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‘Game of Thrones’ Cast Bids Farewell to Fantasy Series, Receives Standing Ovation at Emmys 2019

Grand finale. The Game of Thrones cast gave the HBO fantasy series one last send-off at the 2019 Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday, September 22, and they were greeted with a standing ovation.

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Game of Thrones Cast Standing Ovation Emmys 2019
Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Gwendoline Christie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Carice van Houten at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on September 22, 2019. Michael Buckner/Variety/Shutterstock

Alfie Allen, Gwendoline Christie, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Maisie Williams, all nominated for Emmy awards, reunited on stage to present the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie — the honor went to Patricia Arquette for her role in Hulu’s The Act.

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The entire theater gave the award-winning ensemble cast a standing ovation when they emerged on stage.

Before presenting the award, a video montage of GoT aired.

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“As much as we wish the show would have gone on forever our time had come,” Williams, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, said. “Now we have a chance to thank all of those who watched.”

Her costar Turner, who is also nominated in the same category, added: “It’s amazing how the entire last season was for us.”

Game of Thrones received a total of 32 Emmy nominations. A record 18.4 million viewers watched the final episode, which aired on May 12.


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