Emmy Awards

Just when you thought awards season was over, think again! Yes, the dead of summer is also the time we learn who in TV is worth lavishing with awards courtesy of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Like any TV year in these days of Peak TV, there’s a definite amount of suspense with so many great TV shows and so few slots for nominees, and this year probably proved more difficult than ever to choose who to award. The nominations announced a short while ago by Veep co-star Anna Chlumsky and S.W.A.T. co-star Shemar Moore at the Saban Media Centre reflect that, and this year, the rookies won big.  (more…)


I was really hoping that someone had photo-shopped an Iron Throne made out of Emmys instead of swords because it would be very apropos to Game of Thrones virtual sweep last night at the 67th Annual Emmy Awards. The HBO series grabbed 12 Emmy Awards last night, breaking West Wing‘s (1st Season) 9 Emmy award wins in 2000 for a single season. Game of Thrones had earlier won 8 Emmy awards at the Creative Arts Emmys which celebrates technical and other similar achievements in American television programming. Which four did the series win last night to push them over the top? (more…)


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Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, the live-action webseries based on the immensely popular FPS franchise has been nominated for a Prime-time Emmy Award for Outstanding Main Title Design.

I’ll be honest here: I’ve never seen this series, mostly because I’m not a Halo player (I’m a Playstation man), but it’s hard NOT to be impressed by a webseries about a video game getting nominated for television’s highest honor–even if it is only a technical award.


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With all the madness of San Diego Comic Con about to burst – Psst! Follow our SDCC coverage here – you’d think they could have held off on the announcement of the Primetime Emmy nominations by at least a week. I mean, come on, don’t they realize we have toy exclusives to report on!

But announced them they have, and as expected, a few standout series are leading the pack. Game of Thrones has nabbed 16 nominations including Best Outstanding Drama Series,  Peter Dinklage for Outstanding Supporting Actor (Still supporting!? What does this guy gotta do to get recognized as a lead actor!?), Emilia Clarke for Outstanding Supporting Actress (Okay… beginning to think no one from GoT is considered a lead, and that’s bullshit.), Outstanding Guest Actress for Dame Dianna Rigg, and Outstanding Writing for “The Rains of Castamere” by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Sadly though, Thrones didn’t get the most noms, that title goes to American Horror Story: Asylum with its 17 nominations. Other big nomination earners were Breaking Bad with 13, Mad Men and Downton Abbey with 12, Homeland with 11, and Boardwalk Empire with 10. Netlflix’s House of Cards, proving you don’t need to air on television in order to get nominated, picked up nine.

On the comedy side of things, SNL leads with 15, followed by 30 Rock with 13, Modern Family with 12, and The Big Bang Theory with eight.

You can find the complete list of nominations of the Emmy’s website. Who’d you like to see win? Who do you think got snubbed?

Sources: Deadline, Coming Soon

And This Year’s Emmy Nominations Are…

The Emmy Nominations are out! How do you think your favorite shows fared? Well, if your favorite shows are the same shows the Emmy’s always choose to honor, they fared pretty good. Basically, if you’re not a fan of AMC and HBO dramas or Modern Family, you’re outta luck. Not many surprises here, but let’s run through what awesome nominations you should be excited for.

Game of Thrones has snagged 12 nominations, many in the technical categories, but also Outstanding Drama Series and Peter Dinklage is nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. Really? Supporting? Who do they consider the star of this show now that Sean Bean’s left? I think it’s a snub he wasn’t in the Actor category, what about you?

Otherwise, for Dramas I’m glad to see Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downtown Abbey and Mad Men. I have no idea what Homeland is soo, uh, good for them. But I’m not surprised by any of these picks. Nor am I surprised many of the actors and actresses from these same shows got noms.

I am pleasantly surprised – oh who am I kidding – I’m ecstatic to see Sherlock and its stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman getting some Emmy love and I’ll be distraught if they don’t win.

I’m not nearly as impressed with their choices of Comedies. Don’t hate ’em, they’re just not what I watch. Besides 30 Rock, which I rarely watch as its airing, and The Big Bang Theory, which I’ve kind of given up on in recent years, I haven’t seen these shows. I’m happy to see Futurama was nominated for Outstanding Animated Program and Maurice LaMarche is nominated for Best Voice-Over Performance. Good luck, meatbags!

Below the cut is a list of the more popular categories, for the whole list check out the Emmy’s official site. The Emmy’s happen Sunday, September 23rd, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and will air on ABC. Who will you be rooting for? Who got snubbed?

Source: /Film


There’s been bits of Game of Thrones news popping up lately, and we’ve neglected to mention any. Shame on us, I know. We’ll be accepting you hate mail shortly. In the meantime, let’s share the latest buzz from Westeros.

As you’re probably well aware, they’re currently filming the second season. Winter-is-Coming.net (a great source for all your up to the minute Game of Thrones news), laid hands on our first look at season two filming. Most importantly, it’s our first look at Emmy winner, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion) and Jerome Flynn (Bronn) on set. Here’s a sample,

Check out winter-is-coming.net for the full report.

This week was also the release of Game of Thrones comic’s first issue. Written by George R.R. Martin and Daniel Abraham, art by Tommy Patterson with a cover by Alex Ross. Here’s the first page, just to wet your appetite.

To check out the entire, lengthy preview visit Newsarama. It promises to be a fantastic comic, and I’m sure one day will have a beautiful, complete collectors edition we can all drool over.

Finally, did you know they’re making a PC game based on The Song of Ice and Fire book series. Called A Game of Thrones: Genesis, this strategy game “takes place before the events of the novels, in the time of Aegon the Conqueror, and the trailer shows at least one reason why that’s a good thing: dragons!”


The first  trailer was just released, watch it below,

(TDW: Geek)

I want a dragon.

Oh! One more thing, in addition to Peter Dinklage snagging his Emmy, the show also won a Creative Arts Emmy for their main title design. Okay, I admit it, this is only an excuse for me to include the show’s opening sequence. But I bet you’ll be watching it again, too. It’s addictive. The music, so good. The cool way they represent the map of Westeros. Perfect.

There’s your update on what’s happening in Westeros. Game of Thrones returns Spring 2011 which is really too far off. Hopefully soon the first season will release on DVD/Blu-ray. Re-watching the first season  and rereading the books should tide me over till spring.



Peter Dinklage wins the 2011 Emmy for Best Supporting Actor! Well deserved is all this NerdBastard can say. Peter rules the screen with his every appearance on The Game of Thrones. Peter thanked his beautiful wife Erica Schmidt, his dog walker Kitty, and everyone involved in the production of The Game of Thrones. This is a big year for Peter with the Emmy and his earlier announcement in June of the couples expected first child. 

The 42-year-old actor beat Walton Goggins of “Justified,” Andre Braugher of “Men Of A Certain Age,” John Slattery of “Mad Men” and Alan Cummings and Josh Charles of “The Good Wife.”

Peter walked up to the mic and began his acceptance speech with, “Wow, I followed Martin Scorcese, (Looking at Acorcese in audiance) your a legend, my heart is pounding.”

Congratulations Peter, Well done!

The 2011 Television Emmy nominations are out and HBO‘s Game of Thrones has scored big with 13 nominations including:

Peter Dinklage for Best Supporting Actor!

This Nerd Bastard called it last month and was pleased to see that prediction come true. Dinklage has an uphill battle against John Slattery of AMC’s Mad Men (another fantastic show), for his portrayal of Rodger Sterling. Slattery has been nominated for the fourth year in a row and might be seen as the “must receive” nomination this year. I still lean toward Dinklage though. Slattery is great but he doesn’t steal every scene and rivit my attention like Dinklage has in his role as Tyrion in Game of Thrones.

Game of Thrones was also nominated for:

  • Best Drama Series: Game of Thrones
  • Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister
  • Writing in a Drama Series: David Benioff and Dan Weiss for “Baelor”
  • Direction in a Single-Camera Series: Timothy van Patten for “Winter is Coming”
  • Casting in a Drama Series: Nina Gold and Robert Sterne
  • Costumes for a Drama Series: Michelle Clapton and Rachael Webb-Crozier for “The Pointy End”
  • Hairstyling in a Single-Camera Series: Kevin Alexander and Candice Banks for “A Golden Crown”
  • Main Title Design: Angus Wall, Robert Feng, Kirk H. Shintani, and Hameed Shaukat
  • Non-prosthetic Makeup in a Single-Camera Series: Paul Engelen and Melissa Lackersteen for “Winter is Coming”
  • Prosethtic Makeup in a Series: Paul Engelen and Conor O’Sullivan for “A Golden Crown”
  • Sound Editing for a Series: Stefan Hendrix, Tim Hands, Michelle McCormack, Steve Fanagan, Andy Kennedy, Jon Stevenson, Robin Whittaker, Caoimhe Doyle, and Eoghan McDonnell
  • Special Visual effects for a Series: Adam McInnes, Angela Barson, Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor, Raf Morant, Henry Badgett, Damien Mace, Stuart Brisdon, and Graham Hills
  • Stunt Coordination: Paul Jennings

The rest of the Emmy nominations are after the break.