Gwendoline Christie Shows How Being Her Own Supporter Landed Her An Emmy Nomination, and How It Can Get You That Promotion At Work!
All of us love award shows because they recognize and reward some of the most remarkable performances from our favorite actors. But we bet you didn’t know that not everyone who has performed in a movie or a TV show in the previous year gets considered for an award.
Apparently, in the case of TV shows, the network decides who should be considered for an award. But, as Game of Thrones stars like Gwendoline Christie has now proved, they do not always make the right decision.
According to reports, Christie, who performs the character of Brienne of Tarth on the show, was not included by the network HBO in its list of nominees for the Emmy Awards this year. The list is submitted to the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences which, in turn, finalizes the list of official nominees for the Emmy Awards.
The massively popular TV show called Game of Thrones ended its long eight-season run on HBO back in May of this year, amid divided fans across the world who have, till date, failed to reach a consensus whether the end was good enough. The end of the show also meant that this was the last time the stars of the show, including Christie, could ever receive a nomination (or an award) for their work on it at the Emmy Awards.
Recognizing that her performance on the show deserved to be considered, Christie decided to submit herself for an Emmy consideration and reportedly also paid the mandatory entry fee of $225. Her managers as well as her agents also reportedly supported her in this endeavor. And she is not the only Game of Thrones to do this. Reports have disclosed that Alfie Allen, who performed the role of Theon Greyjoy, and actress Carice van Houten, who was Melisandre on the show, have also had to submit their own applications.
HBO Making A Mistake
It became clear that HBO had made a mistake when the Academy recognized Christie’s spectacular performance on the show and officially nominated Christie for an Emmy in the category of Outstanding Supporting Actress in A Drama Series. Her co-stars who had submitted independent applications also received similar recognition, with Allen getting nominated in the supporting actor category and van Houten in the Outstanding Guest Actress category.
The news of her nomination came as a surprise to Christie, although fans of the show know she deserves it. This is her first Emmy nomination, and she is obviously very pleased by it. Her fans are now even calling her an icon, for having taken the initiative of submitting her own application, symbolizing the concept that one needs to celebrate one’s own successes even if no one else does it.
This concept of self-advocacy is essential in all cases, whether it is Hollywood or a job in the corporate world. According to Suzy Welch, who is a contributor at CNBC, you should be your biggest supporter if you wish to get promoted or a raise at work.
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