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HBO and Peabody Awards’ #HBONight at Tate Center


Noel Holston - 3/17/2015
HBO and Peabody Awards’ #HBONight at Tate Center

Home Box Office will preview the new-season openers of three of its hit shows, including the Peabody Award-winning Game of Thrones, at the University of Georgia’s Tate Center movie theater on Monday, March 30. Episodes of the comedies Veep and Silicon Valley will also been shown at the event, cosponsored by the Peabodys.

HBO “will be inviting the Grady School of Journalism and friends of the Peabodys,” according to the cable network’s Mokihana Gushi.

The reception for invited guests will start at 5 p.m., the screenings at 6.

Game of Thrones, based on the popular book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” by George R.R. Martin, is an Emmy®-winning, hit fantasy series that chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. Season five begins April 12.

Veep launches its 10-episode fourth season on Sunday, April 12 (10:30-11:00 p.m.). Created by Armando Iannucci, this Emmy®-nominated series stars Emmy® winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer, the onetime vice president and now president of the United States, who is running for election to keep herself in office.

Silicon Valley returns for its ten-episode second season Sunday, April 12 (10:00-10:30 p.m.). Mike Judge (Office Space, King of the Hill) brings his irreverent brand of humor to HBO in this Emmy®- and Golden Globe-nominated comedy series, which looks at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success.

“We’ve had a good relationship with the Peabody Awards in the past and thought that our programming would mesh well with the Peabody brand and the UGA students,” Gushi said. UGA students can RSVP by visiting this post on the Peabody Awards Facebook page and following the instructions.

In addition to viewing the shows, guests that have RSVP’d will be treated to a reception with refreshments in the atrium area outside the Tate Theater.

Past HBO-Peabody screenings at UGA include The Journalist and the Jihadi, a documentary about murdered Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent Daniel Pearl, and Yesterday, a Peabody-winning film about AIDS in Africa.