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Gwendoline Christie Submitted Herself For An Emmy—And Got Nominated

The ‘Game of Thrones’ actress deserves a standing ovation

When the Emmy nominations came out last Tuesday, there was one shriek louder and more excited than others. 

According to CBS News, HBO submitted three Game of Thrones actresses for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award—Lena Headey, who played the despicable Cersei Lannister; Maisie Williams, the feisty Arya Stark; and Sophie Turner, the strong Sansa Stark. Gwendoline Christie, who played Ser Brienne of Tarth, was left out by HBO, so she did something remarkable: she submitted herself. 

And—in case you missed the announcement—she got nominated!


The actress took to Instagram to react to the happy news. 



Now, she joins her Thrones co-stars as fellow nominees, as well as Julia Garner of Ozark and Fiona Shaw of Fleabag.

Thanks, Gwen, for showing us exactly the kind of energy we need in 2019! 


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