‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Basks in the Validation of an Emmys Standing Ovation

Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke and more took center stage

Last Updated: September 22, 2019 @ 9:13 PM

The “Game of Thrones” cast reunited on the Emmys stage Sunday to present and received major applause from the audience in the Microsoft Theater.

“GoT” alums Alfie Allen, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Lena Headey, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice van Houten all took center stage during tonight’s show to hand out the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie to Patricia Arquette and got a standing ovation in return.

The applause for the group comes four months after the Dan Weiss and David Benioff-created HBO series ended its eight-season run with a divisive finale.

Despite the mixed reviews for “GoT’s” final season, the show received 32 nominations for the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards, the most nods for any show in a single year. The record was previously held by “NYPD Blue,” which got 26 nominations in 1994.

Among the 2019 nominations received by “Game of Thrones” was the coveted Outstanding Drama Series nod, as well as noms for leads Harington and Clarke; supporting cast members Headey, Williams, Christie, Turner, Allen, Dinklage and Coster-Waldau; and guest star van Houten. The show is also up for directing and writing awards.

The Emmys are currently airing live on Fox and haven’t reached the drama categories yet, so keep checking TheWrap’s complete winners list to see which awards “GoT” takes home tonight.


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