“Game of Thrones” Should Win a BAFTA!
by Olga A.
Ah, the BAFTAs. The British answer to Oscars, you may say; although at times a bit more woefully rain-sodden, but hardly less glamorous. To win one would mean assuring for yourself a cosy place in the department dubbed “quality viewing” as approved by the critics.
This year, on 12 May, things are looking as if they are going to be interesting – to a certain set. Midwives, fairy cakes and ballroom dancing will be among the topics struggling for the big win. Meanwhile, our favourite show the Game of Thrones will be ploughing forth to victory together with those daintier and prissier subjects – like a grouchy high-school rebel among fluffy-haired cheerleaders.
M. Jeffery in her article for Digital Spy is absolutely correct in stating that Game of Thrones’ main merit, that should be the most important factor in considering whether the show should win a BAFTA, is its originality. Though the BAFTA ceremony is hardly unused to great fantasy stories (Harry Potter, the Golden Compass, etc.), it seems that this year, the Audience Award might be scooped by Game of Thrones – precisely because it is unusual, gripping and has its own rugged style, plus an army of devoted fans. It is a story that pulls you in and leaves you guessing – a blessed relief from the monotony of cake-baking and baby woes. Arya Stark would undoubtedly have approved!
For the original article, click here.
Now a question for you: What do you think is the absolutely best thing about Game of Thrones,that should win it a BAFTA Audience award?
About the Contributing Reporter: Olga A.
Hailing from the swirling mists of London, I am a freelance journalist in my free time, and a huge fan of J R Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings,” as well as an admirer of the “Game of Thrones,” a worshipper of H P Lovecraft, a follower of R. Howard, a Star Wars aficionado and an Ursula Le Guin enthusiast. My other favourite things include Middle Eastern dance (sometimes somewhat discourteously referred to as “belly” dancing), Yoga, sunsets over the dreaming spires of Oxford and plush owls. Oh, and green tea too.