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Now, while living through the Golden Age of Television™ may be just about the best thing to happen to us all as viewers since someone decided to build an internet, it does still have some negative consequences. Where once a truly great show would have little competition for awards, praise and (as a result) network support, the sheer number of great shows out there has now made it all the more difficult to ensure renewal-related award sweeps.

On the plus side, though, that intense competition seems to have pushed the creative folks behind some of today's greatest television shows to become ever-more magnanimous, a trend exemplified by the fact that:

George R.R. Martin Thinks That 'Westworld' Will Trump 'Game Of Thrones At The Golden Globes

Yup, that's right. , the man without whom the franchise wouldn't exist, and who is still writing the source novels, is fairly confident that will defeat the fantasy series in the "best drama" category when the winners are announced next year. As he put it in a recent blog post:

"Being an HBO guy, I'm thrilled that to see that both 'Game of Thrones' and 'Westworld' have been nominated for the big prize... though 'Westworld' is going to be some tough competition. (In fact, I would figure 'WW' for the favorite)."

Which, while probably a smart bet, is possibly not exactly what the folks over at Game of Thrones' production offices want to hear right now. Martin did have some slightly more positive thoughts too, however.

'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]
'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]

Indeed, he seemed really rather happy to see also get nominated for the award, noting that...

" an science fiction and fantasy geek, I am also delighted to see that 'Stranger Things' made the list. Three out of five finalists being genre shows... and during this golden age of television... is another sign of just how far we've come."

Which is not only a great point, well made, but also a far more stirring thought to end on than a gently pessimistic awards prediction. What's more, with the other two nominees being period pieces (This Is Us and The Crown) Nicely played, George. Nicely played indeed.

What do you think, though? Which show do you think'll win the "big prize" at the Golden Globes? Let us know below!

'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]
'Game of Thrones' [Credit: HBO]

(Sources: LiveJournal)


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