Maisie Williams, who plays the ever-evolving Arya Stark on HBO's widely-successful Game of Thrones, was just nominated for an Emmy Award as "Outstanding Supporting Actress."
The actress found out via Twitter while FaceTiming with the parents. She handled it in a very graceful, tame, and nonchalant manner, but don't take my word for it, take a look at her string of social media posts.
Not only must we show our support by congratulating Williams on her nomination, but also on the impeccable pun relating to her character: "wtf ARYA KIDDING ME?!!" How long has she been waiting to slay the game with that one?
Okay, so maybe that was sarcasm, because it looks like all that Game of Thrones lingo is finally starting to affect her English: "Wtfahhahhaahhelpme." No worries though, after about an hour of shock, she had clearly moved on to the denial stage. Oh wait, that's still the first stage. Nevermind.
Maisie's friends seem to share the actress's special kind of relaxed enthusiasm:
When Maisie finally accepted the fact that she actually received a nomination, things got weird... That's okay, we like weird. We are Game of Thrones fans, after all.
Speaking of Game of Thrones, Maisie wasn't the only one of her co-stars to receive a nomination. Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Kit Harington (Jon Snow) received Emmy Award nominations as well, for "Outstanding Supporting Actor."
Instead of taking after their characters, who are full of anger, hostility, fights and murder, the actresses showed a more peaceful "girl power" approach. The ladies shared congratulatory messages of pride and encouragement with each other.
Game of Thrones is not only lethal on TV, but it's also killing it with the Emmy nominations, adding up to 23 in total.
Which Arya Stark scene do you believe was the most Emmy Award-worthy?