3 “Game of Thrones” Nominees Submitted themselves for Emmy

The fans of “Game of Thrones” are no doubt aware by now that the series, racked up a record setting 32 Emmy nominations in this week, that took its final bow in month of May, but there’s also a surprising morsel you may not be aware of, related to three of show’s actors who scored Emmy nods as part of that total haul.

The HBO formally put forward the names of Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), among the pile of Emmy nominations, all of whom scored the nominations. That’s not all of the show’s actors who were nominated.

Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) likewise scored nods after submitting their own names for the consideration.  In case you didn’t know the self-submitting your own name, as an actor or actress is allowed, and the needless to say, the performers were overjoyed and also glad they took a chance on themselves.

These three join several castmates actually sets up, and some pretty intriguing match-ups in various categories, such as Christie getting chance to beat out the Headey who’s already won multiple nominations.

You’ve got Peter Dinklage, who’s actually won a few times now possibly getting to beat out by Allen, this character arguably redeemed himself in a big way, and also won over viewers during the just ended eighth and final season.

Such as the fact that showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss,  picked up Emmy nods, for many other reasons, in spite of getting tons of fan blowback for Season 8. The awards ceremony is set for Sunday, September 22, and indeed it will be an interesting one to watch.