five out of 10 episodes), with minimal screen time in several of those. It’s difficult to argue he’s a supporting player to the same degree as “Saul” co-stars Jonathan Banks or Michael McKean, but the rules are the rules.

Over at AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” series regulars Ross Marquand and Tovah Feldshuh have been entered in guest categories this year because they each appeared in six episodes of the 16-episode season. But guest star Merritt Wever vies in supporting actress because she appeared in nine.

What happened with Sudeikis was apparently a case of the studio, 20th Century Fox Television, evaluating the role under the Academy’s old guidelines, and judging it a guest turn. He was billed as a “special guest star” for every episode, and in three of the 11 episodes he appeared onscreen for less than a minute. But his role grew in importance as the season progressed, his character had a bottle episode essentially all to himself, and he was a crucial participant in the season-ending arc.

The TV Academy does not vet submissions for accuracy; they simply go by the information submitted on entry forms, which would have noted that Sudeikis appeared in less than 50% of the episodes. No performers were disqualified from the ballot last year.

 

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"Battle Of The Bastards" Episode Photos from 'Game Of Thrones' Released

15 June 2016 2:41 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

HBO has released the photos from the 9th episode of Game Of Thrones season 6, which will air 0n June 19, 2016.  The episode titled "The Battle Of The Bastards" is directed by Miguel Sapochnik from a screenplay written by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss.

The title of episode 9 is "The Battle Of The Bastards" probably referring to the epic Jon Snow vs. Ramsay Bolton face-off that’s been teased all season. The show's producers have said that season 6 will have the biggest battle in the show’s history. Episode 9's running time is 60 minutes.

Based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, the hit Emmy-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The ensemble cast for the fifth season included Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Aidan Gillen, Kit Harington, Diana Rigg, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner.

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

7 June 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Last year, Margo Martindale triumphed in this category with her turn on “The Americans,” a show that has been woefully underrepresented at the Emmys. While she could repeat this year, she will have to battle some fierce competitors in the form of previous winners.

Both Allison Janney [“Masters of Sex”] and Carrie Preston [“The Good Wife”] have won for their roles before. And several potential nominees are previous winners. Diana Rigg was previously nominated here for her work on “Game of Thrones”; she scored a win in 1997 for “Rebecca.” Ellen Burstyn [“House of Cards”] is an Emmy winner in this category for “Law & Order: Svu,” and has seven noms and two wins total. [Don’t forget Burstyn is beloved; she was famously nominated for her work in “Mrs. Harris,” which consisted of fewer than 20 seconds of screen time.]  Laurie Metcalf has three Emmys from “Roseanne,” but her work as the ex-wife of Louis C.K. in “Horace and Pete” is unlike anything we’ve seen her in before. Stockard Channing has won two Emmys, both in 2002, and could score a third for the final season of “The Good Wife. »

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‘Game of Thrones’ Recap: ‘The Broken Man’ Brings Back an Old Friend and Launches New Alliances

5 June 2016 8:33 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

This post contains spoilers for “Game of Thrones” Season 6, Episode 7, titled, “The Broken Man.” To refresh your memory on where we left off, check out last week’s “Game of Thrones” recap.

Game of Thrones,” you are a cruel god. You bring us the delightful Ian McShane as Ray, the leader of a free group of people living in peace and building a simple country sept. The amiable Ray was highly entertaining as he dispensed simple wisdom and led a peaceful community not nearly as violent or as hard-drinking as the one located in Deadwood, S.D.

And then, “Game of Thrones,” you killed him. But it was hard not to see that coming. It wasn’t by chance that “The Broken Man” ended by focusing on two characters who were completely alone. This episode — like much of the rest of this saga — was about the building of strange alliances and uneasy but necessary coalitions. »

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Aussie director snares Kate Winslet and Kate Moss for new feature

30 May 2016 7:13 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Gabrielle Weller.

Australian director Gabrielle Weller has enlisted Kate Moss, Mick Jagger, Kate Winslet and Laura Bailey to star in her new documentary Never In, Never Out.

Weller is a writer, actor, director and producer..

In 2016 her schedule will find her on both sides of the globe.

This coming June, in the gold rush town of Ballarat, Weller will play the lead role in her first feature length film, Box, directed by Samuel O.Brien..

In August, she will return to London where she will direct Never In, Never Out, which she also wrote and produced, about the life of fashion designer Thea Porter. .

Weller said the two projects have provided a good contrast.

"They.re both challenging, but in completely different ways,. .she says.

Box, developed .by O.Brien is a poetic and surrealist screenplay, which is co-written by Weller. She will also take the lead role..

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Game Of Thrones season 6 episode 6 review: Blood Of My Blood

30 May 2016 12:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Things are finally moving ahead in Daenerys' story, as she demonstrates her leadership qualities in the latest Game Of Thrones...

This review contains spoilers.

6.6 Blood Of My Blood

At times throughout the six seasons of Game Of Thrones, it's felt that all the story lines are moving except for Daenerys Targaryen's tale of revenge. Sure, she's conquered cities and raised an army while being a single mother to three surly teenage dragons, but at the same time, she's not really done that much either. Daenerys has been a lot of spinning wheels and painful lessons. That's not to say that there haven't been great moments along the way, but they've been fewer and farther apart than I think most people would like. That's all changing this season; Daenerys Stormborn is in full effect, and she's getting ready to bring the pain to the Seven Kingdoms.

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Game of Thrones Episode 6.6 Recap: Guess Who Is Back?

29 May 2016 11:52 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Episode 6 of Game of Thrones "Blood of My Blood", does not begin with Hodor miraculously alive. The gentle giant is dead, but did indeed hold the door long enough for Meera (Ellie Kendrick) and Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) to escape into the woods. Bran is still in the trance. He sees a montage of the events that led up to this point. The White Walkers are front and center, but we do get a glimpse of The Mad King and his stockpile of Wildfire in the vision. This has to be an important set up for the eventual showdown with The Night King. He wakes up as they are surrounded by the undead. Meera valiantly covers him; a masked rider swinging a mace of fire comes to their rescue. He pulls them unto his horse and they escape into the forest.

Sam (John Bradley) and Gilly (Hannah Murray) arrive at »

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Margaery's Shaming Revealed in Game of Thrones Episode 6.06 Photos

25 May 2016 2:16 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

In the magical land of Westeros, summers and winters can span decades, but for fans of Game of Thrones, each season only lasts 10 episodes. Believe it or not, we're now delving into the back half of Season 6, with the sixth episode Blood of My Blood, airing Sunday, May 29 at 9 Pm Et on HBO. Just a few days after the first preview for this new episode debuted, HBO has released photos which drop some interesting hints. If you aren't caught up with the series thus far, there will be potential Spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

The preview for Blood of My Blood teased that the High Sparrow (Jonathan Pryce) is getting ready for Margaery's (Natalie Dormer) walk of atonement, which may be similar to the walk of shame Cersei (Lena Headey) had to endure in the Season 5 finale. However, we also saw in that footage that Jaime »

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Game of Thrones Season 6 – Episode 4 Review – ‘Book of the Stranger’

16 May 2016 3:02 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Book of the Stranger

Directed by Daniel Sackheim

Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

Jon & Sansa

How awesome is it to have a section title with those two names together? A genuinely emotional moment for everyone as Sansa (Sophie Turner) rode into Castle Black and gave a loitering, listless Jon (Kit Harington) what he very much needed – not just a reminder of the past, not just a reminder he’s always been a Stark, but a rallying cry; he doesn’t just have a reason to leave behind a Night’s Watch he has no faith in, he has a reason to keep fighting given he knows Rickon is at Ramsay’s mercy, a reason to oddly enough become what he always wanted to be – more than just a bastard (not that he ever was, but we still haven’t seen R+L=J confirmed. It’s coming, it’s coming… »

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Game of Thrones Episode 6.4 Recap - Book of the Stranger

16 May 2016 1:47 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Game of Thrones, "Book of The Stranger," reunites significant characters and clearly sets the path for conflicts to come. The episode harkens back to events of the first season that started the epic battle for Westeros. After the decimation of their family, the loss of Winterfell, and countless personal horrors, the Starks finally have a heartfelt reunion. Sansa (Sophie Turner) arrives at Castle Black and the protection of Jon Snow (Kit Harington). This moment signals a change of fate for the Starks, who can again mount an opposition as a family. We also get an epic resolve to Daenerys in the clutches of the Dothraki horde. The Mother of Dragons strikes back in a big way to show the doubters whose boss.

Book of The Stranger opens with Jon Snow getting ready to leave Castle Black. The gates open to a weary Sansa, Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and Podrick (Daniel Portman »

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Littlefinger Returns in Game of Thrones Episode 6.4 Photos

11 May 2016 3:06 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

After last week's episode of Game of Thrones, the preview for Sunday night's Book of the Stranger gave us our first look at Petyr "Littlefinger" Baelish (Aidan Gillen), who has been mysteriously absent through the first three episodes of Season 6. Of course, the show had more important matters to delve into, such as the resurrection of Jon Snow (Kit Harington). For those who need their Littlefinger fix, rest easy, because today we have new photos from Book of the Stranger featuring a closer look at Littlefinger and more characters from Westeros, including a sibling reunion.

In HBO's preview for Book of the Shadow, Littlefinger is seen telling Robin Arryn (Lino Facioli) and Lord Yohn Royce (Rupert Vansittart) in The Vale that Sansa has escaped from Winterfell and that she is in danger. Last season, it was Littlefinger who helped set up the arranged marriage with the treacherous Ramsay Bolton (Iwan Rheon »

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Game of Thrones Season 6 – Episode 3 Review – ‘Oathbreaker’

9 May 2016 1:57 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black reviews the third episode of Game of Thrones season 6…

Oathbreaker

Directed by Daniel Sackheim

Written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss

Jon

He may have died and been resurrected by Melisandre’s (Carice van Houten) weird magic, but Jon Snow (Kit Harington) still knows nothing. Worryingly he seems to suggest the Gods everyone in Westeros and beyond believe in may well be false given he seemed to see nothing ‘beyond the Wall’ so to speak, certainly not Mel’s God R’hllor. That doesn’t stop her, mind you, planting the seed almost immediately that Jon may be ‘The Prince That Was Promised’, even before he’s properly had a stiff tumbler of mead and Ser Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) has stopped exclaiming in shock all over the place. The big question is whether or not Jon *is* Jon anymore and though Eddison Tollet (Ben Crompton) suggests this in jest, »

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Game of Thrones Episode 6.4 Preview Teases Book of the Stranger

9 May 2016 1:20 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Shortly after tonight's episode of Game of Thrones, HBO released a new preview for this season's fourth episode, "Book of the Stranger", which airs Sunday, May 15 at 9 Pm Et. This new preview teases a number of new developments in Westeros, as this new season continues to unfold. If you haven't yet watched tonight's episode, "Oathbreaker", there will be numerous spoilers below, so read on at your own risk.

We didn't see Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner), Brienne of Tarth (Gwendoline Christie) or Podrick (Daniel Portman) in tonight's episode, but we see they return in next week's episode in this preview. We learned in the second episode that Sansa has finally accepted Brienne's offer of protection, as they started their journey to Castle Black, so Sansa could reunite with Jon Snow (Kit Harington). This preview shows that they have all arrived at Castle Black, but Jon may not be there when they arrive. »

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Game of Thrones Episode 6.3 Recap - Even More Resurface

9 May 2016 12:34 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The latest episode of Game of Thrones, entitled "Oathbreaker", is the first episode of season 6 that fails under the weight of mammoth exposition. That's pretty disappointing, especially after the long awaited resurrection of Jon Snow (Kit Harington) last week. His oddly boring return isn't the only one. Osha (Natalia Tena) and Rickon Stark (Art Parkinson) are brought back into the fray under the most unfortunate circumstances. They are captured and served up as tribute to the sadistic Ramsey Bolton (Iwan Rheon). You'd think that would be a riveting scene, but is played like a mundane afterthought. I understand that groundwork is being laid for epic confrontations, but there was some sorely needed sizzle missing here.

The episode begins with Ser Davos (Liam Cunningham) helping Jon Snow to his feet. Jon is bewildered by his return to life. Melisandre (Carice van Houten) asks what he saw in the afterlife - nothing. »

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Game Of Thrones season 6 episode 3 review: Oathbreaker

9 May 2016 12:33 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

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Game Of Thrones served up a tantalising flashback this week, alongside the usual misery and death...

This review contains spoilers

6.3 Oathbreaker

One of the things that Game Of Thrones hasn't really done much is flashback moments. We got one of young Cersei last season, and this season, thanks to the adventures of Bran Stark and the Three Eyed Max Von Sydow, we've been getting flashbacks pretty regularly. Bran Stark, as we saw previously, got to see his father when he was Bran's age, fighting with Benjen in a Winterfell training session while Lyanna rode around on horseback being charming. This episode, we get closer and closer to the secret origin of Jon Snow with Ned (Robert Aramayo, who looks uncannily like Sean Bean), Howland Reed (Leo Woodruff), and the others squaring off against two of Rhaegar Targaryen's Kingsguard, Arthur Dayne (Luke Roberts) and Oswell Whent (Eddie Eyre »

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Game of Thrones Season 6 – Episode 1 Review – ‘The Red Woman’

25 April 2016 1:31 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Red Woman

Directed by: Jeremy Podeswa

Written by: David Benioff & D B. Weiss

Jon

Okay so this is a cheat because Jon Snow Is Dead, people. Say it with me. Dead. As a doornail. And all of you who expected him to rise from the flames by the end of this episode? Think again. That’s me included, by the way. Jon (Kit Harington) is the first person we see thanks to a lovely crane shot past the Wall (foreshadowing the fact it’s coming down soon, maybe?) into Castle Black, before the Greatest Man in Westeros (*citation needed) aka Ser Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) pops up to do what he always does – protect and serve. Only this time he’s protecting the right man, not a false king like Stannis the (dead) Mannis, and facing the corruption of the dastardly Ser Alliser Thorne (Owen Teale) as he begins »

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