Emmys 2019: 'Game of Thrones' fans say Gwendoline Christie was 'robbed' of an Emmy after Julia Garner wins for 'Ozark'
Christie was nominated alongside five other actresses in her category, including her 'Game of Thrones' costars Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams.
The Emmys this year was pretty great for the 'Game of Thrones' cast but fans think that the biggest award show in television missed out on a crucial candidate - Gwendoline Christie. They think she was "robbed" of an Emmy, especially after everything she's been through for it. This year the Emmy for the Outstanding Supporting Actress went to 'Ozark's Julia Garner. Christie was nominated alongside five other actresses in her category, including her 'Game of Thrones' costars Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams.
Christie, who played the affable Ser Brienne of Tarth on the HBO saga had nominated herself for Outstanding Supporting Actress for her role on the show after learning that HBO would not. It came as a major disappointment for fans when they had found out she hadn't been nominated and were overjoyed when she had put her name in with a $225 self entry fee.
At the time, she had told the Los Angeles Times, "I checked that it wasn’t an inappropriate thing to do, and I was told it wasn’t," Christie said. "People submit themselves all the time. I truly never expected it to manifest in a nomination and I don’t think anybody else did either. But I just had to do it for me. And I had to do it as a testament to the character and what I feel she represents."
"Sorry but Gwendoline Christie was robbed... Lena Headey was robbed... Sophie Turner was robbed... AND Maisie Williams was robbed. The supporting women of #GOT WERE ROBBED," lamented a fan pointing out that none of the women won. Another added,"Gwendoline Christie didn’t pour her heart into Brienne of Tarth just to lose!!!!!"
Christie was greeted with the first standing ovation of the night when her nomination was announced and Twitter really was rooting for her. Her performance on the show was perhaps the most gut-wrenching and this nomination will clearly be remembered, as one fan put it, "I don't even need to see everyone else. She wins, hands down."