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The final season of ‘Game of Thrones’

Winter is here and HBO's "Game of Thrones" has come to an end. Here's everything you need to know.

Which ‘Game of Thrones’ actors deserve Emmy nominations for its final season?

With few returning lead actress nominees, Sandra Oh could make history two years in a row. Times columnist Glenn Whipp looks at the Emmy drama acting races.

‘Game of Thrones’ fans  launch ‘Justice for Daenerys’ campaign for Emilia Clarke’s charity

"Game of Thrones" fans are rallying online once again, this time to honor Daenerys by raising money for Emilia Clarke's charity.

Brienne of Tarth actually won the ‘Game of Thrones,’ says actress Gwendoline Christie

Yes, "Game of Thrones'" Ser Brienne of Tarth loses the love of her life, but "her happy ending wasn't defined by a man," says actress Gwendoline Christie.

With ‘Game of Thrones’ exiting, plenty of room but not much Emmy drama

Five of last year’s Emmy drama series nominees won't be back. So what shows will be applauding “Game of Thrones”?

How the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale reminds us of the 2020 presidential race

In the end, the fight for the Iron Throne came down to another damn town-hall meeting, with women candidates overlooked and democracy laughed down. (Spoilers.)

Who won ‘Game of Thrones’? From first to last, Peter Dinklage

Everyone reeled when "Game of Thrones" killed its star in the first season. But the show's real star was always Peter Dinklage, and he carried it to the end.

‘Game of Thrones’: Daenerys actress Emilia Clarke was unsure about the finale. She called her mom

As 'Game of Thrones' ends, Emilia Clarke looks back on her role as Daenerys Targaryen and the gift of playing the sweeping arc her character has.

How ‘Game of Thrones’ wronged its female characters in the series finale

"Game of Thrones" had some of the greatest female characters in television. Too bad the series finale was a case study in mansplaining.

‘Game of Thrones’ finale: Let us bend the knee to those who rightly predicted the ruler

Yes, Vegas oddsmakers had Bran as the "Game of Thrones" favorite, but those who bet early on the boy who fell from the tower were mocked. Today, they gloat.

‘Game of Thrones’ finale brings a record 19.3 million viewers to HBO on Sunday

Citing Nielsen data, HBO said 13.6 million viewers watched the final TV chapter of the Stark family saga on television, while 5.7 million more watched online.

Some questions the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale left unanswered

All the loose ends and the questions we still have after the series finale of “Game of Thrones.”

‘Game of Thrones’ series finale ends more with an exhale than a bang

The farewell episode of "Game of Thrones" ends the series on a tame note about the futility of war, the influence of power and a disappointing new ruler.

‘Game of Thrones’ finale recap: No one's very happy

Someone, at last claimed rule of Westeros as the biggest series on television ended our watch with its series finale. Did "Game of Thrones" stick its landing?

'Game of Thrones' finale: What Brienne wrote about Jaime Lannister

Ser Brienne of Tarth recorded Jaime Lannister's final acts in the Book of Brothers in the series finale. Here's what she wrote.

‘I’m a “Game of Thrones” virgin’:  Celebs and more never-Throners on why they don't watch

Why celebrities, hair stylists, baggage handlers and more are among the hordes who haven't watched "Game of Thrones" and could care less about the finale.

‘Game of Thrones’ saved his farm. He’s grateful – but he’s still not watching

"Game of Thrones" helped Kenny Gracey save his Northern Ireland farm. He even served as an animal wrangler on the show. That doesn't mean he watches it.

‘Game of Thrones’: 7 (possibly futile) hopes for Sunday's season finale

The endgame is at hand for 'Game of Thrones,' and with so many already-disgruntled fans is it too late to find an ending to make people happy?

The biggest ‘Game of Thrones’ mystery: Why are those ‘Inside the Episodes’ so boring?

Season after season, episode after episode, the creators of “Game of Thrones” made their very exciting show sound like the most boring English class ever.

The North remembers: In Northern Ireland, ‘Game of Thrones’ leaves a lasting legacy

For many in Northern Ireland, the filming of "Game of Thrones" there has been “absolutely life-changing."

‘Game of Thrones’: Second chances and second lives for key characters

With "Game of Thrones" ending, we take a look back at the interesting arcs of several characters, including Arya Stark, Jon Snow and Jaime Lannister.

The anger of ‘Game of Thrones’ fans is part of the game

As "Game of Thrones" heads into its finale, things are not going the way many people hoped. Also, Dany is not crazy.

Cut ‘Game of Thrones’ some slack: Jaime Lannister’s right hand wasn’t there

A photo showing the apparent regrowth of Jaime Lannister's chopped-off hand looked to some like a "Game of Thrones" editing fail — but it wasn't.

‘Game of Thrones’: I was an extra in that King's Landing crowd scene

What it was really like filming that crowd scene in Kings' Landing.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, episode 5: Dany's song of fear and fire unleashes war's horrors

“Game of Thrones” reloaded for Sunday’s long-promised fight for King’s Landing as Daenerys Targaryen makes her play for the Iron Throne.

‘Game of Thrones’: So is that it for the direwolves?

Jon Snow has sent his direwolf Ghost off to travel north with Tormund and the wildlings. Is that it for the Stark direwolves' storyline on "Game of Thrones"?

‘Game of Thrones’ finale anxiety: Will the biggest show on TV blow its ending?

After 73 episodes, two continent's-worth of story lines and a world of characters, "Game of Thrones" might be in trouble. How TV's biggest show lost its way.

‘Game of Thrones’ digitally removes rogue coffee cup

Alas, the breakout star of Sunday's "Game of Thrones" that went viral is now gone: HBO has scrubbed that misplaced craft-services cup from the episode.

How did that Starbucks cup end up on ‘Game of Thrones’?

Sunday's “Game of Thrones” episode featured an unlikely, time-warped cameo: a Starbucks cup. As the internet buzzes over how that happened, here are eight theories.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 4: Is Daenerys right for the throne?

In an episode that shaped up to be long on preamble, the stage wound up being set for the next battle for Daenerys, Jon Snow and the rest against what seemed to be increasingly long odds.

How ‘Game of Thrones’ star Isaac Hempstead Wright gives Bran that freaky, faraway stare

Isaac Hempstead Wright and his character, Bran Stark, aka the Three-Eyed Raven, have grown up on HBO's "Game of Thrones." He talks about what it's like playing a pivotal role on the show he started filming when he was 10 years old.

‘Avengers: Endgame’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ preach unite or perish. Maybe we should listen

Audiences of every political stripe have devoted themselves to two franchises with one message: Resolve your differences or risk annihilation. But after the credits roll, we go right back to fighting with one another. Thanos and the Night King would be thrilled.

‘Game of Thrones’ actress Bella Ramsey talks about Lyanna Mormont’s fight with the giant

Actress Bella Ramsey talks about her character, Lyanna Mormont, who battled like a boss in Sunday's epic “Game of Thrones” episode, “The Long Night.”

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8, Episode 3: Who died?

Who died on 'Game of Thrones' at the Battle of Wintefell? So, so many. Spoilers ahead:

‘Game of Thrones’ superfan SZA taps into her inner Khaleesi in a new single

R&B star SZA doesn't know who wins "Game of Thrones" either, but she did get to sit in the actual throne from the show for her new video of the single "Power Is Power," part of the "GoT" soundtrack "For the Throne."

Who will die on ‘Game of Thrones’ this Sunday?

The big battle, at least one of them, is here. Who will move on to play the game for the rest of the final season?

Jared Harris is a ‘Game of Thrones’ super fan and shared these Episode 3 predictions

Once you get Jared Harris talking "Game of Thrones" it's hard to get the actor — best-known for "Mad Men," soon to be seen in HBO's "Chernobyl" — to stop theorizing about Brienne, Jaime, Arya, Jon Snow, Gilly... Will Cersei become the Night King? His predictions make sense.

'Game of Thrones': All about 'Jenny's Song' and Florence + the Machine's cover

"Jenny of Oldstones," a haunting song sung by Podrick Payne (Daniel Portman) on "Game of Thrones," was also performed by Florence + the Machine in the end credits.

‘Game of Thrones’ episode 2 recap: With the war at hand, Arya claims a moment of humanity

With another episode long on preamble and addressing its reunions, "Game of Thrones" gives Arya a human night to remember.

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 premiere draws 17.4 million viewers to HBO

The “Game of Thrones” eighth-season premiere’s audience on streaming services nearly doubled compared with the show’s Season 7 opener in July 2017.

‘Game of Thrones’ recap: You know everything, Jon Snow — now what?

The final season of "Game of Thrones" began with an episode dedicated to reunions, and Jon Snow caught up with the rest of us about his parents.

Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ returns with urgency, reunions and dragon joyrides

The opening of "Game of Thrones'" final season sees Daenerys and Jon Snow arrive in the north for a segment that could be called 'How to Train Your Dragon Rider.' Meanwhile, Cersei manipulates, Sam faces choices and Arya and Sansa are suspicious.

A ‘Game of Thrones’ viewing party at Coachella? Fans can dream

Winter is finally here, but not for those attending the desert festival Coachella on Sunday.

‘Game of Thrones’ cast (plus a few 'Bake Off' stars) bid a fond farewell to Belfast

"Game of Thrones" premiered Friday in Belfast, the Northern Ireland city it has (mostly) called home for the past decade.

‘Game of Thrones’ series finale is approaching. How will HBO survive after it?

Ending a major hit show is not easy for any network. But the departure of “Game of Thrones,” which begins its eighth and farewell season on Sunday comes at a critical crossroads for HBO.

When and how to watch ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 premiere

After nearly two years off the air, the eighth and final season of HBO’s fantasy epic “Game of Thrones” premieres Sunday. Here’s when and how to watch it.

Confessions of a ‘Game of Thrones’ binge watcher: 5 things I couldn’t bear to see again

When you binge-watch seven seasons of “Game of Thrones” in three weeks, you need to be prepared for a few things. Namely, there will be certain scenes you will find too painful to watch again. Or at least I did.

After ‘Game of Thrones’: The odds on 7 shows vying to become TV’s next blockbuster

As 'Game of Thrones' ends, streaming and cable outlets are racing to offer the next pop culture-defining blockbuster. Here are seven that are in the works.

Who will win the ‘Game of Thrones’? The case for Daenerys Targaryen

Who will win the 'Game of Thrones'? The case for Daenerys Targaryen — the Breaker of Chains, the Mother of Dragons, the great Khaleesi and the rightful ruler of the seven kingdoms.

Who will win the Iron Throne in ‘Game of Thrones’? Wicked, vengeful Cersei Lannister

Making the case for why Cersei Lannister should win the Iron Throne in 'Game of Thrones.'

‘Game of Thrones’: Jon Snow gave his life, and deserves the throne

In "Game of Thrones," there's a case to be made for Jon Snow, a onetime bastard of Winterfell who has proven his ability to lead, inspire and fight against all odds for the people of Westeros, to be the ruler of the seven kingdoms.

Who will win ‘Game of Thrones’? Sansa already has

Every character has changed in "Game of Thrones" but only Sansa seems capable of understanding the difference between being a ruler and actually ruling.

Why Arya Stark should win ‘Game of Thrones’

Arya Stark has never shown any interest in the Iron Throne. But her quest for revenge can really only be considered complete if she wins and destroys it.

Who will win the iron throne in 'Game of Thrones'? The case for Bran Stark

Bran has been the longtime favorite to win the iron throne in "Game of Thrones." But as the end of the series approaches the case for Bran has weakened. And yet...Greg Braxton makes the case for Bran.

‘Game of Thrones’ wild-card characters who just might win the Iron Throne

These are the wild-card characters who might win the Iron Throne in "Game of Thrones."

We asked ‘Game of Thrones’ cast members to spell ‘Daenerys Targaryen.’ It didn't end well

Don't tell the Mother of Dragons, but no one on "Game of Thrones" can spell Daenerys Targaryen.

‘Game of Thrones’: Relive all seven seasons in just three minutes

Ahead of Sunday's premiere of Season 8 of "Game of Thrones," watch this three-minute video refresher to get caught up on the HBO series.

10 essential ‘Game of Thrones’ fan films reviewed: most professional to most lovable

Fans impatient for "Game of Thrones" to return have made their own "GoT" fan films, building out the universe and becoming part of a beloved franchise. TV critic Robert Lloyd reviews 10 of the most worthy.

‘Game of Thrones’ cast reflects on the show’s legacy and most shocking moments

The cast of "Game of Thrones," including Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Isaac Hempstead Wright and Gwendoline Christie, looks back on the often brutal HBO series that became a global sensation.

Is ‘Game of Thrones’ TV’s greatest show of all time? Yes, it is

There are many wonderful and significant television shows, but only one is truly epic: "Game of Thrones."

‘Game of Thrones’ love affair with sadistic audience manipulation, and why we keep watching

"Game of Thrones" returns for its final season with the promise of more violence and heartbreak — and, of course, killing off favorite characters. It's the ultimate audience manipulation. Why so many of us—lefty snowflakes and MAGA-hat wearers alike—can't wait to be abused again by TV's best drama.

‘Game of Thrones’ weapons master Tommy Dunne says Season 8 was ‘the biggest trouble’

If it's sharp and killed or maimed someone on "Game of Thrones," then weapons master Tommy Dunne probably made it. How he became the show's go-to sword guy.

Why ‘Game of Thrones’ horse master Camilla Naprous loves seeing Kit Harington ride

An interview with Camilla Naprous who as the horse master on all eight seasons of "Game of Thrones," was responsible for the care and coordination of the show's many equine stars

How ‘Game of Thrones’ linguist David J. Peterson became Hollywood’s go-to language guy

An interview with David J. Peterson, who invented the languages Dothraki and High Valyrian that are used in "Game of Thrones," and then went on to create many other languages for TV shows and movies.

The ‘Game of Thrones’ guide to wine

The world's top sommeliers weigh in on what to drink at your next Game of Thrones viewing party.

Binge-watching early ‘Game of Thrones’? 10 things we learned from reliving Season 1

With the eighth and final season of "Game of Thrones" set to begin April 14, there's a lot of catching up to do. Here are 10 things culture columnist Mary McNamara learned from re-watching the crucial first season.

‘Game of Thrones’ jewelry collection lets fans be the Mother of Dragons

Emmy Award-winning "Game of Thrones" costume designer Michele Clapton teamed up with London-based jewelry designers Yunus Ascott and Eliza Higginbottom to make the series' handcrafted jewelry available to "GOT" fans.

HBO revs up ‘Game of Thrones’ merchandise with Adidas and John Varvatos collaborations

HBO is expanding the "Game of Thrones" universe with a flurry of collaborations as the series comes to a close. The show's final season starts April 14.

Star-studded ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere treats fans to a preview of final season

The final season of the HBO fantasy series "Game of Thrones" premiered Wednesday night in New York City, drawing a bevy of its stars, including Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington and author George R. R. Martin.

Emilia Clarke’s mother knows how ‘Game of Thrones’ ends. Sort of

Emilia Clark, a.k.a. Daenerys Targaryen on "Game of Thrones," told her mother how the hit HBO show ends, but it wasn't too big a risk, the actress told Stephen Colbert on Tuesday.

‘Game of Thrones’ will end, but respect for fantasy should not

There's a reason "Game of Thrones" is so popular. It's a fantasy, and there's not a more influential or powerful genre in the world. So why do we continually have to rediscover it?

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