With the 2015 Emmy Awards nominations officially announced, Game of Thrones has received a total of 24 nominations. Among the flurry of nods the hit show received, Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, has been nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama series.
With that in mind, Clarke recently sat down with Los Angeles Times and discussed the show's success and her own nomination.
"I was, hilariously, I was at the doctor's waiting to go in," Clarke stated when asked where she was when she heard the news about the show's nominations. "It was a very embarrassing moment. There's a lovely British girl waiting in the doctor's office, and you've got the best news ever, and you're very excited and a bit loud on the phone. All you want to do is just scream and shout, and you have all these people glaring at you thinking, 'What is that woman on?'"
Along with the group texts she received from her fellow cast members and D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, Clarke also stated that there's a lot of people involved in the show that make it a success.
"There's a lot of that going on. And everyone from hair and makeup, costume. It's amazing and so deserved. It makes me so incredibly proud because there's so much hard work that goes into this show, the amount of effort and love that people put into it... To have us be rewarded with the nominations, it makes me so happy."
Clarke added that she believes there are several reason why Game of Thrones has received so many nominations.
"I think that we've really come into a quite satisfying place, just on a plot level. You're starting to see characters overlapping again; you're really getting into the meat of it... So I think it's the combination of that, and with that, every season of Game of Thrones has become a little bit bigger. The sets have become a little bit more elaborate. The green screen has become a little bit more frequent. Just simply the growth of it is impressive. That mixed with the best writing you'll find, anywhere. I think it's probably a winning combination."
Meanwhile, the actress also interviewed with the New York Times, where she discussed the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. While she didn't reveal if Jon Snow would or would not be returning to the series, she did talk a little bit about how great the new season is going to be.
"We have started shooting [Season 6]. I go to the read-through on Saturday. I have all the information. I can't say a thing but MY GOD it is so good! The next season's so [expletive] good, it's amazing."
Game of Thrones returns for Season 6 in spring 2016.
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