Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to Emmy Awards voters by two of the 2016 nominees for Best Drama Supporting Actress. Maura Tierney is entering “The Affair” episode titled “Episode 204.” And Maisie Williams has selected the “Game of Thrones” episode called “No One.”
Tierney’s only previous Emmy nomination was in 2001 for “E.R.” in this same category. She won a Golden Globe earlier this year for playing Helen Solloway, who left her husband after 20 years and is a deft manager of her four children’s busy lives. According to the official Showtime listing for the episode: “As pressures in Helen’s life mount, one innocent mistake leads to outrageous consequences. Meanwhile, a court order presents a dire setback for Noah and Alison.”
Williams is a rookie Emmy nominee who plays Arya Stark, the young daughter of Lord Stark who has great resourcefulness and cunning, becoming increasingly ruthless. According to the HBO listing for her portion of the episode: “Lady Crane finds Arya still bleeding profusely, hiding in the corner. She brings Arya to her personal quarters to tend to the girl’s injuries. She invites Arya to join the acting troupe, but Arya, aware she will be hunted, speaks of wanting to see what’s west of Westeros.”
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 Tierney.
Who do you think will win Best Drama Supporting Actress? These two women compete against returning nominees Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”), past winner Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey”), and first-time nominee Constance Zimmer (“UnREAL”).
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