Tag: Game of Thrones (TV Program)

After ‘Game of Thrones,’ Nathalie Emmanuel Is Ready to Take the Lead

During six seasons as Missandei, confidante to the dragon queen Daenerys, on “Game of Thrones,” Nathalie Emmanuel had a lot of time to consider what she wanted next: A job that was shooting closer to home in London. The chance to play an American. And most of all, a part with more responsibility, preferably a […]

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Giving Up the Battle for Peak Sunset

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What Our Critics Think of the 2019 Emmy Nominations

This year’s Emmy nominations were announced on Tuesday. James Poniewozik and Margaret Lyons, two television critics for The New York Times, conducted a brief conversation about this year’s snubs, surprises and most deserving nominees. MARGARET LYONS So comedies are better than dramas, it’s official. The variety and flair of the comedy categories — performing, writing, […]

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Emmy Nominations 2019: What to Watch For

Here’s what you need to know: ImageFrom left, Kristofer Hivju, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in “Game of Thrones.”CreditHelen Sloan/HBO ‘Game of Thrones’ is likely to lead the nominations. HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has won more Emmys — 47 — than any other prime-time series in TV history. A three-time best drama winner, the epic show based […]

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The Great Race to Rule Streaming TV

When Nick Weidenfeld heard what happened at HBO last summer, he was thrilled. “Everyone I knew was texting that article around, saying, ‘What the [expletive]!’ ” Weidenfeld, an independent TV producer, recently recalled. A lot of people who work in Hollywood were spooked by the news, but not him: “I thought it was amazing.” Weidenfeld was […]

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For a TV Editor, 500 New Shows a Year Require a Fresh Script

How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives? Jeremy Egner, television editor for The Times, discussed the tech he’s using. What tech tools are most important for your work as a television editor? Most important is the one in my title: a television. Though the pure tonnage […]

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It’s Going Great for Richard Madden. That’s What Worries Him

When it comes to award shows, always listen to Julianne Moore. Richard Madden knows this now, though he didn’t in January, when the Scottish actor found himself seated next to Moore at the Golden Globes. Madden had received his first Globe nomination for playing a British politician’s PTSD-stricken protection officer in the hit mini-series “Bodyguard,” […]

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An HBO Question Is Giving AT&T Executives a Headache

With its acquisition of Time Warner last year, AT&T was on its way toward creating a streaming service that will one day be the exclusive online home for “Game of Thrones” and the blockbuster film franchises centered on Wonder Woman, Batman and Harry Potter. The $80 billion deal gave the phone giant ownership of the […]

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For 5 Years, Our ‘Game of Thrones’ Recapper Went to Bed Way Too Late, His Daughter Way Too Early

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. There’s a photo that resurfaces on Facebook each year around this time. It’s of my daughter, then 3, sitting in a replica of the Iron Throne, the malevolent chair at the heart of HBO’s just-completed […]

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Brienne of Tarth, Knight of Westeros, Queen of Memes

When Ser Brienne of Tarth was made the first lady knight in the history of Westeros, it was among the few undisputed cheer-worthy moments for “Game of Thrones” fans, and the internet meme factory responded accordingly. But it was a much quieter moment in the series finale that signaled she had truly broken the glass […]

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