Emmys 2019: Lena Headey locked in a tight race with other 'Game of Thrones' actresses for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series award
While Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams have all been nominated for that category earlier, this is the first time for Gwendoline Christie
Despite a disappointing final season, 'Game of Thrones' has managed to score 32 nominations at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards and is making its presence felt in the direction, acting and technical award categories.
Whether or not it really deserves those nominations is a debate for another day, but there seems to be a tough competition between the boss women of 'GoT' in the supporting actress category.
The fantasy drama television series features an ensemble cast and four actresses are fighting for the trophy of Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. In the show, Lena Headey ruled with an iron hand as Cersei Lannister, Sophie Turner managed to make her dream come true and was ultimately crowned as Queen Sansa of the North. Gwendoline Christie fulfilled all her responsibilities as Brienne of Tarth and Maisie Williams was the apple of everyone's eyes as the brave and determined Arya Stark!
Julia Garner—who plays Ruth Langmore in 'Ozark'—and Fiona Shaw—who essays the role of Carolyn Martens in 'Killing Eve'—have also been nominated for the same award. However, with such a powerful line up of stars from 'GoT', there seems to be hardly any scope for actresses from other shows.
So, the question remains, who deserves the award out of the four ladies from 'Game of Thrones'?
All four were simply brilliant in their own way. While Lena, Sophie, and Maisie have all been nominated for that category earlier, this is the first time for Gwendoline. The actress went on to submit her own entry for eligibility.
Gwendoline's Brienne of Tarth not only proved her loyalty to the Starks but also took Jaime Lannister's betrayal in a good stride. The actress melted many hearts with her strong demeanor in the show. She gives a tough competition to the others.
However, it is only fair to say that the others too stand a strong chance as all their characters have come a long way. Maisie and Sophie deserve the award equally. While the former battled all the enemies and even managed to kill the Night King, the latter stood up for her rights and, using her wit, she cleverly played her moves to become the Queen of North.
Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister sparked a revolution in the series and made heads turn with her bold performance. She is definitely a fan favorite and several viewers have expressed their opinion on social media as to why she deserves the award. "Lena Headey is the Emmy winner no matter what," one user tweeted, and another wrote, "Lena Headey displaying perfection of the red carpet Emmys past... can’t wait to see the future!!!"
We will find out who takes the trophy home on the awards night on September 23 which is also set to see the cast of 'GoT' reunite as presenters a full year after they filmed the final series. The stars who are scheduled to make an appearance are Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, and Maisie Williams.