No One Submitted Gwendoline Christie’s Name For An Emmy Nom, So She Did It Herself

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Gwendoline Christie receives an Emmy nod for her role in Season 8 of GoT, after submitting her own name for consideration.

Everyone who watched Game of Thrones knows that one of the highlights of the last season was seeing Ser Brienne of Tarth become one of GoT’s strongest female players.

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She had actually been stealing scenes in GoT since season 2, but Season 8 gave her a really good chance to shine.

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Early Tuesday, the Emmy nominations were released and Gwendoline Christie received a nomination for “Best Supporting Actress In A Drama Series.”

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But apparently Christie, not HBO, was responsible for submitting her OWN name to even be considered for an Emmy..and then she actually got the nomination!

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That’s right, according to Entertainment Weekly, apparently, Christie paid the $225 submission fee and submitted her own name through her own representatives.

A report from Hollywood Reporter states that HBO didn’t submit Christie’s name for consideration. The article also suggests that Gwendoline Christie’s name might not have been submitted because she likely would have been seen as a long-shot performer?

“It is not at all uncommon for long-shot performers to be entered for Emmy consideration by their reps or themselves — but it is uncommon for those entries to result in nominations.”

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It’s likely that Christie felt that her season 8 performance was a pretty strong season like almost every fan of GoT saw with their own eyes this season, but I digress.

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If there’s a lesson to be learned here, it should definitely be to f*ing go for it. Work hard, and knock on doors until they let you in.. Ser Brienne of Tarth style.

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