Earlier this week, Game of Thrones broke the record for the most Emmy nominations in a single year after its final season nabbed a whopping 32 noms, and a reason for that was because Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), and Carice van Houten (Melisandre) submitted themselves.
That’s right, HBO didn’t put Gwendoline Christie and Alfie Allen on their nomination submission shortlist for this year’s Emmys, even when their performances progressed season after season.
Christie submitted herself in the Drama Supporting Actress category while Allen submitted himself in the male counterpart, van Houten on the other hand submitted herself as Drama Guest Actress having appeared in only one episode this season.
HBO submitted Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) in the Drama Lead Actress category, and only Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) in the Drama Supporting Actress category. They all got nominated, and so did the three self-submitters.
Upon learning about Christie, Allen, and van Houten’s self-submissions, netizens were quick to show their support:
#GameofThrones Emmy nominees Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen, and Carice van Houten self-submitted for their nominations after HBO chose not to enter them
— Fandom at SDCC (@getFANDOM) July 17, 2019
so apparently HBO didn't submit both Alfie Allen and Gwendoline christie they had to self submit and they got a nomination!! pic.twitter.com/7IsuFBAi9l
— Michael Manes (@KosmikMalex) July 16, 2019
gwendoline christie, alfie allen and carice van houten submitting themselves to the emmys bc they know they're worth it even though hbo didn't want to pic.twitter.com/zhr2GVqZ7E
— lu | not today (@valkyrienoble) July 17, 2019
Just learned that HBO (those idiots) didn’t submit Gwendoline Christie, Alfie Allen, and Carice Van Houten for an Emmy nomination so they went ahead & did it themselves & are now in the official list of nominees THE POWER THAT’S SOME EXTRA BIG DICK ENERGY thank u i’m inspired pic.twitter.com/ZBnmlGVpxe
— Marela Aryan Balagot (@maantok) July 18, 2019
We’re happy for all the their nominations, and we’re sure fans won’t forget how great performers they are (even if HBO does)!
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