Why The Mother Of Dragons Is Missing The Emmys

For this year's Emmy Awards on Sunday night, Game Of Thrones leads the way with 24 nominations — more than any other series — and has already taken home eight awards from the Creative Arts Emmys last weekend. But there's one Westeros nominee who won't be present at the Microsoft Theater: The Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen. That's right, Game of Thrones actress Emilia Clarke is missing the Emmys on Sunday night and she posted a Instagram photo of her filming Spain to let her fans know ahead of time. Clarke, who plays Daenerys, is currently filming GoT Season 6 across the Atlantic.

Clarke is nominated for an Emmy in the Best Supporting Actress, Drama, category along with co-star Lena Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister on the epic HBO drama series. But alas, the Mother of Dragons' work is never done. Clarke's IG photo shows her with pages of a script blowing in the wind with the caption, "I think I might be late for the Emmys... How far is it from Spain?" She added the hashtag "#bringitonhomegot!" to show support for the her fellow castmates and crew on the series. It's too bad she can't be there, but hey, GoT wouldn't have so many Emmy nods without this kind of amazing dedication to the craft.

But the next question is of course why Dany is in Spain at the moment. Game of Thrones started filming Season 6 in July and the new stunning filming locations in Spain include the Bardenas badlands in Navarre, the castles of Santa Florentina and Zafra, Almeria’s Alcazaba, Girona, and Peñiscola, according to Variety. A Spanish newspaper called Diario De Navarra reported that the series will be filming this week in Bardenas, a desert badlands area in the southwest of Spain. That sounds like a setting Daenerys might find herself in, especially after she went rogue in the Season 5 finale.

While it's disappointing not to have the whole GoT gang present at the Emmys, I think work should definitely come first for Clarke — especially when that work involves giving us more episodes of Game of Thrones. Bring on Season 6.

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