Last night was indeed one of my favorite nights in my US Series universe. HBO Asia invited me, together with some selected members of the media, along with fans of the series, to watch the Asia’s exclusive advanced screening of the GAME of THRONES. Last year, I was able to see the series (Season 4) in advanced too.
More readings about the HBO Asia’s premiere in the Philippines last year HERE.
I was very lucky to see my favorite character again.
Arya Stark (Season 5, Episode 1)
And more than lucky to have been a part of those very few to see the new episode of GAME OF THRONES, days ahead of its worldwide broadcast.
“GAME OF THRONES is the first of our many HBO Original series to premiere in Asia the same time as the U.S., and the first television series to debut worldwide in over 170 countries simultaneously,” said Angela Poh, HBO Asia’s Manager of Communications. “We’re so pleased bring this opportunity for our fans in the Philippines to experience the Iron Throne live. The series is such a huge global phenomenon and we know what a huge hit it is in the Philippines.”
The happiest part last night, I was able to sit on one of the most popular king’s chair, the famous Game of Thrones’ Iron Throne! HBO Asia brings to Manila a life-sized replica of the Iron Throne, as seen in the series.
From April 8 to 10 at Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street, the GAME OF THRONES Iron Throne will be on display for fans to experience and photograph. Fans are encouraged to post pictures of themselves on the Iron Throne on Facebook and tag HBO Asia with the hashtag #HBOAsiaGoTS5 #IronThronePh for a chance to win a miniature Iron Throne for themselves.
Watch the Game of Thrones Season 5 trailer here
In Aug. 2014, GAME OF THRONES received four Emmys®, for Outstanding Art Direction for a Contemporary or Fantasy Series (Single-Camera); Outstanding Costumes for a Series; Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special; and Outstanding Special and Visual Effects.
(Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen)
In Sept. 2013, the show received two Emmys®, including Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic) and Outstanding Special Visual Effects.
In Sept. 2012, the show received six Emmys®, tied for the most of any program, including Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series, Outstanding Costumes for a Series, Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour) and Outstanding Special Visual Effects.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) and Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister)
In Sept. 2011, the show received two Emmys®, for Outstanding Main Title Design and Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Peter Dinklage, who also received a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.
The highly anticipated Emmy and Golden Globe winning GAME OF THRONES returns to the Philippines same time as the U.S. for its new ten-episode fifth season – this Monday, April 13 at 9am on HBO, with a same day encore at 9pm. New episodes debut weekly at the same time. The series will also be available on HBO GO on the same day.
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