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Martin, Clarke, and Momoa at AFI Awards

As George himself noted at “Not a Blog”, Game of Thrones scored a prestigious honor when the American Film Institute announced its list of ten film and ten television programs that had shown their excellence in the prior year, naming HBO’s hit fantasy drama among many other noteworthy programs selected by AFI’s jury. Yesterday was the AFI Awards luncheon where the various honorees received certificates ... and guess who showed up to receive them?

Jason Momoa, Emilia Clarke, and George R.R. Martin.

GRRM is indeed over in LA, and he’ll be in the audience for the Golden Globes along with David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, and Peter Dinklage as Game of Thrones battles for Best Television Drama and Dinklage sees if he can repeat his Emmy victory for Best Supporting Actor at the Globes. Will he manage it? Ken Tucker at EW thinks so, as does Tim Goodman at The Hollywood Reporter (who also thinks Thrones should take the television prize).

Below is the AFI’s video revealing their award honorees:

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