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Gwendoline Christie

Warrior Queen

Fans Praise Gwendoline Christie After She Self-Submitted For The Emmys — And Got Nominated

‘Game of Thrones’ viewers were shocked HBO didn’t include her.

Gwendoline Christie

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When the 2019 Emmy Award nominations came out on July 16, Game of Thrones set a new record for most drama nominations with a whopping 32. But many viewers were stunned to learn that Gwendoline Christie, who played fan-favorite Brienne of Tarth, wasn’t originally submitted for consideration by HBO. Instead, the actress submitted herself, paying a $225 entry fee to do so. Those same fans praised her decision to put herself forward after she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.