Season seven of "Game of Thrones" featured some pretty heavy lifting from stars Emilia Clarke (Daenerys) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) as their respective characters came together for the first time. So naturally, the pair is trying for another first this year.

According to Gold Derby, both Clarke and Harington will submit themselves for consideration in the lead drama acting categories at this year's Emmys. Previously, the actors had been up for the supporting categories, with Clarke nabbing three supporting actress noms (in 2013, 2015, and 2016) and Harington earning one supporting actor nod (in 2016).

As Entertainment Weekly notes, this move makes sense for the duo, whose dramatic overlapping storylines dominated this past year of "Thrones." While the majority of the show's cast members have sought supporting actor nominations in the past, the rapidly shrinking population of Westeros means that more characters have gotten a significant bump in screen time recently, allowing for some more wiggle room when it comes to Emmy categorization.

Gold Derby also has the scoop about the other "GOT" actors that HBO will be submitting for Emmy consideration, and in which categories they're seeking nods. They are: Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams (supporting actress); Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Peter Dinklage (supporting actor); and Diana Rigg (drama guest actress). More names could be added to that list in coming weeks, the site says.

Nominations for the 2018 Emmys are set to be announced on July 12.

[via: Gold Derby, h/t Entertainment Weekly]

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Game of Thrones
HBOTVMAApril 17, 2011
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