Emilia Clarke stars as Daenerys Targaryen on the hit HBO show 'Game of Thrones', which has consistently been rave reviews since its debut three years ago.
Although the show's been nominated for numerous Emmy awards since its first season, this is the first time Clarke has officially been nominated. This year, her nomination was in the category of Best Supporting Actress in a Drama. Other nominations for the show include Best Drama, Best Writing, Best Directing, and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama [Peter Dinklage].
Emilia has responded to her Emmy nomination, saying, "It was really bizarre because I'm staying with (best friend and Game of Thrones co-star) Rose Leslie and we were talking last night about (hoping the show would get recognized). And then 6 o'clock rolls around and my alarm in the hotel started beeping terribly. I didn't set the alarm and I didn't know what was going on. I was finding shoes to throw at things. And then my phone started ringing. It took like two or three phone calls for them to say 'No no, you are nominated as well as the show.'"
Clarke's momentum from Game of Thrones was enough to land her on Broadway for the first time earlier this year, and she will also star in films like 'Dom Hemingway' and 'Rosaline'.