Although Queen Elizabeth II didn’t sit on the Iron Throne herself when she visited the Game of Thrones set last month, she’s still getting honored like the ruler of Westeros by England’s Queen’s Guard, who performed an awesome rendition of the Game of Thrones‘ theme song outside of Buckingham Palace in London. You can find the video of their performance at the bottom of the article.
There have been tons of different versions of the Game of Thrones theme song that have come out recently. Some are jazzy, some are pretty 80s, and some of them are just all about Peter Dinklage. All of these unique renditions tell us one certain thing, though: Game of Thrones is truly a worldwide phenomenon that won’t ever be stopped.
And it’s not simply with internet users or Queen’s Guard’s members that Game of Thrones is popular with. Emmy voters like it, too. The HBO fantasy series led all programs with 19 Emmy nominations when the nominees were announced on Thursday, July 10, helping HBO reach 99 total Emmy nominations.
In addition to yet another nomination for Outstanding Drama Series (the show’s fourth nomination in that category overall), Game of Thrones nabbed acting nods for Peter Dinklage for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Lena Headey for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (her first Emmy nomination for her role as Cersei), and Diana Rigg for Outstanding Guest Actress in Drama Series, while also earning nominations for Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series.
Let’s just hope that more great videos, like this one of the Queen’s Guard, keep appearing throughout Game of Thrones’ hiatus. It’s a long wait till next spring, and we still have the rest of the summer, plus fall, before winter is coming.
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