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
(Warning: This post contains spoilers for Sunday’s episode of “Westworld,” titled “The Winter Line.”)Westeros met Westworld on Sunday — and not everyone was a fan of the crossover.“Game of Thrones” creators David Benioff and Dan Weiss’s highly publicized “Westworld” cameos were featured in last night’s episode, titled “The Winter Line,” revealing to viewers that the two played a pair of Delos Destinations technicians assigned to make creations for the unnamed Park 4.And it turns out that Park 4 is a medieval/fantasy-themed world, complete with dragons, HBO’s “Westworld” creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy told is us a direct shout-out to HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” even though they wouldn’t reveal the actual name of the “Westerosworld” park.Also Read: 'Westworld' Season 3: Simon Quarterman on That Big Twist to Lee Sizemore's ReturnBenioff and Weiss’s guest spot had them playing two unnamed technicians working on a dragon that looked strikingly similar to Drogon, while discussing their plans to try to sell the creature if they get laid off. You can see screenshots of their appearances below:The bit garnered very mixed reactions on Twitter and even reignited a debate about the eighth and final season of “GoT” — almost a full year after the now-ended series, well, ended.“Westworld is doing charity work by employing D&D after they ruined game of thrones also get drogon away from these beasts,” one user tweeted.Some viewers really latched on to the idea that “Game of Thrones” truly place inside this Park 4 when mocking Benioff and Weiss.Also Read: 12 Major Questions We Have After 'Westworld' Season 3, Episode 2One viewer wrote: “To find out game of thrones was just a park in Westworld universe would have been a better ending than what we got.”“Looks like ‘Game of Thrones’ creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (+ Drogon) are hiding out from all the finale haters in Westworld,” another tweeted. “The whole @GameOfThrones was merely a narrative in Westworld.”And another wrote: “Game of Thrones being nothing more than a Delos park in Westworld is legitimately a better ending than season 8.”Also Read: 'Westworld' Creators on Those Massive 'Game of Thrones' Cameos and the Secrets of Park 4See more Twitter reactions to D&D’s “Westworld” cameo below.“Westworld” airs Sundays at 9/8c on HBO.*snort* What if Lee Sizemore actually wrote S8 of Game of Thrones? A lot of things would suddenly make sense. Westworld https://t.co/FAPIkCdWo5— Beta Can't Focus (@ColorMeBeta) March 23, 2020westworld is doing charity work by employing D&D after they ruined game of thrones also get drogon away from these beasts pic.twitter.com/pWdRurOX2u— jolie (@peakystom) March 23, 2020NOOOOI!! Not a game of Thrones reference Westworld— Slappy White (@JMKIII58) March 23, 2020OK, that Game of Thrones cameo on Westworld last night may have been the most groan-inducing thing I have ever seen. Whoever thought this was a good idea obviously had not seen GOT Season 8 JumpedTheShark @davechensky @jowrotethis— Tony Blazier (@TonyBlazier) March 23, 2020To find out game of thrones was just a park in Westworld universe would have been a better ending than what we got https://t.co/8Jj5cpdHJC— Kubi dooby doo (@kubi4212) March 23, 2020Looks like 'Game of Thrones' creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss (+ Drogon) are hiding out from all the finale haters in WestworldThe whole @GameOfThrones was merely a narrative in Westworld pic.twitter.com/7fKZT4G5sH— mhmd Klewi – محمد گليوي (@mhmdklewi) March 23, 2020The two creators of game of thrones and the dragon in episode two of westworld might have been the best episode of game of thrones.— Aaron Lewing (@_aaroneous) March 23, 2020That awkward moment when you find out Game of Thrones was just a simulation in Westworld pic.twitter.com/QFT7oThAB5— Chelsie Coleman (@chelsie_coleman) March 23, 2020me when I realized there was a D&D cameo in the middle of westworld but they ruined game of thrones so I couldn't be arsed to acknowledge their existence Westworld pic.twitter.com/AMfOCMre4W— alex (@FutureThousand) March 23, 2020Park 4 is Game Of Thrones? HBO is trolling us. WestWorld pic.twitter.com/X9mRo98Dvj— KG (@KathyGuar) March 23, 2020So Game of Thrones/Westeros being in Westworld proves that David Benioff and D. B. Weiss are, in fact, shitty storytellers and don’t know how to write good narratives…. pic.twitter.com/0B3IWwOQJT— erica ???? (@sweenbeanz) March 23, 2020So D&D's characters wanting to butcher Drogon for money in Westworld was a meta acknowledgement of them butchering the story & characters in Game of Thrones right?— Bastard of Flea Bottom (@ZombieBryce) March 23, 2020Game of Thrones being nothing more than a Delos park in Westworld is legitimately a better ending than season 8. pic.twitter.com/TytBjfNrTX— AtlasOne (@TheAtlasOne) March 23, 2020The new Westworld was great but that GameofThrones Easter egg was such a pleasant surprise, holy sh*t Game Of Thrones was just a world inside Westworld I think I’m geeking out pic.twitter.com/Sb1dR7O8He— Colin Cinella (@gotsnow10) March 23, 2020the Game of Thrones finale makes a lot more sense if it was GOT World all along and Bran was one of the guests wildin Westworld— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) March 23, 2020Turns out Game Of Thrones Season 8 was just a malfunctioning Westworld simulation. All was going according to plan until Dany glitched out and flipped into murder mode, because of two incompetent tech guys who didn't translate her narrative properly. pic.twitter.com/wFSt31GmDm— I Have Warned Thee (@ihavewarnedthee) March 23, 2020So is Game of Thrones a park in Westworld or nah ???? pic.twitter.com/1HLGAuE3Cl— erica ???? (@sweenbeanz) March 23, 2020Read original story Dan Weiss, David Benioff’s ‘Westworld’ Cameo Reignites Fan Debate About ‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season At TheWrap
"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 […]
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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