No matter where you stand on the controversial end to the final season, photos of the Game of Thrones cast at the 2019 Emmys will likely make you yearn for the Seven Kingdoms — even just a little. The HBO series is the most nominated series in Emmys history and the cast was more than ready to celebrate the honor throughout the ceremony on Sunday night.
This year, the series was up for a whopping 32 Emmy awards, from Outstanding Drama Series for showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Best Supporting Actress noms for Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, Sophie Turner, and Maisie Williams. Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington were nominated for Best Lead Actress and Actor, respectively, and Alfie Allen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Peter Dinklage, were all nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
That meant that all of them were in the house on Sunday night to celebrate their work together. And the smiles, hugs, and candid interactions among the cast behind the scenes at the Emmys are proof that the actors might have missed each other even more than fans miss watching and dissecting every single episode of the series.
"You all know how much this final season meant to us," Maisie Williams said as the GoT nominees took the stage after a video tribute to their show played before the cast presented the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series.
They were all buttoned up while presenting, but these pics show that that the cast was mostly serious about having a good time at their final Emmys ceremony together.
The vibe between the cast behind the scenes at the Emmys seemed nothing but positive. Sure, it might be the last time they are all nominated together, but this is a strong way to go out:
Seriously, no one had more fun at the Emmys than Allen, who posted selfie after selfie with his co-stars on social media throughout the night.
Watching Harington and Turner embrace in the crowd was almost as satisfying as watching Sansa's side-eye for Daenerys when they met at Winterfell.
The reunion at the Emmys could have been even more bittersweet for fans, given that Christie might not have been there at all if she hadn't submitted herself for an Emmy nomination for portraying Brienne of Tarth in Season 8. She said that she channeled the knight when she decided to throw her name in for consideration from the Television Academy on the red carpet. “For everything she represents in terms of women, I wanted there to be the possibility of the opportunity. And for me to feel like that’s how I was honoring saying goodbye to this character.”
Christie's nomination, along with all of the other nominations for the Game of Thrones cast and crew at the 2019 Emmys, was a proper send off to the now iconic drama. But to be honest, Alfie Allen's selfies with the whole crew might be all Thrones fans really needed on this awards night.