On the buzzed-about season finale of “Game of Thrones,” Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) went where she’s never gone before: buck naked down the streets of King’s Landing. Will this dramatic scene that saw our former queen stripped of her dignity (and her clothes) be the key to Headey finally winning an Emmy? Vote below using our easy drag-and-drop menu.
If Headey is nominated at the Emmys, she’ll have to submit one episode to judges as an example of her best work, and the finale — “Mother’s Mercy” — is the perfect choice. In the episode, Headey gets to show a vulnerable side of Cersei that audiences have never seen before. After 50 episodes, we’re finally given a reason to empathize with the show’s evil queen as she is shamefully escorted through the city as a way of purifying her sins.
Sure, Headey doesn’t appear until around the 40-minute mark of the episode, but screen time isn’t necessarily an issue for a performer when they have such a socko impact scene as Headey does with Cersei’s walk of shame. Don’t forget, when co-star Peter Dinklage won an Emmy in 2011, it was for an episode (“Baelor”) in which his character had very little screen time, but he gave a memorable, emotional speech about his former love that wowed judges.
Scroll through our photo gallery below to see the many performers who won Emmys for stripping down in years past, and then use the easy drag-and-drop menu to tell us if you think Headey will win Best Drama Supporting Actress.
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