The Mountain has shattered a world record. Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Ser Gregor Clegane, better known as The Mountain, on "Game of Thrones," has a deadlift world record. He lifted 1,104 pounds (501 kilograms) at Thor's Power Gym in Iceland on Saturday while livestreaming the historic occasion. The previous deadlifting record was set by fellow […]
The actor said his wife was "most likely" infected with COVID-19 as well, though she has since recovered from her symptoms
"Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner seemed to take a shot at Evangeline Lilly and other people not social distancing during the coronavirus quarantine. "Stay inside, don't be f--ing stupid, even if you count your freedom over -- I don't know, what is it -- your health," she said during an Instagram Live video on […]
The actress also admitted being "annoyed" that Jon Snow "didn’t have to deal with something."
The casting directors of “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” “Knives Out,” “Jojo Rabbit” and “Marriage Story” were among the winners at the 35th annual Artios Awards, held Thursday at ceremonies in Los Angeles, New York and London.Other winners in the eight feature-film categories were the casting directors on “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” “Skin in the Game,” “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” “The Lion King” and “Toy Story 4,” the last two of which tied in the animation category.Television winners included the casting directors for the first seasons of “Russian Doll” and “Pose,” as well as those on the miniseries “When They See Us,” the reality program “Queer Eye” and the continuing series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Game of Thrones.”Also Read: SAG Awards Crown 'Parasite,' Give the Oscar Race a Shot of UncertaintyAwards were also given out in short film and theater categories.In the 34 previous years of the Artios Awards, the film that would win the Academy Award for Best Picture was also honored for its casting 14 times. Nine of those times have come in the last 14 years, including “Green Book” last year.The Artios Awards were first handed out in 1985 and are chosen by members of the Casting Society of America, an organization founded in 1982.Ron Funches hosted the L.A. ceremony, Michelle Buteau the New York show and Jason Isaacs the London event.Also Read: Oscar Nominees Luncheon Finds Academy Grappling With Change and LossSpecial awards were given to actress and advocate Geena Davis (the Lynn Stalmaster Award for Career Achievement), Deborah Aquila (the Hoyt Bowers Award), Audra McDonald (the Marion Dougherty New York Apple Award), Andrew Femenella (the Rosalie Joseph Humanitarian Award), Tim Bevan and Eric Fellne (the Artios Award for Creative Collaboration), Andy Pryor (the Excellence in Casting Award) and Pippa Markham, Kate Buckley and Gillian Hawser.The winners:Feature Film RecipientsAnimation: (TIE) “The Lion King,” Sarah Halley Finn, Jason B. Stamey (Associate); and “Toy Story 4,” Kevin Reher, Natalie Lyon Big Budget – Comedy: “Knives Out,” Mary Vernieu, Angela Peri (Location Casting), Bret Howe (Associate) Big Budget – Drama: “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” Victoria Thomas Studio or Independent – Comedy: “Jojo Rabbit,” Des Hamilton Studio or Independent – Drama: “Marriage Story,” Francine Maisler, Douglas Aibel, Kathy Driscoll-Mohler (Associate) Low Budget – Comedy or Drama: “The Last Black Man in San Francisco,” Julia Kim, Nina Henninger (Location Casting), Sarah Kliban (Associate) Micro Budget – Comedy or Drama: “Skin in the Game,” Matthew Lessall The Zeitgeist Award: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” Nina Gold, April Webster, Alyssa Weisberg, Angela Young (Associate)Television RecipientsTelevision Pilot and First Season – Comedy: “Russian Doll,” Christine Kromer, Andrew Femenella (Associate) Television Pilot and First Season – Drama: “Pose,” Alexa L. Fogel, Kathryn Zamora-Benson (Associate), Caitlin D. Jones (Associate) Television Series Comedy: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” Cindy Tolan, Juliette Ménager (Location Casting), Anne Davison (Associate) Television Series – Drama: “Game of Thrones,” Nina Gold, Robert Sterne, Carla Stronge (Location Casting) Limited Series: “When They See Us,” Aisha Coley, Billy Hopkins (Location Casting), Ashley Ingram (Location Casting) Film – Non-Theatrical Release: “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” Tamara-Lee Notcutt, Tiffany Mak (Location Casting), Alexis Allen (Associate) Live Television Performance, Variety or Sketch Comedy: “Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear’s ‘All in the Family’ and ‘The Jeffersons’,” Marc Hirschfeld, Geralyn Flood, Katrina Wandel George (Associate) Children’s Pilot and Series (Live Action): “Andi Mack,” Amber Horn, Danielle Aufiero, Steven Tylor O’Connor (Associate) Television Animation: “Big Mouth,” Julie Ashton-Barson Reality Series: “Queer Eye,” Gretchen Palek, Danielle Gervais, Ally Capriotti Grant, Quinn Fegan, Pamela Vallarelli Short Film: “Skin,” Jessica Sherman Short Form Series: “It’s Bruno!,” Bess FiferTheatre RecipientsNew York Broadway Theatre – Comedy or Drama: “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Daniel Swee New York Broadway Theatre – Musical: “Hadestown,” Duncan Stewart, Benton Whitley New York Broadway Theatre – Revival, Comedy or Drama: “The Waverly Gallery,” David Caparelliotis, Lauren Port New York Broadway Theatre – Revival, Musical: “Oklahoma!,” Adam Caldwell, Will Cantler New York Theatre – Comedy or Musical: “Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (fidler afn Dakh),” Jamibeth Margolis New York Theatre – Drama: “Daddy,” Judy Henderson, Nick Peciaro (Associate) Regional Theatre: “In the Heights,” Tara Rubin, Claire Burke Los Angeles Theatre: “Sweat,” Heidi Levitt, Billy Hopkins (NY Casting), Ashley Ingram (NY Casting), Marin Hope (Associate) Special Theatrical Performance: “Annie,” Margery Simkin, Michael Donovan, Beth Lipari, Richie Ferris (Associate) Theatre Tours: “Hamilton,” Bethany Knox, Lauren Harris (Associate)Read original story Artios Awards for Casting Go to ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ ‘Marriage Story’ At TheWrap
The outpouring of grief around Kobe Bryant's death this weekend may be powerful enough to affect advertising plans around the Super Bowl. Kraft Heinz, the large consumer packaged goods company, said Monday it would tamp down an edgy Big Game campaign built around its Planters nuts. In teaser commercials that debuted last week, Mr. Peanut, […]
Hotly anticipated "Game of Thrones" straight-to-series spinoff "House of the Dragon" is likely to premiere in 2022, HBO programming chief Casey Bloys told Variety at the Television Critics Assn. tour on Wednesday, calling that his "best guess." He was not able to narrow down a more precise premiere date at this stage of development. No […]
“Alita: Battle Angel,” “The Lion King” and “Toy Story 4” lead all films in nominations for the Visual Effects Society’s 18th annual VES Awards, which were announced on Tuesday morning. Those three films received five nominations each in the 25 categories encompassing film, television and special projects.But two television shows, “Game of Thrones” and “The Mandalorian,” received six nominations each to lead all projects. Three of the nominations for “The Mandalorian” were for the character of “The Child,” better known to fans of the show as Baby Yoda, or for the episode that bears his name.In the Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature category, the VES category that corresponds most closely to the Oscars’ Best Visual Effects category, the nominees were “Alita: Battle Angel,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Gemini Man,” “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” and “The Lion King.” All five of those films are on the Oscars shortlist for visual effects.Also Read: Baby Yoda Movie? Bob Iger Says Disney+ 'Star Wars' TV Shows Could Become FilmsTwo other films on that shortlist, “1917” and “The Irishman,” were nominated in the Outstanding Supporting Effects in a Photoreal Feature category. Another two films shortlisted by the Academy, “Terminator: Dark Fate” and “Captain Marvel,” received single VES nominations.The final shortlisted film, “Cats,” was not nominated by the VES.In addition to “The Mandalorian” and the final season of “Game of Thrones,” television shows with multiple nominations included “Stranger Things,” “Lost in Space” and “Lady and the Tramp.”Last year, four of the five nominees for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature category went on to receive Oscar nominations.The one that did not, “First Man,” was nominated by the VES for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature, and went on to win the Oscar.Also Read: 'Avengers: Endgame' Lands on Oscars Visual Effects Shortlist, 'Bombshell' Leads Makeup & HairstylingOver the first 17 years of the VES Awards, almost 75% of the Oscar nominees have first been nominated in that category by the VES.The 18th annual VES Awards will take place on Jan. 29 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Also at the ceremony, director Roland Emmerich will receive the VES Visionary Award, Martin Scorsese will be given the VES Lifetime Achievement Award and VFX supervisor Sheena Duggal will receive the VES Award for Creative Excellence.For the full list of nominated VES artists in each category, check the VES website.The nominees:Outstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature “Alita: Battle Angel” “Avengers: Endgame” “Gemini Man” “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” “The Lion King”Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature “1917” “Ford v Ferrari” “Joker” “The Aeronauts” “The Irishman”Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Feature “Frozen II” “Klaus” “Missing Link” “The Lego Movie 2” “Toy Story 4”Also Read: 'Missing Link' Team Says Why Creating 'Little Avocado With a Face' Was Most Complicated Thing Laika's DoneOutstanding Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode “Game of Thrones”: “The Bells” “His Dark Materials”: “The Fight to the Death” “Lady and the Tramp” “Lost in Space”: Episode: Ninety-Seven “Stranger Things”: “Chapter Six: E Pluribus Unum” “The Mandalorian”: “The Child”Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode “Chernobyl”: 1:23:45 “Living With Yourself”: “Nice Knowing You” “See”: “Godflame” “The Crown”: “Aberfan” “Vikings”: “What Happens in the Cave”Outstanding Visual Effects in a Real-Time Project “Call of Duty Modern Warfare” “Control” “Gears 5” “Myth: A Frozen Tale” “Vader Immortal: Episode I”Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial Anthem “Conviction” BMW “Legend” Hennessy: “The Seven Worlds” PlayStation: “Feel The Power of Pro” Purdey’s: “Hummingbird”Outstanding Visual Effects in a Special Venue Project “Avengers: Damage Control” “Jurassic World: The Ride” “Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run” “Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance” “Universal Sphere”Outstanding Animated Character in a Photoreal Feature “Alita: Battle Angel”: Alita “Avengers: Endgame”: Smart Hulk “Gemini Man”: Junior “The Lion King”: ScarOutstanding Animated Character in an Animated Feature “Frozen II”: The Water Nøkk “Klaus”: Jesper “Missing Link”: Susan “Toy Story 4”: Bo PeepOutstanding Animated Character in an Episode or Real-Time Project “Lady and the Tramp”: Tramp “Stranger Things 3”: Tom/Bruce Monster “The Mandalorian”: The Child; Mudhorn “The Umbrella Academy”: Pilot; PogoOutstanding Animated Character in a Commercial “Apex Legend”: Meltdown; Mirage “Churchill”: Churchie “Cyberpunk 2077”: Dex “John Lewis”: Excitable Edgar; EdgarOutstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal Feature “Aladdin”: Agrabah “Alita: Battle Angel”: Iron City “Motherless Brooklyn”: Penn Station “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”: Pasaana Desert “The Lion King”: The PridelandsOutstanding Created Environment in an Animated Feature “Frozen II”: Giants’ Gorge “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”: The Hidden World “Missing Link”: Passage to India Jungle “Toy Story 4”: Antiques MallOutstanding Created Environment in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project “Game of Thrones”: The Iron Throne; Red Keep Plaza “Lost in Space”: Precipice; The Trench “The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance”: The Endless Forest Tthe Mandalorian”: Nevarro TownOutstanding Virtual Cinematography in a CG Project “Alita: Battle Angel” “The Lion King” “The Mandalorian”: The Prisoner; The Roost “Toy Story 4”Outstanding Model in a Photoreal or Animated Project “Lost in Space”: The Resolute “Missing Link”: The Manchuria “The Man in the High Castle”: Rocket Train “The Mandalorian”: The Sin; The RazorcrestOutstanding Effects Simulations in a Photoreal Feature “Dumbo”: Bubble Elephants “Spider-Man: Far From Home”: Molten Man “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” “The Lion King”Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature “Abominable” “Frozen II” “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”: Water and Waterfalls “Toy Story 4”Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Episode, Commercial, or Real-Time Project “Game of Thrones”: The Bells “Hennessy: The Seven Worlds” “Lost in Space”: Precipice; Water Planet “Stranger Things 3”: Melting Tom/Bruce “The Mandalorian”: The Child; MudhornOutstanding Compositing in a Feature “Alita: Battle Angel” “Avengers: Endgame” “Captain Marvel”: Young Nick Fury “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” “The Irishman”Outstanding Compositing in an Episode “Game of Thrones”: The Bells “Game of Thrones”: The Long Night; Dragon Ground Battle “Stranger Things 3”: Starcourt Mall Battle “Watchmen”: Pilot; Looking GlassOutstanding Compositing in a Commercial “BMW Legend” “Feeding America; I Am Hunger in America” “Hennessy; The Seven Worlds” “PlayStation: Feel the Power of Pro”Outstanding Special (Practical) Effects in a Photoreal or Animated Project “Aladdin”: Magic Carpet “Game of Thrones”: The Bells “Terminator: Dark Fate” “The Dark Crystal: The Age of Resistance”: “She Knows All the Secrets”Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project “Downfall” “Love and Fifty Megatons” “Oeil Pour Oeil” “The Beauty”Read original story Visual Effects Society Nominates ‘The Lion King,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and Baby Yoda At TheWrap
Andrew Dunbar, who worked as a body double for Alfie Allen’s Theon Greyjoy and a background actor on HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” has died. He was in his 30s.Dunbar died suddenly at his home in East Belfast, Ireland, on Christmas Eve, according to the Daily Mail. No cause of death was made public.“To say we are shocked and saddened at the passing of Andrew Dunbar is an understatement,” the Ireland-based talent agency The Extras Dept. said in a statement. “We have so many fond memories of the years Andrew worked with us. He was so versatile we could cast him in anything, he was such a talented performer he would always end up being featured, and he was so adored that he was always requested by productions again and again.”Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Is Most-Tweeted-About Show of 2019, 'SNL' - Last Year's No. 1 - Falls Off Top 10 ListDunbar appeared on the final three seasons of “Game of Thrones,” beginning with Season 6’s “Battle of the Bastards.” In addition serving as a body double for Allen’s Theon and as a background performer in other “GOT” roles, he also appeared “Line of Duty,” “Derry Girls” and SYFY’s “Krypton.”In an Instagram story, Allen noted Dunbar’s passing, writing, “Extremely shocked and saddened to hear of his passing. To lose a loved one so young, I can only imagine what his family are going through. RIP Andrew xxx.”Pamela Smyth, who oversaw crowd makeup for “Game of Thrones,” also remembered Dunbar in a statement to Belfast Live. “Even among the thousands of extras that came through the crowd room on Thrones – Andrew always stood out,” she said. “Always professional and mannerly with a big broad beaming smile. A beautiful soul – he will be missed by all the GOT family.”Read original story Andrew Dunbar, Theon Greyjoy’s Body Double on ‘Game of Thrones,’ Dies in His 30s At TheWrap
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HBO has ordered “Game of Thrones” prequel series “House of the Dragon” straight to series, HBO programming president Casey Bloys announced during WarnerMedia’s media event on Tuesday.Co-created by George R.R. Martin and “Colony” co-creator Ryan Condal, the 10-episode spinoff is set in the early days of Westeros and focused on House Targaryen. “House of the Dragon” is based on Martin’s “Fire & Blood” book, and takes place 300 years before the events of “Game of Thrones,” which wrapped its eight-season run earlier this year.House Targaryen is the family that Emila Clarke’s Daenerys belonged to, along with her brother Viserys (Harry Lloyd) and nephew Aegon Targaryen a.k.a. Jon Snow (Kit Harington).Also Read: 'Game of Thrones' Prequel Pilot Starring Naomi Watts Scrapped by HBOMiguel Sapochnik — who directed several fan-favorite episodes of “GoT,” such as “The Long Night,” “Battle of the Bastards” and “Hardhome” — and Condal will serve as co-showrunners on the series and executive produce alongside Martin and Vince Gerardis. Sapochnik will direct the pilot and additional episodes.“The ‘Game of Thrones’ universe is so rich with stories,” Bloys said. “We look forward to exploring the origins of House Targaryen and the earlier days of Westeros along with Miguel, Ryan and George.”The “House of the Dragon” announcement came hours after news broke that the “Game of Thrones” prequel pilot starring Naomi Watts had been scrapped at HBO. Ordered to pilot last year, that untitled project from Martin and “Kingsman” screenwriter Jane Goldman was set thousands of years before the events of the original “Game of Thrones” series in the era known as the Age of Heroes.Also Read: HBO Max Finally Sets PriceProduction on the now-dead pilot wrapped over the summer, Bloys told reporters during the Television Critics Association press tour in July. At the time, he also told TheWrap the pay TV channel has one or two more “GoT” spinoff scripts it is “possibly” considering ordering to pilot, “But we’re gonna see what happens with this one.”And now we know what happened.See the logo for “House of the Dragon” below.HBORead original story ‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel ‘House of the Dragon’ Ordered Straight to Series at HBO At TheWrap