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Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams Does the 'Cinnamon Challenge'

Originally posted 06/01/2012 07:00PM

Guess you could say she paid the iron spice.

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams, who plays tough-as-nails Arya Stark on the HBO favorite, attempted the "cinnamon challenge" – an Internet meme where people attempt to eat a tablespoon of cinnamon and go a minute without drinking anything (and film the results, of course).

Trying "loads" of cinnamon, the actress, 15, manages to keep the cinnamon down for a few seconds before spitting it out in a cloud of smoke ... much like a dragon.

"Why is this so entertaining, watching people suffer?" her friend asks. Williams would know: The brutal Game of Thrones is a runaway hit.
– Cara Lynn Shultz

Credit: Helen Sloan/HBO
Why Game of Thrones Star Peter Dinklage Should Win an Emmy | Peter Dinklage

Peter Dinklage Should Win an Emmy

Originally posted 07/14/2011 04:20PM

While HBO's epic fantasy series Game of Thrones has stirred much debate over its nudity and violence, Peter Dinklage's scene-stealing turn as Tyrion Lannister has been almost universally praised, even scoring the American actor an Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series.

His recognition should come as no surprise to fans of the show and author George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series, on which Thrones is based, but for newbies looking to understand Dinklage's appeal, here's a few reasons why we think the actor, 42, deserves Emmy gold for bringing Tyrion to life:

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