‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners David Benioff & DB Weiss Score Emmy Nomination For Writing

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss earned an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing on the controversial series finale.

On Tuesday morning, the Emmy nominations were announced and Game of Thrones tallied a record with 32 nominations. Despite the number of Emmys, the final season of Game of Thrones faced criticism from many fans. One of the major complaints from fans was David Benioff and DB Weiss’ writing. Despite the criticism, David Benioff and DB Weiss still earned an Outstanding Writing Emmy nomination for the controversial series finale.

Other notable nominations Game of Thrones scored includes Kit Harington for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, Emilia Clarke for Lead Actress, Masie Williams and Sophie Turner for Outstanding Supporting Actress, and Peter Dinklage, earning his eighth nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor. The final season of Game of Thrones was also nominated for Outstanding Drama Series. To date, the series has already won a record 38 wins through its first seven seasons.

David Benioff and DB Weiss are set to write and produce a new Star Wars film series with original characters separate from the Skywalker Saga. The first film from David Benioff and DB Weiss will hit theaters December 22, 2022.

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Game of Thrones stars Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, Rory McCann as Sandor “The Hound” Clegane, Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, Conleth Hill as Varys, Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Kristofer Hivju as Tormund Giantsbane, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark, Jerome Flynn as Bronn, Iain Glen as Jorah Mormont, Hannah Murray as Gilly.

David Benioff and DB Weiss are also expected to be present at the upcoming Game of Thrones San Diego Comic Con panel. Stay tuned to Heroic Hollywood for all the latest news coming from the convention this week!

Source: Emmys

Henry Cavill’s ‘The Witcher’ Debuts New Poster & First Look Photos

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The Witcher Henry CavillNetflix has released a brand new poster for the Henry Cavill series The Witcher along with a slew of first look photos.

A stunning poster for the upcoming Netflix series The Witcher made its debut this morning, featuring Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia. In addition, Netflix also dropped the first official photos of Anya Cholatra as Yennefer and Freya Allan as Ciri as well as two more stills that offer fans a fresh look at Geralt.

You can check out the poster below and the new photos in the gallery by clicking "Next."

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Based on the fantasy series of novels and short stories by Andrzej Sapkowski, Netflix’s The Witcher will follow the monster slayer for hire named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill). Showrunner Lauren S. Hissrich will also serve as an executive producer on the series while Alik Sakharov, Alex Garcia Lopez and Charlotte Brändström are on board as directors for the eight-episode first season.

Here is the official synopsis for The Witcher:

Based on the best-selling fantasy series, The Witcher is an epic tale of fate and family. Geralt of Rivia, a solitary monster hunter, struggles to find his place in a world where people often prove more wicked than beasts. But when destiny hurtles him toward a powerful sorceress, and a young princess with a dangerous secret, the three must learn to navigate the increasingly volatile Continent together.

The Witcher stars Henry Cavill as Geralt of Rivia, Freya Allan as Ciri, Anya Chalotra as Yennefer, Jodhi May as Queen Calanthe, Bjorn Hlynur Haraldsson as Eist, Adam Levy as Mousesack, MyAnna Buring as Aretuza, and Millie Brady as Princess Renfri, with Mimi Ndiweni and Therica Wilson-Read as novice sorcerers.

The Witcher will be available on Netflix in late 2019. Stay tuned for the latest updates on the upcoming Netflix series.

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Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.