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.
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:
HBO didn't submit Gwendoline Christie for an Emmy so she submitted herself and got a nomination.
Be your own biggest cheerleader.
— Julie DiCaro (@JulieDiCaro) July 17, 2019
We need to stop idealizing modesty. You're awesome and you work your ass off. Be proud of it, tell people about it, and nominate yourself for things! Be your own hype-person. https://t.co/LLKehmO7wi
— Rachael Rose (@hedonish) July 17, 2019
This, every day. Shout about the stuff you do. Be proud of it. Own your achievements. Trumpet them to the whole universe. Write your own narrative of success https://t.co/cVEdQsSHVw
— Gemma Amor (@manylittlewords) July 17, 2019
Learn how to advocate for yourself & don't apologize for it. Great reminder. https://t.co/7aCl5Wr9Gw
— Jess Smith (@WarJessEagle) July 17, 2019
HBO didn't submit Gwendoline Christie (Brienne), Alfie Allen (Theon), or Carice van Houten (Melisandre) for the Emmys, so they all paid the fee and submitted themselves.
Now all three are nominated.
Be your own champion and advocate.
— Cindaly (@cindalyv) July 17, 2019
so apparently HBO didn't submit both Alfie Allen and Gwendoline christie they had to self submit and they got a nomination!! pic.twitter.com/7IsuFBAi9l
— Michael Manes (@KosmikMalex) July 16, 2019
(Source: The Hollywood Reporter, Instagram and Twitter)