Game of Thrones set a record last Tuesday when it received a record thirty-two Emmy nominations, breaking the record for the most nominations by a single program. In addition to writing and directing, several actors also got nominated for their work. One of the actors recently shared the story of how they got nominated.
First reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth, was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. But her submission wasn’t made by HBO, but was submitted by the actress herself. The premium channel confirmed that they only submitted Lena Heady, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner for consideration in the supporting actress category (all of whom got nominated). After realizing this, Christie decided to submit by herself.
Is is not uncommon for actors to submit themselves for consideration for major awards, but usually they are not considered unless submitted by a network.
Christie wasn’t the only one to submit themselves. Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Carice van Houten (Melisandre) both submitted themselves for Emmy consideration and got nominated as well.
Guess HBO should thank them for contributing to their massive nomination hall.
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