While the ‘Game of Thrones’ finale was not well-received by most of the show’s diehard followers, Gwendoline Christie’s character as Brienne of Tarth is still loved world over. While she wasn’t a fan favourite in the initial seasons, she surely worked her way to the top and found a place in everyone’s hearts. Her personal life appears to be no different. In recent news, it turns out that HBO didn’t put Christie up for an Emmy consideration but she self-submitted her nomination and subsequently bagged it, alongside fellow self-submitted nominees Alfie Allen and Carice van Houten. Wow, that’s shocking news!
The channel confirmed that its awards team did not submit these three actors for Emmy consideration. So each one paid their own $225 entry fee, through their respective managers, in order to be a part of the nominations.
"I CANT BELIEVE IT!!!!!!????!?!!?!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU UNIVERSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Christie captioned a post on Instagram. Her nomination is one of Game of Thrones’ 32 nominations, a record-breaking number for any drama series in history. It's also the show that holds the record for the most Emmys ever won: 47 in total. Speaking to a leading portal, Christie said, "Oh my good lord, I never ever thought this would happen. I really didn’t. I went through every single emotion. I couldn’t be more delighted, this is the best day ever."
Many took to social media to laud the actor. “Congratulations on your well-deserved nomination Gwendoline... Hope you take home the gold!!!” tweeted actor Mark Hamill. Ace starlet Naomi Scott wrote, “Yes!” HBO’s fantasy epic enraged fans with its bumpy conclusion but still trounced the competition to strengthen its iron grip on the small-screen
equivalent of the Oscars. The show about families vying for the Iron Throne broke a 25-year nominations record for a drama series in a single year previously held by NYPD Blue, which earned 27 nods in 1994. Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington were recognised in the lead acting categories, while eight other Thrones cast members swept the board in the supporting and guest acting categories.