“Game of Thrones” boasts one of the biggest casts on television, and the last time it was eligible at the Emmys it dominated the Best Drama Supporting Actress category with three nominations: Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Maisie Williams. If Clarke decides to go lead this year, as she did at the Golden Globes, might that open a slot for longtime cast member Sophie Turner to earn her first Emmy bid? Let us know how many female actors YOU think will be nominated at the 2018 Emmys by voting down in our poll below.
Emilia Clarke had more screen time than ever before in Season 7 as her character, Daenerys Targaryen, finally arrived in Westeros. Clarke was the central focus of the season along with Kit Harington‘s Jon Snow, so it’s understandable that HBO might want to try submitting her up in Best Drama Actress. With three prior supporting nominations under her belt (2013, 2015-16), there’s a good chance vote-splitting has prevented her from winning at past Emmy ceremonies. After all, Clarke’s mother of dragons character is easily one of the show’s most popular.
Unlike Clarke’s heroic role, Lena Headey plays a truly devilish character in Cersei Lannister. Cersei may be one of the most feared women ever nominated for an Emmy, with Headey earning three consecutive bids between 2014 and 2016. Is this the year that Headey finally goes from an Emmy nominee to an Emmy winner? In Season 7 Headey finally got to share the screen with Clarke, as the two warring queens met face-to-face at King’s Landing to discuss whether to put their differences aside and instead use their resources to battle the white walkers.
Stark sisters Arya (Maisie Williams) and Sansa (Sophie Turner) were finally reunited in Season 7 after many years apart. The sisters’ reunion was short-lived though as Lord Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish (Aidan Gillen) tried to get them to turn on each other. His actions failed, resulting in one of the show’s most satisfying deaths. Williams enjoyed her first Emmy nomination in 2016, while Turner has yet to be recognized by the TV academy. However, should Clarke decide to go lead that would open up a slot in supporting that theoretically could be filled by Turner.
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