Be your own cheerleader! Gwendoline Christie-Alfie Allen-Carice Van Houten earn Emmy Awards nominations without HBO submitting them


Game of Thrones actors Gwendoline Christie, who played Brienne of Tarth, Alfie Allen aka Theon Greyjoy, and Carice Van Houten who essayed the role of Melisandre earned their first Emmy nominations for 2019 by self-submitting the applications after the HBO network failed to do so.

HBO's fantasy epic Game Of Thrones received a total of 32 nomination nods with a record-breaking of total 10 stars being nominated for an Emmy across categories. It was later reported on how HBO confirmed that it did not enter the trio for consideration, and so each of the performers, via their reps, went ahead and submitted themselves, picking up the $225 entry fee.


Home. #GameofThrones

A post shared by gameofthrones (@gameofthrones) on

Recommended Read: From Sophie Turner to Maisie Williams, here's how team GoT reacts to earning 32 nominations for the 2019 Emmy Awards


While it is not uncommon for actors to submit themselves or via their reps, it is rare for a self-submitted performer to get nominations. Alfie was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a drama series, Gwendoline was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a drama series, and Carice was nominated for Best Guest Actress in a drama series.

Christie took to social media to announce the news and seemed absolutely delighted to achieve the nomination. She will compete with her Game of Thrones co-stars, Lena Heady, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, along with Julia Garner of Ozark and Fiona Shaw of Killing Eve.

This is what Twitterati had to say about this: 

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Instagram and Twitter)