This week, Game of Thrones collected a record breaking 32 Emmy nominations for its final season. Out of the 32 nominations, 10 were for the acting alone. Here is how the cast reacted to this achievement:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau who was nominated for the ‘Best actor in a supporting role’ talked to the The Hollywood Reporter. “I was just on the phone with Gwendoline, who is also very excited. It’s unreal. We’re all just so thrilled, all of us. To have Kit, Emilia, myself, Peter, Alfie, Gwendoline, Maisie, Sophie, Lena, Carice … 10 of us? It’s insane! None of us expected this.”
Kit Harrington talked to US Weekly about his Emmy nomination. “Many thanks to the Academy. It’s been an amazing journey with ol’ Jon Snow. I’m thrilled he’s been nominated.”
Supporting Actress nominee Maisie Williams shared this gif on Twitter.
— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) July 16, 2019
Supporting actor nominee Alfie Allen spoke to People . “32 nominations, it’s pretty insane. It’s collectively a mad thing. We’ve got a group chat going, it’s going crazy at the moment. It’s amazing. It’s just incredible, I can’t wait for the actual night.”
While Maisie Williams’s tweet was simple, Gwendoline Christie who plays Brienne Of Tarth had a different reaction:
— Gwendoline Christie (@lovegwendoline) July 16, 2019
George R.R. Martin praised the entire cast and crew for this huge achievement on Twitter:
My congratulations to David Benioff, Dan Weiss, our producers, directors, and all the rest of our amazing cast and crew… those who were nominated and those who were overlooked alike, they all have reason to be proud. https://t.co/xmOLeatYFV
— George RR Martin (@GRRMspeaking) July 17, 2019
Sophie Turner, Lena Headey and Carice Van Houten shared their excitement on Instagram:
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No I’m not engaged 😂 I’m just super CHUFFED and shocked and FULL of gratitude for the game changing opportunity that has been Game Of Thrones…. what a way to say Adios to this adventure of a lifetime .. Congrats to our INCREDIBLE CREW AND CAST … 🥰😘🤗😱😱😱😱😱🐙❤️ #lovefestinthe7kingdoms 🥰🥰🥰💗
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