Pamela Smyth picked up an Emmy for Outstanding Makeup in a single camera TV series for Game of Thrones episode 9 ‘Battle of the Bastards’ at the prestigious awards ceremony at in LA on Saturday 10th September making her the only makeup artist from Northern Ireland to be awarded this accolade.
Academy of Television Arts and Sciences annual awards also known as ‘The Emmys’ recognises outstanding achievements in the Television industry and Pamela shares the honour with makeup designer Jane Walker and key makeup artists Kate Thompson, Nicola Mathews, Kay Bilk and Marianna Kyriacou. The other nominees in the category included Penny Dreadful, The Knick, Vinyl, and Vikings.
“The award was for the episode as a whole so we had hundreds of Dothraki in Spain, Yunkai being set on fire in Banbridge, and what seemed like the longest battle scene in the history of TV or film, shot in Saintfield,” said Pamela. “B.O.B. was the busiest with specific levels of dirt and blood as the battle progressed with 500+ stuntmen, riders and supporting actors – each day, across three and half weeks of filming. Apart from getting up at 3 in the morning, it really was one of the most exciting times of work I’ve ever experienced. It was a lot of blood, sweat and beards!
Having worked on every season of Game of Thrones including the pilot, receiving her Emmy at the awards ceremony in LA was a incredible experience. A video of Pamela and Jane thanking the team can be seen on the link below
For more details on Pamela’s TV & Film career click here for her IMBD. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0810794/awards?ref_=nm_awd
Photo credit: Photography by Helen Sloan.