Emmy Awards 2019 nominees’ list has ‘Game of Thrones’ leading with 32 nominations of which Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington’s best actress and best actor nominations forms part of. In the supporting actor and actress column Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy) and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) had their names inked in both categories respectively. Carice van Houten (Melisandre) was also nominated for a best guest actress in a drama series.
Coming in as a shock, HBO just confirmed that it did not enter the latter three names for the Emmy’s bringing to a conclusion that all three made the entries themselves via their reps to land a nomination at an entry fee of $225.
Reason for sidelining the trio in the HBO submission discloses that, it would not have been feasible to enter all show members and as a result a cut-off had to be made somewhere. The Hollywood Reporter also confirms that, it was an agreement on the part of HBO not to enter further names so as not to undercut the chances of the show’s strongest contenders in their categories, which of course comprises the other ‘Game of Thrones’ Emmy nominated cast Nikolaj Coaster-Waladau, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams.
As expected from professional show runners and actors, there is no bad blood between both sides and that all nominated performers will receive the full HBO push whether they submitted it themselves or the network cable did.