Yes, more people watched Legend of Korra last week than Game of Thrones, which had a not-at-all-shabby 3.9M viewers. Of course, Game of Thrones is on a premium channel and Nickelodeon is basic cable, but still… I’m damn impressed.
The Hunger Games. Everyone loves it! Except the people who somehow missed that Rue was black in the book, and think that diminishes the character’s impact. (Um, spoilers.) Not enough facepalm in the world. Actress Amandla Stenberg said in a statement: “It was an amazing experience; I am proud of the film and my performance. I want to thank all of my fans and the entire Hunger Games community for their support and loyalty.”
This one is fantastic (I can’t help it, I love Florence and the Machine) with a lot of new scenes (Tyrion in armor! The ‘ashes’ line!) I have to say I really appreciate that the TV series is rounding out Cersei.
The Emmy nominations came out this morning, and HBO’s fantasy series is among most nominated. Game of Thrones received 13 nods, most notably Best Drama and a Supporting Actor nomination for Peter Dinklage, who plays Tyrion.
For Best Drama, the show is up against Boardwalk Empire, Friday Night Lights, Dexter, The Good Wife and last year’s winner Mad Men. Dinklage’s competition includes John Slattery of Mad Men and Alan Cumming in The Good Wife.
Thrones other nods include writing (for ‘Baelor,’) direction, casting, costumes, hairstyling, visual effects and Main Title Design.