|aCostume designer, Michele Clapton ; production designer, Gemma Jackson ; music, Ramin Djawadi ; created by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss.
|aPeter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Iain Glen, Alfie Allen, John Bradley, James Cosmo, Liam Cunningham, Charles Dance, Stephen Dillane, Natalie Dormer, Michelle Fairley, Jerome Flynn, Aidan Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Conleth Hill, Sibel Kekilli, Rose Leslie, Richard Madden, Rory McCann, Sophie Turner, Carice Van Houten, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Gwendoline Christie, Iwan Rheon, Diana Rigg, Ed Skrein, Oona Chaplin, Joe Dempsie, Ciar?an Hinds.
|aThe most-watched series in HBO history and a worldwide TV phenomenon, Game of Thrones remains a runaway hit, and the fifth season's 12 Emmy Awards are the most of any TV series in a single year. This season begins with a power vacuum that protagonists across Westeros and Essos look to fill. At Castle Black, Jon Snow struggles to balance the demands of the Night's Watch with those of newly-arrived Stannis Baratheon, who styles himself the rightful King of Westeros. Meanwhile, Cersei scrambles to hold on to power in King's Landing amidst the Tyrells and the rise of a religious gruop led by the engigmatic High Sparrow, while Jaime embarks on a secret mission. Across the Narrow Sea, Arya seeks an old friend while a fugitive Tyrion finds a new cause. And as danger mounts in Meereen, Daenerys Targaryen finds that her tenuous hold on the city requires some hard sacrifices. This season features some of the most explosive scenes yet, as the promise that "winter is coming" becomes more ominous than ever before.