A Girl is now an Emmy nominee! And Jon Snow is not just alive and king, he's up for an Emmy, too.

"Game of Thrones" always does well at the Emmy Awards, earning heaps of nominations for HBO and picking up several awards during the ceremonies. But this year, two new actors are on the list of nominees for their work in "Game of Thrones" Season 6 -- 19-year-old Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, and 29-year-old Kit Harington for the King in the North, Jon Snow.


Kit isn't on social media, but Maisie is, and she reacted to the announcement by retweeting the first post, then adding more herself:

Congrats! They are not alone, though. The show itself was once again nominated for the top award of Outstanding Drama Series, and there were many other nominations (see GoT's full rundown here) including for the writing, directing, and visual effects of Episode 9's "The Battle of the Bastards."

Plus, Emmy stalwarts Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, and Emilia Clarke were also nominated, and the legend that is Max von Sydow got a guest actor nod. (Sadly, there was no guest actress nomination for Bella Ramsey as Lyanna Mormont).

In total, HBO and "Game of Thrones" once again had the most nominations of any network or series, with 94 for HBO, and 23 for GoT.

Here are the acting nomination categories for the GoT stars:

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2016

  • Jonathan Banks, "Better Call Saul"
  • Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"
  • Michael Kelly, "House of Cards"
  • Ben Mendelsohn, "Bloodline"
  • Kit Harington, "Game of Thrones"
  • Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan"

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series - 2016

  • Dame Maggie Smith, "Downton Abbey"
  • Emilia Clarke, "Game of Thrones"
  • Lena Headey, "Game of Thrones"
  • Maisie Williams, "Game of Thrones"
  • Maura Tierney, "The Affair"
  • Constance Zimmer, "unREAL"

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series - 2016

  • Max von Sydow, "Game of Thrones"
  • Mahershala Ali, "House of Cards"
  • Hank Azaria, "Ray Donovan"
  • Reg E. Cathey, "House of Cards"
  • Paul Sparks, "House of Cards"
  • Michael J. Fox, "The Good Wife"

Check out the full list of announced 2016 Emmy nominees over here, and -- if you have some time -- go through the complete rundown, including choreography, directing, etc. over here.

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