Emmys Nominations: ‘Game of Thrones’ Actors Finally Get Their Due

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Kit Harington finally earned an Emmy nomination for playing Jon Snow. (Getty)

For years, the Television Academy had only been recognizing Peter Dinklage among the regular cast members of Game of Thrones. That all changed last year when Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke were nominated. Today, Kit Harington and Masie Williams joined them, earning nominations for their performances in season six. There’s only one problem: none of them might win and three of them are guaranteed to lose.

Williams, Clarke and Headey will all compete against each other in the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The other nominees in the category are Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Constance Zimmer (UnReal) and Maura Tierney (The Affair).

Dinklage and Harington are both in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series category. Dinkalge won the award in 2011 and 2015, so he’s still the only actor to win an Emmy on the show. This year, Dinklage’s other competition is Jon Voight (Ray Donovan), Michael Kelly (House of Cards), Ben Mendelsohn (Bloodline) and Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul).

Max Von Sydow was also nominated for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for playing the Three-Eyed Raven.

In total, Thrones earned 23 nominations and could repeat for the Outstanding Drama Series Emmy after finally winning for season five. Here’s the list of other major nominations for the show:

Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Peter Dinklage
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Kit Harington
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Emilia Clarke
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Lena Headey
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Maisie Williams
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series – Max von Sydow
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – Miguel Sapochnik
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – Jack Bender
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – David Benioff and D.B. Weiss



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