GoT to Get Peabody, It Is Known


Photo courtesy of HBO

So, the 2012 Peabody awards have been announced. Along side the usual recognition given to either the Daily Show or the Colbert Report (Colbert, this time, for the fantastic 'super PAC' segments, which have seen the show at the best it's ever been. That's whose honouring him now), Game of Thrones has been awarded the honour, which the organization describes as:
Adapted from dark-age fantasy books by George R.R. Martin, the series immerses viewers in a multilayered, distinctly imagined world of mysticism and earthiness, fidelity and deceit, wonder and mayhem.
This, I believe, because I'm too lazy to actually check, makes GoT the first fantasy series to ever win the illustrious award, breaking that glass ceiling after the likes of Battlestar Galactica, LOST and the X-Files did so for science fiction. This also means that all three of the best shows on American television have won the Peabody: Breaking Bad, in 2009, Justified in 2011, and this here, now.

This is on the heels of the news that the season 2 premier was watched by 3.86 million viewers, which is a 73% increase in viewership from the premier last year. Last years numbers resulted in an immediate season 2 pick up, so season 3 must be pretty certain now, right? I believe this also means that it has won television.

Hit the jump to see a preview of the coming clash of kings, this season on Game of Thrones.




Via Warming Glow, and Collider.
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