Gwendoline Christie nominates herself for an Emmy, then gets the nod
Christie, who played Brienne of Tarth in the Game of Thrones, lead the way for co-stars Alfie Allen aka Theon Greyjoy and Carice Van Houten aka Melisandre who followed suit and also nominated themselves for Emmy awards. Both also garnered the nod from the prestigious award's nomination committee. Allen has been nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category while Van Houten has bagged a Best Guest Actress nomination.
HBO, Game of Thrones' parent network, had chosen not to send in Christie, Allen and Van Houten for nominations.
While it is not unusual for actors and their representatives to nominate themselves for awards, it is quite rare that the nomination is given out.
Game of Thrones has a record breaking 32 nominations this year, a number that surprised critics and fans alike as the last season of the formerly revered show was panned by the majority of the show’s fan base. An online petition to reshoot the final season garnered over a million signatures.