Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to Emmy Awards voters by two of the 2016 nominees for Best Drama Supporting Actress. Emilia Clarke is entering the “Game of Thrones” episode titled “Book of the Stranger.” And Constance Zimmer has selected the “UnREAL” episode called “Mother.”
Clarke now has her third nomination for playing Daenereys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons and exiled princess of her family’s dynasty. According to the official HBO listing for her portion of the episode: “Inside the temple, Daenerys is introduced to a young priestess who escorts her outside for some air. Emerging from the shadows, Daario grabs the girl, but Dany commands him not to kill her. The following evening, Danaerys faces the khals. Calmly, she pushes over lit braziers, setting fire to the temple, and serenely watches the men burn. Emerging from the flames naked and unburnt.”
Zimmer is a rookie Emmy nominee who plays Quinn King, the demanding executive producer of a reality dating television show. According to the Lifetime listing for her episode: “Broke and drowning under a pile of bills, Rachel is forced to ask her mother for financial support. Meanwhile, Quinn tends to Chet after a health scare; and Lizzie discovers details about Jeremy and Rachel’s history.”
We will continue to reveal all other Emmy submissions this year for the series and acting races as they are provided to us by networks, studios, or personal reps. Click here for the full list of submissions in our forums as they have been announced so far. Click here for our recent video chat with Zimmer.
Who do you think will win Best Drama Supporting Actress? These two women compete against returning nominee Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”), past winner Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey”), previous nominee Maura Tierney (“The Affair”), and first-time nominee Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”).
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