Get the latest update on the 2023 Golden Globe Awards, as House of the Dragon beats out other top contenders to win the award for outstanding television drama series. Read more on the director's acceptance speech and the success of the fantasy drama's first season on HBO. Read on, to know more.
On Tuesday night at the 2023 Golden Globes, House of the Dragon beat off Better Call Saul, The Crown, Ozark, and Severance to win the award for outstanding television drama series.
Series actresses Emma D'Arcy and Milly Alcock joined director Miguel Sapochnik on stage as he won the award. Inquiringly, “Can I have a hand of applause for these outstanding actors?” he pleaded.
Sapochnik, 48, made a joke about how he was inappropriately dressed because he wasn't wearing a tie. Because, as you can see, “we didn't think we were going to win,” he didn't prepare.
He continued by declaring his undying affection for a fellow nominee from the House of the Dragon. I have to agree with Sapochnik; Severance is fantastic. “That show is fantastic. I wish House of the Dragon might have been more like Severance, but that seems unlikely.”
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Both the director and the producer thanked HBO, “who kind of trusted us with their golden goose,” in reference to their work on Game of Thrones. Have faith it was worthwhile!
After the premiere in Los Angeles, he said, “I noticed that many felt a sense of relief rather than excitement.” “It warmed my heart to know that we cut the toenails of Game of Thrones; it was a fantastic program.”
Having just finished its first season on HBO, the fantasy drama House of the Dragon has been recognized with an award. House of the Dragon is another story about the never-ending struggle to choose who gets to sit on the Iron Throne, and it is set some 200 years before the events of Game of Thrones eight-season narrative.
This time around, though, the HBO series centered on the strife within the Targaryen family, the dynasty from which Daenerys Targaryen would eventually emerge. Over 20 million people in the United States watched the series, which starred Paddy Considine, Matt Smith, D'Arcy, Steve Toussaint, Eve Best, Fabien Frankel, Olivia Cooke, Milly Alcock, and Emily Carey.