Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episode submissions to Emmy Awards voters by two of the 2016 nominees for Best Drama Supporting Actor. Kit Harington is entering the “Game of Thrones” episode titled “Battle of the Bastards.” And Michael Kelly has selected the “House of Cards” episode called “Chapter 44.”
Harington is a rookie nominee this year for playing Jon Snow, a young man loyal to the Watch and its demands who was brought back from the dead this season. According to the official HBO listing for his portion of the episode: “In a field outside of Winterfell, Jon Snow and his supporters meet with Ramsay Bolton and his contingent. Ramsay tells Jon to kneel and all will be pardoned. Agreeing there is no need for thousands to die, Jon offers to fight one-on-one instead.”
Kelly now has his second consecutive nomination for playing Doug Stamper, the loyal-to-a-fault chief of staff to the U.S. President. According to the Netflix listing for his episode: “After the presidential assassination attempt, Claire advises the VP Donald Blythe on dealing with Russia. Further investigation of Lucas Goodwin by Doug dredges up his accusations against Frank.”
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 to watch our recent video chat with Kelly.
Who do you think will win Best Drama Supporting Actor? These two men compete against two-time champ Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) and returning nominees Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul”), Ben Mendelsohn (“Bloodline”), and Jon Voight (“Ray Donovan”).
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