When it comes to predicting future Oscar winners, few institutions are as prescient as the Directors Guild of America. Only once in the past decade has the DGA honored a filmmaker who did not go on to win the Academy Award for Best Director; that took place in 2012, when the DGA selected Ben Affleck for Argo while the AMPAS went with Ang Lee and Life of Pi. If the DGA selects you as the best director of the previous year, you might as well start working on that Oscar acceptance speech.
Finally no longer dumping the announcement at 5:30 A.M. PT, while half the critical populace sweat through Comic-Con, the 2015 Emmy nominations are here! A few major surprises and omissions, as well as some well-deserved chances at the gold, but who's up for at 2015, as presented by Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Andy Samberg? Let's find out!
In the cutthroat world of HBO’s Game of Thrones, life is hard and even the most innocent people find themselves victimized by the powers that be. So of course SNL would make the comparison between living in Westeros and living on the means streets of Los Angeles. Yes, it’s time to visit the eighth kingdom of this wildly popular fantasy series: South Centros.
'Game of Thrones' Season 5 puts the women in power as alliances shift, characters converge and airplane-sized dragons scorch the skies of George R.R. Martin's Westeros. Our early spoiler-free review, before the HBO premiere on April 12!
Game of Thrones packs an insane amount of detailed history into every episode of its five seasons, but did you know the entire story of Robert’s Rebellion is told in every opening credits? What about the time Emilia Clarke got stuck to a toilet seat from all the fake blood, or that George W. Bush made an unexpected cameo in Kings’ Landing? These are just some of the facts packed into the first episode of You Think You Know TV, which heads to the wide world of Westeros with fresh facts about Game of Thrones!
Because there is nothing small children still learning to read love more than ultra-violent fantasy epics, Sesame Street has created a Game of Thrones parody. And we’re not talking about a simple excuse to dress up some Muppets in medieval garb. There are some serious George R.R. Martin deep cuts in this strange little sketch, which marks the first and probably last time that Sesame Street will obliquely reference brutal massacres, beheadings, and regicide.
Once upon a time, Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin would casually dismiss notions that HBO’s fantasy smash could ever catch up to his novels. Now, with Season 5 burning to debut on April 12, and two books remaining in Martin’s series, Game of Thrones producers confirm the show will inevitably overtake, and spoil at least some material for readers.
Earlier today Game of Thrones Season 5 shone a light on over a dozen new photos of the upcoming run, but why stop there? The HBO fantasy drama leaves the world of Westeros behind in its first formal clips of Season 5, along with new photos of Dornish and Lannister characters we’ve yet to meet.
Earlier today Game of Thrones Season 5 blessed our seven kingdoms with its first episode synopses, but by the old gods and the new, HBO has done one better. Watch dragons fly and cities burn in the latest full trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5, soon to be available on the new HBO NOW streaming service!