In this week’s “Game of Thrones” slugfest (watch below), Amanda Spears and I unpack the eighth episode of the sixth season, ‘No One.’ The episode saw Arya Stark (Maisie Williams), having recovered from last week’s stabbing, embarking on an action-packed chase through the city of Bravos. It culminated with her defeating the Waif (Faye Marsay) in a sword fight that took place in the pitch-black. Ultimately, Arya decides to return home.
For me, “Williams is now an Emmy contender. That was an incredible performance. She should be considered for Drama Supporting Actress. Such long scenes, there’s action and there’s emotion. She and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) have been given killer Emmy tapes this year.”
Amanda agrees, “If we were having a run-off of the ‘Game of Thrones’ ladies, I might give her a slight edge over Emilia’s tape from a couple of weeks ago. She was just so good. That final scene was amazing and so powerful. She is this episode. We get so many different looks at her.” However, Amanda notes a challenge the 19-year-old may face. “I wish the Emmy voters didn’t have a bias against younger actresses.”
On the just-released Emmy ballot, Williams is one of five “Game of Thrones” contenders in the Drama Supporting Actress race. Do you think she can break through? Post your comments below and then join the discussion in our feisty “Game of Thrones” forum with other fans.
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