Game Of Thrones Actress Gwendoline Christie Had To Put Herself Forward For Emmy Nominations Because HBO Wouldn’t…
Gwendoline Christie has revealed that she put herself forward for Emmy nominations this year, as network bosses at HBO failed to.
The star plays much loved Brienne of Tarth in the hugely popular fantasy series that wrapped up earlier this year – and was one of the stand-out revelations in the show.
Despite captivating audiences with her portrayal of the female knight, Gwendoline has now revealed that HBO did not put her forward for an Emmy nomination… So she did it herself!
The way Emmy nominations normally work are, Networks put forward stars that they believe would win in their respective category, paying a small fee for each name in the hat (about $225).
This year, Game of Thrones lead the way with the all-time record for most Emmy nominations for one show with a whopping 32 nods. But HBO themselves only footed the bill for cast members Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Kit Harington, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and Maisie Williams.
Now, you might think the rest of the lads would just sit down and take it? Nope, Gwendoline took it upon herself to pay the fee and enter her own name in the draw for best supporting actress in a drama series. And guess what, she won!
Well, she won the personal battle for now as she was in fact chosen to be nominated, and we’ll find out if she won or not when the awards take place on September 23rd. – and we’re rooting for our gal!
A s well as Gwen, fellow GOT stars Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Carice Van Houten (The Red Woman Melisandre) also entered themselves and earned a nomination in their respective categories!
Take that HBO!
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