So what is it like going straight back to work right after appearing at a notable awards show? When it comes to most of the programs at the Primetime Emmy Awards late last month, it was a fairly easy transition. After all, most of them were either not currently shooting, or were doing so in the Los Angeles area and were able to stick around the city without having to worry about traveling halfway around the world.
However, this was not necessarily the case for “”Game of Thrones.” The show has been filming in Europe since July, and for many of the actors and crew members, there was a pretty arduous schedule following the Creative Arts and the Primetime Emmy Awards. Following each celebration, they were back on set days later to continue producing what will hopefully be the best season of the show yet.
In a new post on the Making of Game of Thrones blog run by showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ partner-in-crime Cat Taylor), we had an opportunity to really here what was a rather cute story about how some of the victories from the Creative Arts ceremony were ultimately celebrated:
“On both nights, Twitter and Facebook were alive with updates from crew members who stayed up to the early hours in Belfast as news of the awards came in, with texts and emails flying when our winning departments were announced. The first person back in the office after the Creative Arts ceremony was Adam Chazen, a VFX Co-ordinator who came straight from the airport to the office, Emmy® statue in tow. He was greeted with a front door festooned with pictures from the awards shows, pulled from the internet and press coverage by the girls of the production office, and a few shots emailed over by some of our nominees.”
Unfortunately, “Game of Thrones” was unsuccessful in winning any of the awards during the actual Emmy telecast this year, and some of the actors in attendance at the show this year (including nominee Peter Dinklage) ultimately did end up arriving to the show’s set in Dubrovnik days later.