Gwendoline Christie among three GoT actors who submitted themselves for Emmys, because HBO didn't
Christie was one of three Game of Thrones actors who submitted themselves for Emmy nominations.
Despite the fact that the reaction to the final season of Game of Thrones was mostly negative, it would be very hard to criticise any of the actors for their performances.
Most of the negatives that are associated with Season 8 are to do with writing decisions, and if anything, the general consensus was that the actors did their best with what they could.
And they are being rewarded as such!
Emilia Clarke, Gwndoline Christie, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harrington, Carice Van Houten and Lena Headey were all nominated for Emmys for their roles in the final season.
But there's something slightly interesting about three of those actors.
Alfie Allen, Carice Van Houten and Gwendoline Christie were not submitted to the Emmy Awards by HBO, so the actors submitted themselves.
HBO confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that it did not enter the trio for consideration by the performers peer group of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and so each of the performers, via their reps, went ahead and submitted themselves.
They even had to pay a fee of over €200 for their troubles. Well worth it if you ask us.
You can see the full list of Emmy nominations here.