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Game of Thrones on the iron throne of the 68th Emmy Awards
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Between politics and fearsome battles, the lost history of Westeros, and the new written one, Game of Thrones (GoT) has become a renowned screen crusher TV Show.  A mingle between drama, adventure, and fantasy it has seized the iron throne of the mainstream TV shows. With magic, dragons, walkers, and the exotic medieval theme, this marvelous adaptation brought to the world of TV by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, has successful won the audience’s interest and made over 10 million fans worldwide.

When we talk about successful book adaptations, on top of the list is the story of GoT.  HBO has really created the perfect adaptation of G. R. R. Martins’ saga. The Story is about the rivalry between the noble houses of Westeros who rule the kingdom and put their heir on the iron throne. Between the north and the south, Westeros and Essos have many different stories since the dawn of man evolved and emerged with time to create one of the most erratic plots that has made the show a huge success.

Talking about success, Game of Thrones had stolen the lights in the night of the 68th Emmy awards nominations in LA, the famous series awards given by the Academy of Television Arts & Science, by breaking Frasier’s record and wining 38 award out of 106 nominations including the best drama award for the second time. The other awards went for costumes, directing, special visual effects, sound editing, and many others.

The “Battle of the Bastard” episode, directed by Miguel Sapochnik, also had won the award for best drama writing. Peter Dinklage for the role of Tyrion Lannister and Kit Harington for the role of John Snow were both nominated for the best supporting actor in a drama series as well as Lena Heady for the role of Cersei Lannister and Emilia Clarke for the role Daenerys Targaryen.

2016 was a big year for the GoT TV show, with 202 wins and 333 nominations it became the most successful franchise in the entertainment world of TV shows and even video games with Game of Thrones: A Telltale Game Series, a role-playing video game based on the TV show, but presenting a side story parallel to the main just after the famous war of the five kings.

With 6 season finished, while the work on the 7th is currently on progress, HBO confirmed that the airing date will be in the summer of 2017 with only 7 episodes. The crew and cast are already returned to Iceland to continue filming since that some episodes events will take place “north of the wall” to prepare for the big encounter between John snow the “King of the North” and the massive hordes of the white walkers. Leaving the fans on such cliffhangers, many theories are proposed and seriously discussed on Reddit, Facebook, and YouTube; an open room for some imagination.

Will Daenerys Targaryen, the “Mother of the Dragon” soon join John Snow? What will happen with Arya Stark’s vendetta? Will Queen Cerci handle King’s Landing after the fall of the two pillars? So many unanswered questions.  So many unrevealed secrets and mysteries remaining to be all revealed in the last seasons, the 7 episodes that will tell us how the story of the game of thrones will end.

The most anticipated, immense and intriguing battle in the history of Westeros and the TV show is still to come, will the north stand against the cold coming winter?  Which characters will survive until the last?

The summer of 2017 will surely be the coldest in history. Embrace yourself. Winter is coming.

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