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  1. Emilia Clarke surprised By Emmy nomination

Emilia Clarke surprised By Emmy nomination

Actress Emilia Clarke says she did not expect to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the popular fantasy series "Game of Thrones".

By: | Published: July 18, 2015 7:45 PM

Actress Emilia Clarke says she did not expect to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for her role in the popular fantasy series “Game of Thrones”.

Emilia Clarke is among the nominees for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen on the show and is overjoyed the show has received a further 23 nods, including one for her co-star Lena Headey in the same category, reported Female First.

“From across the pond, thank you with all my heart. I honestly was not expecting this. I am most proud that the show is being recognised by the Academy in such a profound way, especially in such a wonderful year for television.

“This is entirely a testament to the dedication of David, Dan, HBO and the entire cast and crew of ‘Game of Thrones’. If you’re going to be a mother of teenage dragons, trust me, these are the people you want by your side,” Emilia Clarke said.

The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards take place in Los Angeles on September 20.

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