The American fantasy drama television GAME OF THRONES has come to an end, unfortunately, for many of its fans. This Monday started the final season called suggestively “Winterfell”. Let’s take a look on how this incredible addictive TV movie works behind the scene!
Game of Thrones has won numerous of awards since it debuted as a series, including 47 Primetime Emmy Awards, 5 Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Peabody Award. It holds the Emmy-award record for a scripted television series, ahead of Frasier. In 2013 the Writers Guild of America listed Game of Thrones as the 40th “best written” series in television history. In 2015 The Hollywood Reporter placed it at number four on their “best TV shows ever” list, while in 2016 the series was placed seventh on Empire’s “The 50 best TV shows ever”. The same year Rolling Stone named it the twelfth “greatest TV Show of all time”.
Last year, the seventh season received the most nominations at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards. It won for Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage), and seven Creative Arts Emmys. Nominations included Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lena Headey), Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg), Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for “The Dragon and the Wolf”), and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Jeremy Podeswa for “The Dragon and the Wolf” and Alan Taylor for “Beyond the Wall”).
Game of Thrones is roughly based on the storylines of A Song of Ice and Fire, set in the fictional Seven Kingdoms of Westeros and the continent of Essos. The series chronicles the violent dynastic struggles among the realm’s noble families for the Iron Throne, while other families fight for independence from it. It opens with additional threats in the icy North and Essos in the east. Showrunner David Benioff jokingly suggested “The Sopranos in Middle-earth” as Game of Thrones‘ tagline, referring to its intrigue-filled plot and dark tone in a fantasy setting of magic and dragons.